Before her album and accompanying comic book series Skin&Earth was even released to the public, LIGHTS has already gotten a tattoo on the back of her wrist matching the one on the character Enaia Jin (“En”), who she based on herself. But fans kept getting introduced to more new characters in the Skin& Earth universe with every subsequent issue.
LIGHTS added another tattoo featuring three different logos on her upper left arm after all six volumes had been released and the whole story was revealed. The design and the placement of this tattoo matches characters in the story, just as the tattoo on her wrist did. The mysterious goddess Mitsuki has these three symbols on her arm and she marks En with them as well. The meaning of the symbols is explained by Mitsuki in Issue #6:
“She marked my arm with three symbols: a moon, a soul, and a sun, to remind me of the true order of life. We are born, we live, then we die and give back, skin and earth once again as one.”
Although En is an embodiment of LIGHTS, she jokes that her own look is based on the character rather than the other way around and that she’s cosplaying every day.
Noah Cyrus has three celestial symbols on her knuckles: a twinkling star on her index finger, a crescent moon on her middle finger, and a sun on her ring finger. She loves outer space although she’s not sure why it appeals to her so much. She told AMBY:
I love planets, that’s like my thing….I love talking about planets, and my tour manager makes fun of me and will be like ‘you’re an astronaut today,’ and will totally make fun of me for it. So now it’s kind of turned into a joke that I just want to be an astronaut and work at NASA.
She got these first three in November 2017 and then added a heart on her pinkie in March 2018.
The heart is a Cyrus family tradition, which started when they were little kids. Miley drew a heart on her dad Billy Ray’s hand and he liked it so much that he tattooed it to show his love for her. When Miley was old enough, she got her own heart tattoo on her pinkie which was inspired by his. Their mom Leticia has heart tattoos on her hand and on her pinkie finger. Sister Brandi and brother Trace have heart tattoos as well.
While getting her heart tattoo, she also touched up the faded horseshoe on her pinkie which is a tribute to her mom.
Xenia Adonts got her left fingers inked by Jon Boy with tiny outlined star, moon and sun. ⭐️ ? ☀️
This was her first tattoo as she mentioned on her Instagram account “Anzeige * Wow got my first tattoos. I believe in the universe. I believe that you attract what you send out. I believe that energy doesn’t lie. And that’s what all these tattoos mean to me ??? by the best of the best @jonboytattoo”.
Woah Vicky has an uplifting Christian tattoo on the inside of her right elbow. Four minimalist red ink symbols – a sun, waves, mountains, and a cross – represent the lyrics “There is hope, should oceans rise and mountains fall, He’ll never fail” from Hillsong United’s song “Take Heart.” Artist Noel Shiveley designed the symbols which are a popular tattoo.
Lucy Hale has a little sun tattoo on the left side of her upper back which matches the moon tattoo on her opposite side. It was the first of two tattoos that she shares with her sister Maggie. She told Refinery 29:
“I have a little, tiny sun that I got with my sister in honor of our grandmother.”
Whether coincidentally or intentionally, this tattoo sits near the “light” tattoo on her ribcage and the lightbulb on her upper arm (added later) which are both inspired by the fact that her name Lucy means light. The sun is of course another symbol of light.
Bea Miller has a matching pair of tattoos on her middle finger knuckles. She got the sun on her left hand and cloud on her right hand during the same session with Generation8Tattoo artist Chawat Chutikul in March 2017.
Vanessa Martinez has a space inspired tattoo on her left forearm. This ink was the forth she did and it interconnects with a triangle form filled with crystals done at the same time.
The triangle represents femininity while the space reminds her of the fascination she has for space and her younger idea of becoming an astronaut. There she has the Sun and the Moon and her favorite planet – Saturn – also three small circles at the bottom, because “3” is an important number in the Universe.
Maggie Lindemann added this tattoo of a sun and two dots on her middle finger on September 5, 2016 as a companion to the moon and dots on her ring finger. Artist Romeo Lacoste shared a photo of the fresh ink with the caption “They don’t call me the Line God for nothing. Clean and crisp lines that heal perfect every time. Don’t be fooled by artist who can’t do straight lines, perfect circles or tattoos that heal properly. To get tattooed by me book on RomeoLacoste.com“