My Mamaw use to sing Red Red Robin by Doris Day (link
to me every morning when I was a kid to wake me up. I decided I want to get something to remind me of that song tattooed in the area behind my ear to remind me that she will always be a part of me (I have a bigger piece I'm saving for later). I know it will hurt like hell, but I like that spot for this.
I'm thinking a robin would be my best bet or a robin feather, but I'm not sure which one as neither are actually red. I suppose the American one would be best as I am in the US. I thought of replacing the orange with red, but I'm not sure if it will end up looking like a bird other than a robin.
I've yet to nail down a style. I know it can't be realism because the area is too small and almost the robins I've found are all in realism or actually sparrows. I've only crossed out a few others leaving tribal or black work with a flash of color (to help identify it as a robin), old school (the small birds I've found I've really dislike so far), neo traditional, new school, and cartoon off the top of my head.
Anyway, I would love some opinions on this. I would like to have a better idea of what I want so I won't waste too much of my artist' time.
PS: Before anyone asks, I'm not getting a fast food mascot or a comic book character instead :P