Melanie Fiona has a heart tattoo on her left wrist which symbolizes strength and courage. It’s colored purple because of the Purple Heart medals given out by the United States military to wounded soldiers.
She told The Boombox “I got both of my tattoos in moments where I felt that I had grown. My purple heart was right after I finished the Kanye West tour. I was getting ready to release the first single and I had gone through a really bad breakup. What I realized in that moment was that I was stronger than I thought I was in the past. I lived through those experiences, both monumental and dark, and picked myself up and did great things. The purple heart is my symbol of courage and it’s a reminder that I don’t need to give into the weak moments that face me.”