Avril Lavigne’s Tattoos

Avril Lavigne has many tattoos, though most of them are small. All of her tattoos are done impulsively. She told Inked Magazine: "Everything is always spur-of-the-moment. All of my tattoos I decide that second and do it," but also added that she would like a larger tattoo at some point in the future with proper planning. "I want to get a big-ass-motherfucking tattoo on my forearm. I'm going to wait a few years and make sure I still want it then. I have to wait for that special someone to come back into my life. I want to do a big-ass heart with a flag through it with a name. I want it to be a huge experience and statement." Avril has gotten most of her tattoos as matching tattoos with friends. She has two matching tattoos with ex-husband Deryck Whibley, lead singer of Canadian pop-punk band Sum 41; four with her ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner; and one with her current husband Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian rock band Nickleback.

Avril Lavigne filled in the space between the cupcake and Let Go star on her left forearm with an American traditional style red heart, complete with an arrow shooting through it and a banner across.

It’s a matching tattoo with her boyfriend Phillip Sarofim, who got the same design on his arm just below the elbow.  Their relationship was still quite new when they got inked in April 2018.  They have kept quiet, but it is reported that she began dating Phillip, the son of Egyptian-American billionaire Fayez Sarofim, after hitting it off at a mutual friends’ dinner party a month or two earlier.

Even if their relationship doesn’t end up lasting, Avril is no stranger to having tattoos for her exes. She shares ink with both of her ex-husbands: Chad Kroeger of Nickleback and Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, as well as ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner.


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Avril Lavigne has a large rose tattoo on the outside of her left forearm.  The black and gray flower starts just below her elbow while the stem and solid black leaves stretch all the way down to her wrist.

She visited artist Michael Kortez in November 2017 to fill in some of the spaces on her left forearm.  He inked this rose and two more tattoos, a cross and a dagger, all in one session. “Finally got my arm worked on @michael_kortez killed it!!!” Avril wrote in an instagram post which she later deleted.


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Avril Lavigne added this tattoo of a switchblade knife on her left forearm in November 2017.  Knives and daggers are common tattoo motifs. We don’t know yet whether there’s a personal story behind or if it’s simply a display of toughness.  Avril has rebounded from a struggle with Lyme disease that left her bedridden for months so we already know she’s tough!


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Avril Lavigne’s days of itty-bitty tattoos are officially over. In October 2017 she tattooed a collection of astrological symbols so big that they take up her whole forearm. The symbols are:

  • ♎ – the astrological symbol of Libra
  • ? – the alchemy elemental symbol for air
  • – the planetary symbol of Venus

Taken together all three symbols represent Avril’s September 27th birthday — Libra is her star sign, air is the element associated with Libra, and Venus is the ruling planet for Libra.

The Venus symbol is of course also used as a symbol for women, but that does not seem to be why Avril chose it.

The double chevrons « » are known as guillemets and are used as quotation marks in some languages. These symbols have also caught on in tattoo culture with the supposed meaning “create your own reality.” It is claimed to be a viking symbol, however there is no documentation of this usage. We believe that Avril is simply using them as quotes around the other symbols.


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Avril Lavigne has “FUCK YOU” tattooed on the side of her middle finger on her right hand. “Fuck” is her favorite word and she also has a “Fuck” tattoo on her side. It’s placement on her middle finger means that it will be shown off when flipping the bird. (more…)

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Avril Lavigne La Vie En Rose arm tattoo

Avril Lavigne’s biggest tattoo yet is the writing on her left forearm which says “La vie en Rose / Vivre le moment présent”, which is French for “Life in Pink / Living in the moment.” She got this tattoo with her husband Chad Kroeger, though they weren’t yet dating at the time. Avril and Chad were working together writing songs for her self-titled album when she suggested the tattoos. Avril told Chelsea Lately “When I met him I was really surprised that he didn’t have any tattoos, so the second day in the studio I’m like, ‘I’m so getting you your first tattoo.’” The tattoos weren’t intended to be matching — originally Avril had just the first line “La vie en Rose” and Chad had “Vivre le moment présent,” but she later added the second line in order to match his. (more…)

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In March 2011 Avril Lavigne had a safety pin tattooed on the left side of her neck. It’s not known exactly what the significance of the safety pin is, but she tweeted: “It comes in handy all the time, it can hurt you, but at the same time keep you together, safety first!” (more…)

Arvil Lavigne celebrated Deryck Whibley’s 30th birthday with him in March 2010, and the two got “30” tattooed on their wrists together. The couple had already filed for divorce but remained close friends. She had a lightning bolt tattooed right below it in April 2010 with Brody Jenner, her boyfriend at the time, who got a matching tattoo behind his ear. (more…)

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This star tattoo on the inside of Avril Lavigne’s right elbow has gone through three iterations.  At first it was a small blue star to cover a freckle.  Then in April 2008 she added a black outline while her friend Allie got a tattoo at the same time.  Finally, she had the whole tattoo filled in with black ink.

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  1. My dad told me to think thrice about getting a tattoo, and to remember that they are permanent, so whatever you choose, you will need to be able to live with it forever.

    A tattoo artist that I know now has his customers ‘try it out’ with temporary tattoos so that they can decide if it’s something that they want to make permanent.

    I think he’s smart, because he gets paid twice. He also has the tattoo printed on clear plastic, both to make it easier for the customer to visualize the tattoo before any ink is applied and to make it easier to finish the tattoo the way the customer wants in case there are any interruptions.

  2. i love avril soooooooooooooooooo damn much …… i will definitely meet her once in my whole life
    your biggest fan

  3. Avril’s tattoo’s are not art, they’r just like”living the moment”, she doesn’t care how they look. that’s a kind of high level self confidence and her way of life. I love you for this Avril!

  4. I love her tattoos! I have a star like her black one on her right forearm, but mine’s on the other side. I also have “Live In The Moment” on my right rib.

  5. A person essentially assist to make critically articles I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular put up amazing. Magnificent job!

  6. Act like a lady and when u talk stop laughing all the time. I don’t like ur music or ur new song. U still have a lot of growing up to do.

    • If you don’t like her song, keep your comment to yourself. There are a lot of us who don’t want to grow up. Growing up sucks. Life sucks. Leave Avril alone. The woman has been 15 for 15 years. She’s not gonna grow up! Don’t you get that !?

    • dont like her? cool. no one gives a shit about your opinion. she wouldn’t be where she is now if she didn’t have actual talent or fans.

    • Well then why did you click on this then and nobody cares of your opinion you don’t need to tell everyone what you think of someone or how stupid there tattoos are they can actually mean something to them. And she is grown up she’s just a kid at heart and does what she wants and doesn’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks of her or her tattoos.

  7. This page REALLY needs to get updated, but i love her tattoo’s and her music. She is one of my greatest role models, and to everyone dissing her for her ink, shut the fuck up. If getting inked makes you feel good, then get tattooed as much as you want. you only have one life, might as well live it the way you want to. Yes, the ex bf tattoos may not look too smart to some, but realistically they’re memories. She has been such an inspiration for me, and has taught me not to give two shits about what others may think of the tattoos i chose to have on my body.Keep on gettin’ ‘er inked!

  8. I met the tattoo artist who did most of her stars when he worked in boston. His name is Ken Dean. He told me most of those stars are to cover up all the moles and freckles on her body. Not much more meaning then that.

    • Hey Nick, it’s Ken. I remember meeting you in 2012, truly inspirational. I inked Avril a couple times more by now, just like I put some crazy tats on that dude from Green Day. He’s gay tho.
      Mad props,

  9. what does the star on her left wrist mean? what is it standing for? where did she det it from? want one like that, but I want to know what it means first

  10. Most of her tats are either generic and thoughtless, brand rep, or boyfriend/exes. I think tattooing names is a terrible idea, especially for a celebrity like Avril, who will inevitably go through a ton of boyfriends in her life. Nearly every person on the planet with a tattoo has a star and/or a lightning bolt somewhere on their body. Not original. Every musical or person interested in music has a music note tattooed somewhere on their body. Also not original. Also, the word FUCK? Really? That’s just having obscenities just for the sake of having obscenities. Not very classy, and not very clever. We get it, she needs to prove how hardcore she really is. These “meaningful” tattoos are so run-of-the-mill, walk into a parlor and point out a picture, that I could vomit.

    I have to give it to her, though. The safety pin is a good idea. I have one tattooed behind my ear as well..oddly, in nearly the same spot, because you do, in fact, always need a safety pin! That’s the only one I really like. Girl needs some real tattoos!

    • the only tattoo i can reasonable justify is the shared “Fuck”. that’s sacrifice. in essence her n brody agreed to handicap each other for life —– this would be the best way to bond each other flaunted in the worst way.

      good for them.

  11. Is it just me or I just can’t see the ‘D’ in the heart(second picture)!? xD I’m trying realllyyyy hard but it doesn’t look like ‘D’ to me! :P Well, anyway, I love her tattoos but this really bugs me! I wanna see it! haha

  12. i looooooove uuuuuu avril u Rock babe fuck ol the haters wu gives a fuck anywy.im ur number 1 bigeeest FAN i wsh i cud one day wear ur brand neh……….abby great name.i love ur musici have ol e albums,love outfits i try to wear like u yeah its there but not as hot as u i mean its ur style obviosly u gonna luk hotter than ur followers bt il get thr m patient.i wish one day i cud see ur concert im in Botswana,Africa

  13. @Famous Plastic u shouldnt talk anyone with a user like famous plastic is alot worse than anyone else u probably are fake plastic b****

  14. I agree wth katy on this one. Who we to judge something tht someone eles does or has. Expressing ur personal opinions is perfectly fine but if all uu have is negative comments then why bother anyway??? Little word of advise “Jen” if you dnt hav sumthen nice to say then don’t say. anything at all. My personal fav Tattoo is FUCK lol altho bitch wud better suit some people lol

  15. I love Avril,but sorry,I think her tattoos are fricking LAME. Especially since they are impulsive and just tiny little stars and words and symbols randomly dotted throughout her body.
    Also,to whoever said she has a ‘lot’ of tattoos, maybe,but they are very small are cover hardly any of her body.
    It doesn’t seem like she gets them for a deep,meaningful reason(with the exception of 1 or 2),and the whole matching tattoos with everyone thing…eh. Why would you want to share tattoos with 3 or 4 different people?
    And Katy: shut up,people can give their opinions on her tattoos. YOU don’t have to ‘like’ our comments,just as much as we don’t have to like Avril’s tattoos.

  16. For all the ones being rude towards her and her tattoo choices, you sound stupid. YOU don’t have to like the tattoos, SHE got them for HERSELF. What she likes is what she likes, quit being narrow-minded prats.

    • thanks Katy I agree with you on that 1 thanks. so you Ppl need to stop it with your lousy comments regarding tats if you don’t love them don’t make the whole world hate them in fact getting a tat is ones choice. so please it’s annoying like really WTF

  17. I hope when I get old enough (18) I can get some tatoos also and be just like her and all the other rebels out there who don’t care about anything else but feeding their selfish desires and influencing younger impressionable kids with mega doses of “gotta be cool” propaganda that also help feed the corrupt entertainment industry. Oh i can hardly wait to make it someday !!!!

  18. I really love her tats, especially the “FUCK” and the star on her wrist, i want to have those tottoos someday :D i love you avril! and i forever will :)
    fuck all haters! go to hell assholes! haha :D

  19. Avril is a Skank, and the F*** proves it.
    What a low rent backwards ass rednedneck. Classless B****.

    Her family must be soooo proud of her.

  20. ….i really love all avril’s tattos…..
    .i’am also her big fan….
    …i hope that i can put also an a tattoos just like youre tatto avril..someday….hehehe
    youre a great singer…..i also love all your song……
    ….and i alway’s like your post on facebook…hehehehe
    hope to see you in personal…..
    and have some picture with you..for remembrance….hehehehe
    …………….LOVE YOU AVRIL………………..

  21. Hello! The tattoo that is behind her ear, el safety pin, it is because Deryck Whibley has equal to this two in the wrists. I guess that made remembering his friendship with Deryck despite their divorce. I Love You Avril! You’ve got the best voice you have heard this planet! Soon I’m going to tattoo a P where you have the D, because of my twin brother Peter!

  22. I’m a big fan of Avril!!!! She rocks!!I used to be rocker and a Punk when I was in high school. But I portray a professional image now,and Im matured now but still Im a huge fan of her. sadly I cant attend to her concert here in the Philippines! she’s here now mind you. :))

  23. I love avril since I was like 17 and I still love her. I’m not 26 and still a big fan. I have losts of piercings and one tattoo. I plan to get a sleeve but I have to make sure I want it forever. Tatts have meaning to everyone. I just picture being old with them. Not to sexi. I also sing and I know once you hit the spot light you feel like anything you do don’t matter because you have the riches and the fame. If I had her money I wound give a shit either. They have laser surgery for that shit. Anyways.. I’m a BIG AV fan and always will be. I never have met her but I’d love to one day. We’d prob get along very well. She reminds me of myself and its all about being young and having fun. So all the young girlss out there always remember to be yourself and keep cool and rock hard :D. |m| (rock on)

  24. .. i love avril lavigne she’s my favorite singer and her song ..
    .. ilove her tattoos :)) ..
    ..i wnt to say that she’s a talented and beutyful girl ..
    ..shes a god singer :))
    ..ilove all of her song :))

    ..VHINA O9 IIRRR/…..

  25. woow I love Abbey and her tattoos , but the best tattoo is “FUCK” This is Avril!!!
    i’ll have this tattoo too soon.

    I LOVE YOU AVRIL <33 !!!!

  26. I love Avril’s music, shes totally adorable&def dig her style BUT her tattoos (for the most part have no significance) &&she has wayyy too many stars….I always loved stars (&still do) but they’ve become sooo over-rated asfar as tattoos go…I have an outline of a star on my chest/inner arm but seriously u dont need that many….If you get a tat it should def have meaning&some creativeness to it&half her tats are just…well, dumb or stars….but whatever floats her boat, i love her either way&to each their own (which i also have a tat of that saying)!But this whole “Steal her Style” page is wack just cuz of the name.Mad ppl have bit off my shizz&I hate that.I put alotta thought into my style&def my tattoos and ppl always bit off my style but when they copy my tattoos thats just tooo much!!!GET UR OWN IDEAS OR UR TOO LAMN TO DESERVE A TATTOO!!!!!!peace out fuckersss =D

  27. i soo fucking ♥ her tattoos! love her songs, her kind of music , her kind of fashion, everything bout you avril! so fuck you all haters! goddamn ya alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. i love her and i love her tattoo fuck but the sad thing is she has tattoos for her ex boyfriends and they r going to be on her forever…i am going to get a tattoo of a star on my side!!!!!!! love u all and fuck all u haters

  29. I love avril i am one of her fans and i just wanted to say that she is very talented :)
    she is a very good singer too i love all of her songs lol i mean i of them :)
    and she is aa tomboy i read on google lol XD

  30. haa that’s a LOT of tattoos! i know when i get older the most i will get is four. one medium, one or two words/names in another language(hebrew/japanese/chinese), and an anchor. the medium will be a butterfly representing all the change in my life and growing up, the words will (well one of them) will say “Strength” or “Stay Strong” in another language for the same reason as Demi Lovato. went thru a similar thing. and the anchor will represnt me staying grounded and hope. they all have meaning. and i dont suggest getting a boyfriend/girlfriends name..cuz what happens when you break up? must be awkward for future partners to see…

  31. Omg this post really helped me.
    I’ve been looking for posts like this for ageees!!!
    I really wanted to know the meaning of her tattoos and now I know!
    TNX xoxoxo ♥

  32. I’m not a fan of Avril,and I’m not a fan of her tattoos,but I like that they all have a meaning to her and a lot of them are matching ones with people she loves.