Dua Lipa got her first tattoo in January 2015. The writing on the inside of her right elbow says “Sunny Hill” as a tribute to her home in Kosovo. Sunny Hill is the English translation of the Bregu i Diellit district in Kosovo’s capital city of Pristina.
“Now repping my real ends #Sunnyhill “BREGU I DIELLIT” thank you @seanfromtexas for my first tattoo! #LA”
Although Dua Lipa was born in London, both of her parents are Kosovar-Albanian. She moved to Pristina, Kosovo with her family when she was 13. A few years later she returned to London to pursue her singing career.
In the years since getting the tattoo, she has established the Sunny Hill Foundation to promote arts and culture in Kosovo and created the Sunny Hill Festival which is the biggest music festival ever in Kosovo.
“Sunny Hill is the neighbourhood my parents grew up in Kosova. Its always been home to me and that’s why its the name behind the foundation and festival”