I've decided to go with white because it will be less prominent, and this tattoo is really more for me than anyone else. I like the subtle, lacy look of white tattoos, and I think it will be a fitting tribute to remind me of my girl someday when she is gone. Just thinking about that makes me weepy. I don't want some generic black pawprint that is chosen of the clip-art wall in a parlor. All of my tattoos thus far mean something special, and this one will be no different. If anything, it will be more special than the others.
I'll post pics when all this goes down. I'm really looking forward to it now.