All of Cassadee Pope’s tattoos are located on her right forearm. Cassadee says:
“All my tattoos refer to my love for music. I know I’ll never regret them because music is my life.”
Her first tattoo was a bird with a banner of music notes coming out of its mouth, which represents her passion for music. Cassadee got this tattoo the day after she turned 18.
Her second tattoo was a yellow smiley face on her right hand below her index finger. This tattoo is in honor of her deceased great grandfather, whom she called “happy” when she was young because she could not pronounce his real nick-name “pappy.” The performance which led Hey Monday to get signed was on his birthday, and Cassadee got this tattoo as a result. In her own words:
“The smiley face was from when we showcased for Columbia and it was on my great grandpa’s birthday. And I used to call him “pappy,” but when I was really young I couldn’t say “pappy” I called him “happy.” And we ended up getting signed, so I know he’s looking after us.”
In August 2009 Cassadee got another bird with a banner reading “BND” on the opposite side of her arm from the first. “BND” stands for “Believers Never Die.” Cassadee got this tattoo after her band Hey Monday opened for Fall Out Boy on the Believers Never Die Tour Part Deux in April and May of 2009.
In May 2010 Cassadee added a green branch with leaves to connect the two birds. Then in October 2010 she added blue and pink clouds behind the birds to fill in the empty space. Cassadee insists that the arm is done now.