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.”
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.
Florence Welch got this tattoo of an eye on the back of her left arm in January 2016. She traded homemade tattoos with artist Miso, giving her a microphone tat. (more…)
Florence Welch got this “How Beautiful” tattoo on the inside of her right wrist for her band Florence and the Machine’s 2015 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. (more…)
Florence Welch got this asterisk star tattoo on her left index finger while on tour in Melbourne Australia in November 2015. “home-made tattoos : magic finger for Florence,” wrote artist Miso. (more…)
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…)
Florence Welch got this incredibly detailed cross tattoo on the back of her right hand from artist Bang Bang in June 2015. “Between a crucifix and the Hollywood sign……” she wrote on her instagram, “SET OUR HEARTS ABLAZE ThankYou England…..sorry mum.”
Florence Welch has the phrase “Too Fast For Freedom” written accross the the backs of both ankles. This is a lyric from her song “Delilah” off of the album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. She showed off the tattoos on her twitter and instagram on May 18, 2015 to promote the song, which premiered the next day.
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 ..”