i agree with jaillith.
i was working as a tattoo artist for a while, and we have a achieved very good results.
i'd suggest you pick an image that gives you hope and meaning, and which power you will want to keep forever close to you, and use it as a symbol of strength rather than sadness.
i have helped create several of those, and will be glad to again if you will be so inclined :)
and that's reality saying pack-your-bags...