I wanted a tattoo to commemorate the vacation I spent in NYC at the end of July with my best friend, Jill. I arrived without any expectations and left with a new-found love. NYC offered so much in the way of culture, history and diversity. For me, the city is a landscape of endless possibility.
I didn’t want the symbol to be overtly iconic. I wanted something subtle but which would still convey (and serve as a reminder) all that I had experienced. I discovered an artist’s portfolio of typography and symbols which were representative of New York (See HERE). The arrows are what you find on the MTA MetroCards. It’s an image that is looked at on a daily basis by NY commuters. I knew it was everything I wanted for a tattoo in homage of NY.
(tattoo by Brigett of Lucid Ink)