Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay gets poppy flower tattoo to memorialize her recent miscarriage: ‘I think it’s probably my favorite one’
Scheana Shay has memorialized her miscarriage earlier this summer by getting a poppy flower tattoo on her inner arm.
The Vanderpump Rules star discussed her array of 21 tattoos, as well as the emotional meaning behind her latest addition, in a video uploaded to her YouTube channel this past Wednesday.
‘The last one I got most recently was to symbolize the baby we just lost,’ Shay explained about the body art, while referencing boyfriend Brock Davies.
Memorialized: Scheana Shay, 35, revealed that she got a tattoo in memory of the pregnancy she lost in a miscarriage earlier this summer
Emotional: The Vanderpump Rules star shared that she got a poppy flower tattoo ‘to symbolize the baby we just lost’ in a video she posted on her YouTube channel
‘[The doctors] said it was the size of a poppy seed, and I really like poppy flowers,’ she added.
‘And I decided to get one right here to remember. I think it’s probably my favorite one.’
In the video, Shay also showed off all 21 of her tattoos and the story behind each one of them.
‘Some of them have meaning, some of them were just a fun memory but overall I don’t regret any of them,’ she wrote in the description box of the post.
Working through the pain: The reality star revealed that she got that particular body art because doctors told her the fetus was ‘the size of a poppy seed’ when she miscarried
In action: Shay shared clips of the tattoo artist working on her tattoo
No. 1: Shay said the poppy flower piece is probably her favorite out of her 21 tattoos
The reality star, who has been open about having eggs from her ovaries frozen (oocyte cryopreservation) for future fertility treatments, first opened up about the heartbreaking miscarriage on her Scheananigans podcast in late June.
She shared about how she and Davies learned of her ‘miracle’ pregnancy ‘a few weeks ago’ and how they were surprised, considering doctors had previously revealed that ‘it would be close to impossible’ for her to get pregnant on her own.
The couple became concerned when Shay started ‘bleeding all weekend’ during a trip to San Diego with Davies.
They held on ‘to a little bit of hope’ when the bleeding subsided after she went on progesterone supplements. But that hope was shattered when a subsequent ultrasound revealed ‘there was no heartbeat’ and ‘nothing progressing’ or ‘growing inside’ her uterus.
Coping with the loss: The West Covina, California native broke into tears when she talked about the process of learning her pregnancy had been lost in a video posted on July 1
Open book: Shay first shared about the heartbreaking miscarriage on her Scheananigans podcast in late June
In a video posted on July 1, the West Covina, California native broke into tears when she talked about the process of learning her pregnancy had been lost, and how it’s been ‘really, really hard’ being surrounded by loved ones who are expecting babies.
‘Seeing a few of my friends pregnant right now and knowing I was going to be there with them and now I’m not,’ she confessed in the video.
‘I didn’t know how bad I wanted this until I had a little taste of it and now it’s gone too soon,’ she added.
Shay and Davies have reportedly been dating for more than nine months.
Item: Shay and boyfriend Brock Davies have reportedly been dating for more than nine months