Date Tattoos

Lauren Jauregui


Lauren Jauregui played her first-ever show as a solo artist in Sao Paulo Brazil on June 6, 2018.  She commemorated the monumental occasion by getting this “6 • 6 • 18” tattoo on her forearm.  The concert was the first of five dates where she performed as the opening act for the Latin American leg of Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.  She debuted three new songs at the first show and was amazed that fans were already beginning to sing along.  That night she tweeted:

GUYS IM SCREAMING OH MY GOD SEEING ALL OF YOUR REACTIONS TO THESE SONGS AND LITERALLY PEOPLE WERE ALREADY SINGING THEM BY THE END OF THEM I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Obrigada São Paulo you have my heart forever!! First show ever DONE!!

Before the tour was over, she’d already gotten this tattoo to remember it forever.  She visited artist Gabriel Puas in Santiago Chile on June 11, 2018 during an off-date between the third and fourth shows.  She performed in Santiago the following night.

The transition from being part of Fifth Harmony to becoming a solo artist has been a major shift for her since she had spent her entire adult life as a member of the girl group.  She was only 15 years old when she auditioned for The X Factor.  All of the members auditioned as solo artists and the group was created by the producers and judges of the show, who thought they were better as a group than as individuals.  That may have been true when they were young teens who hadn’t fully formed their own identities, but now they all have unique perspectives and unique stories to tell in their songs.  Following Camila Cabello‘s departure from the group Fifth Harmony released a final self-titled album and then went on indefinite hiatus on March 19, 2018 so that the remaining four members could pursue their own solo careers.

Going solo has forced Lauren to confront and conquer her self-doubts.  She didn’t begin writing until recently because she was afraid that she wasn’t good enough.  Now she is so glad that she took the plunge.  She tweeted:

Fun fact: I actually only started writing actual songs this year. I had only written two songs in my life completely that I thought were ok and I was too scared of failure to try until my world shifted earlier this year….Literally in the studio every day just opening the floodgates of all the shit I never let myself say….Never give up on yourself and do it anyway because you can only get better.

Lauren is still discovering what she wants her solo music to sound like, but she’s loving the process and the songs that she’s written.  “The album is not finished yet. I feel inspired and could write any song at any given moment,” she told Billboard. “It’s really interesting, and it’s a road to self-discovery.”

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Jana Kramer


Jana Kramer has two important dates tattooed on the inside of her right arm. “5-22-15” represents her marriage to former NFL tight end Michael Caussin on May 22, 2015. “1-31-16” represents the birth of their daughter Jolie Rae Caussin on January 31, 2016.

Unfortunately the couple separated in August 2016 due to Michael’s repeated extramarital affairs. He went to rehab for his sex additiction, but it wasn’t enough to hold the family together.

Jana had been divorced twice previously, first from her abusive ex-husband Michael Gambino and then from actor Johnathon Schaech, but she thought that Caussin would be the one forever.

She told People: “Mike was the biggest of the betrayals because it was the first time in a relationship where I truly loved the version of me. I didn’t feel I had to prove that I was good enough, I was vulnerable and finally at peace with myself. But I was fooled.”

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Anastasia Karanikolaou


Anastasia Karanikolaou has a tattoo on her right forearm with a heart and a date in Roman Numerals. The tattoo says “♡ II – IV – XCVI” which is “2 – 4 – 96” for the birthday or her sister Alexia Karanikolaou on February 4, 1996.

She got this tattoo along with her friends Kylie Jenner and Justine Skye, who each got their own heart tattoos at the same time. They all opted for different designs in different places.
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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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Sophie Turner


Sophie Turner got matching “07.08.09” tattoos with her on-screen sister and off-screen best friend Maisie Williams, representing the date that they found out they had been cast on Game of Thrones. Maisie’s is in red ink on her left arm, while Sophie’s is on her right arm in a flesh-colored ink which makes it extremely subtle. “I got it in peach because my mom was like ‘make sure it doesn’t show up.’ But now I’m showing the world,” she told E! Live from the Red Carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards, where she first revealed the tattoo.  The tattoo was only a few days old at the time so it will become even less noticeable as it ages.

They got their tattoos from artist Kat Paine at Belfast City Skinworks in September 2016. Game of Thrones had already announced that it would be ending after the eighth season airs in 2018. The tattoo is somewhat of a celebration of making it to the end of the show, though it may be premature as Sophie joked that she still doesn’t know whether her character Sansa Stark will actually survive. She’s seen the scripts for season 7 but season 8 hasn’t been written yet. Sophie and Maisie both have major roles in the show, but Game of Thrones has a reputation for killing beloved characters.

We were always planning from season 1, if we make it all the way through, hopefully we could all get a matching wolf or something. But we don’t know if we’re gonna make it, so Maisie and I were like “ok let’s get these ones before anyone kills us.”  Which is so possible!

Finding out on August 7, 2009 that they had landed such a major role was hugely significant for Sophie and Maisie, who had both never acted on screen before, even though they hadn’t met each other yet at the time. (more…)