And I don't want it to be just solid black. This is where you come in. I want it to look like 1.) a bunch of vines twisted and woven together or 2.) vines where the 'leaves' are supposed to go, and roots where the.. well.. roots go. I want it to look as realistic as possible.
A little background information on me (as far as the 'why' on my tattoo): I'm Pagan and want my tattoo to reflect my belief that everything is connected in some way and the cycle of birth/death/rebirth. The seasons are also very important to me, and autumn is my favorite. I'm huge on animals, and treat all of them as equal, yadda yadda. I'm also muchly into metal, and getting even moreso.
So keep that in mind while you're working on it, should you cowboy up and take my challenge. I'd appreciate it if you'd post your results in a comment to this, and don't worry, I don't expect it to be done in 24 hours or less. If you wanna add your own flare to it, go right ahead, just when you're working on it, think like a fantasy-obsessed hippy. The tattoo will eventually be about no more than 5 inches across and on my left shoulderblade.
Thank you greatly in advance to those that help me out. I am forever in your debt. This will be my first tattoo and will mean the absolute world to me.