by Jen Novotny
(Stony Brook, NY)
It took 45 min for Ace to finish the tattoo on my inner bicep.
She’s an artist at Moonlit Studios in Greenwich Village (NYC), and she’s really good at what she does.
This is a lotus blossom I found in a book of flash, and I instantly fell in love with it.
I was looking for this type of flower because the lotus is the best symbol for overcoming adversity, just as this flower rises from the murky depths of the pond to unfold on the surface, I had been through a great deal in the year before getting the tat.
Ace chose the colors, and I think they turned out amazing.
This is my second tattoo, and it wasn’t nearly as painful as the first, despite the location.