Maren Morris got this roman numeral tattoo the back of her left arm to celebrate the success of her single “I Could Use A Love Song.” It was her first solo number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, having previously topped the chart with her feature on Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You.”
More importantly, “I Could Use a Love Song” was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards. She decided that she would honor the achievement and the song during her trip to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony. “Oh, and a ICUALS tattoo is definitely happening when I’m in NYC for Grammys. #SorryDad,” she tweeted.
She showed off her fresh ink on the red carpet at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on January 27, 2018, telling Billboard:
It’s been an amazing month. I can’t believe — It went number one, and then we’re at the Grammys this weekend….Watching it inch up the chart all week, and then they finally said it went number one and I could just exhale, finally. It was really exciting. I actually got a tattoo today to signify the number of weeks it was on the chart. So it’s 42. It’s the first number one so I want to celebrate it.
“I Could Use A Love Song” was released on March 27, 2017 as the third single for debut album Hero. The sleeper hit climbed the chart slowly after debuting at number 56. It finally hit number one on the chart dated January 20, 2018 after 42 long weeks. Maren’s tattoo says “XLII” which is the roman numeral for 42.
Noah Cyrus has become close pals with Australian tattoo artist Lauren Winzer, who had given her at least four tattoos prior to this one. The went exploring a graveyard together and got matching “BFF” (best friends forever) tattoos to commemorate it. Lauren explains that the design of a tombstone with a dollar sign on was “based off one we saw in a graveyard together.” Lauren couldn’t reach the back of her own arm and had her tattoo done by Heath Nock, an artist who works alongside her at Hunter and Fox Tattoo in Sydney.
“when you & yuh bff get matching grave money tats,” Noah wrote on instagram.
Cailin Russo got the Venus from Milo portrait tattooed on her right arm, next to her “today” tattoo.
The ink design was made by Marko Matic.
Katya Elise Henry has the word “with” tattooed above her left elbow.
Florence Welch added the words “Always Lonely” above the eye on the back of her left arm in May 2018. The phrase seems to be a lyric from her upcoming album High as Hope as she has been selling “Always Lonely” t-shirts in one of the album pre-order packages. Her feelings of loneliness are one of the central themes of the album though it’s not all negative. She wrote in a press release:
“There’s a lot of love in this record, loneliness too, but a lot of love.”
Regarding lead single “Hunger,” she says:
“This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more. I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can’t say it, you can sing it.”