Doll Tattoos

Melanie Martinez


Melanie Martinez has a tattoo on her left forearm of a Kewpie doll in a pink rabbit costume carrying an ice cream cone. She got this tattoo from Lauren Winzer in June 2015 along with three others.  The design is inspired by two childhood memories, which she recalled to Fuse:

This one is based off of a couple experiences from when I was a kid.  My first word was “mine.” It happened when I was in my walker in my driveway and my dad snatched an ice cream out of my hand and I just screamed “mine!”…like “Give me my ice cream! Why’d you take my ice cream?”  And then there’s a picture of me outside dressed as a bunny…So I just did a little Kewpie baby dressed as a bunny, holding ice cream that’s melting, just to mix the two experiences.

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Sherri DuPree-Bemis

Sherri DuPree-Bemis' guitar girl tattoo

Sherri DuPree-Bemis’ first large tattoo was of a girl with a guitar, which she got in June 2010. The character is in the style of a Blythe doll, which Sherri collects, and it appears to modeled after Sherri herself. Sherri is a guitarist and the cartoon also has a similar clothing style with a frilly dress, mary jane shoes and knee socks. Coming out of the girl’s neck is a cord which says “Bemis,” Sherri’s married name. (more…)