Jada Pinkett Smith gets a new tattoo: ‘I’m starting to build my sleeve now!’
Written by KingCnote on August 17, 2021
Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed a new tattoo and has also promised her Instagram followers that many more will follow.
On Sunday, the 49-year-old Girls Trip star shared a photo in which she was crouched on the floor in a light green tracksuit and stretched out her arm to show off her new ink.
‘I’ve always said I’d get a sleeve at 60, but tomorrow’s not promised. Soooo… I’m starting to build up my sleeve now!’ exclaimed Jada in the caption.
New ink: Jada Pinkett Smith has a new tattoo and promised her Instagram followers many more will follow
She continued, ‘Repp’n the Divine Feminine journey within and without. ✨Jai Ma✨ #MataSita #Allat #Oshun #QuanYin.
Jada’s tattoo is an intricate representation of Mata Sita, a Hindu goddess and the heroine of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana. She is the goddess of sacrifice, purity, love and simplicity.
The other goddesses that Pinkett-Smith hashtagged in her caption include the Arabian goddess Allat, the African goddess Oshun, and Quan Yin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion.
There’s more to come: Jada exclaimed in the caption, “I’ve always said I’d get a sleeve at 60, but tomorrow’s not promised. Soooo… I’m starting to build up my sleeve now!’ Seen in 2020
Pinkett-Smith’s new tattoo was inked just above the one she got along with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris in May. The trio all got matching tattoos of three blooming lotuses.
Jada showed off the ink on her Instagram account, where she shared photos of the tattooing process followed by the finished product.
The ink was created by tattooist-to-the-stars Dr. Woo, and the process is all documented in their popular Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk.
“Now I want a sleeve!” Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne ‘Gammy’ Banfield-Norris all have matching lotus tattoos representing their three generations
All three women got tattoos of three blooming lotuses, from bud to fully grown.
The three different tattoos varied slightly in design, with Jada and Adrienne opting for small flowers that sprout in a downward direction, while Willow opted for a larger design that bloomed in an upward direction.
‘Look what we’ve done!!! Thank you @_dr_woo_ for your patience and generosity of your craft and spirit. Now I want a sleeve!!!!’ Jada captioned the slideshow.
Willow pitched the lotus design on their show just days prior to their tattoo appointment.
Flower power: All three women got tattoos of three blooming lotuses, from bud to fully grown
Important: Willow said the tattoo had spiritual and family significance
‘I thought that was brilliant’: Adrienne was a fan of Willow’s interpretation of the tattoo design
‘You know what we can get? A lotus,’ said Willow, as her mother and grandmother expressed their approval.
‘I am looking forward to that!’ said Jada.
The tattoos were a long time coming, with Willow and Adrienne previously expressing their interest in getting one done before Jada finally made an appointment and got an appointment with Dr. woo.
Inked! The ink was created by tattooist-to-the-stars Dr. Woo, and the process is all documented in their popular Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk
girl power! Jada shared a hug with her mother as they enjoyed the special moment
Deep meaning: Willow revealed the tattoo ‘expresses the spiritual journey, but also the three of us’
As Willow got her tattoo done, she explained the meaning of the flower.
“The lotus represents spiritual enlightenment,” Willow said. “And we hear this saying: ‘through the mud the lotus grows.’”
“That’s definitely my story,” Adrienne interjected.
“Yeah, 100%, and I think we’ve all made that journey from different perspectives in life,” Willow continued. ‘From the bud to the little blossom to the bloom, I too feel like expressing the spiritual journey, but also with the three of us. I am the youngest, you know that my mother is the middle one and Gam the full-blooded lotus.’
Tat is enough! Adrienne sat in front of Dr. Woo while he tattooed her arm
“And it means something different to each of us,” Adrienne added. ‘Our stories, our journeys, are different. But it still represents us so well. I thought that was brilliant.
“Out of the mud comes the lotus.” You have to go through the mud, the dirt and yet something beautiful is created’, said Adrienne. ‘And that typifies my journey. I’ve been through some really tough times.
“But I’m still worth it, you know, and there’s still room for me to grow and change, even now that I’m 67. I am still growing and changing and trying to get better. So getting the lotus was just everything.”
To look at! The women admired the finished work
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