Ashley Benson’s New Tattoo
Laura Lee - August 4, 2020

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Ashley Benson is no stranger to body art. The actress has over 15 tattoos, each pretty small and each with their own special meaning. Benson’s growing collection has been a steady one over the years. Her body art is done by her go-to artists JonyBoy in New York City. Benson’s tattoos honor the people she’s closest with, like her grandmother, friend’s daughter, and long-time best friend. She also got two tattoos for her ex-girlfriend Cara Delevingne. Fans speculated the two were a couple in mid-2018 when the pair posted photos together on Instagram. They were also spoted holding hands in public. They also costarred in the 2018 drama called “Her Smell.” Delevingne confirmed their relationship in June 2019 with a video on Instagram. Benson shared a photo of herself with her left arm raised and the initials “CD” on the side of her body. Fans definitely connected the dots and believed that this was Care Delevingne’s initials. Then it was pretty much confimed when Delevingne was spotted with an “A” on her left side, around the same area as Benson’s tattoo.

 

Actress Ashley Benson arrives at BeautyCon and Ashley Benson Host A Special Screening of PIXELS on July 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

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Back in 2016, the four main besties from Pretty Little Liars got the first initial of their character’s name on their index finger, which is also the “shh” finger, after filming the final episode. Most of Benson’s tattoos are on her arms and rib cage, but she also has a smiley face and heart on her middle finger and a “13” on her hip. Now the Pretty Little Liars alum got a new tattoo, this time of a milkshake courtesy of California-based tattoo artist Nene. Just a few months ago she got a matching tattoo with a friend that reads”Pomme Frites” on her inner forearm. She is really showcasing her love of food! Benson shared a photo of her new tattoo on her Instagram Story. She didn’t necessarily explain what inspired her to get said tattoo, but we’re just going to assume it’s her love of food and desserts. Which, honestly, same.