Handwriting Tattoos

Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte Crosby has the name “Joshua” tattooed on the back of her neck for her boyfriend Joshua Ritchie. She started the Ex on the Beach star some time around December 2017 and got this tattoo in August 2018, less than a year into the relationship.

She has already laser removed tattoos for two ex-boyfriends so there were lots of critical comments when she showed off the tattoo on her instagram, but she’s got a sense of humor about things and had sassy comebacks for all of the negativity. She joked that she “chose the thin line work thinking ahead” to the inevitable laser removal but also wrote that she’s “got a good feeling about this one” and “I think 3rd times a charm.”

The removed tattoos were a fish for Stephen Bear and an initial “M” with arrows for Mitch Jenkins. “Technicallyyyyyyy this is the first boys name I’ve had on me, that’s just if were beingggggg technicallll here,” she commented.

Her Joshua tattoo was inked by artist Melina Wendlandt at her studio Vaders.Dye in Berlin, Germany using the artist’s own delicate handwriting.


Noah Cyrus

In August 2018, Noah Cyrus got matching lip tattoos with her friend Lucas Machado, who is a model. The chose the word “Reh” which is something that they like to say to each other. It seems to be their version of “rawr.”

The tattoos were an impulsive decision. They were hanging out with another model Caleb Cechota, who had just gotten a scorpion on his arm earlier that day, when they decided to get some ink of their own. “Lucas and I just decided we’re going to get tatted,” Noah said on her instagram story while laughing. “Oh my god, this is my life, all the time — more tattoos!” She had over 20 tattoos already but this was the first for him.



Anne-Marie and fellow singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran got matching “Mug” tattoos while on tour together in July 2018. She is an opening act on his ÷ stadium tour, putting her in front of much larger audiences than she’s used to. It’s been helping her to get more comfortable performing and to expose her music to his huge global fanbase.

They’ve been friends for almost 10 years and going on tour together has given them a lot of downtime to hang out. She told Standard:

“I think it’s a little bit different because we’re friends anyway, we make more time for each other just because we’re friends. I think when it comes to the UK tour it was harder for us because we have friends and family coming and we want to make time to see them so we don’t get to see each other much. But when it comes to Europe and America we spend a lot more time together.”

“Mug” is a nickname that they call each other.  She got the tattoo on the back of her left arm in his handwriting, posting on her instagram “1 guess what mug wrote this.”

Ed Sheeran’s “Mug” tattoo is on the inside of his right elbow, just above his Irish flag shamrock.

They were inked by artist Tobias Tietchen at his Hamburg, Germany tattoo studio Atelier Tietchen before their concert in Hamburg on July 25, 2018.



Anne-Marie has had this tattoo on the left side of her upper back for a few months now.  We can’t tell what the whole tattoo says, but the first word seems to be “Family.”

She has a close relationship with her family members and her twitter history is full of sweet messages to them.  She calls her father Wayne Nicholson “the best dad in the world,” mother Sue “so special and kind and perfect,” and sister Samantha “the most beautiful, amazing human in the universe.” She tweeted “Also I’m the luckiest human to have the best, most supporting family ever. #homesick


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.


Maggie Lindemann

Maggie Lindemann has a tattoo on the back of her right arm which says “Depression & Obsession,” inspired by the song of the same name by alternative rapper XXXTentacion.  She was a fan of his music and was saddened by his June 2018 murder.  This song in particular relates to her own emotions.  She has struggled with depression her whole life, has written a song of her own called “Obsessed,” and once tweeted his lyrics “depression and obsession don’t mix well.”


Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini has a tattoo on her ribcage which says “Love. love.”  The word “love” appears twice because it’s in the handwriting of each of her parents.

The tattoo also celebrates a major milestone in her career, her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” hitting number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.  She was the first female solo artist since Carrie Underwood to have her debut single top that chart and the first ever to achieve that feat while on an independent label.  She told Ty Kelly and Chuck:

The week that ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ went No. 1, I received letters from my mom and dad. I was in New Orleans, and I took the letters and got ‘love’ tattooed in my mom and dad’s handwriting.