Melanie Martinez has a tattoo on her left forearm of a Kewpie doll in a pink rabbit costume carrying an ice cream cone. She got this tattoo from Lauren Winzer in June 2015 along with three others. The design is inspired by two childhood memories, which she recalled to Fuse:
This one is based off of a couple experiences from when I was a kid. My first word was “mine.” It happened when I was in my walker in my driveway and my dad snatched an ice cream out of my hand and I just screamed “mine!”…like “Give me my ice cream! Why’d you take my ice cream?” And then there’s a picture of me outside dressed as a bunny…So I just did a little Kewpie baby dressed as a bunny, holding ice cream that’s melting, just to mix the two experiences.
Though Melanie Martinez already had one ice cream tattoo, she added this second cone on her right upper arm in June 2015 from artist Lauren Winzer. There are two scoops of ice cream — one teal and one pink — with a variety of colored jewels sticking out and a golden cone. (more…)
Melanie Martinez got this tattoo on her upper right arm from artist Marie Sena in March 2015. It is a pink birthday cake, decorated with ribbons and flowers, with one lit candle and a party hat on to. The design was inspired by the artwork of Chloe Tersigni, who drew the illustrations from the storybook accompaniment to Melanie’s debut album Crybaby, particularly the illustration for “Pity Party.” (more…)
In February 2015 Melanie Martinez got this tattoo on her right forearm of a blue cartoon rabbit with a heart on it’s head. Melanie shared with Fuse the story of this tattoo, which is inspired by a pet rabbit which was her first pet as a kid. She included a knife in the tattoo below the rabbit’s head because her pet was decapitated by another rabbit.
This one I got for my bunny. It was actually my first pet ever. And then I got a dog and my parents told me I couldn’t have a bunny and a dog, so we all decided to give the bunny away to a friend of a friend who already had a bunny. So we thought “It’ll have a friend, that’s amazing, that’s awesome.” So they left my bunny and their bunny in the backyard unattended for like four hours. They ended up finding their bunny in their neighbor’s backyard and my bunny’s head was in their yard.
Fans have noted a resemblance to the character Bonnie the Bunny from the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, though it’s not known if this was intentional. (more…)
Melanie Martinez got this pair of Kewpie doll heads tattooed on her arm by artist Linnea Pecsenye in February 2015. On left is a happy little boy holding a lollipop and on the right is a crying little girl, representing happiness and sadness. (more…)
Melanie Martinez has a tattoo on her upper left arm of a wedge of swiss cheese on a red heart with scalloped lace trim. Artist Josh Barg tattooed Melanie along with members of her band while they were on tour in Michigan in February 2015.
Most of Melanie’s tattoos remind her of things that she loves, even if they are a bit silly. This tattoo is simply because she loves cheese. She told Fuse: “I love cheese. I’m obsessed with cheese! I’m like the biggest dairy queen in the world.” She also has a tattoo of a milk carton on her leg. (more…)