Birthday Tattoos

Lauren Jauregui

Lauren Jauregui got this Roman numeral tattoo on her right elbow in August 2015. It says “XXVII” which represents the number 27.

She considers 27 to be her lucky number. It is the date of two major life events: she was born on June 27, 1996 and her musical group Fifth Harmony was formed on July 27, 2012 during the second season of The X Factor USA. Fifth Harmony named their sophomore album 7/27 after the date they were formed and released the album on May 27, 2016 to fit with the 27 theme. Lauren sees the number 27 in other places as well: “Everytime I’ve looked at the clock today it’s been __:27 weird,” she once tweeted.

Along with a photo of the tattoo, Lauren posted a link to a numerology website which explains that people born on the 27th day of the month are believed to be “compassionate, highly intelligent and kind…true humanitarians, natural teachers, healers and counselors.”

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Lynn Gunn


Lynn Gunn has a Latin tattoo on her left elbow says “EID MAR.” It is an abbreviation for “Eidibus Martiis” a Latin phrase meaning “on the Ides of March.” The Ides is the middle of each month in the ancient Roman calendar, with the Ides of March falling on March 15th.  The Ides of March was a religious holiday, but is most famous as the date that Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated on in 44 BC. The phrase “EID MAR” began appearing on Roman coins following Ceaser’s assassination.

For Lynn, the Ides of March has personal meaning because her birthday is on March 15th.

Louisa Johnson


Louisa Johnson and her boyfriend Daniel Elliot have matching tattoos of their own birthdays in Roman Numerals. Louisa first revealed the tattoo on the top of her left shoulder in February 2016.  The tattoo says “XI-I-XCVIII” for her own birthday January 11, 1998 (11-1-98). Daniel’s tattoo is on the left side of his chest and says “XXII-XI-XCV” for his birthday November 22, 1995 (22-11-95).

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January Jones


January Jones got a half-needle design of concentric circles containing dates, an arrow and a heart on her left forearm. The tattoo was made in honor of her son Xander and it contains her and her son birthdays inside the two circles.
The art by Dr. Woo was posted on the tattooist Instagram with the caption “Nothing stronger than a mothers love” on September 26, 2016.

Demi Lovato


These five Roman Numerals on Demi Lovato’s left side represent the birthdates of her family members. She got the tattoo at Bang Bang’s New York City studio late at night following a concert.  Though she first revealed the ink in a twitter picture in November 2014, it wasn’t brand new at the time. In a throwback instagram post she mentioned getting the tattoo done in the summer of 2014, but it seems most likely that it was on October 27, 2014 following her Demi World Tour performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

VIII VIII MCMLXII – 8/8/1962 – August 8, 1962 is the birthday of her mother Dianna De La Garza (nee Dianna Lee Smith).

II IV MCMLXXXVIII – 2/4/1988 – February 4, 1988 is for her older sister Dallas Lovato.  She is an actress and voice actress who has had minor roles in a number of movies.

XII XXVIII MMI – 12/27/2001 – December 28, 2001 is the birth date of her younger half-sister Madison De La Garza who is the child of Demi’s mother and her step-father. Madison portrayed Gabrielle Solis’ (Eva Longoria) daughter Juanita Solis on the TV show Desperate Housewives.

II XIV MCMLXIII – 2/14/1963 – February 14, 1963 is for her step-father Eddie De La Garza. He has been a big part of Demi’s life since marrying her mother when Demi was young.

X XXIII MCMLX – 10/23/1960 – October 23, 1960 is for her biological father Patrick Lovato, who died in 2013.  Demi has had a complicated relationship with him due in large part to mental health issues, but he still hold a special place in her heart. “I was very conflicted when he passed, because he was abusive,” Demi says. “He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. And he wanted to have his family.”

Not included in the tattoo is Demi’s older half-sister Amber, who is the child of Demi’s estranged father. Amber has not been a part of her life — Demi didn’t even know she existed until 2012.

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