Malu Trevejo got a surrealist design tattooed on the center of her chest in June 2018. Her tattoo artist Alex Chiong created the unique ocean-inspired design by superimposing multiple images on top of each other. There are a pair of eyes inked below Malu’s breasts and a conch shell where the woman’s nose would be. A school of fish fills in the space on the bottom while the top of the design features curved lines that represent waves and sea birds. On top of the tattoo is a little black crescent moon, which is often a symbol for women since the menstrual cycle lines up with the lunar cycle. The moon also controls the tides of the ocean.
Malu’s young age is always a source of controversy every time she gets a new tattoo, but this time things don’t add up. The tattoo was done by a licensed artist at a reputable parlor in Florida, where it is only legal to tattoo a minor with parental consent if they are 16 or older — and Malu was 15. The artist actually defended himself by posting a picture on instagram of Malu posing with police officers and wrote “Try again guys Malú is not 13 you guys are haters and her mom is here everyone and everything is fine.” Someone watching her livestream had called the cops who showed up at the parlor but did nothing. So either Malu has been lying about her age and she’s older than she says, or, more likely, she and her mom lied to the tattoo artist and the police and said that she was 16.
Miley Cyrus got a tattoo of a fish on her upper arm from artist Dr Woo in February 2015. It is a tribute to Miley’s pet blowfish who passed away. She has a history of commemorating her pets through both her music and tattoos. She wrote a song “Pablow the Blowfish” for her digital album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz which was released in August 2015, a few months after the tattoo.
Kesha gave herself this stick-and-poke whale tattoo while on vacation in Mexico in May 2016. “New tattoo? … whale shark blob whatever. I hope my hand doesn’t fall off,” she wrote in an instagram photo. Kesha went swimming with whale sharks on the trip and it was a spiritual experience for her. “When a whale shark decides to be ur best friend and reconnect you to your true self and nature and spirituality and magic and beauty and love and gratitude…..I LOVE THIS WHALE SHARK. I CANT EVEN. #whalesharklife,” she wrote. Now that feeling is commemorated permanently with this tattoo.