Strength Tattoos

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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Demi Lovato


Demi Lovato got a tattoo of a lion’s face on the back of her left hand in August 2017. She stopped by artist Bang Bang’s New York City studio while she was in the city for the Time 100 Gala.

The lion has many meanings: it is the symbol for her astrological sign Leo, a icon of strength, and a reference to her song “Lionheart.” The song is about about finding strength through love and was partly inspired by her deceased dog Buddy, whom she called her little lion heart. A lionheart is someone with exceptional courage and bravery.

Demi has said that if she were any animal she would be a lion and if she could have any animal as a pet she would have either a lion or a unicorn.

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India Westbrooks


India Westbrooks got this tattoo on the side of her chest in January 2017.  It has six vertical lines of numbers which are cryptograms representing letters in the alphabet. The numbers 25, 15, 21; 3, 1, 14, 20; 2, 18, 5, 1, 11; 13, 5; 2, 5; 8, 1, 16, 16, 25 translate to “You Can’t Break Me. Be Happy.”

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Rihanna


Rihanna’s hand tattoo is a henna-style tribal dragon claw, which she got on her right hand while in New Zealand on her November 2008 tour. It matches her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s tattoo on the same hand. The design is of a geometric dragon claw with small hibiscus that go up to her wrist. Her tattoo was done in the traditional style of the Maori people in New Zealand. This method of tattooing makes the skin appear raised and rough, rather than smooth. She said to reporters:

“It’s tribal. It represents strength and love….It’s their traditional way of tattooing. I always wanted [one]. It hurt like hell! 

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