The apple has always been a “rock” in my life. Growing up, I dealt with issues of body image and eating disorders and I used the apple as a coping mechanism of sorts. It represented everything that I wanted to be in my life - strong, beautiful and an image of health. Now, I strive every day to live up to that and be the best person I can be. I was also born on 12/12, so 12 has always been a significant number in my life.

This piece was done by the wonderful Jessi Lawson at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis, MN and photo credit Rebeca Solares