I ran into Mariam on the subway platform at 36th Street in Brooklyn a few Saturday nights ago. She shared this tattoo, much to my delight:
This piece, on her upper right arm, depicts the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Mariam explained that the view is from DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Underpass, to you non-New Yorkers).
Everyone usually has a refuge to which they can retreat to meditate and be alone. Mariam says that she will occasionally wander in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its spectacular views of lower Manhattan, and that this is the place she goes to clear her mind. This is why, on the rocks along the water, the words "for ever" are tattooed.
Mariam credited Alex at Stylez Barber Shop in Brooklyn as the artist who inked this tattoo. There's not a lot of info about this shop on the web, but they are located at 54th Street and 4th Avenue.
Thanks to Mariam for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!