Looking for a tattoo design for inner forearm. Approximately 8" long, 3.5" wide nearest elbow and 2.5" near wrist.
The overall goal is something that reminds me life is short, time is running out. However, I dont want death images, grim reapers, clocks, hourglasses, blood, etc... Im picturing something fading away or disintegrating (e.g. being sucked into a black hole or maybe as simple as a gradient).
Im particularly interested in birds, with halfish being affected by whatever is its' end. Eagles, crows, ravens or, if possible to look masculine - maybe a phoenix?
I overwhelmingly prefer abstract styles. I do want to keep the colors to a minimum. Black / gray with just a touch of color to emphasize the lack of color would be ideal. Blue, cyan, teal are favorite colors. Some brighter oranges also (but not mixed with blue - dont want any references to sports teams).
Attached are some images and notes on what I like from them:
1) the paint brushed look of the bird.
2) the water color style for the coloring (do not want a butterfly tho)
The attached images just show a single, small object, but I feel like I want a tattoo that takes up most of the inner forearm. So, please be creative on how to fill it out. Whether it's a long object or 2 objects (main object + whatever is sucking it in) or a series of objects, whatever you feel might convey that idea that an existence is ending.