This is another special edition of Tattoosday, a variation on the Tattoos I Know series. First seen on Valentine's Day, this is an episode of Tattoos I Love.
This category is reserved for the ink on my wife, Melanie, who turns 40 today.
Several years ago, I bought her a gift certificate for Body Art Studios in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The owner and artist, Peter Cavorsi, is a talented tattooer, and he proved it in this case.
Melanie's favorite flower is the iris. She wanted something pretty along those lines, and gave Peter a couple of samples of artwork as a reference.
What he came up with was a lovely interpretation of the iris, but with other floral elements thrown in. So, although based on her favorite flower, it is a hybrid that is uniquely hers:
I surreptitiously snapped this photo of the tattoo on her right ankle last year at a little league game in which our younger daughter was playing.
Work from Peter at Body Art Studios has appeared previously on Tattoosday here.
Happy Birthday, Melanie!