This is a tattoo design I recently came up with for a local client. (My first tattoo design, by the way... and I'm not the one who will do the actual inking!)
The idea was to depict a semi-realistic rat and scorpion in some kind of interaction, and was based on the client's description of how they should be posed. ('fighting, but not fighting - equal authority - moving, but not moving - and touching each other at their tails') Thank goodness for clear and unmistakable descriptions! Why a rat and scorpion, you ask? Answer: Year of the rat, and Scorpio zodiac signs.