The led vocalist of the band Shiny Toy Guns, Carah Faye Charnow is an American singer and songwriter. She also has been nominated for the Grammy’s. She has a handful of tattoos inscribed on her body which holds great significance to her and also have an important message for the society. Check out her tatts and get by inspired by them.
1. Writing on Wrist
The inner side of the left wrist of Carah Faye is tattooed with the words “Fighting My Battle.” This tattoo is her constant reminder of never giving up in life.
2. “PMA” on The Inner Side of Lip
The inner side of Carah’s lip is tattooed with “PMA” which stands for Positive Mental Attitude. Before her PMA tattoo, Childish was inscribed on the inner portion of the lip. But, it faded away.
3. Greyscale Rose Tattoo on Forearm
Above her wrist tattoo, Carah has got her left forearm inked with a greyscale rose.
4. Letters on Knuckles of Feet
The knuckles of Charnow’s feet is inked with letters which read “CALIFORNIA” as it is her birthplace.
5. Japnese Geisha And Hibiscus on Arm
Carah Faye right hand is completely covered with a Geisha which is a traditional female Japnese entertainer. The upper side of the wrist is inked with red and orange hibiscus flowers with green leaves. She explained, “I just wanted the whole piece to be a collection of things that fascinate me about Japanese culture.”
6. Letter “D” on Ring Finger
The ring finger of the left hand of Charnow’s is tattooed with a letter “D.” Speculations are there as if it was meant for her ex-husband Daniel Johansson.
7. Jet Fighters on Calves
The back side of Carah both the calves is tattooed with a pair of Boeing B-17 jet fighters which were used at the time of World War II.
8. Writing on Wrist
The inner side of Carah Faye’s right wrist is inscribed with the words, “Straight and Level” that represents positive thinking. This tattoo holds significant meaning to her as she explains, “Straight and Level’…was what my Grandfather end his stories with.” She further explained, “cause forward should be the only direction we know #PMA.”
9. Writing on Forearm
The title track of 7 seconds band’s title track “Walk Together, Rock Together” is inked on the sides of both her forearms. Walk Together, Rock Together was one of her favourite song way back then.
10. Letter in Between Finger Webbing
Carah’s right-hand finger webbing is tattooed with “XXX.” She does neither take drugs nor alcohol and is completely abstained from such poisons. She lives in a straight edge society and finds herself fortunate enough to already have that mentality much before joining the straight edge.
11. Skeleton’s Hands on Arm
The pop star’s upper side of the left hand is tattooed with 2 skeleton hands making a symbol “LA” which stands for the Los Angeles.
12. Pair of Swords on Stomach
There exist 2 pairs of swords on the sides of her stomach. The swords on the left side of the stomach consists of letters “SE” for straight edge society and a number “84” to mark the year of her birth i.e. 1984. The right side of the stomach comprises of letters “OLOC” which stands for One Life One Chance. It is a song by the Straight Edge band. On interviewing she explained, “It is so important to me that people know that there is nothing good that comes from [drugs and alcohol]…It just gets you nowhere. Every moment of my life that has reminded me of that has only strengthened me.”
13. Hibiscus Flowers on Wrist
There exist 2 hibiscus flower tattoos which are of purple and blue colour on the upper side of her left wrist.