Cher Lloyd’s Tattoos


Although she is young, Cher Lloyd has already racked up an impressive amount of ink. “I just want to be covered,” the 20-year-old singer has stated. Cher already had 3 tattoos when she first auditioned for X-Factor. At the time she was only 16, below the legal age for getting a tattoo in the UK. That didn’t stop her from adding on more tattoos, many before her 18th birthday. “It just carried on from there. I got a bit addicted with it, and just kept going and going. But they all mean something to me, I don’t just get them for the sake of it.”

Cher now has 21 tattoos and keeps adding more, all of which she loves. When asked about her favorite tattoo, Cher responded “I don’t have a favorite tattoo. I like all of my tattoos.”

Despite criticism, Cher is quite set in her decision to be inked. “I don’t think I’ll regret any of them,” she says. “I know people say ‘what about when you’re old and you’re covered in tattoos?’ — so what. Anyway, in time to come everyone will have them and it will be all the trend, won’t it? ‘Cuz you don’t know how the times are gonna change.”

She appreciates the expressive nature of tattoos. “I think tattoos, it’s like artwork,” she says. “It expresses a lot, and that’s why I have them.” Cher’s tattoos tell her story and she says that when she’s older “Then it’s going to be like a piece of artwork that people can look at and see all the crazy things I did in my life.”

Right Arm

Cher Lloyd Bosillo lleno de suenos tattoo
The first tattoo that Cher Lloyd got on her right arm says ‘Bosillo lleno de sueños,’ which is Spanish for ‘pocketful of dreams.’ This phrase comes from Alicia Keys’ song “Empire State Of Mind (Part II).” Her ex-boyfriend told the press “She doesn’t speak Spanish, she just thought it looked pretty and loved that song.”

“Empire State Of Mind” was one of the songs that Cher performed while she was on X-Factor, though she had the tattoo before the show. On X-Factor she talked about why she relates to the song. “The lyrics basically explain how if someone wants something so bad, you have to get to the right places get it. And it’s basically the story of me being here [on X-Factor] today.”

Cher Lloyd question mark wrist tattoo
In January 2011 she had a small question mark tattooed on her right wrist.

Cher Lloyd bird tattoo
In March 2011 Cher got a pair of tattoos in memory of her uncle Edward ‘Boo Boo’ Smith, who died of an accidental overdose in September 2010 when he was only 34 years old. “I got a tattoo in memory of my uncle which is a bird flying out of a cage,” she says. On her right forearm is a bird carrying a ribbon with the word ‘Boo’, and in the same location on her left arm is a birdcage with an open door. She shared a picture of the ink of her twitter with the caption “Happy birthday uncle boo, missing you. New tattoo. Xxxx”

Cher Lloyd peace sign wrist tattoo
Cher added a peace sign next to the question mark later in March 2011.

Cher Lloyd butterfly sleeve tattoo
Cher incorporated the bird, peace sign, and question mark tattoos into a partial sleeve in May 2011, when she surrounded them with butterflies.

Cher Lloyd Craig wrist tattoo
In May 2012, Cher Lloyd added two tattoos on her left wrist. On the inside of her wrist is “Craig” — the first name of her fiancé Craig Monk — with a red heart. Cher and Craig became engaged in January 2012.

Cher Lloyd poker wrist tattoo
On the back side of her wrist is another red heart, one of four on her body, but this one is part of a set of symbols. Cher has the suits of a deck of cards: hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs. Cher told us that she didn’t want to get tattoos on the outsides of her arms because she thought that it was more feminine to do just the inside, but I guess she made an exception for the wrist!

Left Arm

Cher Lloyd All that you have is your soul tattoo
Cher has the Tracy Chapman song title ‘All that you have is your soul’ tattooed on her arm as a tribute to her mother. “That’s for my mom,” Cher says, “it’s her favorite song in the world.”

Cher announced her plans for this tattoo shortly after leaving the X-Factor: “The first thing I’m going to do is get a new tattoo. I’m going to get a lyric from my mum’s favourite song tattooed on my wrist. It’s going to say, ‘All that you have is your soul’.” Cher ended up getting these words tattooed along the side of her arm instead, probably due to the length of the quote.

Cher Lloyd bird cage tattoo
On her forearm is the birdcage which matches the bird on her right arm. Cher got these tattoos in memory of her deceased uncle.

Cher Lloyd You are my sunshine My only sunshine tattoo
On the side of Cher’s arm, she tattooed ‘You are my sunshine / My only sunshine’. I assume that this tattoo is for her fiancé (boyfriend at the time) Craig Monk, to whom she tweeted these lyrics a few months later.

Cher Lloyd C heart tattoo
At the same time, Cher got a little letter ‘C’ in a heart, which seems to be a more obvious tribute to Craig.

Cher Lloyd skull rose tattoo
In July 2011 Cher added an intricate design of a sugar skull and rose on her upper arm. The skull has a diamond on its forehead, glowing red hearts in its eyes, and a single gold tooth.

Cher Lloyd crying eye tattoo
The most recent piece on this arm is a crying eye on her wrist. Swirls fill the space between this and the birdcage above it.

Hands and Fingers

Cher Lloyd music note hand tattoo
On Cher’s left hand is a treble clef surrounded by tiny music notes. The placement of this tattoo is similar to her X-Factor mentor Cheryl Cole‘s tribal hand tattoo.

Cher Lloyd diamond hand tattoo
In January 2011, Cher tattooed a diamond on her right hand between her thumb and index finger. This tattoo is said to represent her success on the X-Factor.

Cher Lloyd daddy hand tattoo
She inked her love for her father in March 2011 with “Daddy” written on her right hand in cursive. Next to the ‘D’ is a little red heart.

Cher Lloyd heart finger tattoo
Later that month, Cher got a second red heart tattoo – this time on her ring finger on her left hand. This is the finger on which a wedding ring is worn. Perhaps this tattoo represents her love for her future husband? We can only speculate as Cher has not spoken about this tattoo.

Cher Lloyd bow finger tattoo
At the same time Cher tattooed a bow on her knuckle on the ring finger of her right hand.

Cher Lloyd Shh finger tattoo
On the inside of Cher’s right index finger is “SHH…” This tattoo idea was made famous by Rihanna and has also been copied by Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen. The premise is that the tattoo will be revealed when you hold your finger to your lips to shush someone, though in Cher’s case it is mostly seen when she holds a microphone.

Other

Cher Lloyd bow lower back tattoo
One of Cher’s oldest tattoos is the one on her lower back. “I’ve got a big ribbon, like a bow,” she says. This tattoo is not shown very often, but it can be seen in her “Swagger Jagger” music video.

Cher Lloyd stick figure ankle tattoo
Cher debuted a tattoo of a stick figure on her ankle at the Brit Awards in February 2012.

Sources: Cher Lloyd Q&A, Daily Mail: 1 and 2, Interview, Cambio, Steve Serrano

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104 Comments

  1. Zananb says:

    You all just tripping she is my idol and everything she does I love and nothing will ever change the fact that she the best thing that has ever happened and I only listens to her nobody else but her

  2. Noah graham says:

    You don’t know how much I love Cher But I will never get her :(

  3. directioner says:

    I`m going to get a treble clef surrounded by tiny music notes on my left hand.
    <3

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  6. Ruby says:

    I love all of her tattoos and she is my idol but it looks tacky in a way.

  7. Charlas Manning says:

    I think all of Cher Lloyds tats are just as beautiful as she is. And people who have a problem with them can suck it because they dont understand true art and beauty

  8. theguywiththebeard says:

    Oh dear oh dear. Looks so cheap on a lady. I wish girls would keep their beautoful skin clear. :-\

  9. Bella says:

    woooow….she can’t ever break up with Craig!

  10. Hi! says:

    Whoh! Cool tattoos,Cher!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Cher is like soooo AWESOME shes better then my other fav singer Katy Perry

  13. harry's secret admirer says:

    i love Cher! she is so pretty and fun! i think her tattoos are fine she actually looks good with them. i like how all of them have a meaning to it. love ya cher!

  14. Anonymous says:

    i adore her and her tattoos ima get the daddy tattoo because as they said she has a great feeling for her father and i also have a great feeling for my father

  15. Meg says:

    I love her so much oh my god!

  16. BRAT says:

    THE BODY ITS FROM CHER, TRUE BRATS WILL NEVER LET PF LOVIN HER JUST BC OF THE TATTOOS. Like cmon, harry styles have over 30 tattoos and everybody call him cupcake.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Good for her

  18. selena perez says:

    I LOVE CHER LLOYD SHE IS MY FAVORITE. I LOVE HER TATTOOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. selena perez says:

    I Love Cher Lloyd Alot She Is My Favorite. I Love her Tattoos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. selena perez says:

    I LOVE CHER LLOYD SHE IS MY FAVORITE

  21. Cher Lloyd says:

    I love her even her tattoos

  22. ella says:

    cher lloyd you are awesome, but please don’t get more tattoos. it looks really tacky.

  23. cher lloyd #1 fan says:

    I have such long curly hair and sing good all I need is spirit and to believe in myself…cher Lloyd doesn’t do tattoos for anything ….there for love and memories….don’t let anyone take your spirit your you in ur own way cher Lloyd! :-)

  24. sam says:

    I love her and I am going to get them

  25. camila says:

    i love everything

  26. Ann says:

    I love her tattoos and her!

  27. Ann says:

    I love it!!

  28. mhiecher says:

    really cool..
    i love cher lloyd 4ever..
    i love her tattoos also ..

  29. marlene says:

    I love cher she is so cute and she rocks

  30. Me! says:

    I think she is beautiful and all her tattoos are great!

    • Cool Cat says:

      Cher Lloyd is a beautiful person. If she wants to get tattoos, that is her own decision. No one should judge her for that. I personally think that her tattoos are great and mark her as special. I love you, Cher Lloyd!!!

      • leanna says:

        I love her but not the tattoos,but that want stop me from thinking she is a great singer!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Ya colcat is right she is awesome and nobidy can judge her for that…. Sometimes my friend and I tattoo some of hers with a marker! My fave is the shh… I do that one with a black marker! Cher Lloyd is the best singer and rapper ever! I am totally a brat!

      • shania says:

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      • cher lloyd #1 fan says:

        I believe she can be her own person if she decides too be whatever they say I luv cher Lloyd ~#1 fan~:)

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree on all that

      • arin says:

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        • arin says:

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  31. Anonymous says:

    she is so pretty i wish i was her

  32. Christina says:

    She has something on her wrist next to the ‘Daddy’ one. I’m not sure what it is but it looks like a butterfly or something.

    • Olivia says:

      its just from the butterflies on her wrist and arm (the 6th one down from the top) it just curls around her wrist, you can see it in the picture

  33. SLB says:

    It’s good to see more tattoos in the media, however showing Cher’s tattoos is not necessarily a good thing. All the kids who want to copy her need to read a few decent tattoo mags like Skin Deep and then you’ll see just how poor the quality of the work is. I’d like to know who her tattooist/s is/are so I can avoid them!! The birdcage in particular is a terrible tattoo, not in concept but execution; it’s wonky & the linework is shocking! For proper tattoo artwork Google Remis Tattoo, True Colour Tattoos York or even watch the ‘Ink shows on TV – Corey Miller & Hannah Aitchison for example are amazing artists. You’ll pay more for quality but its definitely worth it as a tattoo is for life.

    • angelina says:

      the reason some of her tattoos may be of poor quality is becuz she got quite a few of them when she was under the legal age for tattoos in the Uk which is 18. therefore she said she got some of her tattoos done in a house. who knows if that person was a professional or had the right equipment.

      • SLB says:

        So not only tattooed under the legal age but also in an illegal & hygienic setting of someone’s kitchen. No telling if any of the equipment was sterile & explains why they’re so bad – a kitchen scratcher isn’t a tattoo artist. She should be more responsible in the example she sets to her fans & use her status to educate people about the importance of going to a proper tattoo studio. Kitchen scratchers give the whole industry a bad reputation & it undermines the years of (often unpaid) hard work real tattooists have to put in to achieve their abilities. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be tattooed because I am; but for crying out loud, go to a proper studio & get quality work done.

  34. Anonymous says:

    there fucking ugly…………………………………………………………………………. just kidding you know its her choice but 21 dang but i guess some have a meaning :)

  35. pema gyempo says:

    i love all her tatoos…

  36. snake says:

    Eh. So young and so many, but who am I to judge. The good side is that all of them are (mostly) in black & grey so even though the subject matter differs, they look like a single continuous theme overall. The bad side is most of her tattoos look poorly designed, planned and poorly done. From my POV as an artist, I don’t really mind about the deep personal meanings if a piece is not well executed, then again to each their own! Go get a throat piece, Cher!

  37. Ashley says:

    I love her!!!! Not the tattoos.

  38. Olivia says:

    i LOOOVE every single one of her tattoos!!!

  39. g-razz is a brat says:

    http://www.kiss957.com/pages/prolifik.html?article=10211585 im pretty sure her saying her favourite tattoo is include in this interview but i was here june 19th

  40. g-razz is a brat says:

    when i met cher lloyd (i know!!!!) i also sat in on the interview and they opened up the interview to questions from the fans, she was asked her favourite tattoo and she said it was the crying eye. she said she cried a lot when she was younger and it reminds her that she doesnt need to cry anymore, because she did enough crying in the past. i love her <3 she was looking righ at me as she said this because i talked to her a little before that and told her a little about myself and my struggles. i lover so much, shes incredible <3

  41. Alice says:

    I like her tattoo on her hand, I want one simlar – not just to copy but because it has musical notes and that would have meaning to me, :) + for anyone doubting weather cher’s tattoos have meaning to her, just because they seem small and insignificant to you doesn’t mean they don’t mean a lot to Cher, its her body and if she wants tattoos than that’s up to her and people shouldn’t criticise her for it. If they dont like it they shouldn’t look.

  42. Allie says:

    I love Cher’s tattoos because they’re UNIQUE. They are what makes her, her. I honestly couldn’t imagine Cher any other way. She definitely stands out, which is exactly her aim. :)

  43. mandy says:

    People who say they are going to get her tattoos really shouldnt they mean something to her and not for anyone that just wants to copy seriously get your own life. Cher is original not a copy and she wants to stay that way.

  44. Ash says:

    ^ agreed with Delia! Although I do love cher! Kids just get tattoos nowadays like it’s nothing. You should take some time in putting a personal “love” into a tattoo if you get one…

  45. Delia says:

    “I’m totally going to get some of these”… lol, that seriously sounds so stupid. Getting a tattoo is a serius thing that you have to live with for the rest of you life. If you’re going to get something – make it personal and important to YOU. So you can look back on it and hopefully not regret it. “Copying” tattoos from a celebrity you think is “cool” sounds a bit pathetic to me.

  46. Emily says:

    i like the little heart on her ring finger :)

  47. Jen says:

    I have 17 tattoos,so I am definetely a tattoo lover,but most of hers are tiny little ones that honestly,look like she got them just to have them. They look poorly done. There is nothing really original about them. It just irks me when I see really crappy (in my opinion) tattoos.
    And Maddy: you sound like a complete poser.

  48. Kaci says:

    I love Cher so much! and I love all of her tattoos! I really wanna get a bow on my finger like hers, or something similar. <3

  49. i luv all her tatoos and im getting one on my ankel on my wrist on my back shoulder one on mycheats one one my back and one on my arm!!!! yea and if u see (crusher) in my name, thats my nick name cuz i crush people if they do anything bad to me, my friends, or my family!!!!!!!!!! so that would be a life leson!!! and all my tatoos will be of diffrent typs of skulls and dragons and one is going to be of a knife with blood!!! :)
    i am eveil and mean and NOT nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so beware!!!!!!!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    isnt the treble clef on her hand the first tattoo she had?? it was there before she auditioned for x factor, so it wanst exactly inspired by cheryl cole…

  51. Anonymous says:

    All of Cher’s tattoos Are amazing and they all mean something to her and I love Cher Lloyd a lot she is the best singer ever and I love her outfits and the way she sings and her personality she’s amazing

  52. Cher's Brat. says:

    I love all her tattoos! are amazing.

  53. Marina says:

    Her Logic about tattoo’s being the trend when you get older is really messed…There not the trend now and the they have never been the trend for older people….I dont really like any of them except the one that says Daddy..Gaga has one that says Dad and a Heart so sweet!!!

    • harry's secret admirer says:

      good for you that you don’t like them. she likes them so what are you gonna do? seriously i hate when people do this kind of stuff. honestly, if i don’t like somebody’s tattoo’s i don’t post it on the internet. you are just kind of trying to make her change or something! STOP SHOWING HATE TO CHER LLOYD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love cher and 1D! and if you don’t i don’t need yo hear it!

  54. Cher Horan says:

    im totally getting some of these!

  55. Duda says:

    She’s gorgeous ^^

  56. لینکی says:

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  57. me says:

    facepalm..shes just inking away isnt she

  58. Elin says:

    Just so you know, she’s got a new one ;)

  59. Manveet says:

    I love cher she is soooo pretty. i love the tattoo which says all you have is ur soul and also the one about her uncle so sorry:(

  60. Sam says:

    I love all herr tattooss , i thinkk theyre all really well done pluss shes so prettyy! I thinkk itt justt goess withh herr :D

  61. Mica says:

    I love her she is so perfect

  62. LoveuCher says:

    I love her tattoo’s, and if Cher wouldn’t mind, I’m gonna get that diamond she has on her hand, on my throat. I too am going to have a tattoo which is a sign to my grampa, who died last summer, but that’s a butterflie!:D

  63. Ashlyn says:

    I love the one that says Daddy in cursive cause it reminds me if my dad

  64. rach says:

    I LOVE ALL HER TATTOOS !

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