Memorial Tattoos

Lala Kent

Lala Kent got a tattoo with a heart and the word “dad” behind her right upper arm for her dad who passed away.
She got her ink on May 2018 ans she shared the story on her Instagram account with the message:

Back to L.A., with my sweet, beautiful mama, wearing my dad’s watch, and an epic tattoo. Repping my pops till the end of time (by @chichtattoos ♥️) Dad, I promise i’m going to make you proud. I’m going to be kind and tender hearted, just like you.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has a tattoo of a bee behind her left ear as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester. The worker bee is a historical symbol of the city of Manchester. Grande has made many tributes to help the victims and their families, including her ‘One Love Manchester’ tribute concert, which has helped raise 2.6 million dollars for survivors and their families. Grande has also offered to pay for funerals, hospital bills, and dropped a new single in honor of the victims. Grande’s whole crew have bee tattoos as well. We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has now raised a total of 12 million, thanks to Ariana Grande. Ariana posted a letter on Instagram, including the line “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, sing louder, and to live more kindly generously than we did before.” Ariana is truly doing that.


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Lea Michele

Lea Michele has two lines of text on the right side of her rib cage reading “I love you more” and “if you say so” as a reminder of the last conversation that she ever had with her fiance Cory Monteith before he died of a drug overdose on July 13, 2013.

“I love you more” is the last thing that she ever said to him and she’s thankful to have ended things on such a positive note, telling Seventeen “I spoke to a woman who had lost her son, and she mentioned how grateful she was that the words she said to her son before he died were ‘I love you.’ Mine were as well.”

The last words that her said to her were “if you say so” in response to her. She wrote a song called “If You Say So” about his passing which contains the lyrics “And I can’t get the last words that you said / Can’t get those words out of my head” and “You said, I love you girl / I said, I love you more / Then a breath, a pause, you said / If you say so.”


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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham has a tattoo on her right rib cage reading “RIP Judy” in script font. On her Instagram she explained the meaning of her tattoo which is a reminder of her hysterectomy. Lena, after her decade-long struggle with endometriosis and other pain issues, decided to do the hysterectomy surgery.

“Today is National Leathercraft Day, National Relaxation Day and National Lemon Merengue Pie Day. It’s also the 9 month anniversary of my hysterectomy. I’ve never celebrated the 9 month anniversary of anything and I realized last night why that number feels so funny- I won’t ever do it the way I planned to. My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: from the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself. The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center. My friend Paul named my uterus Judy, and when she was being uppity we called her out, hence the tattoo on my ribs, which hurt like fuck even through the pain meds: #RIPJudy. Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for. Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day.”

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Lily Cole

Lily Cole has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist in memory of actor Heath Ledger. Along with the hand-drawn heart, there is a line that goes across her wrist. She wrote on her instagram:

“A heart drawn by someone who reminds me daily to wear my heart on my sleeve. Was thinking of you today. Love always.”

The model and actress starred alongside Heath Ledger as his love interest in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. This was Heath’s final role as he died on January 22, 2008 while the movie was still being filmed. The unexpected death due to prescription drug overdose was an impactful moment in Lily’s life. She told Interview:

“Everyone has to deal with death at some point, and it was the first time that I had to deal with it so close to me. I assume it will stay with me for the rest of my life, as it’s quite a seismic shift.”

She had only met him a few times before they began filming together but they grew close on the set. She saw him as somewhat of a mentor since she was so new to acting, praising both his brilliant acting skills and his generous personality:

“There’s no doubt that Heath was a massive support to me…He was aware that I was nervous, this being the biggest role I’ve ever done, and he was making a real effort to encourage me. And the coolest thing was that he was supportive without ever being patronizing.”

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Danielle Bregoli

Danielle Bregoli got a tattoo on the back of her left forearm in August 2018 depicting the face of a cherub statue.

The cross on the forehead of the cherub is a symbol of allegiance to God, inspired by several passages of the Christian Bible. When God wants to destroy the city of Judah in Ezekiel 9:4, God says to put a cross on the forehead of people who are saddened by the abominations committed there so that they will be spared. In Revelation 7:3 the angels put a seal on the foreheads of servants of God.

Statues of Christian figures never include a cross on the forehead, however there are many historical examples of vandalism by early Christians who carved crosses into ancient Greek and Roman statues to “Christianize” them.


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Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale and her older sister Maggie got matching tattoos in memory of their late grandmother.  The sisters both inked “I love you” on their right forearm in their grandmother’s own handwriting.  Lucy showed off the matching tatts on her instagram and wrote:

Nothing says sisterly bonding more than permanently tattooing your body. After years of wanting our grandmothers writing, we did it! Our Grammy was our favorite person & now she’s even more a part of us. Also, my sister is a badass who raises two kids, teaches combat classes AND goes on tattoo runs with her baby sister. Also, ouch. This one hurt.

Lucy’s grandmother is still a major part of her life even after she passed away.  She attempted to connect with her grandma on an episode of E!’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry and said:

I definitely felt like I was with her today, but then again I always feel close to her…I definitely always feel her presence.

Me and my sister talk about it all the time that we wish she could be here to see what I’ve done.  I don’t think many people thought in my family that [my career] would be what it is, but I always think that she did.

This tattoo, which they got in July 2018, is actually the second tattoo that Lucy and her sister got together to honor their grandmother.  She already had a sun on her upper back.


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Maggie Lindemann

Maggie Lindemann has a tattoo on the back of her right arm which says “Depression & Obsession,” inspired by the song of the same name by alternative rapper XXXTentacion.  She was a fan of his music and was saddened by his June 2018 murder.  This song in particular relates to her own emotions.  She has struggled with depression her whole life, has written a song of her own called “Obsessed,” and once tweeted his lyrics “depression and obsession don’t mix well.”


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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner tattooed a letter “G” on her right pinkie finger for her grandfather in July 2018. “For my grandad. My hero,” she wrote on instagram.  The delicate script initial was tattooed by artist Mr. K at Bang Bang tattoo parlor in New York City.

Her fiance Joe Jonas accompanied her and he got his own equally sentimental tattoo for his grandfather.  His tattoo on his arm is a postage stamp featuring a portrait of a young Jerry Miller along with his nickname “PaPa” and his date of birth “08 21 1940.”  Joe’s grandfather passed away in January 2014, at which time Joe wrote“The funniest guy in any room. The knowledge he had. The epic life he lived. Thank you for teaching me so much. I am going to miss you. One of my Heros. Rest in Piece Papa.”


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