Pygmalion is a legendary figure of Cyprus, Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has made. He offers the statue presents and eventually prays to Venus (Aphrodite). She takes pity on him and brings the statue to life.
There have been many interpretations of Pygmalion and this is my version, the reverse happens. The artists love of his craft is so strong and deep it has brought the tattoo to life and immediately she falls in love with him, this is evident by the heart shaped bows she has created to show him her intentions.