Jon Boy Tattoos

Lauren Jauregui


Lauren Jauregui celebrated her 22nd birthday on June 27, 2018 by visiting artist Jon Boy at Bang Bang’s tattoo parlor in New York City. She got a tattoo that says “I am that I am” written in lowercase cursive letters along her spine.  The tattoo expresses her gratitude.  She tweeted:

That I am alive because I am alive. Breathing in the oxygen from the trees around me and perfectly made for this perfect planet in the middle of eternity. One with all that is because I am.

This phrase comes from the book of Exodus in the Bible.  When Moses first encounters God in the burning bush, God tells Moses “I am that I am.”

Lauren is religious but she believes that the overarching messages of love and compassion in the Bible are more important than specific lines of scripture.  She was raised Catholic but disagrees with the church’s views on homosexuality because she believes in the dignity of all humans.  She has been known to call out the hypocrisy of politicians who use religion texts to justify their hatred.  In a open letter to Trump voters, she wrote:

The God that I have come to know and love is intolerant of judgment and hatred. And I know this, because I was raised Roman Catholic in a Latin household and went to private Catholic school my whole life so I have studied WAY more than most of you have studied the religion or the Bible for that matter.

Her twitter is full of such statements:

You don’t get to deem who God loves.

When your “beliefs” allow for the dehumanization and invalidation of a whole COMMUNITY of people’s existence, it is WRONG. Ask Jesus.

It seems fitting that this tattoo speaks to the ill-defined nature of God, which is interpreted many ways by many people.

 

The phrase “I am that I am” can also been seen as a statement on self-acceptance.  Lauren has dealt with homophobia, sexism and xenophobia but has only become stronger because of it. “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it,” she wrote.  She is no longer afraid to be herself and to speak her mind even though record label executives have warned her that she might alienate fans by doing so.

Lauren was accompanied in her tattoo session by a group of her closest friends and family who all got inked along with her.  Her brother Chris Jauregui got Spanish writing on his bicep.  Their mom Clara got the initials “LCT” on her wrist for her children: Lauren, Chris and Taylor.  Longtime friend Erica Timmons got a spine tattoo which says “present in peace” with the same font and placement as Lauren’s.

Lauren’s boyfriend Ty Dolla $ign got tattooed but not with anything matching.  The rapper, with whom Lauren collaborated on the song “In Your Phone,” got a skull on his thumb.

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Noah Cyrus


Noah Cyrus and her boyfriend Tanner Drayton aka Tanner Alexander got matching star tattoos from artist Jon Boy in June 2018.  The design includes five stars, four of which are filled in with black ink and one that is empty, giving the appearance of a four-star review.  Noah captioned one of her pictures “four out of five,” suggesting that the tattoos may be a tribute to the Arctic Monkeys’ song “Four Out of Five” which was released only a month earlier.

This isn’t the first time that the couple have gotten inked together.  They got matching rose tattoos back in August 2017.  Although they have been dating for a while, they have kept their relationship mostly private since Tanner is not a celebrity and likes to stay out of the public eye.  That is starting to change now that Tanner has made his musical debut as a featured artist on Noah’s song “Lately.”

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Xenia Adonts


Xenia Adonts got her left fingers inked by Jon Boy with tiny outlined star, moon and sun. ⭐️ 🌙 ☀️
This was her first tattoo as she mentioned on her Instagram account “Anzeige * Wow got my first tattoos. I believe in the universe. I believe that you attract what you send out. I believe that energy doesn’t lie. And that’s what all these tattoos mean to me 🌟🌙🌞 by the best of the best @jonboytattoo”.

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