Lyrics Tattoos

Bea Miller


Bea Miller has a tattoo on the back of her left wrist which says “darling” in honor of singer-songwriter Keaton Henson, whom she describes as her “absolute favorite artist in the entire world.” The word “darling” appears in a a few of his songs including in the chorus of “Milk Teeth.”

She got the tattoo in July 2017 not long after seeing him perform live for the first time. After the concert she tweeted “Don’t think any moment in my life will ever top seeing Keaton live, that was the happiest I’ve ever been holy shit I cried so hard.”

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Ruby Rose


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.

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Paris Jackson


Paris Jackson pays tribute to The Beatles’ John Lennon with this tattoo on her left arm.  The tattoo features Lennon’s famous self-portrait drawing along with the lyrics “imagine all the people living life in peace” from his solo song “Imagine.”

It was done in September 2016 by Connor Garrity, who is the frontman for All Hail The Yeti as well as the owner of Los Angeles’ Timeless Tattoo parlor.

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Paris Jackson


Paris Jackson’s ribcage tattoo is inspired by musician Butch Walker.  It says “I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart” which is the title of Butch Walker’s fifth album, released under the name Butch Walker and the Black Widows in February 2010. To the left of the writing is an outline of an upside-down dead bird, which also appears on the album cover.

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Jamie King

LIGHTS Poxleitner


On her left ribcage are the words “in this fearsome pilgrimage unearth a crusader’s heart.” She came up with this phrase herself and intended to use it as lyric in one of her songs, but it never made the cut. “[It] was something that was just drifting through my head for a few days. I was going to use it as a lyric but couldn’t make it work anywhere, but it really spoke to me in the time I was in. One day we had to cancel a show in Denver because the roads were closed due to blizzards and we ended up in a small town called Fort Collins. We were all in terrible moods so I escaped to a tattoo shop we passed on the way in and got it done.”

Juliet Simms


Juliet Simms has writing which goes all the way around her upper right arm. It is lyrics from her husband Andy Biersack’s band Black Veil Brides: “When I hear your cries; Praying for life, I will be there” from the song “Saviour.” She first showed off this tattoo in October 2011 at the same time as her “Andy” tattoo.

Beth Lucas


This large piece on the front of her left thigh was inspired by the Major League song Need I Remind You and states the lyrics “I wish time was on our side…” The thigh piece includes an hourglass, roses and an antique pocket watch.

The ink was done by Brisbane tattooist Tilly Dee, who designed the piece and also created an original painting with the same artwork. (more…)