Happiness Tattoos


Kesha got this tattoo of a smiley face on her right middle finger from artist Derrick Snodgrass on November 1, 2016 during the same session as her narwhal tattoo. She explained on her instagram that the tattoo represents her personal happiness:

MOTHERFUCKERS CANT TOUCH MY HAPPINESSSSSS. BOOM. @oblivioussurroundings thanks buddy for the happy little finger tattoo! and the happy day! ur the best.


Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez has a few tattoos of drawings by Masami Yanagida, but this one on her left calf was the first.  It’s a little girl jumping in the air but her head is cut off and roses are spilling out of her neck.  The girl’s blouse says “For Joy” as a reference to the expression “jump for joy.”  Melanie went to artist Gary Royal in October 2015 who turned the drawing ink permanent body art.  They made some changes to the colors, most noticeably making the skirt pink. (more…)

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne got this little outline of a heart on the left side of her chest from artist Daniel Winter in March 2016.  It is carefully placed next to a freckle.

The tattoo symbolizes love, acceptance, and happiness according to her Instagram. “Love my little baby tat :) follow @winter_stone to see the coolest tats!!! #heart #love #acceptance #happiness #thankfulthursday #mini #tattoo #springbreak2016,” she wrote. (more…)

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton has three separate quotes tattooed on her left shoulder blade. She started out with just the top two lines, which are lyrics from the Mumford & Sons song “Awake My Soul.” They say “In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” Next she added the inspiration phrase “anyone who thinks sunshine is pure happiness / has never danced in the rain.” The final quotation that she got tattooed is “Darlin’, forever is a long, long time / and time has a way of changin’ things” which comes from the Disney Movie The Fox and the Hound.