I got this in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, at Effum Body Works.
I got this tattoo to hide my scars from self harm. I’ve struggled with depression and self harm for a few years, and I’m finally done with that part of my life. As the lotus flower blooms, it’s emerging from muddy water. It’s one of the main symbolic reasons why I got the lotus: it’s always possible to rise from the murky waters of life.