Portrait Tattoos

Julia Michaels


Julia Michaels has a faceless woman tattooed on her right upper arm. The portrait has a geometric pattern on her face, while the rest of it is very vibrant and colorful.
On an interview Julia declared the faceless portrait on her arm symbolizes her anonymity in the music industry. The ink piece was done by artist Jim Sylvia on February 12, 2016.

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Dua Lipa


Dua Lipa has tattoos on both of her thumbs featuring dancing people from the works of graffiti artist Keith Haring. “My dancing thumbs! If I can’t afford an original Keith Haring piece (just yet 😜) I may aswell just keep it on me!” she wrote on her instagram.

She got the tattoos from her favorite artist Sean From Texas at Tattoo Mania Hollywood in July 2015 while filming a music video for her song “New Love.” A few quick glimpses of the tattoo session are shown in the video.

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Kehlani


The two figures on Kehlani’s inner thighs represent a scene from the movie Pulp Fiction where the characters enter a twist dance competition. On her right leg wearing a white shirt is Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, and on her left leg wearing a suit is Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta. Kehlani can move her legs to make the two tattoos dance.

She got the tattoo in July 2016 and shared a picture on instagram which she captioned with a quote from the movie: “I want that trophy. so dance good.”

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose has a huge portrait of graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on her upper left arm, which she got from artist Jessica Mascitti Ellis at the New York City tattoo parlor East Side Ink in June 2014. She is a huge fan of Basquiat and previously tattooed his iconic crown logo on her chest.

Some fans noted a resemblance between the portrait’s whacky hairstyle and singer The Weeknd, so Ruby took to twitter to clear the air and encourage her followers to look up Basquiat’s art and the graffiti tag SAMO which he shared with fellow graffiti artist Al Diaz. “Although I love the @theweeknd no he is not tattooed on my arm. it’s Basquiat. SAMO! You’re missing out if you don’t about SAMO,” she tweeted.

Basquiat was one of the most prominent street artists of the 1970s and 1980s, but he died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. In tweet, Ruby wrote “So many people dont know Basquiat? You should watch one of the documentaries or read up beautiful soul, lost too young. My favorite Artist.”

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