Forearm Tattoos

Noah Cyrus


Noah Cyrus got this “RIDE OR CRY” tattoo on her arm in August 2018 which is a play on the phrase “ride or die.” She has been playing up her “sad girl” persona recently in anticipation of her first headlining tour which is called The Good Cry Tour. “I can’t wait for [my fans] to come experience this sad girl’s dream world,” she says. “We’re either gonna dance or cry the night away.”

(more…)

    Noah Cyrus


    Noah Cyrus got a broken heart tattoo with her boyfriend Lil Xan in August 2018. The tattoo seems to be a nod to their relationship, either personally or professionally. The pair have been collaborating on some music which will be released soon. Heartbreak and sadness are likely to be the themes of whatever they’re written together.

    Lil Xan has two broken heart tattoos of his own which look just like Noah’s, although he had his first. He has one broken heart on his face beneath his mom’s name “Candy.” He later added the word “Soldier” underneath in honor of his song “Hearbreak Soldier” as well as the mixtape and tour of the same name. His second broken heart tattoo is on the back of his right hand along with the bible verse Romans 12:21 “do not be overcome by evil,” his birth year “96,” and “No Rulez” for the No Rulez Recording Studio where he recorded his parts of his debut album Total Xanarchy.

    The couple went to the tattoo parlor together. Noah got her broken heart and three other small tattoos while Lil Xan got a huge “Xanarchy” tattoo on his arm.

    (more…)

    LIGHTS Poxleitner


    LIGHTS and several members of her crew got matching tattoos on March 5,2018 during her We Were Here Tour. Artist Scott Sonner inked them at Divine Machine Tattoo in Buffalo, NY during a day off in the middle of the tour.

    She has tattoos for many of her albums, but had never gotten a tattoo specifically for a tour until this one. However this tour was especially meaningful. Following the final show on April 8th she wrote: “That’s a wrap on #WeWereHereTour holy shit the best tour of my life, I love you all more than I can explain. I love my crew and band and am so proud of the last two and half months!”

    The red gas can tattoos are inspired by the “We Were Here” music video and issue #4 of the Skin&Earth comic book, which both tell the same story. LIGHTS’ character Enaia Jin carries around a gas can from out of a gas station convenience store and eventually uses it to light a truck on fire. The gas can in their tattoo is embellished with the logo for LIGHTS’ Skin&Earth album. This exact design appears on the We Were Here tour t-shirts. Interestingly, the gas can in the video and comic has a different logo featuring a bird and an oil rig.

    (more…)

      Erika Costell


      Erika Costell and her boyfriend/husband Jake Paul got matching “GOAT” tattoos in January 2018. The YouTube power couple known as “Jerika” both got the word written in capital letters that are stacked vertically. She placed her tiny inking on her left forearm while he incorporated his much larger “GOAT” tattoo into a growing collection of intersecting words on his left thigh. They joked that Erika is a goat, as in the animal, while Jake is the GOAT, an acronym for Greatest Of All Time.

      Goats are Erika’s favorite animal and have been since she was a child. She previously had the word “goat” tattooed inside her lip, though lip tattoos are known to wear off so it might be very faded by now. She explained that her goat obsession all dates back to one special pet:

      Why am I obsessed with goats? When I was 12 years old or so I had a pet goat. I loved this goat so much. His name was Twinklebuddy. I also had a couple other weird animals with weird names, but Twinklebuddy was my favorite and he actually died unexpectedly. I’ve been obsessed with goats my entire life. I don’t know where it came from — well I know it came from Twinklebuddy but it’s stayed with me all the way til right now. So that’s the reasoning behind everything goat. It also means Greatest Of All Time.

      (more…)

        Danielle Bregoli


        Danielle Bregoli got a tattoo on the back of her left forearm in August 2018 depicting the face of a cherub statue.

        The cross on the forehead of the cherub is a symbol of allegiance to God, inspired by several passages of the Christian Bible. When God wants to destroy the city of Judah in Ezekiel 9:4, God says to put a cross on the forehead of people who are saddened by the abominations committed there so that they will be spared. In Revelation 7:3 the angels put a seal on the foreheads of servants of God.

        Statues of Christian figures never include a cross on the forehead, however there are many historical examples of vandalism by early Christians who carved crosses into ancient Greek and Roman statues to “Christianize” them.

        (more…)

        Danielle Bregoli


        The word “Loyalty” was Danielle Bregoli’s very first tattoo so we know that loyalty is something that means a lot to her.  That tattoo, which she got at only 12 years old, was handwritten on her foot and looked rather sloppy and childish.  So she decided to get it covered up with a nicer looking design.

        She replaced it with a new “Loyalty” tattoo on her right forearm as part of a major tattoo session in August 2018.  This time she had the word written in a clean script font with a butterfly next to it.

        In addition to serving as a reminder of her own loyalties, it’s also a tribute to XXXTentacion who had the word “Loyalty” tattooed on his chin.  Danielle was devastated by his June 2018 murder and has since gotten multiple tattoos dedicated to the fellow rapper, who was a friend of hers.

        (more…)

        Lili Reinhart


        Lili Reinhart got a beautiful gray rose tattoo on her forearm from artist Dr. Woo in June 2017 which is a symbol of love. She told People Style:

        I love roses, and I don’t want to stay it’s that basic, but also I got the rose to represent that I’m kind of a warrior for love. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past year and I’ve learned that I really just — I do wear my heart on my sleeve and that’s what it represents a little bit, that I love love.

        (more…)

        Lucy Hale


        Lucy Hale and her older sister Maggie got matching tattoos in memory of their late grandmother.  The sisters both inked “I love you” on their right forearm in their grandmother’s own handwriting.  Lucy showed off the matching tatts on her instagram and wrote:

        Nothing says sisterly bonding more than permanently tattooing your body. After years of wanting our grandmothers writing, we did it! Our Grammy was our favorite person & now she’s even more a part of us. Also, my sister is a badass who raises two kids, teaches combat classes AND goes on tattoo runs with her baby sister. Also, ouch. This one hurt.

        Lucy’s grandmother is still a major part of her life even after she passed away.  She attempted to connect with her grandma on an episode of E!’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry and said:

        I definitely felt like I was with her today, but then again I always feel close to her…I definitely always feel her presence.

        Me and my sister talk about it all the time that we wish she could be here to see what I’ve done.  I don’t think many people thought in my family that [my career] would be what it is, but I always think that she did.

        This tattoo, which they got in July 2018, is actually the second tattoo that Lucy and her sister got together to honor their grandmother.  She already had a sun on her upper back.

        (more…)

        Lili Reinhart


        Lili Reinhart has a tattoo of an arrow on her forearm which “represents fighting through depression and anxiety.” She has struggled with mental health problems since she was 12 years old and has used both therapy and medications to help mange it. She encourages others to take control of their own mental health and seek out the help they need, advising them not to give up on themselves. She told People Style:

        “The arrow represents mental health awareness. I talk a lot about depression and anxiety and my own struggles with it, so I wanted to get it. I saw a quote, it’s kind of like…’an arrow can only go forward by being pulled back, so when you’re going through a hard time, being pulled back, it only means you’re about to experience something greater and bigger.’ So that’s what that represents to me. That was a mantra that I would say to myself when I was going through a hard time, that it it only means it’s going to get better.”

        Lili had her own moment of being pulled back to move forward in landing the iconic role of Betty Cooper on Riverdale“Riverdale came into my life when I was going through the worst depression I had ever experienced. And in the end it completely saved me,” she tweeted. The aspiring actress had moved to Los Angeles on her own at age 18 to pursue her career, but her anxiety kept getting worse. Eventually things got so bad that she couldn’t stay and had to move back home to focus on her mental health. At home she switched to a new medication and resumed seeing her old therapist to work on rebuilding herself. She actually recorded her first audition tape for Rivderdale while at home but got rejected. When she was healthy enough to move back to Los Angeles it was with a renewed fervor. She went to an in-person audition for Betty Cooper and landed the role.

        The worst times in her life had led to her big break, but when she got the arrow tattoo she didn’t actually know yet that everything would turn out alright. It was perhaps more a symbol of faith that she desperately needed at that time. She got the tattoo from artist Dr Woo in June 2015, right before she left Los Angeles. “Thank you, @dr_woo_ssc! I waited for months and finally got my tattoo today (second one to date),” she wrote.

        Actress Mädchen Amick, who plays Lili’s mother Alice Cooper on Riverdale, has a matching tattoo from the same artist, but it’s purely coincidental. Mädchen’s arrow is a symbol of her zodiac sign Sagittarius. They noticed the matching tattoos the first time they met during a rehearsal for Riverdale and instantly bonded over it.

        (more…)

        Maggie Lindemann


        Maggie Lindemann had been planning this fangs tattoo for a long time before getting it done in March 2018.  The vampire-loving singer got some more discrete tattoos like “Bite Me” on her finger and a bat on her ankle first before taking the plunge because she didn’t want to get a large piece while she’s still so young.  But by March 2018 she was finally ready to get the tattoo that she really wanted.  She and her friend Chris Miles got matching tattoos on their forearms of an open mouth showing its teeth and fangs.  Artist Sick Boy used a blackwork technique to create the goth-style design using solid black ink.  Maggie is definitely having a goth moment with her clothing, but she’s sure that the tattoo will be something that stays relevant as she continues to evolve:

        “I’ve wanted a vampire tattoo since I was 11.  Wanted this specific tattoo since 2016.  Just because my style changes doesn’t mean who I truly am on the inside or the things I’ve always liked change.”

        (more…)