Yoga Ink: Top yogis show us their tats

stefanie erisStefanie Eris

“The process of getting a tattoo is a ritual,” says Exhale’s national yoga director, whose ink includes Sanskrit phrases and symbolic motifs, and many of which she gets done by Virginia Elwood at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn. “Get an idea, share it with the artist, breathe through the discomfort, realize pain is temporary, and end up with something beautiful that will be with you forever. In this way, the ritual becomes a healing process.”

Photo: Robert Sturman