Love Tattoos

Halsey


Halsey has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist featuring the lyrics “the crazy kind” from her duet “Him & I” with rapper G-Eazy. They sing the song from the perspective of two lovers but were also a real life couple at the time. In Halsey’s sung chorus to the song she describes their love as “the crazy kind” of love.

G-Eazy didn’t have any tattoos when they started dating, but Halsey changed that. The couple visited artist Jon Boy together for their first joint tattoo session in December 2017. While Halsey’s tattoo pays homage to the single “Him & I,” G-Eazy got his own tattoo representing the album that the song appears on. His tattoo was of his The Beautiful & Damned TB&D skull logo on his right forearm. Halsey got him hooked on the art of tattoos and he’s since gotten many more.

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Paris Jackson


This red henna-like design on Paris Jackson’s upper right arm is actually a Voduo symbol. Each spirit in Haitian Voduo, called a “loa” or “lwa,” has its own “veve” which is a drawing that is traced out on floor using powder during a ritual. Paris’ tattoo is the veve image for Erzulie, who is the goddess of love. This loa’s symbols are a heart, a mirror and a fan, and all three of those images can be seen in the veve design in subtle ways. Erzulie is a personification of feminine grace and beauty and is seen as the most human-like of the loas.

Haitian Voduo and other Afro-American Voodoo religions originated from West African Vodun. As practitioners of Vodun were brought over to the Americas as slaves, their practices evolved into religions that are unique to the areas they inhabited, where the traditions of West African Vodun were blended with other local influences — including Roman Catholicism. The Haitian interpretation of Erzulie Freda takes some inspiration from the Roman Catholic devotion Our Lady of Sorrows, iconography of the Virgin Mary as a suffering mother. Erzulie has a deep sadness in her and is often pictured crying.
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Lili Reinhart


Lili Reinhart got a beautiful gray rose tattoo on her forearm from artist Dr. Woo in June 2017 which is a symbol of love. She told People Style:

I love roses, and I don’t want to stay it’s that basic, but also I got the rose to represent that I’m kind of a warrior for love. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past year and I’ve learned that I really just — I do wear my heart on my sleeve and that’s what it represents a little bit, that I love love.

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Lucy Hale


Lucy Hale and her older sister Maggie got matching tattoos in memory of their late grandmother.  The sisters both inked “I love you” on their right forearm in their grandmother’s own handwriting.  Lucy showed off the matching tatts on her instagram and wrote:

Nothing says sisterly bonding more than permanently tattooing your body. After years of wanting our grandmothers writing, we did it! Our Grammy was our favorite person & now she’s even more a part of us. Also, my sister is a badass who raises two kids, teaches combat classes AND goes on tattoo runs with her baby sister. Also, ouch. This one hurt.

Lucy’s grandmother is still a major part of her life even after she passed away.  She attempted to connect with her grandma on an episode of E!’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry and said:

I definitely felt like I was with her today, but then again I always feel close to her…I definitely always feel her presence.

Me and my sister talk about it all the time that we wish she could be here to see what I’ve done.  I don’t think many people thought in my family that [my career] would be what it is, but I always think that she did.

This tattoo, which they got in July 2018, is actually the second tattoo that Lucy and her sister got together to honor their grandmother.  She already had a sun on her upper back.

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Kelsea Ballerini


Kelsea Ballerini has a tattoo on her ribcage which says “Love. love.”  The word “love” appears twice because it’s in the handwriting of each of her parents.

The tattoo also celebrates a major milestone in her career, her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” hitting number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.  She was the first female solo artist since Carrie Underwood to have her debut single top that chart and the first ever to achieve that feat while on an independent label.  She told Ty Kelly and Chuck:

The week that ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ went No. 1, I received letters from my mom and dad. I was in New Orleans, and I took the letters and got ‘love’ tattooed in my mom and dad’s handwriting.

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Chiara Ferragni


Chiara Ferragani has a tattoo on the back of her forearm of two lions in an oval frame.  The image of a male and female lion embracing each other represents the potential for finding a mate.  And as luck would have it, she hit things off with her husband Fedez shortly after.  She told Female:

At the end of August 2016, after a few months of being single and ‘dating’ guys who were not right for me, I tattooed two lions on the back of my right arm; a male lion and a female lion, which meant true love to me. The next day, Fede wrote to me to go to dinner and a week later we had our first date. I found my true love and [my son] Leo is the celebration of this love.

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