Lyrics Tattoos

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


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.

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…)

Krysta Cameron

Krysta Cameron has tow music-related tattoos on the inside of her right arm. Below her elbow is a red heart surrounded by the words “All is full of love,” which is the title of a Björk song. On her wrist are the words “Against Demons” and a sand-dollar (which looks like a star in a circle) from a Radiohead album art. This was one of her earlier tattoos and has a much heavier black look than her more recent work, however the sloppy look of the writing and image is a reflection of the original artwork.