My tattoo represents a stamp of the desert on me as I headed away from home in 2004. It is a Saguaro cactus flower, which is the indicator species of the Sonoran desert and the state flower of Arizona. My undergraduate degree was in Plant Biology with and emphasis on environmental science but I was moving away from that world to dance. A very nice boyfriend gave it to me as a present. It was inked in Maryland. It was supposed to be me taking a piece of the desert with me wherever I go.