Skylar Grey has at least 16 known tattoos:
Skylar Gray has a large tattoo on her right thigh based on art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley’s 1893 drawing “The Peacock Skirt.” The original illustration (pictured below) is cut off with a hard line at the bottom, so tattoo artist Joshua Lord added his own creative flair to the design by changing the outline into a beautiful mermaid tail shape.
The tattoo celebrates Skylar’s involvement in the Suicide Squad movie soundtrack. She contributed two songs: “Wreak Havoc” which she performed herself and Kehlani’s “Gangsta” which she co-wrote. Fellow songwriter Jacob Luttrell drew something on her thigh on the night when they began writing “Gangsta” together. The doodle was either a butterfly or a fish — neither of them can quite remember — but this piece of art evokes the feeling of both.
Skylar Grey has a tattoo on the left side of her neck of two crossed hatchets. The image is in the negative space, with gray ink spread around it like a spray-paint stencil.
The hatchets represent the time that Skylar spent living in the woods and learning to survive on her own. She has used the same crossed axe design as her logo.
Skylar Grey has a tattoo on her chest which says “Woodrat.” She spent some time living in the woods which gave her perspective on life. She told Jump Philly “it was great because I found so much peace. I found myself again out there. I feel like I lost myself for a while after moving to L.A. and pursuing my dream and getting caught up in the whole weird world. I needed to reconnect with who I was. It was a soul-searching journey. It changed me.”
Skylar Grey has an Albert Einstein quote tattooed on her left forearm. It says “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
She told KDWB that the tattoo “helps me think outside the box and be creative and not do what everybody else is doing. And not worry if it sounds absurd at first because that’s usually a good thing.”