High Seas Tattoo Parlor Tattoos

Melanie Martinez


In May 2016, Melanie Martinez got this tattoo of a clock from artist Pancho Placas at High Seas Tattoo Parlor. It is inspired by the works of contemporary artist Mark Ryden, but Melanie added her own little bit of flair to the design.  She took the face of a wall clock from the 2000 painting The Butcher Bunny and put it on an old fashioned alarm clock. (more…)

Melanie Martinez


Melanie Martinez’s upper arm tattoo is a young girl eating a bowl of alphabet soup — but she added some spiders to give it a morbid twist.  She explained to GRAMMY Pro:

It’s based off an illustration from the 50’s of a Campbell’s Soup girl eating soup, but I had him draw bugs next to it.

It was done by Pancho Placas at High Seas Tattoo Parlor in May 2016, at the same time as her clock tattoo. (more…)

Melanie Martinez


Melanie Martinez got this tattoo on her left calf from artist Shon Lindauer at High Seas Tattoo Parlor in Los Angeles in November 2015. It is a red wagon with a pillow and Z’s to represent the naps that she took in her own little wagon when she was a young girl. She has posted a picture of herself as a child napping in the wagon while being pulled around by an adult and she has also used a wagon as a prop in a photoshoot. Much of Melanie’s lyricism is based around childhood memories like this and the metaphors that they represent. (more…)

    Melanie Martinez


    Melanie Martinez got a pair of tattoos on the back of her calves by artist Shon Lindauer in October 2015 featuring two characters from the 1936 Disney Silly Symphonies short film Elmer Elephant.  In the cartoon, Elmer picks flowers and brings them to Tillie Tiger for her birthday party.  The tattoo on Melanie’s right leg shows Elmer looking bashful after giving Tillie the bouquest.  Elmer is made fun of by the other animals for his long nose and tries to hide it in order to fit in, but Tillie is nice to him.  Elmer eventually saves the day by rescuing Tillie from her burning house using his nose as a hose. (more…)

    Melanie Martinez


    This tattoo of a cute little tiger cub on Melanie Martinez’s right calf goes with the elephant tattoo on her opposite leg.  The Tillie Tiger character appears in the 1936 Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon short Elmer Elephant, where she is Elmer’s love interest.  She doesn’t judge him for his long nose like the other animals.  The tattoo shows Tilling holding a bouquet a flowers which were a birthday gift from Elmer.  Melanie got both tattoos done by artist by artist Shon Lindauer at High Seas Tattoo Parlor in October 2015. (more…)

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