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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Below her “Abbey Dawn” tattoo, Avril added a skull and crossbones in May 2012.
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.
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.
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’s second expletive tattoo is “FUCK YOU” on her middle finger on her right hand.
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 has a very tiny star on her right shoulder blade.
Avril has a small blue star outlined in black on her left leg.
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!”
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