Miranda Lambert at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 02-12-12
Miranda Lambert has a large tattoo on her left forearm of two crossing guns with wings. Miranda says that she got the tattoo to honor her success as a performer, but that her dad hates it. “The only reason I regret it is because my dad was pissed,” she explains. “I love it, it’s kind of become my signature, it’s on everything I have, it’s my logo, it’s on all my backdrops–but my dad was upset. He’s kind of old school so he took it personally. But we’ve gotten past it. She turned the experience into lyrics in her song “Heart Like Mine,” in when she sings, “Daddy cried when he saw my tattoo / Said he loved me anyway.” Of course she admits that she didn’t think to ask first: “I got it when I was 22 on tour with George Strait. It’s the first thing I ever did without asking my parents. My dad didn’t speak to me for a week,” she says.