The first tattoo Vanessa Martinez got was a dream catcher when she was 17 years old. Being still a minor at the time, she had her mom’s permission for getting the tattoo. Her mom also joined her for about half of the time while she was getting inked because the art piece took really long time.
Vanessa recorded the entire experience and posted the video on her Youtube channel.
Demi Lovato’s rib cage tattoo saw it’s third incarnation in September 2016, courtesy of artist Bang Bang. With each update the tattoo has grown larger and now the huge piece covers her whole side.
The tattoo began with the lyrics “you make me beautiful” from the Bethany Dillon song “Beautiful.” This was Demi’s very first tattoo which she got when she was only sixteen. The tattoo has religious meaning to Demi, reminding her that she can find confidence in knowing that God has made her perfect. A few years later, in 2011, she added a pair of feathers behind the writing.
For the latest update, Bang Bang drew a dream catcher around the lyrics, using the previous pair of feathers as part of the dreamcatcher while also adding three more smaller feathers floating at the bottom and some strands of beads. None of the beads or feathers are attached to each other, giving the design a light and ephemeral feeling.