Julia Michaels added a pink lotus flower tattoo on her right elbow on February 25, 2015. She chose the lotus, which is a symbol of rebirth, because she had just gone through a break-up.
Of all her tattoos, this is the only one that she’s not quite happy with. She told Power 93.3:
I do kind of regret this one. It’s my lotus, but it looks like an artichoke. And I got it the day my ex broke up with me the first time — I know, I’m a mess. And I thought, like an idiot, that I could combat emotional pain with physical pain. Don’t do it, guys — not smart.
She joked around about it with Maxwell:
It ended up looking like a colorful artichoke. And every time I look at it I just — I can’t stand it…This just looks so ridiculous. So I want to get that covered up so badly…Choose your artist well.