There’s no deep seeded message or meaning, no story of death or loss, just a bear pipe tattoo. This tattoo is on one of my favorite people I’ve had the pleasure of tattooing, Derek. He first came to me for some fun wolf tattoos, which started an awesome friendship where he trusts me to just run wild with his ideas and have fun tattooing. He is currently traveling and teaching english in Asia, I believe Korea but for some reason I’m forgetful today. Him and his awesome lady are sorely missed and we anxiously await their return next year for more fun tattoo times.