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.
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.”
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!
Kirstin Maldonado’s second tattoo was of her favorite Bible verse “Philippians 4:13” on her right wrist. The text of this passage is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This is the same verse that inspired Selena Gomez‘s hip tattoo.
Lights has a tattoo on the inside of her upper left arm of a Final Fantasy-inspired female character. “She’s kind of a beast master. She looks a bit Final Fantasy-esque. Another sort of female warrior empowerment thing that makes me feel cool and strong.”