Tatted: Be Love, why it’s worth it

This is the eleventh episode of Tatted, a podcast telling the stories behind people's ink.
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KAYLA DRAKE | Multimedia Producer

Graphic design student Carly Ridings choose “be love” as her second tattoo to symbolize what God has done in her life. The saying has become her life motto (even when she has road rage) and motivates her to be present in other people’s lives. But it wasn’t as planned out as it sounds, a surfer ended up giving her the tattoo spur of the moment.

"Be Love" is etched on the inside of Ridings forearm and faces towards her as a daily reminder. The tattoo is dainty and only about an inch long.
Photo by Kayla Drake
Ridings, a senior this year, is an Amazon student representative and plans to move out to the West Coast after graduation. 
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About Kayla Drake 114 Articles
Kayla is our multimedia producer, so basically all things video and podcasts. She prefers to cover human interest stories because she believes we learn best by hearing personal testimonies of grief, passion, tribulation and activism. When Kayla is not editing or writing, most likely she is either hiking or eating. And by eating she doesn’t mean fast food, college grub, but the St. Louis restaurant scene (which is to die for). She is a proud St. Louisan and is passionate about being a part in the city's redemption. Look for the girl with the stickered out water bottle on campus and say hi.