Maggie Lindemann intends to cover-up this tattoo on her wrist — but not in the way that you think. She got an outline of a broken heart in red heart to represent the fact that she is incomplete because she hasn’t found her special someone. And when she does, she’ll change the tattoo into a solid red heart. “My tattoo is not for any ex or anyone in general. It means I’m not whole until I find the person I’m gonna marry,” she tweeted. “And whenever I find him then I’ll fill the heart and be whole again.”
This was her very first tattoo, which she got on May 5th 2016 from artist Romeo Lacoste, beginning a streak of over 10 tattoos in less than a year.
R&B singer K. Michelle has a large heartbreak-themed comic book tattoo on her upper left arm. The top panel features a figure holding a torn-out heart and proclaiming “I don’t want it anymore.” The bottom panel shows a male cartoon holding up two pieces of a broken heart while a female character kneels down in tears. The speech bubble says “Umm…you can have your heart back. Sorry I broke it.” Off to the left side of the tattoo is cupid shooting an arrow while a person points a gun at him saying “Do not touch me.”
The tattoo started out as just an outline each comic–first the top, then the bottom, and lastly the left side. Later on she had the tattoo colored in and added a background of colorful clouds and red broken hearts.
Though the general theme of the tattoo is depressing, K. Michelle wrote a positive message when she shared a picture of the ink. “After every heartbreak there will be sunshine. Where there is hurt there is HEALING!” she says.
Ash Costello and Nikki Misery have matching broken heart tattoos on their hands with the words “I wished for you.” The heart is yellow with red blood drips on her thumb and it has an ornate design including filigree swirls and a stained glass pattern.
They got the tattoos back in 2011 when they were dating. Nikki was then in a different band, Stitched Up Heart, and Ash was about to leave for Warped Tour with New Years Day. Nikki later joined New Years Day and the two are very close friends even though they are no longer a couple. They’ve even gotten more matching tattoos.
“My boyfriend has the other one. We realized I’m going to be away on tour for 5 more months. So we wanted to have something where it’s like a little piece of each other. So when we hold hands they connect.”
Ash Costello has little red broken heart tattoos behind both of her ears. She got them on a whim some time around 2008.
“I got these on tour. We were playing at this club in Colorado called the Black Sheep. I was bored and there was a tattoo parlor next door, so I walked in and I said ‘I’m in a band, I’m not from here, if anyone wants to tattoo me for free, have at it.’ And a guy volunteered.”
These tattoos are now covered by her bat wings collar tattoo.