Florence Welch Tattoos


Florence Welch added the words “Always Lonely” above the eye on the back of her left arm in May 2018.  The phrase seems to be a lyric from her upcoming album High as Hope as she has been selling “Always Lonely” t-shirts in one of the album pre-order packages. Her feelings of loneliness are one of the central themes of the album though it’s not all negative. She wrote in a press release:

There’s a lot of love in this record, loneliness too, but a lot of love.”

Regarding lead single “Hunger,” she says:

“This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more. I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can’t say it, you can sing it.”

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Florence Welch has an ampersand tattoo on her left ring finger knuckle.  This particular variation of the classic & symbol is a simplified version for common handwriting which is based upon the Greek letter epsilon Ɛ with a line through it.

We don’t know the personal meaning of this tattoo, which was first seen in November 2016.  It seems like a strange choice given that her band Florence + The Machine never uses an ampersand in their name and often uses a plus sign instead.

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Florence Welch and tattoo artist Miso have matching “V” tattoos on the outsides of their pinkie fingers as a tribute to artist Vali Myers, who died in 2003. Miso did Florence’s tattoo for her in July 2015. Based on the photos, it seems like Miso already had her version of the tattoo a while before. (more…)


This design of two triangles which is tattooed on Florence Welch’s left middle finger knuckle is also the logo for her album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and has appeared on the album art for a few different singles and remixes. The triangles symbolize two of the four basic elements in alchemy.  The upright triangle with a line through it represents air, while the upside-down triangle represents water. (more…)


Florence Welch has a tattoo on her left middle finger of her younger sister’s name “Grace” and a heart.  Artist Minka Sicklinger gave her the tattoo in July 2013.

On August 8, 2016 — which was Florence’s 30th birthday — her sister Grace gave birth to a daughter. Florence shared a picture of her “Grace” tattoo on instagram and wrote “Congratulations to my beautiful little sister, @gracie_welch_ and@danielclove Bonnie Harriet Sybil Willis 28.08.16. Welcome to the world, I am honoured to share a birthday with you ..”

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