Name Tattoos

Asia Argento


Asia Argento tattooed her right hand knuckles with the names of four of her artistic idols:

  • “Joe” is for painter Joe Coleman, who is a friend and collaborator of hers. He has painted portraits of Asia and also acted in her 2000 directorial debut Scarlet Diva.
  • “Syd” is for Syd Barrett, a musician and painter who was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd.
  • “Moz” is for singer/songwriter Morrissey
  • “Bob” is for singer/songwriter Bob Dylan

She got the “Bob” tattoo first in February 2014 and then added the remaining three in April 2014.  All of the names were tattooed by artist Michele Agostini.

The “Syd” tattoo serves double duty as it also represents her friend Sydney Zekley. Syd has a tattoo of Asia’s name along the side of her finger.

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SZA


SZA has a tattoo on her lower back which says “LANA” in gothic lettering. SZA’s full name is Solána Imani Rowe and Lana is one of her nicknames.

This was her first tattoo which she got when she was only 13 years old. She has mixed feelings about the tattoo, which is a symbol of her teenage rebellion. “Lol got my first tatt at 13… def semi regret it But still super into it?” she tweeted.

She references the tattoo on her song “Warm Winds ft Isaiah Rashad” where she sings “We were all thirteen once / Long live tramp stamps and Pepper Ann / You will never judge me for that / You will always love me for that”.

She also used a close-up photo of the tattoo as the cover art for her song “Sobriety.”

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Danielle Bregoli


Danielle Bregoli has a writing tattoo along the side of her left ring finger which says her best friend’s name “Zandalee”. The tattoo can be seen most clearly in her YouTube videos, but the first letter is already worn down.

Zandalee aka “ZeZe” has a very similar look and attitude to Dani and is a role model for her. ZeZe is older and has many more tattoos and piercings. They claim to be step-sisters but it seems that this is just what they call each other.

We’re not sure what happened between them but they aren’t friends anymore. ZeZe leaked a video of Danielle getting beat up by her mother to “expose” her as soft and weak, but really it’s just sad.

On her instagram live, ZeZe and a friend can be seen shit-talking Danielle. They allege that Danielle’s “hard” persona is exaggerated and that she’s a copycat of ZeZe. “Danielle’s trying to be like me,” Zandalee says. “Bitch she stole my thing. Bitch she stole my swag…She was not shit…Little white trailer trash. Skinny as fuck, little stick and bones…she dates all my exes…Dani is ratchet as fuck…She can’t fight, boy that little girl’s only 13…she be saying ‘Pissy pussy thot’ – she got it from me. ‘Cash me ousside’ – she got it from me.
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Lauren Jauregui


Lauren Jauregui has memorial tattoos for both of her grandmothers. First she got a dragonfly on the back of her neck for her mom’s mother.  Then she got this tattoo of her paternal grandmother’s name “Angelica” on her left forearm in October 2016.

After Angelica died in February 2015, Lauren posted a heartfelt tribute on her instagram page:

Yesterday I lost a large piece of my world. My most beautiful, intelligent, strong, angel. The woman who taught me that a strong mind and heart are essential in this life. Thank you for giving me your unconditional love and wisdom throughout my life, listening to me and making me feel like I was heard and that my feelings were always valid. You will always be in my heart. Thank you for 80 years of your essence, you will be missed greatly but I know that God is happy that you’re home and safe now and I also know you will always be with me. I love you Abuelita, mi linda..siempre.❤️

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose’s first and thus-far only leg tattoo is a unicorn on her right thigh with the name “Lauren,” presumably for an ex-girlfriend, which she got in March 2012. “I thought I’d never fall in love again.. I said i would never get a leg tattoo..I said I’d never get a girls name tattooed. Never say never.” she tweeted. She then posted a picture of the new ink, writing “Everyone keeps asking about the new tattoo, I get these for me, not for anyone else but here it is.. x”

In May 2015, she posted a photo on her Facebook of this tattoo with bandages over it, explaining that she she had just had her first session of laser tattoo removal. “Ouchhhhhhhh!!!!! Ok so.. I never thought I’d see the day.. But I decided to remove a couple of tattoos ( ones that were not done well ) and well.. Yes it’s actually the most painful thing in the world but thank you #laseraway @laseraway for making it bearable. 10 sessions.. 1 down 9 to go.”

However it doesn’t seem that she followed through with her tattoo removal plans — or at least she hasn’t had time to schedule the remaining sessions — as the tattoo is still clearly visible in photos from her August 2016 beach vacation.

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose commemorated her relationship with partner Phoebe Dahl by getting this tattoo of a heart on her back with their names in it. She showed off the new tattoo in an April 1, 2014 instagram photo which she captioned “Whoops spelt romeo and juliet wrong oh well ;)” The couple announced their engagement a few weeks earlier after three months of dating.

Unfortunately they never made it down the aisle and broke up in December 2015. “[Phoebe] remains very dear to my heart. I will forever treasure our time together. I’m a better person because of the time we shared,” Ruby wrote on Twitter.

Ruby has yet to remove Phoebe’s name from the tattoo, though she has already altered it once — adding paint strokes all around the outside of the heart.

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose has two boxing-related tattoos on the right side of her upper back.  The first part of the tattoo is a tribute to her godfather Lionel Rose, an accomplished professional boxer who was the first indigenous Australian to win a world boxing title. Lionel passed away in May 2011 at the age of 62.  That same month, Ruby visited Sydney Australia tattoo artist Rhys Gordon to get a tribute piece. She got a tattoo on her right shoulder blade of a pair of boxing gloves and a laurel wreath with Lionel’s name at the bottom.

Ruby, whose birth name is Ruby Rose Lagenheim, was named after Lionel Rose but is not biologically related to him. He and her father were close friends. Back in 2012 Lionel’s family stirred up controversy by saying that they hadn’t had any relationship with Ruby since her parents’ divorce and alleging that she was using the name “Rose” to further her own career by association to Lionel. Though it’s true that Ruby didn’t have any contact with Lionel later in her life, she says that seeing him as a young girl had a major impact on her.

“I met Lionel five or six times as a young tacker and he was a huge inspiration to me,” she told the Herald Sun. “I didn’t have a dad. Those trips to Lionel’s, while very few and far between, were everything. We had a crummy life, we didn’t have any money, dad was like `how’s it going?, but Lionel had a real impact on me…He passed away as my godfather. They can’t take that away from me…I love him – and if he’s looking down on me from heaven, I know he would be proud of the things I do.”

One of the thing that Ruby did honor Lionel’s legacy was to train as an amateur boxer herself. In November 2012 she added onto the tattoo with two yellow lightning bolts and “The Thorn” which is her own boxing nickname. She entered a few amateur fights around the time that she got the tattoo, but it seems that since then she’s put her own boxing gloves to rest.

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