Juliet Simms has over 20 tattoos. All of her tattoos have personal meaning and stories behind them. She told Inked Magazine: “All my tattoos are completely original. They are well thought-out and something I design and work out with the artist.”
Juliet says that she’s satisfied with her current amount of ink, though she may possibly get more tattoos in the future. She told Inked Magazine “I don’t want to be that girl who is completely covered up. I think I am good for now. I’m not saying I won’t get another, but I’m definitely taking a long minute before I go into my 18th tattoo.” She has added at least 5 more tattoos since then.
Juliet got her first tattoo at the age of 15 with her mom’s permission. It was a small treble clef on her left ankle that has since been covered by a snake.
On her left arm is a heart pierced by a dagger. There is a ribbon wrapped around it with the words “True Love.”
Juliet is a huge fan of The Beatles and has two tattoos of their lyrics. About this tattoo, she tells: “It says “Happiness is a Warm Gun,” which is one my favorite Beatles songs. I know what it’s about [heroin] and I don’t do that, but it is one my favorite Beatles songs.”
Beneath her left breast is a rose with thorns and the words “O Romeo, Romeo!” which is quote from Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. She got this tattoo because her name is Juliet.
On her left shoulder blade is a feather, which is a nod to her Cherokee heritage.
In September 2010 Juliet got a panther on her right shoulder blade. It’s done in a Sailor Jerry style, and Juliet says it was her first traditional tattoo. “The meaning behind it is that it’s clawing its way up my back. I got it at a point of my life where I was clawing my way to the top, basically.”
On the right side of her back is “I Believe in Yesterday,” which is from the Beatles’ song “Yesterday,” another of Juliet’s favorites. It is below the panther tattoo, but the panther had not been added yet in this picture.
On the inside of her right arm is the mark from the movie “Willow.” This is a matching tattoo with her ex-boyfriend, who is now her tour manager and best friend.
During Warped Tour 2010 Juliet added two tattoos on her right forearm. Below her elbow is a solid black eagle. She says: “I have an American eagle because I’m Cherokee Indian, which is also why I have a feather on my back.”
At the same time, she also had “I carry the fire” written along her right wrist. Juliet says: “I carry the fire” means in our family that you carry the passion and that you are essentially a leader. You know, ‘I’m carrying the fire so follow me.'”
Juliet has “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints” written along her left wrist and hand. This is a line from Billy Joel’s song “Only The Good Die Young.”
Along the outside of her left index finger is a cross with a chain attached to it.
On her right thigh, Juliet has some of her own lyrics. It says “Anticipation is killing me when butterflies have knives cutting up my insides,” which comes from an unreleased Automatic Loveletter song called “Someday.” The letters are stacked vertically and after the last words are the Japanese symbols for love and pain in red ink. Juliet jokes that the top symbol looks like a drunk smiley face.
Juliet has a large snake tattoo on her left leg that starts right below her knee and goes down to her ankle.
In August 2011, Juliet Simms got two tattoos for her boyfriend Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides, also known as Andy Six. Andy has “Dragonfly” tattooed on his left hand, which is his nickname for Juliet; and she has her nickname for Andy, “White Rabbit,” tattooed on her right hand. The T’s are replaced with upside down crosses, which are a symbol for Andy.
On her right ring finger, she has another tattoo for Andy of a heart with a cross inside it. She writes: First prison tat. Inward heart = taken. Upside down cross = a symbol for my dragonfly <3.
Juliet has a tiny equal sign on her right wrist. This may be a statement in favor of equal rights like Miley Cyrus’ equal sign tattoo, though Juliet has not talked about the meaning of this tattoo.
Photos of Juliet’s “Andy” tattoo on her right arm surfaced in October 2011. This tattoo is obviously for her boyfriend Andy Biersack, and is one of at least four tattoos relating to their relationship.
Around the same time, she got some words wrapped around her arm above her elbow. It says “When I hear your cries; Praying for life, I will be there,” which are lyrics to the song “Saviour” by Black Veil Brides.
sources: my interview with Juliet Simms, MTV Clutch, Inked Magazine
image credits: Catherine Powell, Dan Cox, Elizabeth Schultz, Jay West, Julia Amy White, Lover’s Anthem, Sunny Photos, Buzznet, Juliet’s Twitter.
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