German Tattoos

LIGHTS Poxleitner


Lights has a tattoo across both of her forearms of lyrics translated into German.  It reads “Jetzt und immer die Segen von der Vater und bleibst Unschuldig bis Er kommt” which translates roughly to “Now and always have the blessing of the father and remain blameless until the end,” though it’s not quite grammatically correct. Lights has said she likes tattoo because the German word for “father” which is “Vater” makes her think of Darth Vader from Star Wars.

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Ali Krieger


Fresh off her victory at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Ali Krieger arrived at the ESPN “Body at ESPYs” Party on July 14, 2015 wearing a plunging gown that showed off her side tattoo. It is a quote in German from author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous book The Little Prince, which was originally written in French. Her tattoo says “Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut, das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar” which means “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

Ruby Rose


In April 2010, Ruby rose got a tattoo of the words “Danke Schön” which is German for “thank you very much.” It is on the inside of her right elbow, just below her half sleeve.  She shared a picture of the freshly-done tattoo, which was highlighted by red lines to give it dimension. After years of wear the tattoo now appears all black and the lines are thicker.

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