Hello Contest Holder!
Your description is very interesting. I didnt go for fancy crosses yet. As the proverb might seem ironical next to it. But consider this a base design for now. Let me what kind of elements you want to add to this. I wanted to know your brief vision of the tattoo, and then create accordingly, as it is gonna be etched on you. Perhaps forever! So kindly check the cross and the font and provide some feedback. It will be much appreciated. Thanks! Have a great day!