This is a beautiful concept. It looks like you photo shopped or typed in the directional symbols. If you draw them in later I would suggest using for example "WSW for SSW or ESE instead of SSE" and the same thing for the North two. I think that's how its typically shown in cartography.
I almost got the compass rose tattoo when I was visiting the Seattle area, but I didn't have the money to do it as well as it deserves (Next time!!!). Haha, thanks! I pretty much just go outside and take pictures. Whenever the mood strikes, or right after a big rainstorm.