Tattooed Twenty-Somethings: Part 2

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The life of a twenty-something is possibly incomplete until they have experienced the brilliance of getting a tattoo.

The buzz of the gun, the sting of the needle, its almost a right of passage for modern twenty-somethings! So lets take a look at some more well tattooed twenty-somethings...

6) Ed Sheeran

The loveable, guitar playing, ginger haired and always smiling Ed Sheeran has a won a place in the hearts of many for his soft rhythms and unique style, but is now winning more fans because of his impressive and original tattoos!


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    Ed Sheeran
    Ed Sheeran

    The bright and bold coloured ink of Ed Sheeran has caught the eye of many, it certainly stands out. But what exactly are they? Perhaps summed up as a mix of everything the vibrant work on Ed's arms include puzzle pieces, a compilation of natural elements, a hand print, a plus sign, the obvious choice of a lego head and a tree representing his family.

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    Now if you thought his tattoos couldn't get any more random he also has a tattoo of a Heinz ketchup label, a koala inspired by his Australian touring, a portrait of the penguin pingu, Gingy the gingerbread man from Shrek and a 6th Street sign in homage to where he recorded his episode of Sesame Street... So what do the tattoos of a scruffy styled singing twenty-something tell us?... The boy likes Heinz ketchup!!!

    7) Cher Lloyd

    Much the same as Ed Sheerean, Cher Lloyd is a young British singer making her place in the music industry, and at just 21 has collected numerous fans and tattoos alike.

    Cher Lloyd
    Cher Lloyd

    Mostly on her arms the ink of Cher Lloyd includes the Spanish script of "Bosillo lleno de Suenos" which in English is "Pocketful of dreams". A lyric from the Alicia Keys song 'Empire State of Mind'. Along with this Lloyd's ink further consists of a small question mark on her wrist, a partial sleeve of birds and flowers, the suits of a deck of cards on the back of her wrist and an open bird cage in memory of her uncle.

    Finally on the top of her arms are the Tracy Chapman song title "All that you have is your soul", which was got for her mum and a sugar skull and rose. Lloyd's tattoo collection is ever expanding so no doubt she will be an awesome tattooed twenty-something for a while yet!!

    8) Hayley Williams

    Leading the line up of Paramore Hayley Williams has also begun to lead the life of a tattooed twenty-something with her cumulation of ink.

    Hayley Williams
    Hayley Williams

    Much of William's ink has been done on her lower body. On her calf is a car inside a rose, on the front of her thigh is a bold cross, to the side of which sits a hand grasping an envelope, a tattoo done by Aureole at Lust For Life Tattoo in Brisbane. Behind her elbow is a tattoo inspired by Elvis, made up of a lightning bolt and the letters TCB the tattoo represents the motto of the rock and roll king; "Takin' Care of Business". A more recent tattoo is the one above, a large floral piece on her hip for her sisters.

    My personal favourite of this awesome tattooed twenty-something is the tattoo of a women's razor wrapped in a banner reading 'Shave me'... now that's an inspired piece of unique ink!!

    9) Harry Styles

    Now obviously we can't ignore the tattooed lads of One Direction could we. But instead of going through them all we will have to settle with Harry Styles, arguably the breakout member of the band.

    Harry Styles
    Harry Styles

    The long haired ladies man of One Direction is adorned with numerous small and large black and grey tattoos. It would certainly take to long to go through them all, so lets look at some of the best. Personally my eyes can't help being drawn to his stomach and the large butterfly that rests there, but once I see that I instantly see the two swallows. However one of Styles most interesting tattoos is the small lettering on the top of his chest '17 Black'... struggling to work it out, well 17 black is what James Bond bets on in 'Diamonds Are Forever'!!

    Though clearly we can't ignore his arms, looking like something from a sketch book they include the word 'Pingu' to match Ed Sheeran's own Pingu portrait, an old fashioned ship, an anchor, the Green Bay Packers logo that resulted from a bet and a skeleton in a tuxedo and hat. You can definitely say Mr. Styles is a memorable tattooed twenty-something...

    10) Miley Cyrus

    We now come to our final tattooed twenty-something, Miley Cyrus, a distant image from the Hannah Montana we fell for... but certainly one who gets some good ink.

    Miley Cyrus
    Miley Cyrus

    I doubt that most of us haven't seen the infamous 'Just Breath' under Miley's left breast, but what about her other ink, the none tit tattoos? Well, in recent times Miley has had a number of tattoos from the renowned Kat Von D, these include a portrait of her grandmother, a curved tooth bone and a da Vinci diagram of a human heart. Most recently Miley has had a memorial piece for her 2 year old dog that passed away. The image is of the pup Floyd encircled by some words inspired by a Beatles song title... "With a little help from my frwends". 

    Miley's ink also has specific Native American themes, such as the large dream catcher on her side and two crossed arrows on her elbow, a Native American sign for friendship... Without doubt Miley is one of the worlds foremost tattooed twenty-somethings!!


    @Robert Davies

    Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!


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