A tattoo side project

Although I don't usually take on tattoo projects (I feel tattoos should be a collaboration between the tattoo-ee and the tattoo-er), I am helping one of my dearest friends from childhood design her new tattoo. This tattoo creation is an homage to her wonderful and jubilant mother, who sadly now has Alzheimer's Disease. We will be including a cardinal (her mom's favorite), the purple ribbon (for Alzheimer's awareness), and the forget-me-not flower (a symbol of the Alzheimer's Society).

I'm in the first stages of sketching, but here are some rough outlines thus far. I'll post more as they develop, and we decide on color.