Under normal circumstances, I may not have stopped to chat with Stephanie about her wrist tattoo. However, she was playing with her new corn snake, which is not something you see everyday when passing through Pennsylvania Station.
Stephanie introduced me to her new friend Muñeca (the Spanish word for "doll")
and then elaborated on one of her three tattoos, the word "Strength" on her inner left wrist:
She had this done at a time in her life when she was depressed, so she put the word on her wrist to remind her to always be strong.
What's truly interesting about this tattoo and the juxtaposition of the snake is the serpentine nature of the letter "S". My friend and co-worker Maida also pointed out, when I showed her the photo, that muñeca also has the anatomical meaning of "wrist" in Spanish.
The tattoo was done at Progressive Tattoo in Lindenhurst, New York.
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing her tattoo and Muñeca with us here at Tattoosday!