I got this tattoo done at Praying Mantis Tattoo in Colorado a few years ago by a very talented young female artist. She drew the tree from a description of a tree on my college campus that was half living and half dead. We referenced a twisted tree in a magazine and she used a sharpie to freehand the tree on my leg. The colors were picked by her and she added the dots and the color on the bark and even touched up my kanji that was done a few years earlier. She was lovely and had awesome hair and a tattoo of a bird in progress across her neck and chest. Unfortunately, I don’t remember her name.