Bishop Briggs gets a skull and crossbones tattoo on her right bicep by Aaron Garcia.
She said on her Instagram profile that this tattoo is a reminder of her father: “when u find your dad’s journal from high school & see he drew this skull along with Led Zeppelin lyrics u have no choice but to get it tattooed ☠️”.
Bea Miller got this minimalist drawing tattooed on her right bicep in December 2017. With only a few lines, the design gives the impression of a couple hugging. The lover on the left has their arms around the other’s neck while the figure on the right has their arms around the waist.
Actress Taraji P. Henson has a tattoo on her left bicep which reads “The Truth”.
On an interview at the Good Day New York she said, pointing to her tattoo that “You can’t be afraid of your past, or ashamed about it, because that’s what makes you who you are today. Life isn’t easy. As humans we’re all beautifully flawed. No human is perfect”.
In July 2017, Lena Dunham got a heart tattoo on her inner right inspired by New York doll artist Greer Lankton. The “Love Me” heart design appears on the chest of one of Lankton’s dolls. Lena showed off the new ink on her instagram, writing:
“So I cry, I pray and I beg… Greer Lankton’s last act on earth was this heart. These words were her mantra.”
Lankton used her own body image issues as the inspiration for her doll sculptures. The artist underwent gender confirmation surgery at the age of 21 and struggled with anorexia throughout her life. The personal nature of her art is what makes it so meaningful to Lena Dunham, who first saw Lankton’s work as a child. She told AnOther:
“I think Greer’s conflicted emotions about transitioning helped make her work just so emotionally resonant. We all feel that sense of being lost in and betrayed by our own bodies. She made it into poetry.”
Julia Michaels has a feather tattoo on her right bicep which she got as a matching tattoo with three members of her family in December 2012. They chose the feather design to represent the saying “birds of a feather stick together.”