While in Miami on vacation in May 2017, Monica visited artist Luke Dyson at The Lab Tattoo and got a portrait of her mother on her right forearm. She already had her mom’s name “Marilyn” on her wrist so she placed her mother’s face just above it. “This is one of my favorite pictures of my mother from 1982. She isn’t a body art person. She will surely tell me I’m nuts. LOL I’m overjoyed at the turn out!! Exactly like the pic. SHE really is EVERYTHING to me,” she wrote on her instagram.
Monica has a tattoo on her left ankle of two hands in prayer. She updated the ink to include “Romelō” and “Rodney III” which are the names of her two sons with rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill. Like his father, her son Rodney III goes by his nickname Rocko.
Mononymous R&B singer Monica used to have a tattoo of her own name “Monica” on her upper left arm. First she covered it with tribal stripes. She later reworked her whole upper arm and ended up connecting this tattoo to the portrait of Jesus above it.