Ash Costello and Nikki Misery have matching broken heart tattoos on their hands with the words “I wished for you.” The heart is yellow with red blood drips on her thumb and it has an ornate design including filigree swirls and a stained glass pattern.
They got the tattoos back in 2011 when they were dating. Nikki was then in a different band, Stitched Up Heart, and Ash was about to leave for Warped Tour with New Years Day. Nikki later joined New Years Day and the two are very close friends even though they are no longer a couple. They’ve even gotten more matching tattoos.
“My boyfriend has the other one. We realized I’m going to be away on tour for 5 more months. So we wanted to have something where it’s like a little piece of each other. So when we hold hands they connect.”
Keyshia Cole has a large tattoo on her upper left arm of a wooden stake driving into a heart. It is surrounded by a star-shaped outline. Most of the tattoo is done in grayscale, but there are drips of blood in red ink.
Though this tattoo may seem gruesome, it symbolizes faith and love. “On my arm, I have a heart across a star, which symbolizes my religion, and the love I have all the time for everyone around me. The star behind it also symbolizes everything I am,” she told Urban Ink. “Three of [my tattoos] symbolize the faith I have and possess, and try to keep up everyday. I feel strongly and deeply that my faith got me here, that its how I accomplished my dreams. I feel my belief in god gave me the strength to leave Oakland, and to be successful at accomplishing the things Ive accomplished so far. Keeping all of that in mind always gives me strength.”