Jahan Yousaf’s Tattoos
Krewella’s Jahan Yousaf has at least four tattoos. She has two large tattoos on her right forearm as well as two connected tattoos on her neck and shoulder blade.
Jahan has the phrase ‘Life is a Dance Floor’ tattooed on the inside of her right forearm. They are fitting words for an EDM musician.
On the outside of Jahan’s right forearm is the Vajra Brush, a work of art by Alex Grey. The piece symbolizes the spiritual nature of art. At the center of the drawing is a combination of a paintbrush and the eastern spiritual symbol Vajra. Two winged snakes wrap around it, similar to the Caduceus symbol. Though it is often used as a symbol of medicine, the Caduceus represents occupations associated with the Greek god Hermes.
The artist explains a means that the meaning of the vajra paintbrush is “to awaken people to their own essence through the light of higher vision. The entire history of art is an expression of universal creativity that invisibly surrounds and supports every creative act. The vajra is a spiritual device, a thunderbolt scepter owned by the Hindu god Indra and adopted by the Buddhist sages as a symbol of the diamond-like clarity and brilliance of the mind’s true nature.”
All three members of Krewella have tattoos of “6-8-10,” the date that they put their education and careers on hold in order to pursue music full-time. For Jahan, it is the date that she dropped out of college. Her tattoo is on the left side of neck.
Jahan tattooed the words “One More Night” on her left shoulder and then later added shading and swirls connecting it to her neck tattoo.
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