Avril Lavigne’s Tattoos

Avril Lavigne has many tattoos, though most of them are small. All of her tattoos are done impulsively. She told Inked Magazine: “Everything is always spur-of-the-moment. All of my tattoos I decide that second and do it,” but also added that she would like a larger tattoo at some point in the future with proper planning. “I want to get a big-ass-motherfucking tattoo on my forearm. I’m going to wait a few years and make sure I still want it then. I have to wait for that special someone to come back into my life. I want to do a big-ass heart with a flag through it with a name. I want it to be a huge experience and statement.”

Avril has gotten most of her tattoos as matching tattoos with friends. She has two matching tattoos with ex-husband Deryck Whibley, lead singer of Canadian pop-punk band Sum 41; four with her ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner; and one with her current husband Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian rock band Nickleback.

Avril Lavigne star wrist tattoo

Avril Lavigne's star tattoo on her wrist

Her first tattoo was a star on the inside of her left wrist in the style of her Let Go album artwork.  Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody, with whom she co-wrote the song “Nobody’s Home,” also got the same star on his wrist.

Avril Lavigne Deryk Whibley tattoo

Avril Lavigne's tattoo for Deryk Whibley and music note

On the side of her left wrist, Avril got her ex-husband Deryck Whibley’s first initial “D” in a pink heart, while Deryck got an “A” in heart in the same location for Avril. Though Avril and Deryck are now divorced, they remain good friends and Avril has not covered the tattoo. She later added a music note beneath it.

Avril Lavigne 30 and lightning tattoos

Avril Lavigne's "30" and lightning bolt tattoos on her left wrist

In March 2010, Arvil celebrated Deryck Whibley’s 30th birthday with him, and the two got “30” tattooed on their wrist together, even though they had already filed for divorce. She had a lightning bolt tattooed right below it in April 2010 with Brody Jenner, her boyfriend at the time, who got a matching tattoo behind his ear.

Avril Lavigne star and XXV tattoos

Avril Lavigne's star and XXV tattoos in her right elbow

On the inside of her right elbow, Avril Lavigne has a star and “XXV” which are the Roman numerals for 25.  The star was first blue with a black outline, but she later had it filled in black. She had it first done in April 2008 while her friend Allie got a tattoo at the same time. She got the XXV tattoo at the age of 25, and her ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner has a matching tattoo in the same location.

Avril Lavigne Abbey Dawn tattoo

Avril Lavigne's "Abbey Dawn" tattoo

On the inside of her left elbow, Avril has the words “Abbey Dawn” which is a nickname that her father gave her as a child as well as the name of her clothing line.

Avril Lavigne skull and crossbones tattoo

Avril Lavigne’s skull and crossbones tattoo

Below her “Abbey Dawn” tattoo, Avril added a skull and crossbones in May 2012.

Avril Lavigne La Vie En Rose arm tattoo

Avril Lavigne’s French writing arm tattoo

Avril’s largest tattoo is the writing on her forearm which says “La vie en Rose / Vivre le moment présent”, which is French for “Life in Pink / Living in the moment.” She got this tattoo with her husband Chad Kroeger, though they weren’t yet dating at the time. Avril and Chad were working together writing songs for her self-titled album when she suggested the tattoos. Avril told Chelsea Lately “When I met him I was really surprised that he didn’t have any tattoos, so the second day in the studio I’m like, ‘I’m so getting you your first tattoo.'” The tattoos weren’t intended to be matching — originally Avril had just the first line “La vie en Rose” and Chad had “Vivre le moment présent,” but she later added the second line in order to match his.

Avril Lavigne Brody Jenner tattoo

Avril Lavigne's "Brody" tattoo for Brody Jenner

On the right side of her ribcage, Avril has “Brody” for her ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner. Avril and Brody both had their names tattooed on each other in July 2010 – he has “Avril” on his elbow.

Avril Lavigne Fuck tattoo

Avril Lavigne's "Fuck" tattoo on her ribcage

In May 2010, Avril and Brody got matching “FUCK” tattoos on their ribcages. Avril says: “My favorite tattoo is this one. It’s my favorite word!”

Avril Lavgine Fuck You finger tattoo

Avril Lavgine’s “Fuck You” finger tattoo

Avril’s second expletive tattoo is “FUCK YOU” on her middle finger on her right hand.

Avril Lavigne hip star tattoos

Avril Lavigne's star tattoos on her hip

On her left hip, Avril has the outlines of two stars. Avril has a few different star tattoos, but this one is the largest.

Avril Lavigne star back tattoo

Avril Lavigne's tiny star tattoo on her back

Avril has a very tiny star on her right shoulder blade.

Avril Lavigne leg star tattoo

Avril Lavigne's star tattoo on her leg

Avril has a small blue star outlined in black on her left leg.

Avril Lavigne safety pin tattoo

Avril Lavigne's safety pin tattoo on her neck

In March 2011 Avril had a safety pin tattooed on the left side of her neck. It’s not known exactly what the significance of the safety pin is, but she tweeted: “It comes in handy all the time, it can hurt you, but at the same time keep you together, safety first!”

sources: AKM-GSI, PR Photos, Shutterstock.com, Inked Magazine, Avril Images, Just Jared, MTV, Radar Online

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  1. alain smithee says:

    My dad told me to think thrice about getting a tattoo, and to remember that they are permanent, so whatever you choose, you will need to be able to live with it forever.

    A tattoo artist that I know now has his customers ‘try it out’ with temporary tattoos so that they can decide if it’s something that they want to make permanent.

    I think he’s smart, because he gets paid twice. He also has the tattoo printed on clear plastic, both to make it easier for the customer to visualize the tattoo before any ink is applied and to make it easier to finish the tattoo the way the customer wants in case there are any interruptions.

  2. restu says:

    i love you avril lavigne so much forever

  3. Megan says:

    I hate her tattoos

  4. Mohamed Moudrif says:

    I LOVE YOU AVRIL <3 You're the best <3 #LittleBlackStar :D

  5. Jane says:

    She also has one near her flaps but no photos of that it appears!

  6. subbu-avril says:

    i love avril soooooooooooooooooo damn much …… i will definitely meet her once in my whole life
    your biggest fan

  7. Frank says:

    Avril’s tattoo’s are not art, they’r just like”living the moment”, she doesn’t care how they look. that’s a kind of high level self confidence and her way of life. I love you for this Avril!

  8. mark anthony says:

    i wish that i can date u sometime in my life and i hope that before i dei

  9. Jurnee says:

    Stop be fucking haters

  10. Hilary says:

    They finally updated this page! YYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Jurnee says:

    Fuck you haters and asshole haters

  12. Shakira says:

    I love her tattoos! I have a star like her black one on her right forearm, but mine’s on the other side. I also have “Live In The Moment” on my right rib.

  13. Harlow says:

    Not a fan of Avril, yet, that is my option.

  14. Specca says:

    Definately some of the dumbest tattoos I’ve ever seen.

  15. hayleywilliamsparamore says:


  16. Alison says:

    i love the largest star outline. I think that one looks the best. and also the word FUCK

  17. shopping says:

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  18. Stacey says:

    Act like a lady and when u talk stop laughing all the time. I don’t like ur music or ur new song. U still have a lot of growing up to do.

    • Katie says:

      I’m gonna go ahead and say that judging from her new song, she doesn’t want to grow up. Go away.

    • Alex says:

      If you don’t like her song, keep your comment to yourself. There are a lot of us who don’t want to grow up. Growing up sucks. Life sucks. Leave Avril alone. The woman has been 15 for 15 years. She’s not gonna grow up! Don’t you get that !?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yo shut up, she is who she wants to be. I know u have ur own opion but just don’t judge

    • Anonymous says:

      dont like her? cool. no one gives a shit about your opinion. she wouldn’t be where she is now if she didn’t have actual talent or fans.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well then why did you click on this then and nobody cares of your opinion you don’t need to tell everyone what you think of someone or how stupid there tattoos are they can actually mean something to them. And she is grown up she’s just a kid at heart and does what she wants and doesn’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks of her or her tattoos.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Trop belle

  20. Ashley says:


  21. Kara says:

    whhhhhhy does this stuff never get updated? isn’t she engaged to Chad Kroeger now?

  22. bTaylor says:

    This page REALLY needs to get updated, but i love her tattoo’s and her music. She is one of my greatest role models, and to everyone dissing her for her ink, shut the fuck up. If getting inked makes you feel good, then get tattooed as much as you want. you only have one life, might as well live it the way you want to. Yes, the ex bf tattoos may not look too smart to some, but realistically they’re memories. She has been such an inspiration for me, and has taught me not to give two shits about what others may think of the tattoos i chose to have on my body.Keep on gettin’ ‘er inked!

  23. Nick says:

    I met the tattoo artist who did most of her stars when he worked in boston. His name is Ken Dean. He told me most of those stars are to cover up all the moles and freckles on her body. Not much more meaning then that.

  24. Bjørn Vegar says:

    what does the star on her left wrist mean? what is it standing for? where did she det it from? want one like that, but I want to know what it means first

  25. Lexie says:

    Will this page ever be updated??? -.-

  26. J says:

    Most of her tats are either generic and thoughtless, brand rep, or boyfriend/exes. I think tattooing names is a terrible idea, especially for a celebrity like Avril, who will inevitably go through a ton of boyfriends in her life. Nearly every person on the planet with a tattoo has a star and/or a lightning bolt somewhere on their body. Not original. Every musical or person interested in music has a music note tattooed somewhere on their body. Also not original. Also, the word FUCK? Really? That’s just having obscenities just for the sake of having obscenities. Not very classy, and not very clever. We get it, she needs to prove how hardcore she really is. These “meaningful” tattoos are so run-of-the-mill, walk into a parlor and point out a picture, that I could vomit.

    I have to give it to her, though. The safety pin is a good idea. I have one tattooed behind my ear as well..oddly, in nearly the same spot, because you do, in fact, always need a safety pin! That’s the only one I really like. Girl needs some real tattoos!

    • sickz says:

      the only tattoo i can reasonable justify is the shared “Fuck”. that’s sacrifice. in essence her n brody agreed to handicap each other for life —– this would be the best way to bond each other flaunted in the worst way.

      good for them.

  27. Vicky says:

    Is it just me or I just can’t see the ‘D’ in the heart(second picture)!? xD I’m trying realllyyyy hard but it doesn’t look like ‘D’ to me! :P Well, anyway, I love her tattoos but this really bugs me! I wanna see it! haha

  28. maureen says:

    i looooooove uuuuuu avril u Rock babe fuck ol the haters wu gives a fuck anywy.im ur number 1 bigeeest FAN i wsh i cud one day wear ur brand neh……….abby great name.i love ur musici have ol e albums,love outfits i try to wear like u yeah its there but not as hot as u i mean its ur style obviosly u gonna luk hotter than ur followers bt il get thr m patient.i wish one day i cud see ur concert im in Botswana,Africa

  29. Vicky says:

    I love Avril’s tattoos. I was wondering if you could post Lindsay Lohan’s tattoos!?

  30. ASHlEyMaRiE@13 says:

    @Famous Plastic u shouldnt talk anyone with a user like famous plastic is alot worse than anyone else u probably are fake plastic b****

  31. Rock Chick says:

    The safety pin is all about Deryck… he has the safety pin tattoo also on his wrist :D

  32. Anonymous says:

    I know she got two new tattoos I just don’t know what of :?

  33. Anonymous says:

    this needs updating

  34. rock says:

    i luv av so stop being FUCKIN haters

  35. victor says:

    Avril got 2 more tattoos

  36. cherry says:

    Btw all haters yy exactly are uu replying if y’all jus gone be stupid?

  37. cherry says:

    I agree wth katy on this one. Who we to judge something tht someone eles does or has. Expressing ur personal opinions is perfectly fine but if all uu have is negative comments then why bother anyway??? Little word of advise “Jen” if you dnt hav sumthen nice to say then don’t say. anything at all. My personal fav Tattoo is FUCK lol altho bitch wud better suit some people lol

  38. teal says:

    she’s got the exact same safety pin tattoo that hanna beth got when she started dating deryck.

  39. Jen Anne Ritter says:

    oh and the word(s) ‘tat’ and ‘tats’ are seriously annoying.

  40. Jen Anne Ritter says:

    I love Avril,but sorry,I think her tattoos are fricking LAME. Especially since they are impulsive and just tiny little stars and words and symbols randomly dotted throughout her body.
    Also,to whoever said she has a ‘lot’ of tattoos, maybe,but they are very small are cover hardly any of her body.
    It doesn’t seem like she gets them for a deep,meaningful reason(with the exception of 1 or 2),and the whole matching tattoos with everyone thing…eh. Why would you want to share tattoos with 3 or 4 different people?
    And Katy: shut up,people can give their opinions on her tattoos. YOU don’t have to ‘like’ our comments,just as much as we don’t have to like Avril’s tattoos.

  41. Katy says:

    For all the ones being rude towards her and her tattoo choices, you sound stupid. YOU don’t have to like the tattoos, SHE got them for HERSELF. What she likes is what she likes, quit being narrow-minded prats.

  42. Gina says:

    I hope when I get old enough (18) I can get some tatoos also and be just like her and all the other rebels out there who don’t care about anything else but feeding their selfish desires and influencing younger impressionable kids with mega doses of “gotta be cool” propaganda that also help feed the corrupt entertainment industry. Oh i can hardly wait to make it someday !!!!

  43. Patricia says:

    I really love her tats, especially the “FUCK” and the star on her wrist, i want to have those tottoos someday :D i love you avril! and i forever will :)
    fuck all haters! go to hell assholes! haha :D

  44. Avril is so un-cool that it’s funny how hard she tries…

  45. Anonymous says:

    Avril is a Skank, and the F*** proves it.
    What a low rent backwards ass rednedneck. Classless B****.

    Her family must be soooo proud of her.

  46. guen pilpa says:

    ….i really love all avril’s tattos…..
    .i’am also her big fan….
    …i hope that i can put also an a tattoos just like youre tatto avril..someday….hehehe
    youre a great singer…..i also love all your song……
    ….and i alway’s like your post on facebook…hehehehe
    hope to see you in personal…..
    and have some picture with you..for remembrance….hehehehe
    …………….LOVE YOU AVRIL………………..

  47. Hello! The tattoo that is behind her ear, el safety pin, it is because Deryck Whibley has equal to this two in the wrists. I guess that made remembering his friendship with Deryck despite their divorce. I Love You Avril! You’ve got the best voice you have heard this planet! Soon I’m going to tattoo a P where you have the D, because of my twin brother Peter!

  48. I'm an Artist says:

    I’m a big fan of Avril!!!! She rocks!!I used to be rocker and a Punk when I was in high school. But I portray a professional image now,and Im matured now but still Im a huge fan of her. sadly I cant attend to her concert here in the Philippines! she’s here now mind you. :))

  49. Janita says:

    I love Avril Lavigne tattoos.they are wonderful (excuse the bad English, because I’m Finnish)

  50. avrilkatie says:

    i lov avril and her tattoos

  51. sabrina says:

    i also love the word ‘fuck’ its my favourite

  52. Anonymous says:

    i love u avril lavigne im jonalyn from philippnes 13 yrs old iwant ur style ii # 1 fun of u

  53. jApOy says:

    cutiee avril..

  54. XX.M!ss_R!0t.XX says:

    Ment I’m now 26 :)

  55. XX.M!ss_R!0t.XX says:

    Ment I’m not 26* :)

  56. XX.M!ss_R!0t.XX says:

    I love avril since I was like 17 and I still love her. I’m not 26 and still a big fan. I have losts of piercings and one tattoo. I plan to get a sleeve but I have to make sure I want it forever. Tatts have meaning to everyone. I just picture being old with them. Not to sexi. I also sing and I know once you hit the spot light you feel like anything you do don’t matter because you have the riches and the fame. If I had her money I wound give a shit either. They have laser surgery for that shit. Anyways.. I’m a BIG AV fan and always will be. I never have met her but I’d love to one day. We’d prob get along very well. She reminds me of myself and its all about being young and having fun. So all the young girlss out there always remember to be yourself and keep cool and rock hard :D. |m| (rock on)

  57. vina says:

    .. i love avril lavigne she’s my favorite singer and her song ..
    .. ilove her tattoos :)) ..
    ..i wnt to say that she’s a talented and beutyful girl ..
    ..shes a god singer :))
    ..ilove all of her song :))

    ..VHINA O9 IIRRR/…..

  58. gretchen says:

    i like all the tatoo but i have only one of her tatoo

  59. Avrilero 4 Ever says:

    woow I love Abbey and her tattoos , but the best tattoo is “FUCK” This is Avril!!!
    i’ll have this tattoo too soon.

    I LOVE YOU AVRIL <33 !!!!

  60. AngeliQue says:

    i have her first tattoo too.. The star on her wrist … Love Avril.. <3 !!

  61. minah sarmiento says:

    habortdey avril! hav a blast! ^_^

  62. Kathy Beth terry says:

    I luv avril and her tattoos and that’s wat I’m being for Hal Owen

  63. bridgenut ;D says:

    I love Avril’s music, shes totally adorable&def dig her style BUT her tattoos (for the most part have no significance) &&she has wayyy too many stars….I always loved stars (&still do) but they’ve become sooo over-rated asfar as tattoos go…I have an outline of a star on my chest/inner arm but seriously u dont need that many….If you get a tat it should def have meaning&some creativeness to it&half her tats are just…well, dumb or stars….but whatever floats her boat, i love her either way&to each their own (which i also have a tat of that saying)!But this whole “Steal her Style” page is wack just cuz of the name.Mad ppl have bit off my shizz&I hate that.I put alotta thought into my style&def my tattoos and ppl always bit off my style but when they copy my tattoos thats just tooo much!!!GET UR OWN IDEAS OR UR TOO LAMN TO DESERVE A TATTOO!!!!!!peace out fuckersss =D

  64. novelavigne says:

    i soo fucking ♥ her tattoos! love her songs, her kind of music , her kind of fashion, everything bout you avril! so fuck you all haters! goddamn ya alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. lol says:

    i love her and i love her tattoo fuck but the sad thing is she has tattoos for her ex boyfriends and they r going to be on her forever…i am going to get a tattoo of a star on my side!!!!!!! love u all and fuck all u haters

  66. Barbie says:

    I love avril i am one of her fans and i just wanted to say that she is very talented :)
    she is a very good singer too i love all of her songs lol i mean i of them :)
    and she is aa tomboy i read on google lol XD

  67. sabrina says:

    haa that’s a LOT of tattoos! i know when i get older the most i will get is four. one medium, one or two words/names in another language(hebrew/japanese/chinese), and an anchor. the medium will be a butterfly representing all the change in my life and growing up, the words will (well one of them) will say “Strength” or “Stay Strong” in another language for the same reason as Demi Lovato. went thru a similar thing. and the anchor will represnt me staying grounded and hope. they all have meaning. and i dont suggest getting a boyfriend/girlfriends name..cuz what happens when you break up? must be awkward for future partners to see…

  68. Anonymous says:

    haha “fuck”. That’s genius.

  69. Avril Rock's says:

    Omg this post really helped me.
    I’ve been looking for posts like this for ageees!!!
    I really wanted to know the meaning of her tattoos and now I know!
    TNX xoxoxo ♥

  70. Holli says:

    I’m not a fan of Avril,and I’m not a fan of her tattoos,but I like that they all have a meaning to her and a lot of them are matching ones with people she loves.

  71. Jurnee says:

    Fuck is my favourtie work too

  72. Jurnee says:

    Fuck is my favourite word

  73. Jurnee says:

    You are such a bitch haters

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