Paradise Tattoos


Grimes gave herself a stick-and-poke of three Cyrillic letters on her knee in September 2017. It’s placed upside down so that it faces towards her, which makes sense seeing as it was a DIY tattoo.

It seems that she meant to write “fae,” but it’s more of a transliteration than a translation. Her tattoo “ФАЙ” is pronounced like “fae,” but the actual word for fae/fairy in Russian is “ФЕЯ.” Coincidentally, her version looks more like the Russian word “РАЙ” meaning “paradise.”

Fae is an old English word for fairy, but Grimes has been using it to describe music that gives off fairy vibes. She curates a playlist called “the faé list” and has applied her own artistic backstory to the sound, writing “The fae are the children living at the end of the world, who make art that reflects what it’s like to live knowing the earth may not sustain humanity much longer. We live knowing that environmentally driven genocide is nigh, that the least equipped are to be struck down by the very earth itself. Repentance by the innocent for the sins of the rich. This does not mean that all fae art is directly about this, but that the influence of this reality is inescapable for the fae.”


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This “Paradise” tattoo on Adele’s left hand goes with the “Angelo” tattoo on her right hand, symbolizing that her son Angelo is her paradise.  She had both tattoos done in the same session in June 2016, but at the time artist Bang Bang only released a photo of the “Paradise” tattoo since Adele was still keeping her son’s name private. The matching “Angelo” tattoo remained unseen for quite a while as Adele was taking a break from music at the time.

Lana Del Rey has a “Paradise” tattoo in the same spot on her hand which she has had for years, but Adele didn’t intend to copy. She says that she didn’t know about Lana Del Rey’s tattoo when she got hers and only learned after the fact. “She probably thinks I’m, like, some mad fangirl,” Adele joked in an interview with Rolling Stone“I mean, I am a Lana fangirl, but not a crazy one.” (more…)

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