Melanie Martinez got her first two tattoos in one session in July 2014 with artist Lauren Winzer. The larger of the two is a colorful pastel carousel horse on her left forearm. Melanie has said that she loved carousels as a child. One of her first singles was the song “Carousel” in which uses a carousel as a metaphor for a relationship which is stuck going in circles. The tattoo isn’t specifically a reference to the song, but rather both are a reflection of the same aesthetic. “There are certain [tattoos] that mean different things. I loved carousels since I was little, but that’s also why I wanted to write a song called Carousel, so everything in my life kind of fits together,” she told Now 105.