Calf Tattoos

Melanie Martinez


Melanie Martinez has a tattoo on her left calf of the children’s book character Madeline along with a quote from the series.  In the stories, Madeline lives in a Catholic boarding school in Paris.  She and her schoolmates always say a prayer before they eat their meals: “We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, we love each other.” It is a reminder that the people in our lives are the most important thing.  Melanie included this prayer in her tattoo, which features Madeline holding a loaf of bread and is surrounded by little pink hearts. It was inked by artist Nat G at Good Luck Tattoo in January 2016.

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Melanie Martinez


This tattoo on Melanie Martinez’s right calf is a work of art from Japanese illustrator Masami Yanagida.  It depicts a man whose body is cut into slices, with rose buds spilling out of the openings.  The writing on his midsection says “Love Love You.” Melanie got the tattoo in December 2015 and shared a photo of the original artwork. (more…)