Tattoos have always been a staple in music -- a symbol of freedom, a badge of pride, a physical mark of commitment to a career where you will never have to worry about going into an office again.
But lately, tattoos are more mainstream than ever. It makes sense. In the Age of Instagram, it’s hard to think of a more visceral Like magnet than ink. Pretty soon, you’ll even have trouble opening up the convo if you don’t have face tats. No longer reserved for rockers or fringe acts, tattoos are pervasive, as ubiquitous among pop singers as their chart-topping hits.
The baby-faced Brit isn’t all sugar sweet anthems. With more than 60 pieces, the redhead singer’s body is a dense mosaic of color and shapes.
The pop sensation’s tattoos are as diverse as her singing-acting hybrids and musical tastes. In addition to the bigger, striking line tats along her arms and ribs, some unique low-key standouts include the word “Love’ on her right ear, a smiley on her left ankle, and a sad kitty emoji on her inner lip.
The Maroon 5 frontman and former ‘Voice’ coach got a late start on his ink, getting his first piece, a dove on his bicep, five days after 9/11 when he was 21. He hasn’t slowed down since, with his pieces getting bigger and more time-intensive, especially the massive vintage mermaid on his back that took six months to complete.