In April 2016, Paris Jackson got the word “MÖTLEY” tattooed on the inside of her lip for the classic metal band Mötley Crüe. “Most lip tattoos are temporary and y’all have been my favorite since I was 12, so I figured why not,” she tweeted to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. She later got a more permanent tribute to the band with their Dr Feelgood album logo on her bicep.
Mindy White’s first tattoo is of the word “daggum” on the inside of her bottom lip. “Daggum” is a word that Mindy uses in place of swearing. She explains:
It’s like saying “dang” or “darn.” I don’t like profanity so I try not to use it. “Daggum it” is the same thing as saying “Dang it.” It’s a rather southern term.
Mindy got this tattoo during Warped Tour 2006 to remind her of home. Inspired by a friend with “sushi” tattooed in her lip, Mindy first considered getting “barbecue” as a tribute to her Tennessee home. She instead decided on “daggum” to remind her of her parents.
We were on Warped tour and this guy was giving out free tattoos. I have a friend that has “sushi” with arrows pointing down her throat, and I wanted to get “barbecue.” Which is funny, I’m glad I didn’t because now I’m vegetarian. So I was thinking “what can I get that reminds me of home?” and my parents always say “daggum,” like “dang it,” “daggum it.” So I got that.
Kesha tattooed “SUCK IT!” on the inside of her lip in June 2012. The inner lip is often used for silly tattoos such as these because it’s almost always hidden, but Kesha showed hers off in a photo posted to her twitter.
She got the tattoo as a way of telling off her haters. She revealed to Conan “I was kind of fed up with all the nasty little bloggers and I was like ‘you know what, suck it.’” (more…)
Allison Green’s first tattoo was “5150” inside her lower lip, which she got in January 2011. 5150 is a code in the California state law for an involuntary psychiatric hold, meaning that that a person can be detained by police for evaluation if they pose a danger to themselves or others as a result of mental disorder. Or in Allison’s own words, “It means legally insane.”
Justine Skye’s first tattoo was a smiley face on the inside of her lip. She explained its significance in an instagram post: “things you get when you’re 15.. even though it’s pretty crappy, still my fav tat | meaning: no matter how I’m feeling on the outside, something inside is still smiling, lol. pretty weird” (more…)
Miley Cyrus got a tattoo a yellow crying cat on her inner lip in March 2014 while on her Bangerz Tour. The ‘sad kitty’ motif first appeared at 2013 American Music Awards, where she performed her song “Wrecking Ball” in front of a video of a crying cat. Her backdrops for the Bangerz Tour featured cats and other animals which were designed by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. “Our whole tour is literally based on animals,” she told MTV. “His art is driving a lot of the tour.”