Purple Ink Tattoos

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and her best friend Wayne Coyne got matching tattoos in September 2015 which say “OKIE” — a derogatory slang term for a person from Oklahoma. Miley is from Tennessee but has spent a lot of time in Oklahoma recently alongside Wayne, who is an Oklahoma native. She got the tattoo while working on her new album at Wayne’s recording studio in Oklahoma City.

The pair stopped by No Regrets Tattoo in Oklahoma City on September 10, 2015. Wayne and Miley both got the tattoo in the same spot on the back of their upper right arms, just above the elbow. Their tattoos are an interesting color which seems to be a mix of red and purple ink. (more…)

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose has “LIFE” written on her left wrist in red and orange inks. Next to it are little symbols in colored ink including a purple smiley face, green heart, black star, and blue peace sign.

She later added a rainbow to the tattoo as a symbol of LGBT pride. In April 2012 she got a number “13” as part of a tradition in which tattoo parlors give discounted tattoos of the number 13 on every Friday the 13th.


Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona has a heart tattoo on her left wrist which symbolizes strength and courage. It’s colored purple because of the Purple Heart medals given out by the United States military to wounded soldiers.

She told The Boombox “I got both of my tattoos in moments where I felt that I had grown. My purple heart was right after I finished the Kanye West tour. I was getting ready to release the first single and I had gone through a really bad breakup. What I realized in that moment was that I was stronger than I thought I was in the past. I lived through those experiences, both monumental and dark, and picked myself up and did great things. The purple heart is my symbol of courage and it’s a reminder that I don’t need to give into the weak moments that face me.”