Christina Perri’s Tattoos

Singer and songwriter Christina Perri has over 60 tattoos.  “They’re pretty much everywhere. I’ve got one in every direction you look — between my fingers, on my arms, on my chest, on my back, all over,” she says.  Both of Christina’s arms are covered with many tattoos.  She started mainly with smaller pieces when she was younger but has added some larger ones recently.  Though the tattoos were done over a period of 10 years, part of what gives it a cohesive look is that virtually all of her tattoos are done in black and red ink.

With so many tattoos, there are a few recurring themes.  Christina has many tattoos representing her italian heritage including a flag, a map of Italy, and two sayings in Italian.  She has three works of art: Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel painting, a design from graffiti artist Bansky, and a painting by contemporary artist Audrey Kawasaki.  Her love of music is represented through tributes to The Beatles and Johnny Cash as well as symbols like a guitar and two treble clefs.  She has tattoos for three different books: Twilight, The Alchemist, and Stargirl.  She’s inked her love for both her hometown of Philadelphia and her new home Los Angeles.

Most of Christina’s tattoos were done by artist Reverend Mike in Pennsylvania, but since moving to Los Angeles she’s been seeing Taka Tamada at Body Electric Tattoo.  She was extremely impressed by the work of Kat Von D, who did a large piece on her forearm. “I kind of can’t believe that you can take a painting and tattoo it on you perfectly, but she did an incredible job,” Christina says.

Christina started getting tattooed at a very young age. Her initial interest was sparked by her desire to imitate her older brother Nick Perri, a heavily tattooed guitarist who previously played in the band Shinedown and now owns his own tattoo shop.  “I started when I was 15 because my big brother had one when he was 15.  So I remember turning 15 and saying ‘ok it’s my turn.’  Even though maybe I wouldn’t have, but because he’s my big brother and I want to do everything he does, I insisted that I get one.”  After that, she was hooked.  “I just fell in love with the art of it, the self-expression,” she says.

Christina’s family haven’t always been the biggest supporters of her ink, but now they have come around.  “My family was opposed to my tattoos when I got them from 15 to 23, but now that I’m doing well they tell me that they are cute,” she says.  Christina has many tattoos in honor of her family including “mom” and “papa” on her arm and “La Mia Famiglia”–Italian for “My Family”–on her chest. She also shares a few matching tattoos with family members like the music note on her foot that she got with her mother and the Italian flag design on her ankle which her brother and father also have.

All of Christina’s tattoos have personal meaning and stories behind them.  “I get them all the time either when I’m inspired by something, by someone, or I want to remember a part of my life, or do something crazy — there’s so many stories for each of them.  It would probably take all day to explain them all,” she says.

Christina keeps adding more and more tattoos.  “I haven’t stopped for 10 years.  Every like six weeks or month or two months I always get a new one,” she says.  She comes up with an idea and then feels like has to get it.  “When I get a tattoo it’s pretty spontaneous, and it’s kinda a thing where I think about it and then I’m not satisfied until I get it, so it kinda happens really quickly.”

So what are all of her tattoos?  Keep reading for the explanations of over 50 of Christina Perri’s tattoos.

Right Arm Sleeve

Christina Perri Moulin Rouge tattoo

On Christina’s right shoulder is a woman hanging upside down on the Moulin Rouge windmill.  Christina told AOL “On my shoulder is a painting of a french woman on the Moulin Rouge with armpit hair. My mom hates it. She thinks it’s satanic.”  The Moulin Rouge is a famed cabaret in Paris as well as the setting for the 2001 movie of the same name, Christina’s favorite film.  She’s confessed to a crush on actor Ewan McGregor and she cites “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” from the movie as her favorite quote.

Christina Perri 1776 tattoo

“1776” is tattooed on the inside of her left arm, right below her armpit.  She hasn’t spoken about the personal significance of this tattoo, but 1776 is the year in which the United States signed the Declaration of Independence.  The declaration was signed in Christina’s home town of Philadephia, PA, so this tattoo may be a reminder of Philly.

Christina Perri to thine own self be true tattoo

Beneath 1776 are the words “to thine own self be true,” written in the blurry typewriter font which has been used on all of her album covers.  This quote comes from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. It is Polonius’s final advice to his son Laertes.  Christina told The SF Examiner “Especially in this day and age, and in the music business itself, they’re words to live by.”

Christina got this tattoo as a symbol of how lucky she is to be able to be herself, especially in the music industry which is known for trying to fit artists into molds.  Christina was fortunate to have been signed after she’d already proven herself with the success of “Jar of Hearts,” so her label told her to just keep doing what she was doing.  She explains: “This [tattoo] means a lot to me because when I signed my record deal with Atlantic, there was this window where they could have changed me. You know, like put me in a box and changed my hair and changed my songs and told me to be this way.   And I very much was against that and felt very strongly about being completely who I am, the girl who wakes up everyday, and this is just me, everyday.  So kind of to remind myself I got this tattoo then.”

Christina Perri guitar tattoo

Wrapping around Christina’s arm is a red line which crosses right beneath the “1776” and is anchored on both ends by musical symbols.  At first she had only the star at the top end, but then added this doodle of a guitar.

Christina Perri treble clef tattoo

At the bottom end of the line is a treble clef with a star.

Christina Perri Johnny Cash tattoo

Christina has the signature of legendary country singer Johnny Cash on her left arm.  “I love him as a person, not just as an artist,” she told Atlantic records.

Christina Perri roccia e rullo tattoo

On the outside of her left upper arm are the words “Roccia e Rullo,” which is a literal translation of “rock and roll” into Italian. Above it is another signature which I cannot decipher.

Christina Perri The Godfather 13 tattoo

Christina and two friends all got Friday the 13th tattoos from artist Adam Daniel on September 13, 2013. Each friend got a unique design and Christina’s has a number 13 behind held up by a hand with puppet strings like the logo of The Godfather, one of her favorite movies. It is a tradition that many tattoo parlors offer discounted tattoos on Friday the 13th if the tattoo contains a number thirteen in it.

Christina Perri papa tattoo

In January 2012, Christina and her family had their nicknames for each other inked. Christina and her brother Nick both got their nicknames for their father: Christina has “Papa” in a red heart while Nick has “The Captain.” Their dad, Dante Perri, got the nicknames for all of his children: “Goomba” for Nick, “Babycake” for Christina, and “Babby” for Christina’s sister.  They got the tattoos done at Perri Ink in Los Angeles, the tattoo parlor that her brother owns.

Christina Perri cannoli gun The Godfather tattoo

In March 2013 Christina got this “Cannoli > Gun” tattoo on the back of her right elbow which is a matching tattoo. It’s a reference the the movie “The Godfather” in which the character Peter Clemenza says “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” It is also one of many nods to her Italian heritage as cannolis are a popular Italian dessert pastry.

Christina Perri has matching “Mom” and “Me” tattoos on the insides of her elbows. “Mom” is on the left elbow and “Me” in the right.  Unfortunately her mother doesn’t like it!

Christina Perri Michaelangelo tattoo

Below her left elbow Christina Perri has the detail of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” from the Sistine Chapel. The painting depicts God reaching out to touch the spark of life into Adam. She was so taken aback by seeing this painting in person that she had it tattooed on herself: “I spent some time in Italy and I saw it – like with my own eyeballs – but you can’t take a picture of it, so I remember being like ‘ok I’m gonna put that on my arm when I get home'”

Christina Perri broken heart tattoo

Beneath it is a cracked red heart.  “I got this in January of 2012, I remember, because I locked my heart up.  I quit love for 100 days because I realized I’d had a boyfriend my whole life since like kindergarten — which is good for writing material but then all of a sudden I really needed to focus on my career.  So I quit love and I got that,” Christina says.  The heart has has been broken down the middle and sewn back together to represent all of Christina’s heartbreak, “It kinda signifies my heart, like it’s a little bit cracked and ripped and stitched.”  The center of the heart has a keyhole because “somebody has the key, I just don’t know who.”

Christina Perri Audrey Kawasaki tattoo

Christina has a large portrait on her forearm done by celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D.  It is the painting ‘My Dishonest Heart’, which is Christina’s favorite painting by artist Audrey Kawasaki.

She relates to this painting because she wears her heart on her sleeve.  She told WRMF “It’s just this really pretty girl with an exposed heart and I feel like that’s me, like how I live my life with my heart out in the front.”  On LA Ink she explained why she was drawn to the character’s face.  “She’s got this look on her face like you don’t know if she’s gonna punch you or if she’s gonna cry…And that’s where I feel like I’m at in my own life.”

Christina Perri Jason Mraz tattoo

This tattoo on Christina Perri’s right arm (just above her ‘bitten’ tattoo) is a cartoon drawing of herself and Jason Mraz which was drawn by Jason. He sent the illustration to Christina in a Christmas card and jokingly labeled it “your next tattoo” — but she actually went through with it!

Christina Perri Twilight tattoo

Christina Perri is a huge fan of Stephanie Meyers’ “Twilight” book series, and had the word “bitten” tattooed on her right wrist in the Twilight font. Below it is the Italian flag, a nod to Christina’s heritage.

Christina had her dreams come true when she got to write a song (“A Thousand Years”) for the Breaking Dawn soundtrack, but her tattoo predates her involvement with the Twilight franchise. She’s had it since 2009 and she told MTV “I’ve been a really big Twilight for years, since the books came out…I basically got this tattoo right when I read the books and became totally obsessed with the series…I just loved the story from day one.”

Why “bitten”?  It’s a reference to a vampire’s bite but also how Christina was infected with Twilight-love. She connected with the story because she read the books when she had just been divorced and was going through a tough time.  “The word ‘bitten’ is in the font of the Twilight books, and I got it to solidify my obsession with the book. I thought I was ‘bitten’ with the obsession of the series…and the love story…and I still am,” she says.

Christina Perri Nothing is Random tattoo

On the outside of her wrist are the words “Nothing is Random.”  This saying was a on a Christmas card which she got from Jason Mraz, one of her favorite singers.

Left Arm Sleeve

Christina Perri LA shoulder tattoo

On her shoulder, Christina has a simplified version of the “LA” logo for Los Angeles.  This logo is used by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, but for Christina it’s just about the love of the city.  She told Radio Alice “I got the letters LA, which is kinda terrible and I feel bad for Philadelphia. I didn’t mean to have an LA tattoo, but it just kinda happened with my best friend who’s from LA, and it was kinda like a friendship tattoo where we got matching tattoos and she drew mine and I drew hers.”  Christina is from Philadelphia but moved out to Los Angeles to pursue her music career, while her friend is from Los Angeles but had moved away.

Christina Perri Philadelphia skyline tattoo

Christina said she felt bad for Philadelphia because of her LA tattoo, but she has a tattoo to represent her hometown as well.  Along her bicep is the outline of the Philadelphia skyline.  Because she has tattoos for both cities, she joked “I’m calling it my destination arm.”

Christina Perri bulldog tattoo

Christina has a portrait of her French bulldog Lexi on her arm, which she got so that “she’ll never leave me.”  Lexi passed away in May 2012 and Christina got the tattoo a few weeks later.  When Lexi died, Christina wrote “rest in peace now, lexi perri, our sweet sweet girl. we’ll always love you. thank you for 16 years of your love.”

Christina Perri bough of holly tattoo

Christina Perri got Christmas tattoo of a bough of holly or mistletoe on her elbow in November 2013.

Christina Perri to the luna tattoo

Christina has few tattoos on the back of her arms, but one exception is the writing just above her left elbow which says “to the luna” meaning “to the moon.”

Christina Perri maktub tattoo

On her forearm is “maktub,” an arabic word meaning “it is written.”  It is used in the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Christina Perri arm band tattoo

Some time in 2013 Christina got a a black line that goes all the way around her arm.

Christina Perri quarter tattoo

Christina got a quarter on her arm for her 25th birthday to celebrate having lived a quarter century.  “A lady liberty antique quarter for my 25 years of living,”she wrote.  This particular coin is a Standing Liberty quarter, which is an old version of the United States quarter minted from 1916 to 1930.

Christina Perri Stargirl Tattoo

On her wrist is the logo from Jerry Spinelli’s 2000 book Stargirl, which she got in February 2012.

Christina Perri Beatles Tattoo

Christina’s second tattoo is of the names of The Beatles – John, Paul, George, and Ringo – wrapped around her left wrist.  Christina got this tattoo when she was only 15 and was attending a Catholic school where she expected the tattoo to be forbidden, but she lucked out through a fortunate mistake.  “The funny story is that when I was in high school I wasn’t allowed to have any tattoos.  I went to Catholic school.  And my teacher came over when I was writing and he lifted up my arm and I instantly thought I was busted.  And he was like ‘John Paul, the Pope?’  And I was like ‘Yes.’  And he was like ‘oh, very good’ and he put my arm down and he just never turned it over and saw George or Ringo.”

Christina has obviously been a Beatles fan for a long time and still cites them as her number one musical influence.

Christina Perri hamburger tattoo

Christina got a cheeseburger tattooed on her wrist in January 2014. It is one of very few tattoos that she has in full color.

Chest & Torso Tattoos

Christina Perri La Mia Famiglia chest tattoo

Christina’s chest piece expresses her loves for both her family and her Italian heritage. It says “La Mia Famiglia” which is Italian for “My Family.” The words are written in a decorative script accented with swirls and with asterisks as dots on the I’s.  Christina told AOL “My favorite tattoo is the one on my chest. My family means the world to me … and I remember that every single day just looking in the mirror.”

Although this tattoo is Christina’s favorite, her family aren’t fans.  She told radio station WRMF “unfortunately they hate it.  But I’ve always wanted a cool chest piece.  And I thought about what would I want on my heart forever.  I love my family the most.”

Christina Perri Ti Amo neck tattoo

Christina has “ti amo” written on her throat, which means “I love you” in Italian.

Christina Perri balloon tattoo

In February 2012 Christina tattooed a red balloon on her shoulder with the words “sometimes you need to let things go” forming the string of the ballon.

Christina Perri War Is Over tattoo

Christina has “WAR” behind her left ear and “IS OVER!” behind her right.  This tattoo is inspired by one of Christina’s musical idols John Lennon.  Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono rented billboards around the world reading “WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) Happy Christmas from John and Yoko” in 1969 during the Vietnam war.  Two years later, with the war still going strong, they released the single “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”

Christina Perri ankh tattoo

The ankh symbol on the back of Christina’s neck was her very first tattoo, which she got when she was only 15.  Unlike most of her tattoos, there’s no special meaning behind it.  Christina told Face Culture “I have no reason, I mean I don’t know why I did that.   But when I was 15 I wanted it.”  The ankh is the Egyptian hieroglyph for eternal life.

Christina Perri back tattoo

On her back is an image of a skull wearing a military helmet.  Its right eye is covered with an eye patch in the shape of a peace sign.

Christina Perri we can be heroes back tattoo

Christina added the words “we can be heroes” on back in October 2012. This a line from David Bowie’s song “Heroes” on the soundtrack of the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, adapted from the popular book.

Christina Perri Banksy balloon girl tattoo

The silhouette on Christina’s left side is the largest of all of her tattoos.  The image is “Balloon Girl” by grafitti artist Banksy, which shows a young girl being carried away by the balloons which she is holding.  The artwork has special meaning to Christina: “It’s a girl holding the eight black balloons. It signifies my eight wishes — I made eight lifetime big wishes. The little girl is like me,” she told Popeater.

This tattoo involves more ink than any of her others, and was subsequently the most painful.  “I got it on my whole side, which was such a nightmare because it’s all solid black … I was in such pain. It was like six hours, and 25 minutes into it, I was like, ‘Why did I do this?’ But I had to finish. It’s really silly when you’re in it, and it takes like a whole day, but then you’re like, ‘Oh right, ’cause it looks awesome.'”

Christina Perri writing tattoo

In October 2012 she covered the writing above her Banksy tattoo with something new, though we’re not sure what the old or new writings say. She captioned the above photo “covering up the past.”

Christina Perri Karma tattoo

On her right side is the word “karma” written vertically in large letters.  Christina got this tattoo only a few days after her debut single “Jar Of Hearts” was played on “So You Think You Can Dance,” skyrocketing her to fame.  The tattoo represents good karma for Christina finally achieving the success she deserved and bad karma for the hurtful ex-boyfriend whom she wrote “Jar of Hearts” about.  It is in the font of the “Jar of Hearts” single cover, which became the font used for all of her album covers.  Explaining its large size, Christina told KLLC-FM “I got that with my two best friends – who got it very, very little – and I had to be all badass and get it big, but that’s just how I roll.”

Christina Perri hip tattooo

On Christina’s hip is a tattoo which looks to be a crescent moon, but it is rarely shown.

Hand & Finger Tattoos

Christina Perri capo nodo finger tattoos
In January 2013, she tattooed the Italian words “Capo” and “Nodo” on the insides of her fingers. On her instagram she asked “which one do you trust?” It seems that the two words mean “head” and “heart,” though from what I can tell “nodo” more literally translates to “knot” or “junction.”

Christina Perri Powerless finger tattoo

Christina has the word “POWERLESS” tattooed along the side of her middle finger. College Times writes that she got this tattoo “as a reminder that she can’t control everything that happens in her life.”

Christina Perri penguin tattoo

Christina has a penguin on the side of her left hand below her pinkie, which is a matching tattoo.  Christina loves penguins and even has a song called  “Penguin” on her album lovestrong.  “I’m a hopeless romantic and penguins I think are the most romantic, cutest little animals,” she explains.  “Somewhere in the world there is another one, one someone’s hand so that when we hold our hands together it makes a heart.  So this is just half of a tattoo.”

Christina Perri treble clef thumb tattoo

Christina has a small treble clef on her left thumb.  This is one of two treble clef tattoos on her body and is a symbol of her love for music.

Christina Perri heart peace symbol finger tattoo

On the ring finger of her left hand Christina has a peace sign in the shape of a heart.

Christina Perri crown finger tattoo

Christina got a tattoo of a crown on her right ring finger some time in 2013.

Christina Perri triangle hand tattoo

On Christina’s right hand is a solid black triangle.

Christina Perri palm tattoos

Christina has initials tattooed on both of her palms.  On her right hand is a letter “N” and on her left hand is “ST”.

Legs & Feet

Christina Perri bow tattoo

Christina has a tattoo of a bow on the back of her right thigh.  For all of the tattoos on her arms, Christina’s legs have remained relatively tattoo-free.  Perhaps that will change when she runs out of space on her arms.

Christina Perri Italy tattoo

On Christina’s ankle is a tattoo representing her family’s Italian-American heritage.  Christina’s father was born in Italy and Christina has spent some time in Italy though she was born in America.  The tattoo is a map of Italy in the colors of the Italian flag on top of an American flag.  It says “Perri” at the top and other members of her family also have this design.

Christina Perri grape vine tattoo

She later added on to her ankle tattoo with grape vines wrapping around her ankle.  Italy is one of the top producers of grapes for wine-making.

Christina Perri Mini tattoo

On her right foot is the logo for the MINI car company.  Christina drives a MINI and got to collaborate with the brand on a promotional campaign in 2011.  MINI wrote “For Perri, getting together with MINI was a no-brainer: it’s her favorite car. Not only has she been a MINI owner since 2004, but the car features prominently in the new music video for her single “Arms.” She’s even got the MINI logo tattooed on her foot. Now that’s real devotion.”

Christina Perri man foot tattoo

On the side of her right foot is a little cartoon man.

Christina Perri music note foot tattoo

Christina and her mother got matching music note tattoos on their feet in December 2013, which was her mother’s first tattoo. “I can not believe my perfect little mother is now part of the tattooed club!!!!!” Christina wrote.

Christina Perri hold good tattoo

Christina tattooed the words “hold good” on the back of her ankles in June 2012.

sources: College Times, AOL Popeater, Radio Alice / 97.3 FM KLLC, 97.9 FM WRMF, LA Ink (YouTube), the San Francisco Examiner, MTV, VH1, VH1 (video)N-Joy, interviewFace Culture, Koeln, Spin, Daily Record, and Instagram.

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  1. They’re not something I’d get, but it’s her body, so people should respect her decisions. Also, she has a lot more new ones so someone should do an update :)

  2. I like some, but I feel like some are just unnecessary, like it’s wierd that she doesn’t just get a full sleeve with larger tattoos or at least gets filler between the spaces, I think that it would look nicer if she filled in the gaps. I mean, it’s her body, just my opinion…

  3. I love her tattoos, they make her feel unique. People keep telling her to slow down. Whether you like them or not, it is her body, so it shouldn’t be a concern to you. When I was 14, I got my first tattoo. By the time I was 17, I had a full sleeve, my chest and most of my leg tatted. I’ve had to deal with people hating on my self expression for quite a long time. I’m 19 now, and I have most of my body tatted, including my whole neck, hands and a few on my face. It’s terrible that tattoo discrimination/ harrasment is so prevalent in today’s society, especially coming from other tattooed people, hating on someone else’s work… I have to deal with people ridiculing my appearance almost everyday, even though I’m employed and successful. People keep shoving their opinions in my face, as if I’m going to conform to them. I am told constantly that for my age, I’m far too tattooed and modified and that I should slow down. I disagree, and I will keep modifying myself until I feel like stopping. I don’t have any regrets, nor will I. I’m starting to get more heavily body modification procedures and it causes even more of a reaction to people, and stares. It doesn’t;t sway me, and I will continue modifying myself as much as I feel, whether society likes it or not… so what I’m basically saying is… people don’t really care what your opinion of their body art/mods are, but they do have feelings too, and it’s very irritating to keep being told how hideous we are.

  4. Wow! Let the hatred flow, guys!
    I’m disgusted by lots of these comments…
    You bigot and gynophobic little ones, get a life.

    I can’t say that I think all of them are awesome but – hey! – if something inspires you and you want to write it on your skin… Why not?

    Beyond that she’s simply gorgeous and her music is just beautiful.

  5. I don’t know if I like her tattoos are not. Some are good and some, are very YOUNG!!! However, if she likes them, that’s all what’s matters.

  6. What a beautiful woman her tattoos are amazing good ob her for doing them because she wants to and repping her roots and ps women with tatts a sexy as f I’d date her if she went that way haha

  7. Her tattoos are literally all HORRIBLE! All randomly placed and honestly look like she was scribbled on by a child!! So so so so bad

    • Oh dear,sounds like someone is jealous of and also lacking an artistic side. Never mind,by the time you are old enough for tats that may change.

  8. Is really the tattoo with and “L” and a turned “V” and “LA” symbol?
    Or is this symbol, a simulated sign of the freemasonry?


  9. Her tats are awesome. If people could stop judging that would be nice. I bet her tattoos look better than what comes out of most of these people’s mouths anyway. You can have a beautiful heart and tattoos.. But an ugly heart and dumbass comments.. Well.. One can be ugly without tats anyway. No matter what you say, you only reflect yourself.

  10. Wow what a grosse whore. She ruined a perfect physique with tacky garbage. capo and nodo? Sometimes you need to let stuff go? Are these little catch phrases really necessary. I’m sure she will love the look of her tatted bod when she’s 80 years old playing with her grandkids.

  11. Everyone trying to dictate how tattoos are done should shut up already. Her body, her style of tattoos. Don’t like it? Suck it up. You don’t personally know her so get over it. I like em, they’re unique. And all you saying “oh now she’s ugly.” Probably are men who think women are for your viewing pleasure. Everyone is beautiful and beautiful people can do whatever they want. Tattoos are art pieces regardless of style. As a treat? Bitch shut the fuck up. People can get them any time they want. Not when you decide they can.

    • Bitch he was saying that they shouldn’t get them all at once, since they can get addictive, and you can end up with a bunch of shit that later on in life you may not even want… if you get them very frequently like spur of the moment without much thought. If someone wants to cover themselves head to toe in ink, they have every right to do so. Nobody’s trying to stop them. But everyone has a right to speak their mind if someone posts pics of them online. And this whole thing about women only being ‘viewing pleasure to men’, you don’t have to be a total cunt… like men have a right to speak their mind on how a woman looks as well, and vice versa

  12. Thank god that so many posters are actually sane and have enough sense to say. no! Just stop. These tattoos are not beautiful and their ” meaning ” is suspect at best. We all have loving families. We don’t need to permanent scarring of our pigment to prove we love our family .thesr tarts look about as talented as a scribble by a first grader . She is absolutely gorgeous and talented. No need for trendy tatts

    • There’s nothing wrong with family tattoos or any tattoos for that matter. I love Christina’s tattos and I think they’re all awesome. I got one family tattoo and for me that’s the prettiest way to show them my love for them, I will get more family tattoos because I love them. But you know what Taylor say, haters gonna hate.
      And everyone has different opinions and I respect that.

  13. I think that some of them are lovely,some of them i wouldn’t get personally but i guess that is because i have not have the experiences to make them special to me.I would personally love the balloon tattoo the Egyptian symbol and the “we can be heroes”

  14. Art isn’t for everyone,specially for those who think art its all about looking pretty. Art is just an expression of oneself !….The thing is OPINIONS ARE LIKE AS*H*L**S , EVERYBODY HAS ONE !!

  15. I am new to the Philadelphia area and I’ve noticed that tattoos are very popular here. I’m not too surprised about Christina’s tattoo craze given that she is from Philly, but I think she has unfortunately made herself look a lot more ugly by littering her skin with these permanent scars. She is extremely gorgeous and tattoos just totally ruin her natural beauty. :-(

  16. It’s her body, her desicion and her happiness. Don’t waste YOUR time and YOUR happiness worrying about somthing that a stranger is doing.

  17. These are literally all terrible. They’re poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed. She looks like a high school student’s notebook. And seriously, if you don’t speak a language, maybe don’t get tattoos in that language? This chick clearly does not know any Italian and her stupid tattoos are just embarrassing. “To the luna”? Seriously? If you’re going to cover large areas of your body with tattoos, at least get good ones.

  18. There is indeed a right way and a wrong way to execute a tattoo hobby. Tattoos may or may not have a meaning attached to them. What’s important is that the pieces look well-done and flow together and work with the curves and valleys of your body. Christina Perri got a car logo because she drives a car. She got multiple Italian references because she’s Italian. She got a cheeseburger because she likes cheeseburgers. This would all be okay if they didn’t look like they were done with a rusty needle in someone’s basement. She literally collects tattoos as if she is a human sticker book, permanently getting anything that she remotely enjoys, and places them anywhere on her body. It’s really disappointing to the community of people who take this lifestyle seriously.

    • Wtf are you talking about. Shit I have seen more sexiness in a dogs asshole. Those tats are hideous and they completely destroyed her body. I have a lot of tats but they are very well planned and yes I take offence to the tribal band being meaningless junk because I have a Malaysian tribal tattoo that covers my entire upper arm and a lot of my chest and it is very ornamental and has lots of meaning. I have lots of others to that have the tribal attribute and they are very meaningful. More meaning than something you probably got in high school probably like a faded Thor or Spiderman tat or the name of ur ex…

    • for those people who says “christina’s tattoos only makes her ugly” is totally a jerk! who cares if you dont like her tattoos??! GOD! It’s her choice and you all have no right to judge her. you have right to leave your opinions but none of it will change what has already been done!! Christina is beautiful inside and out. Her tattoos all have meanings for her so let’s respect her … No hate people.. thanks. peace! :)


  19. You guys suck. Obviously we are all entitled to our own opinions and I tend not to be very opinionated but it’s people like you that make me lose hope for humanity. You are all focused on the fact the she has ugly tattoos but don’t even realize she didn’t tattoo herself for you. She does because she loves it. Those are hers and mean something to her so in her opinion they are beautiful. You don’t get to judge her. You don’t get to judge anyone, you get to accept them and love then for what they are and frankly her music is so personal and beautiful. She has achieved more in her life than you will in three lifetimes.

    • Omg you’re so right. I totally agree with you. Christina is exceptional and does not need people to say “your tattoos are ugly”, guys she absolutely doesn’t care about your f*ckin opinion! she is good with her lifestyle and happy because she didn’t listen to stupid other’s opinion, then you should care about yourself too and not about her or anybody.
      Sorry for my English I’m French

      • amen to that, does it make you feel better to hate on her? she doesn’t have to ask you for permission. leave her alone she doesn’t sit on the phone or computer to say shitty things about you. she is busy making music and money for that matter no one cares what you thing!
        your so great Christina!!!

  20. Tattoos are artwork on the body canvas…. It is the right of the artist to express themselves in the way they want to.

    If Van Gogh isn’t your taste, go look at some Picasso and skip the Monet!
    Personally I think Perri’s work here is great, simply because hers have personal meaning.


    • I got my first when I was 14 and there will never be any regrets about that one tattoo because I see my tattoos as a timeline, just as Christina does.

  21. I agree with the haters….too many random tattoos looks ridiculous! She looks like the side of a railway car-covered in meaningless grafiti

  22. How can you guys say that you love her tats?! Her tats look like shit! Over half of her tattoos are super ugly, and she has no order of placement and has way too many! There is no way in hell that you can say those tattoos look good on her. I know for a fact that she is going to regret them. It’s so funny how the people blessed with beautiful bodies or faces always manage to fuck them up somehow. Her body looks like a four year old scribbled all over her while she was sleeping, and then she got it tatted over, and then got a few intricate kit pieces sloppily splattered all around her body. I have no respect for someone who doesn’t show one ounce of respect for herself. She was blessed with a beautiful face and body, and she has officially made her body look like dog-shit. I’m pretty sure she’ll get a tat on her face soon too so she can officially fuck up everything on her, because “They mean so much to her.” I like tattoos a lot. But if you have no taste, quality or control, then you are going to have shitty tattoos just like she has. I am not going to show any support for some moron gradually destroying her body. Sorry.

    • Wow anonymous! Pretty harsh critique about some pictures of tattoos you see on a website! You make some bold assumptions too. Tattoos are very personal. Obviously you have a right to your opinion, but I am sure Christina doesn’t really care what you or any other stranger thinks about HER tattoos. They mean something to her. You don’t know her do you? Yet you say you now have no respect for her! Some mean things your said about a person you don’t even know concerning HER personal skin art.

      Didn’t your mother ever tell you that ‘if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all’ ? Guess not… Lighten up! The tats aren’t even yours!

      • First off… the main reason why i don’t want to give my name, just like you didn’t is because this is a site that i’m not overly familiar with, and i don’t feel like giving out my name via some random website! The reason why I am critiquing so harshly is because I see this so much now. People who are very beautiful who cover themselves in really ugly tattoos. Rihanna, for instance has a lot very beautiful tattoos, intricate pieces, and a few simple one’s, done with care and planning. Christina, on the other end, doesn’t really seem to give a shit what gets permanently inked onto her body. Tattoos are meant as a treat. They should be done gradually and planned out, and used sparingly throughout one’s prime. They aren’t meant to be done every 4-6 weeks like Christina does. And if you really insist on covering yourself… don’t you think the person should think up some sort of plan to what they are going to do, and give some order and balance to the pieces. What I’m really saying is that the tats son’t in any shape or form enhance her body, and you would have to be psychotic to think so… and if that includes her, then so be it.

        • Wrong, wrong and more wrong. There are no rules to tattoos. Have as few or as many as you like. I personally plan on being heavily tattooed and that’s my choice but you don’t see me ragging on someone else for jumping on the bandwagon and getting a couple wrist tattoos or a tramp stamp! Like Mj said, they’re hers and hers only. Proof that she likes to live in the moment, because that’s all we really have.

    • I totally agree with anonymous.

      Tattoos should be thought out and placement is really the key to a beautiful tattoo. Christina has a lot of random tattoos because they are so accessible, due to her brother owning a tattoo shop.
      I feel that she should slow down, and put some serious thought before getting another tattoo/tattoo’s

      • I’m ok with your opinion but Anonymous does not even respect her. This hips her skin, her lifestyle, her choices. Imdon’t understand why there iOS people like Anonymous who criticize Christina so bad, ok maybe you don’t like it and thank’s god we are not all the same but if you don’t like it we can say it like you do but not by say she is stupid, ugly and everything

    • Well, I hate being judgemental about people I don’t know shit about but I see Christi abusing her tattoos like the way she does. It’s like holding on to the pieces of a book that made you who you are… but not every line of the book you read! One of my tattoo inspirations is David Beckham. He’s heavily tatted all over but he made sure that everything that’s inked on him is respected the way it should be.
      Your point goes absolutely valid.

      • Exactly!! If you are going to be heavily tatted up, make sure that you have a plan worked out, and get larger detailed pieces that cover more space, rather than just a bunch of fucking splatters of stuff in random places. She has completely lost her sexiness from those horrible tattoos! Kinda a shame…

      • Exactly! She lost all her sexiness with those fucking splatters of randomness. If you are gonna be heavily tattooed, then you need to have a plan, and get with it. I have about 15 tattoos, and am getting more and I carefully decide how it’s gonna look, and where i should have it on my body. Everything’s balanced.

  23. “My mom hates it. She thinks it’s satanic.” That’s a satanic ritual, or what Lady Gaga’s Mom refers to as an “illuminati ritual.” This whores body is covered with ritualistic abuse.

  24. I love her as a singer, but being an Italian myself I have to say that her Italian isn’t that good! :D

    “Capo” doesn’t actually mean “head” in the “literal” sense (i.e.: head vs. heart) but rather “chief” or “master”. It also means “cape” in a geographical way, i.e.: Città del Capo (Cape Town). It’s used in the anatomical sense only in scholastic or medical situations, but if you tell “capo” to an Italian he would surely think of a leader or of a boss.

    “Nodo” means only “knot”, I can’t imagine where she learned that it would mean something like “heart”.. it could also mean something like a central point but only in few cases like “junction” or “hub”, but it’s quite rare and every Italian who reads “nodo” thinks only of a knot.

    “La mia famiglia” sounds quite weird but yeah, it literally means “my family”.

    “Roccia e rullo” on the other side sounds tremendously ridiculous, I can’t imagine how she came up with the word “rullo”.. a “rullo” in Italian is only a mechanical thing, something like a roadroller (rullo compressore) or similar machines, like those used to print newspapers. “Roccia” means “rock”, but “roll” has to be referred to the verb “rotolare” (to roll). There is actually no literal translation possible of those three words and every Italian would talk only of rock and roll.

    Anyways, thanks for your music Christina :D

  25. what i like the most about her tattoos is that most of them look like hand-sketched & hand-written. very unique, personalized values added. she is the canvas of her own expression.

    • Yeah… A canvas by jackson Pollack. Splatters everywhere. It’s so unfortunate that she did that to herself… She was so pretty.

  26. thanks this is so awesome! i wanted to know her tattoos and their meanings for a while. this. is. so. awesome.
    thanks, love and peace.

  27. I love her tattoos. They all make her unique. I have a feeling my best friend will look like Cristina in a few years. She has a lot of tattoos already planned out and is adding more to her list. I love you Christina.

    • Ari at least your friend is PLANNING her tattoos! I don’t particularly like them in the first place but Christina’s are like CRAP. If you’re friend is going to look like Christina, I pity her.

  28. The “we can be heroes” tattoo is from what you said, but it was also used in the Elephant Love Song in Moulin Rouge. Even though that song takes bits and pieces from a lot of songs, including the Bowie one you named, the tattoo most likely was inspired by Moulin Rouge and this song.

  29. Christina recently got a new tattoo which Jason Mraz drew for her, he drew it and said “this will be your next tattoo” and she got it earlier this month :)

  30. Oh my god, thankyou so much for this, I asked for her tattoos page like soso long ago, and it must have taken you forever!
    But it’s amazing, I’ve always wanted to see all of her tattoos. And you know that you will constantly be updating this :) hahaa

    • I have nothing against tattoos, to be honest, I actually think that it’s super sexy on the right person….I myself have a half sleeve…..however, I do think that some of Christina’s tattoos are probably not thought through properly…That being said, she has her reasons for doing them and that is all that counts. Tattoos are not supposed to mean anything to anyone but yourself…..I LOVE the Johnny Cash autograph and might even consider getting one myself.