Scheana Shay has a lot of ink, including her famous "It's All Happening" stamp and an ode to her cats. Recently, the Vanderpump Rules SURver expanded her body art collection with a new emotional piece in memory of her recent miscarriage.
Scheana unveiled her new tattoo along with a full look at the process of getting it in a YouTube video posted on July 22. Scheana decided on a poppy flower design on her inner arm. The PumpRules star, who was accompanied by mom Erika van Olphen, got the tattoo at Inflictions Body Art in Los Angeles (where she also got matching hummingbird tattoos with her mom in Season 1.)
While sharing the story behind each of her 21 tattoos with boyfriend Brock Davies, Scheana opened up about the significance of her latest artwork.
"The last one I got most recently was to symbolize the baby we just lost," she revealed. "[The doctors] said it was the size of a poppy seed, and I really like poppy flowers. And I decided to get one right here to remember." She added, "I think it’s probably my favorite one."
Scheana first opened up about the loss of her baby during an episode of her Scheananigans podcast released on June 26. After a fertility journey of over a year and a half, she revealed she found out she was expecting with boyfriend Brock just a few weeks ago. Prior to learning about her pregnancy, Scheana was told by her doctors that "it would be close to impossible" for her to get pregnant on her own.
Five weeks into the pregnancy, Scheana started bleeding during a trip to San Diego. Concerned, she visited the doctor's office where her OBGYN performed an ultrasound and found that there was no heartbeat and she had lost the pregnancy. The news was "devastating" to Scheana. "To be so excited for a few weeks and then it's just like gone so quickly," she shared. "It's still been a lot to process because now I'm at home, and I'm just waiting to naturally miscarry."
Scheana shared her sympathies to all women who have experienced this. "It's terrifying, and it's terrible, and I would not ever wish this upon anyone. I have so, so, so much empathy for anyone who has been through this because no one should ever have to go through this. It is just the worst feeling," she said.
She added, "I think it's something that's important to talk about because I think a lot of women don't talk about the hard parts of fertility. They hide it, they're embarrassed by it, they think it's their fault. They think that they did something wrong. And I know there's nothing wrong that I did. I know that it happens, and it's unfortunate, but it happens."
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