Logo Tattoos

Ash Costello


Ash Costello has a tattoo on her right forearm of the tally mark logo from her band New Years Days’ October 2015 album Malevolence. All of the band members and crew have their own versions of this tattoo on different body parts. Rather than having the design in red, as it appears on the album, they opted for black ink with a red outline so that it stands out more. The album artwork was designed by graphic artist Eve Saint Raven.

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    Lynn Gunn


    PVRIS have matching tattoos behind their left ears of the letter “P” from the band’s logo which were first seen in a March 2015 photoshoot. The three permanent band members — singer Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski, and bassist Brian MacDonald — all have the tattoo along with their touring drummer Justin Nace. (more…)

    Miley Cyrus


    Miley Cyrus got matching tattoos of her Happy Hippie Foundation smiley face logo with a group of pals in November 2016.  Artist Daniel Winter stopped by Miley’s Los Angeles house to do the inkings — then Miley grabbed the tattoo gun and gave him his own.

    Among the group of friends who got the tattoo was an Oklahoma City vintage dealer known as The Junk Fairy who has sourced many of Miley’s whacky outfits. She writes:

    Other surreal moment…When Miley asks you to get a matching tattoo! My first! Even at almost age 61! Seven of us got matching tiny @happyhippiefdn smiley faces-that she designed!😀😀😀 @winter_stone did several at Miley’s amazing house. #notdrunk #honored 💉💉 More too not in photo!! #bondedforlife 💛💛💛 #hopefulhippies

    Miley’s super-tall dancer Amazon Ashley, close friend Katy Weaver, and photographer Jonce were also part of the group.

    The design that they all got is a smiley face with two letter “H”s for eyes.  It is the logo for the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit which Miley Cyrus founded to help combat homelessness among LQBTQ youth.

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    Florence Welch


    This design of two triangles which is tattooed on Florence Welch’s left middle finger knuckle is also the logo for her album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and has appeared on the album art for a few different singles and remixes. The triangles symbolize two of the four basic elements in alchemy.  The upright triangle with a line through it represents air, while the upside-down triangle represents water. (more…)

    LIGHTS Poxleitner


    Lights has a tattoo on her right forearm of the panther from her Midnight Machines album cover. Midnight Machines is the acoustic companion to her album Little Machines, and she has the logo for Little Machines tattooed behind her each. She got the panther tattooed by artist Derek Lewis in April 2016, right before the start of the Midnight Machines tour in support of the acoustic EP. “I’m ready for the Midnight Machines tour now,” she wrote on instagram.

    Dej Loaf


    Dej Loaf has the Nike slogan “Just Do It.” and Nike swoosh logo tattooed on the right side of her stomach. She also used “Just Do It.” as the name of her first mixtape, which she released in February 2012.

      Hayley Williams


      The three members of Paramore – singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and bassist Jeremy Davis – all got matching tattoos in August 2011 to represent their unity as a band. Hayley and Jeremy both got it on their wrists while Taylor’s is a bit further up his arm, closer to his elbow.

      Explaining the design, Hayley says “we just really wanted something simple that describes the three of us and the people around us.” The band drew a number of designs and decided on this one of a black rectangle with three white bars to represent the three band members. “It’s so simple, it really couldn’t get any more simple, but that’s the point,” Hayley explains. This logo was then used as the cover for Paramore’s Singles 7″ box set and digital release, the band’s first release a three-piece unit.

      In a KROQ interview, Hayley joked that they can’t add any new members to the band because of the tattoos: “we just got tattoos that have only three white bars in them, so if we ever add any new members we’re screwed!” (more…)