Power Tattoos

Blac Chyna


Blac Chyna has a tattoo of the word “Pussy” on her right foot as a tribute to her lady-bits and to female empowerment.

Sexuality and power are deeply entwined for the entrepreneuring social media star, who even starred in a music video for a song called “P.O.P.” (Power of Pussy). She used her own pussy power to create a career for herself as a stripper and pin-up model and later leveraged her romantic relationships with Tyga and Rob Kardashian to grow her own celebrity status. She’s well aware of her status as a sex symbol but she uses it to her own advantage.

Although she could have found a more PG-rated way to get her message across, she’s not shy about expletive tattoos and also has the word “Fuck” on her ribs.

The placement of this tattoo might also a reference to the phrase “pussy-footed” which means cautious or stealthy.

When Blac Chyna got this tattoo in April 2018, she also updated an existing butterfly tattoo on the top of her foot to make it larger.

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Halsey


Halsey got the Queen of Diamonds playing card symbols tattooed on her temple in June 2018. “Thanks for my first (and only hopefully lol) face tattoo,” she wrote to artist Noah Lee aka Nal.

She captioned a picture of the tattoo with lyrics to her song “Castle,” in which she sings about becoming the queen as a metaphor for coming to take her place in the music industry with the chorus line “I’m headed straight for the castle / They wanna make me their queen.” More specifically, it’s about taking back some of the power from male executives who think that a female performer should look and act a certain way in order to appease the masses. She sings “there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut.” Being a queen is to be a woman who is charge of her own destiny.

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Jesy Nelson


Jesy Nelson got this “girl power” tattoo on her collarbone from artist Gabby Colledge in January 2018.  As a girl group, Little Mix’s music is all about women taking charge and standing up for themselves.  They want female listeners young and old to feel empowered and confident. “If a girl is being bullied, or heartbroken, or just feeling like utter shite, if our music can make them feel better… then we’re doing our jobs right,” Jesy says.

The term “girl power” has been deeply entwined with female pop groups ever since the Spice Girls made it their slogan in the 1990s.  Girl power is all about women supporting each other and building each other up rather than competing and tearing each other down.

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Bishop Briggs


Bishop Briggs has a “traditional Chinese dragon” on the side of her left thigh, by artist @denise_tpinto.
In an interview Bishop said about the artwork: “I love to get spontaneous tattoos so in the moment, I decided that I needed something that reminded me of power. I also loved the idea of dragons having this fire in their bellies but only releasing it in times of danger or protection. I thought it could be a parallel to my life – keep the fire as fuel and use it wisely.”

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Annie Ilonzeh


Annie Ilonzeh has an ink inscription on her right hand pointer finger on the right hand, reading “READY. FIRE. AIM.” The more common version of this saying is “ready aim fire,” but Annie took to her instagram to explain why she finds her arrangement of the words more meaningful:

One of my mottos on repeat- Ready.Fire.Aim.
Once you’ve properly gotten Ready, you’re prepared. Now go Fire. IF you miss, then go back and Aim. As opposed to Ready Aim Fire where we can get caught up in the Ready, Aim part that we sometimes never Fire. Kick that twisted sabotage shit to the curb
#foodforthought

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