Last week when I mentioned I had a tattoo, a few of you expressed curiosity as to what it might be.
So here you go. A serpent. Symbol of renewal, rebirth, creativity, and desire.
And also—as I discovered when I spied this first edition cover of Joan Didion’s Play it as it Lays one day while searching for inspiration—a perfect shape to gracefully cover up a tattoo I had gotten a number of years before, and grown to loathe.
Care to hazard a guess as to precisely that tattoo was? You can still see its (near) exact outline, lurking beneath the serpent. Whoever guesses correctly first wins a $100 gift card to Love, Adorned, one of the best boutiques in all of New York—and sister to famed tattoo emporium New York Adorned. You can guess as many times as you like. Here are a couple of hints to get you going: it’s not a letter of the alphabet. And once you see it, it’ll be the most obvious thing in the world.