Paris Jackson has a large tattoo on her right forearm of the Frank the Rabbit mask from the movie Donnie Darko and the words “Wake Up.” The bunny’s head is tattooed in grayscale, with splatters of blue paint behind it.
After turning 18, Paris Jackson covered herself with a large amount of tattoos in a short period of time. This one on her arm is the largest so far. Responding to critics, she wrote an instagram post explaining that her tattoos cover up scars from self-harming and replace them with meaningful works of art.
the craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. i appreciate art, i always have. especially when that art means something to me. today i can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, i don’t see a dark past anymore. my scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth. sure i will always carry my past with me, but i see ink as a way of changing for the better, always improving. they represent strength for me. i look back at my old self and then i look in the mirror, and i see a fighter looking back at me. i’ll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong. we all go through hell every now and then but it makes us the warriors of love we were meant to be. so to anyone struggling, it gets better. you’re not alone.
Paris Jackson pays tribute to The Beatles’ John Lennon with this tattoo on her left arm. The tattoo features Lennon’s famous self-portrait drawing along with the lyrics “imagine all the people living life in peace” from his solo song “Imagine.”
It was done in September 2016 by Connor Garrity, who is the frontman for All Hail The Yeti as well as the owner of Los Angeles’ Timeless Tattoo parlor.