Barb's Lotuses Explode with Color

    I met Barb just outside of Penn Station and she shared this lovely half-sleeve:

    She has eight tattoos in all, but this one is most visible. The piece features colorful lotus flowers.

    She loves not only the beauty of the lotus, but the symbolism as well. "It's a pretty flower that grows in shitty water," she told me, implying that beauty can be found in less than ideal places.

    The artist was Shane O'Neill who did this in Delaware. He works out of his shop Trademark Tattoo.

    Barb estimated that the whole piece took about five hours in two sittings and that three of the five hours were spent coloring the flowers.

    Thank you to Barb for sharing her work with us on Tattoosday!

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