Grandfather Tattoos

Sophie Turner


Sophie Turner tattooed a letter “G” on her right pinkie finger for her grandfather in July 2018. “For my grandad. My hero,” she wrote on instagram.  The delicate script initial was tattooed by artist Mr. K at Bang Bang tattoo parlor in New York City.

Her fiance Joe Jonas accompanied her and he got his own equally sentimental tattoo for his grandfather.  His tattoo on his arm is a postage stamp featuring a portrait of a young Jerry Miller along with his nickname “PaPa” and his date of birth “08 21 1940.”  Joe’s grandfather passed away in January 2014, at which time Joe wrote“The funniest guy in any room. The knowledge he had. The epic life he lived. Thank you for teaching me so much. I am going to miss you. One of my Heros. Rest in Piece Papa.”

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Danielle Bregoli


Danielle Bregoli tattooed a cursive letter “F” on the inside of her right pointer finger in February 2018.  It matches the style of the letter “B” tattoo on her ring finger which she already had.

We’re not certain who or what the “F” represents, but we have a few ideas.

Our best guess is that it’s for her maternal grandfather Frank Bregoli.  We had previously thought the letter “B” was her mom Barbara Ann, but if the “F” is for grandpa Frank then then “B” would be for her grandma whose name is also Barbara.  Danielle is estranged from her dad but she is close with the relatives on her mom’s side of the family.

The letter “F” could also represent Danielle’s bodyguard Frank Dellatto who is constantly by her side.

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Noah Cyrus


Noah Cyrus’s first known tattoo is a roman numeral on her collarbone. It says “II – XXVIII – MMVI” which represents the numbers “2 – 28 – 2006.” The tattoo is a tribute to her paternal grandfather Ronald Ray Cyrus, who died on February 28, 2006. His death from lung cancer at the age of 70 also inspired Noah’s sister Miley Cyrus to get her first tattoo, which was of the words “Just Breathe.”

She chose this placement in order to reclaim a body part that she was self-conscious about.  She told AMBY:

I broke my shoulder a few years ago and I had to do a surgery on it.  So I have a scar on my shoulder and I wanted to cover up the scar. Because I would never show my shoulders anymore.  I was like ‘this has gotta go.’  So I got that tattoo for my Pappy and put it on my shoulder.

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Katya Elise Henry


Katya Elise Henry has the word “celebrate” tattooed on her hand as a tribute to her deceased grandfather. She got the tattoo from artist Imxtana in August 2015. She explained its meaning in an instagram post:

Sometimes I need this as a reminder. Celebrate what you have been given. Focus on what you do have and not what you don’t. That is how my grandpa lived his whole life. Love and miss you grandpa.

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Jade Thirlwall


Jade Thirlwall has a tattoo along her spine which means “Anyone can achieve their dream if they’ve got the courage.” It’s a tribute her her maternal grandfather, Mohammid Badwi, and she has it written in Arabic because he was Arabic. Jade is quarter-Egyptian and quarter-Yemeni.

“It’s taken three years to get it right, as I’m such a perfectionist,” she told UnrealityTV “Basically, it’s in Arabic, as my Granddad was Arabic, so it’s kind of like a memory of him. It says ‘Anyone can achieve their dream if they’ve got the courage’.”
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Cassadee Pope


Cassadee Pope’s second tattoo was a yellow smiley face on her right hand below her index finger. This tattoo is in honor of her deceased great grandfather, whom she called “happy” when she was young because she could not pronounce his real nick-name “pappy.” The performance which landed her band Hey Monday their record deal was on his birthday, and Cassadee got this tattoo as a result. In her own words: “The smiley face was from when we showcased for Columbia and it was on my great grandpa’s birthday. And I used to call him “pappy,” but when I was really young I couldn’t say “pappy” I called him “happy.” And we ended up getting signed, so I know he’s looking after us.” (more…)

Kylie Jenner