Lyrics Tattoos

Florence Welch


Florence Welch added the words “Always Lonely” above the eye on the back of her left arm in May 2018.  The phrase seems to be a lyric from her upcoming album High as Hope as she has been selling “Always Lonely” t-shirts in one of the album pre-order packages. Her feelings of loneliness are one of the central themes of the album though it’s not all negative. She wrote in a press release:

There’s a lot of love in this record, loneliness too, but a lot of love.”

Regarding lead single “Hunger,” she says:

“This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more. I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can’t say it, you can sing it.”

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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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Jaime King


Jamie King gets a new ink on her body at the West Hollywood based tattoo parlor.
“You always call me when I’ve given all my love away, I find your ocean in its place, by loving you I find your grace”, Jaime’s tattoo read, which was placed along her rib cage. The two lines script are the lyrics are of Jsu Garcia’s song, The Master Calls.

She wrote on her instagram “For you JR. There is no one else I’d rather have do this piece. Thank you for your beauty and talent @dr_woo_ssc xx”

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.”

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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.