With the pandemic causing talk shows to deal with creating content without the presence of an audience, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” is finding unique solutions to the problem with each successive episode.
This time around, Smith decided that the premises of the show have to feature a tattoo session where she received tattoos of great emotional value. She decided to get the same tattoos as her co-hosts, who are her daughter Willow and mom Adrienne Banfield Norris.
They all received tattoos which featured three successive images of a lotus blooming. The tattoo artist who graced their forearms with the body art is none other than Dr. Woo. Jada took to Instagram to show off her own and her family’s body art.
Willow Smith explained on the show that the tattoo is very explicit in its spiritual significance. She revealed that it is supposed to be an allegory for the spiritual enlightenment, and stated:
The lotus represents spiritual enlightenment, and we hear this saying, like, ‘Through the mud grows the lotus.’ The bud to the little blossom to the bloom also, I feel like, expresses the spiritual journey, but also the three of us. I’m the youngest, my mom is the middle and Gam is the fully bloomed lotus.
Adrienne, Jada’s mother and also often referred to as ‘Gammy’ on the show, stated that she was lucky to have received the full lotus, given how at the age of 67, she’s till growing and going through changes.
You have to go through the mud, the dirt, and still something beautiful is created, and that kind of describes my journey. I’ve been through some really tough times, you know? But I’m still worthy. You know, and there’s still room for me to grow and change even now at 67. I’m still growing and changing and trying to be better. So getting the lotus was everything.
Willow was the only one out of the bunch who had gotten tattooed before. She revealed that she hadn’t told her father, Will Smith, about the tattoos because she was afraid of what he might say, but Smith ended up being rather accepting of her choices. He stated, “Everything’s in divine order. Your path is your path, and I just love you.” It only goes to show how far the family has come in its spiritual journey.