Jordin Sparks has a tattoo just below her right breast which says “Respira,” a Latin word meaning “breathe.”
She got the tattoo after starring in the Broadway musical In the Heights. “Breathe” was the name of one of the songs that she performed in the play. She tweeted “‘Respira’=Breathe. It’s for my time on ITH, the people I met there & a reminder to take a moment when things get crazy. <3"
Drew Barrymore has “BREATHE” tattooed on her left forearm in a stencil-like font. The tattoo is a reminded to stay calm and level-headed. “I find that even though it’s on my wrist and even though I need to do it survive, I forget [to breathe],” she told PopSugar. “I don’t think I’ve ever reacted in a situation, especially that’s tense or heightened, after taking a deep breath that I wasn’t better than the way I would have reacted if I hadn’t taken that breath.”
Lindsay Lohan had “Breathe” tattooed in white ink on her right wrist following a serious asthma attack. She was hospitalized in January 2006 following an attack during which she ruptured an artery in her neck and got the tattoo that same month. “The attack was a big deal, so I wanted to commemorate it on my body as a reminder,” Lindsay said. The tattoo is also a reminder to slow down and enjoy life. In an interview on Ellen, she said “I forget to breathe sometimes.”