Music Tattoos

Maren Morris


Maren Morris has a tattoo of a watercolor-style hummingbird on the inside of her left forearm.  She loves hummingbirds, but it is symbolic of her music career as well.  She explained to Country Note:

This is my first tattoo.  It’s a hummingbird.  My first ever guitar was a Gibson Hummingbird.  And I just love them.  That was when I was 18.

Based on an interview with Huffington Post, it seems like the Gibson Hummingbird was actually her third guitar.  She got a cheap Ibanez acoustic guitar from her dad when she was 12, which she loaned to a neighbor and never saw again; and Martin acoustic guitar which she still has.  The Gibson Hummingbird was an 18th birthday present from her parents.

Regardless, the Gibson Hummingbird is the one that’s special to her.  We love that she found a creative an beautiful way to represent it with this hummingbird design rather than getting a picture of the guitar itself.

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    Maren Morris


    Maren Morris’ back tattoo says “It’s a wondrous world of ridiculous things / but nothing so rare as the love that it brings”  which is a line from the song “Christina” by folk singer-songwriter Patty Griffin.  There’s actually a tiny error in the tattoo since the second line should start “with” instead of “but.”

    She got this tattoo in April 2013 after putting a lot of thought into planning it.  She shared a photo on instagram back in August 2012 where she edited the lyrics onto her back in two different fonts, trying to decide which she liked better.

    Patty Griffin is one of her influences and musical idols.  “Going to see Patty Griffin at the Ryman this evening. I may never come back down,” she tweeted before seeing her in concert in October 2013.

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    Noah Cyrus


    Noah Cyrus and her boyfriend Tanner Drayton aka Tanner Alexander got matching star tattoos from artist Jon Boy in June 2018.  The design includes five stars, four of which are filled in with black ink and one that is empty, giving the appearance of a four-star review.  Noah captioned one of her pictures “four out of five,” suggesting that the tattoos may be a tribute to the Arctic Monkeys’ song “Four Out of Five” which was released only a month earlier.

    This isn’t the first time that the couple have gotten inked together.  They got matching rose tattoos back in August 2017.  Although they have been dating for a while, they have kept their relationship mostly private since Tanner is not a celebrity and likes to stay out of the public eye.  That is starting to change now that Tanner has made his musical debut as a featured artist on Noah’s song “Lately.”

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    Noah Cyrus


    Noah Cyrus has some of her own lyrics tattooed on her bicep.  The cursive ink on her inner right arm says “I’ve been on fire lately” which comes from the chorus of her song “Lately” featuring her boyfriend Tanner Alexander.

    When it comes to fans getting their own tattoos inspired by her music, she told NME:

    You know what, I’m not, it’s your body, whatever you wanna get tattooed on your body, I’m getting song lyric tattoos, so I can’t say not to do that. But my reaction was like ‘oh my god! You may not love me forever. Are you sure you want that on your body?’

    Frances Bean Cobain


    Frances Bean Cobain gets the portrait of Dolly Parton tattooed on her left shoulder blade.
    Shannon Perry, the owner and artist at Valentine’s Tattoo Co. in Seattle who did Frances’ Dolly tattoo, captioned the photo of his art on Instagram saying:
    “Very honored to give this #dollyparton portrait to the lovely Frances Bean today @space_witch666 !!”

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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, who 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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    Paloma Ford


    Paloma Ford has the “TUPAC” name inked on her right arm as he was one of the artists who influenced her music style. And beyond loving him as an artist, Paloma also believes in what he stood for in his community, his ideals, and passion for his people – she said in an interview.