Ash Costello has a tattoo on her right forearm of the tally mark logo from her band New Years Days’ October 2015 album Malevolence. All of the band members and crew have their own versions of this tattoo on different body parts. Rather than having the design in red, as it appears on the album, they opted for black ink with a red outline so that it stands out more. The album artwork was designed by graphic artist Eve Saint Raven.
PVRIS have matching tattoos behind their left ears of the letter “P” from the band’s logo which were first seen in a March 2015 photoshoot. The three permanent band members — singer Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski, and bassist Brian MacDonald — all have the tattoo along with their touring drummer Justin Nace. (more…)
In April 2016, Paris Jackson got the word “MÖTLEY” tattooed on the inside of her lip for the classic metal band Mötley Crüe. “Most lip tattoos are temporary and y’all have been my favorite since I was 12, so I figured why not,” she tweeted to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. She later got a more permanent tribute to the band with their Dr Feelgood album logo on her bicep.
This large piece on the front of her left thigh was inspired by the Major League song Need I Remind You and states the lyrics “I wish time was on our side…” The thigh piece includes an hourglass, roses and an antique pocket watch.
The ink was done by Brisbane tattooist Tilly Dee, who designed the piece and also created an original painting with the same artwork. (more…)
Krysta Cameron has tow music-related tattoos on the inside of her right arm. Below her elbow is a red heart surrounded by the words “All is full of love,” which is the title of a Björk song. On her wrist are the words “Against Demons” and a sand-dollar (which looks like a star in a circle) from a Radiohead album art. This was one of her earlier tattoos and has a much heavier black look than her more recent work, however the sloppy look of the writing and image is a reflection of the original artwork.
Alexia Rodriguez got this purple and black skull portrait tattoo from artist Kirk George in May 2014. The design — a skeleton face wearing a bishop’s hat — is Papa Emeritus, the vocalist for the Swedish heavy metal band GHOST. The Papa Emeritus character is a Satanic pope.
Alexia Rodriguez’s first tattoo was the crooked piano keys from the cover of Cursive’s album The Ugly Organ wrapped around her right wrist.
The three members of Paramore – singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and bassist Jeremy Davis – all got matching tattoos in August 2011 to represent their unity as a band. Hayley and Jeremy both got it on their wrists while Taylor’s is a bit further up his arm, closer to his elbow.
Explaining the design, Hayley says “we just really wanted something simple that describes the three of us and the people around us.” The band drew a number of designs and decided on this one of a black rectangle with three white bars to represent the three band members. “It’s so simple, it really couldn’t get any more simple, but that’s the point,” Hayley explains. This logo was then used as the cover for Paramore’s Singles 7″ box set and digital release, the band’s first release a three-piece unit.
In a KROQ interview, Hayley joked that they can’t add any new members to the band because of the tattoos: “we just got tattoos that have only three white bars in them, so if we ever add any new members we’re screwed!” (more…)