Bishop Briggs’ 29 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Sarah Grace McLaughlin, popularly known by her stage name, Bishop Briggs, is a British-American singer and songwriter. She released her debut album, Church of Scars in 2018 whose single, “River” reached no 3 on the US Alternative Chart. She released her second album, Champion in 2019. Bishop’s body is home to many interesting inks that represent a part of her. Let us take a look at the ones she has and explore the meanings behind them.

Bishop Briggs

1. ‘Roses’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right upper arm of the singer has a tattoo of two rose flowers tattooed on it. The tattoo is done in vibrant red and black colors.

Meaning: The tattoo of the roses on her arm covers up her previous tattoo of a mountainside scene inside a circle.

2. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Bishop’s right bicep has a skull tattooed on it that also has crossbones behind it and is wearing an eye-patch.

Meaning: The tattoo of the skull represents her love and memory of her father. The tattoo was revealed by her on her Instagram with the caption explaining the story behind it, “when u find your dad’s journal from high school & see he drew this skull along with Led Zeppelin lyrics u have no choice but to get it tattooed ☠️”

3. ‘Tooth’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the skull on her bicep, is one of a shark’s tooth.

Meaning: The tattoo of the shark serves as a reminder of her fighting and survival. Though she seems nice and pretty, she is as quick, ferocious, and powerful as a shark.

4. ‘B’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The letter, “B” is tattooed on her right upper arm near her elbow.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the stage name that she took on for her career, Bishop Briggs.

5. Cat and Love Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of her right forearm has a tattoo of the face of a cat on it inside a circle. The words, “Love is Loving” are also tattooed above the cat. Her left arm, at the same place, has the words, “Love is kind” tattooed on it. There are also a pair of spectacles tattooed above the quote on her left arm with smiley faces on the glasses and the word, “OPTIMISTA” tattooed below them.

Meaning: The cat on her right forearm is a tattoo of a screaming wildcat and is the first tattoo that she got. The quotes on her arms about love represent how the emotion has value in her life and what she associates it with. The glasses with “Optimista” tattooed below them is a motivational tattoo that shows how she sees the silver lining and stays positive.

6. ‘Cherub’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of her right forearm has a large cherub tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cherub represents her religious views and also her guardian angel as cherubs are the symbol of guardians in Christianity. The cherubs protect her from harm.

7. ‘Heart and Owl’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the cherub is a tattoo of a heart on her forearm that has eyes and is crying. Her wrist and right hand also have a tattoo of an owl on it that is seen flying below a crescent moon.

Meaning: The tattoo of the crying heart is a symbol of a past relationship that did not end well. The owl on her forearm is also a symbol of a guardian and protects the bearer from harm.

8. ‘Free’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of her forearm also has the quote, “BECAUSE I’M FREE” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the quote on her arm represents her personality and is one of many that are tattooed on her body. The tattoo represents her free spirit and shows how she lives her life as she chooses.

9. ‘Girl’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower side of her right forearm also has a tattoo of a crying girl’s face on it.

10. ‘Empathy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Bishop’s right wrist has the word, “EMPATHY” tattooed on it.

11. ‘Tally’ Marks

Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the cat on her forearm, there is a tattoo of tally marks that represent the number, 18.

Meaning: The tattoo of the number 18 represents her date of birth, 18 July 1992.

12. ‘Words’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of her right forearm, below the tally marks, has the words, “Vaut-il mieux Parler ou Mourir?” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The words on her arm are French for, “Is it better to speak or die?” and is a quote that she really liked from the movie, Call Me By Your Name.

13. ‘Kindness’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of her head has the words, “KINDNESS IS AN ACT OF REBELLION” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The words on the side of her head were spoken by “P!NK” and she got them tattooed on her head as they really reached her heart.

14. ‘World’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of her neck has the words, “THE WORLD” tattooed on it.

15. ‘Power’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of her neck has the word, “POWER” tattooed on it.

16. Neck Tattoo

Tattoo: The backside of her neck has a tattoo of two rose sticks tattooed on it in the shape of a cross.

17. Side Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of her body has a tattoo of a cartoon girl and boy on it. There are also a few words tattooed below them.

18. ‘Baby’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left upper arm of the singer has a tattoo of a baby on it, wearing a mask on its eyes and holding a bow and arrow. The baby is done inside the shape of a heart made out of barbed wire.

Meaning: The baby inside the heart is an interpretation of cupid. The tattoo represents the idea that love is a good thing but one should be careful whom one loves as cupid can be careless.

19. Eye Tattoo

Tattoo: There is an eye tattooed on the back of her left upper arm with shining rays of light tattooed around it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the eye on her arm represents the eye of God watching over humankind.

20. Skeleton Tattoo

Tattoo: Bishop’s left bicep has a skeleton tattooed on it along with rose flowers coming out of its neck.

21. Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a quote tattooed on the singer’s left arm, that reads, “BUT POETRY, BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE, THESE ARE WHAT WE STAY ALIVE FOR”

Meaning: The quote is indeed an interesting one and shows her perspective on how she likes to live her life, full of things described in the quote.

22. ‘Butterfly and Deer’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of Bishop’s left forearm has a baby deer tattooed on it with the moon above its head. The deer is seen sitting on a rock. There is also a butterfly tattooed on her left forearm and the word, “Art.” tattooed on her left wrist surrounded by designs of lines.

Meaning: The tattoo of the deer on her forearm represents nobility, power, and fertility and the butterfly is a tattoo of freedom and beauty.

23. ‘Bird and Woman’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of her left forearm has a large tattoo of a bird on it. The inner side of her left wrist has a tattoo of a woman on it wearing boxing gloves.

Meaning: The bird on her forearm is a symbol of freedom and spirituality. The woman on her arm shows represents a deep idea that women are fighters too and can do anything that they set their minds to.

24. Moon Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower side of her left forearm has a tattoo of a crescent moon on it that also has a face, along with the words, “LA LUNA” tattooed below it.

Meaning: The moon on her arm is a symbol of creativity and growth. “La Luna” is the title of one of her favorite films.

25. ‘Tarantula’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The singer’s right thigh has a giant tarantula tattooed on it that has eyes all over its body.

26. ‘Moth’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left thigh of the singer has a large moth tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the moth on her thigh is a symbol of imperfection. The tattoo represents the idea that nobody is perfect so we should embrace our imperfections too.

27. ‘Dragon’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of her left thigh also has a traditional Chinese dragon tattooed on it.

Meaning: The dragon tattoo on her leg is a symbol of power. While talking about her tattoo, she said, “I love to get spontaneous tattoos so, at the moment, I decided that I needed something that reminded me of power. I also loved the idea of dragons having this fire in their bellies but only releasing it in times of danger or protection. I thought it could be parallel to my life – keep the fire as fuel and use it wisely”

28. ‘Scorpion’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a giant scorpion tattooed on the front of her left leg. The words, “I NEED A LITTLE MORE OF YOU” are also tattooed below the scorpion. There is also a band tattoo below the words.

29. ‘Target’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a target tattooed on the inner side of her right leg, just above her ankle. The words, “PUBLIC OPINION” are also tattooed below the target.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the idea that the opinion of the public can be a target and stop one from doing the things they love most so one should ignore the opinion of others and do whatever they want to.

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