Birthday Tattoos

Dua Lipa


Dua Lipa got this rose tattoo on her right bicep in the wee hours of the morning following her concert in Paris on April 3, 2018.  Tattoo artist Madame Buraka has a very distinctive style that combines 90s tribal designs, graffiti, and minimalist line drawings.  While the lines on Dua’s tattoo may look abstract at first glance, there’s actually an number “95” hidden in the leaves to represent her birth year.

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Iggy Azalea


Iggy Azalea has gone through a lot of trouble to remove her ex A$AP Rocky’s name from her left pinkie finger. She initially tattooed an “X” through it because her hectic touring schedule didn’t give her enough time for laser removal. She finally had a lull in her career in 2015 which gave her time for frequent laser sessions. Her engagement to NBA player Nick Young also gave her a sense of urgency. “I don’t want to wear a wedding ring with tattoos about my ex under it. It’s being lasered and has been for months,” she tweeted.

Her A$AP tribute spanned three fingers, with the words “Live” “Love” and “A$AP” each on their own.  Iggy had all three lasered, but the removal was trickiest on her pinkie.  She tattooed a black box over the whole name which may have helped give an even result but it also made it more difficult.  Its location on the outside of her hand also meant that this tattoo wasn’t subject to the same amount of friction as the ones between her fingers.  She manged to get her middle and ring fingers light enough for a new “Digital Distortion” tattoo but continued with laser sessions on her pinkie.  In 2016 she told Music Choice:

I’ve actually just spent the last eight months going through a very painful laser tattoo removal process….Be very careful with what you get. And do not get your ex-boyfriend’s name or you might end up with a really long and really expensive painful trip to the dermatologist.

By 2017 she was finally able to cover the spot with a new tattoo that’s the same size as the previous one. It appears to be a number “7” for her June 7th birthday.

Danielle Bregoli


The number “1921” on the front of Danielle Bregoli’s right ankle goes along with the name “Josephine” behind it. It represents the birth year of her maternal great grandmother Josephine “JoJo” Radford, who was born on October 16, 1921. JoJo is still alive and well at 96 years old.

The placement of this tattoo and the gothic font of the letters are inspired by Rihanna’s “1988” tattoo, which represents the singer’s own birth year.

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Gigi Gorgeous


Gigi Gorgeous has a beautiful script tattoo of her mother’s birthday on her left ribs.
She decided to incorporate a ladybug in the tattoo design because over the last two years she kept seeing ladybugs in the most random places which made her remembering her mother and the time they bought a house in New York and there was an infestation with ladybugs all over the place.

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Maggie Lindemann


Maggie Lindemann got this “0067” tattoo on her right elbow in January 2018. The numbers represent the birth years of her family members: “00” for her younger brother Mason Reid Lindemann who was born in 2000, and “67” for her parents Susan Denise Denson Lindemann and Barton Duane Lindemann who were both born in 1967.

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