Ruby Rose has a long quote tattooed on the left side of her rib cage which comes from the lyrics of Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters.” The tattoo reads: “So close no matter how far / couldn’t be much more / from the heart / forever trusting who we are / and / Nothing Else Matters.” This is one of Ruby’s first tattoos which she has had since she was 16 years old.
Miley Cyrus revealed a new tattoo on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2014. It’s done in a watered-down gray ink which makes it hard to see relative to her other inkings. The new writing on her right bicep says “I’m in your corner” on one line with country music legend Johnny Cash‘s signature on another line below it.
The quote doesn’t come from any public statement of Cash’s, but rather from a private letter that he wrote to Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992, following the success of Cyrus’ breakout song “Achy Breaky Heart.” Though the song received a lot of criticism for being a throw-away hit, Cash extended his support and welcomed Billy Ray into the country music community. In the hand-written letter, Cash wrote:
“Thirty-six years ago, I was working with Elvis and saw him take the same kind of flak you’re taking now. Congratulations on the way you’re handling it all. In your case, as in Elvis’, the good outweighs the bad. Let ’em have it. I’m in your corner.”
Billy Ray Cyrus has the letter framed and on display in his home, where Miley surely saw it and took the message to heart. Though Miley has yet to speak about the tattoo, Billy Ray talks about the what the letter meant to him in a video clip:
“Johnny Cash wrote me the letter I carry around in the [“Thin Line” music] video. He wrote it to me in June of 1992. In some ways he wrote it at a time that I was going through the storm of my life. To receive that letter from Johnny Cash, and he ends it with ‘Let ’em have it, I’m in your corner.’ Knowing that Johnny Cash was in my corner, quite frankly, that was my rock. It not only was the cornerstone of that time period in my life but in some ways it became the cornerstone of the rock I stand on now.”
“When i wake up in the morning I decide. I decide how i want to act, I decide who i want to be, I decide who i surround myself with, I decide how i choose to look at things, I decide what to put my energy into… I decide my happiness and I decide my life. I’ve been writing this on my arm for as long as I can remember. May sound cheesy but it’s something i’m glad i can always look down on and remember 🙂 Thank you @jonboytattoo for bringing this to life! ❤️”
Claudia Sulewski gets a first tattoo on the back of her left ankle. She inked the word “SHINE” as a reminder of no matter how hard things might be sometimes, it is important to remain optimistic, positive and always shine.