Writing Tattoos

Kylie Jenner


Kylie Jenner elaborated on her existing hip tattoo in July 2016.  She added the word “before” to the left of the “sanity” tattoo which she got six months prior.  “Sanity” is spelled out with the phonetic alphabet like in a dictionary, as “\ˈsa-nə-tē\,” while “before” is written normally.

The two parts of the tattoo blend together seamlessly though they were actually done by different artists. The original text was inked by celebrity-favorite Bang Bang back in December 2015; but she chose Rafael Valdez, who had done many of her then-boyfriend Tyga’s tattoos, for the rework.

    Kylie Jenner


    Kylie Jenner has moved on from Tyga and she’s got the ink to prove it.  The reality TV star inked a tiny “t” on her ankle in November 2016 after years of dating of the rapper, but only six months later the relationship and the tattoo had both been replaced.

    While her relationship with Tyga was always rocky and on-and-off, it’s been smooth sailing with new beau Travis Scott.  They got their own pair of matching tattoos, butterflies on their ankles, in May 2017.

    At the same time, she covered up Tyga’s initial and transformed the “t” (𝓽) into an “LA” (𝓵𝓪) for her hometown of Los Angeles, California.

    The original tattoo was so tiny that she could have covered it with almost anything bigger — and perhaps she still will.  But for the meantime she needed a quick fix so she chose to keep it discrete and work with what she had. The lowercase cursive “t” already looked like an “l” so all she had to do was add on an “a.”

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