Christina Perri’s 76 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Christina Perri is an American singer and songwriter who has got some unique body inks which were completed over 10 years. Most of her tattoos are a tribute to her Italian heritage. Let’s have a look!Christina Perri-Tattoos

1. ‘LA’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘LA’ tattoo on her left shoulder.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo ‘LA’ which means ‘Los Angeles’. In an interview, she said,

I got the letters LA, which is kinda terrible and I feel bad for Philadelphia. I didn’t mean to have an LA tattoo, but it just kinda happened with my best friend who’s from LA, and it was kinda like a friendship tattoo where we got matching tattoos and she drew mine and I drew hers.”

2. ‘La Mia Famiglia’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘La Mia Famiglia’ tattoo on her chest.

Meaning: ‘La Mia Famiglia’ is an Italian version of ‘My Family’. Christina has always been very close to her family and to show her affection towards them, she got inked this tattoo on her chest. In an interview, she said,

My favorite tattoo is the one on my chest. My family means the world to me … and I remember that every single day just looking in the mirror. Unfortunately my family hates it. But I’ve always wanted a cool chest piece.  And I thought about what would I want on my heart forever.  I love my family the most.”

3. ‘Treble Clef’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Treble Clef’ tattoo on her left thumb.

Meaning: Treble clef tattoo is a symbol of love and dedication towards music.

4. ‘Cheeseburger’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cheeseburger’ tattoo on her left wrist.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in January 2014.

5. ‘tiamo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘tiamo’ tattoo on her throat.

Meaning: ‘tiamo’ is the Italian version of ‘I Love You’.

6. ‘215’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘215’ tattoo on her right shoulder.

Meaning: According to Christina, the number ‘215’ is the area code of her hometown in Philadelphia. In an interview, she said,

I got “215” on my shoulder. It’s the area code of my phone number growing up in my neighborhood (in Philadelphia), so it’s an ode to my hometown.”

7. ‘Jerry Spinelli-Stargirl’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Jerry Spinelli-Stargirl’ tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: In February 2012, Christina got the tattoo of the logo of the 2000s book ‘Stargirl’ by Jerry Spinelli.

8. ‘Heart-Shaped Peace Sign’ tattoo on her left ring finger

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9. ‘Mary Poppins Bottle Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mary Poppins Bottle Logo’ tattoo on her back.

Meaning: On September 11, 2014, Christina got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Lazerliz.

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10. ‘1776’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘1776’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: According to some media reports, Christina got this tattoo inked for the ‘Declaration of Independence’ signed by the USA in 1776 in Philadephia which is the hometown of the star.

11. ‘Light Bulb’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Light Bulb’ tattoo on her left pinky finger.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in July 2014 by the tattoo artist, Louie Perez.

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12. ‘Johnny Cash’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Johnny Cash’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of the signature of American singer and songwriter ‘Johnny Cash’ on her right arm.

In an interview, she said,

I love him as a person, not just as an artist. So, I got his tattoo.”

13. ‘Dog’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dog’ tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in the memory of her French bulldog ‘Lexi’ who passed away in 2012.

14. ‘Black Triangle’ tattoo on her right hand

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15. ‘Crescent Moon’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Crescent Moon’ tattoo below her waistline.

Meaning: Crescent moon tattoo is a symbol of growth, achievement, progress, creativity, fertility, and a period of transition.

16. ‘Musical Note’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Musical Note’ tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: In December 2013. Christina got this matching ‘musical note’ tattoo wither her mother. This was her mother’s first tattoo. In an interview, she said,

I can not believe my perfect little mother is now part of the tattooed club!!!!!”

On December 24, 2013, Christina uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account, with the caption,

mama and me. hopefully one of many more millions 🎶”

17. ‘Mistletoe’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mistletoe’ tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in November 2013.

18. ‘Woman’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Woman’ tattoo on her right shoulder.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of a woman hanging upside down with armpits hair. In an interview, she said,

On my shoulder is a painting of a french woman on the Moulin Rouge with armpit hair. My mom hates it. She thinks it’s satanic.”

19. ‘to thine own self be true.’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘to thine own self be true.’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: This quote is from Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’ and is used on most of her album covers. In an interview, she said,

This tattoo means a lot to me because when I signed my record deal with Atlantic, there was this window where they could have changed me. You know, like put me in a box and changed my hair and changed my songs and told me to be this way. And I very much was against that and felt very strongly about being completely who I am, the girl who wakes up everyday, and this is just me, everyday. So kind of to remind myself I got this tattoo then.”

20. ‘Treble Clef’ tattoo on her right arm

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21. ‘Guitar’ tattoo on his right arm

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22. ‘BOOM’ tattoo on her right arm

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23. ’13’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’13’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: On September 13, 2013, Christina along with her two friends got this matching tattoo by the tattoo artist, Adam Daniel. This tattoo is related to Friday the 13th.

24. ‘CANNOLI > GUN’ tattoo on her right arm

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25. ‘Crown’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Crown’ tattoo on her right ring finger.

Meaning: In 2013, Christina got the tattoo of a crown on her right finger. A crown tattoo is a symbol of power, leadership, good luck, growth, and progress.

26. ‘Arrow’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Arrow’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Arrow tattoo is a symbol of protection, direction, movement, force, and travel.

27. ‘Promise’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Promise’ tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in January 2015.

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28. ‘Bow’ tattoo on her right thigh

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29. ‘Apple’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Apple’ tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Apple tattoo is a symbol of love, temptation, fertility, sexuality, sensuality, and sacred knowledge.

30. ‘The Creation of Adam’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘The creation of Adam’ tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: ‘The creation of Adam’ is a painting by Italian artist, Michelangelo. In an interview, she said,

I spent some time in Italy and I saw it – like with my own eyeballs – but you can’t take a picture of it, so I remember being like ‘ok I’m gonna put that on my arm when I get home”

31. Tattoo on her right arm

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32. ‘Cracked Heart’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cracked Heart’ tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in January 2012. In an interview, she said,

I got this in January of 2012, I remember, because I locked my heart up.  I quit love for 100 days because I realized I’d had a boyfriend my whole life since like kindergarten — which is good for writing material but then all of a sudden I really needed to focus on my career.  So I quit love and I got that. It kinda signifies my heart, like it’s a little bit cracked and ripped and stitched. The center of the heart has a keyhole because somebody has the key, I just don’t know who.”

33. ‘Painting-My Dishonest Heart’ Tattoo

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Tattoo:Painting-My Dishonest Heart’ tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: This tattoo of Christina was inked by the tattoo artist, Kat Von D. In an interview, Christina said,

It’s just this really pretty girl with an exposed heart and I feel like that’s me, like how I live my life with my heart out in the front. She’s got this look on her face like you don’t know if she’s gonna punch you or if she’s gonna cry…And that’s where I feel like I’m at in my own life.”

34. ‘Nothing is Random’ tattoo on her right wrist

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35. ‘to the luna’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘to the luna’ tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: ‘to the luna’ means ‘to the moon’.

36. ‘Wrist Band’ tattoo on her left forearm

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37.  ‘Standing Liberty Quarter’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Standing Liberty Quarter’ tattoo on her left arm

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked when she celebrated her 25th birthday. Standing Liberty Quarter is a 25-cent coin used in the USA between 1916 to 1930.

38. Tattoo on her right forearm

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39. ‘Balloon’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Balloon’ tattoo on her left shoulder.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of a red-colored balloon with ‘sometimes you need to let things go’ on her left shoulder.

40. ‘Ankh’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Ankh’ tattoo on the nape of her neck.

Meaning: Ankh is an Egyptian symbol of life, rebirth, hope, new beginnings, protection, and union of male and female.

41. ‘Michael’ tattoo on her left arm

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42. ‘hold good’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘hold good’ tattoo on her heels.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in June 2012.

43. ‘Mini Car Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mini Car Logo’ tattoo on her right foot.

Meaning: Christina collaborated with MINI Car Company brand in 2011. To show her devotion towards this, she got the tattoo of the logo of MINI Car Company on her right foot. The management of the brand said,

For Perri, getting together with MINI was a no-brainer: it’s her favorite car. Not only has she been a MINI owner since 2004, but the car features prominently in the new music video for her single “Arms.” She’s even got the MINI logo tattooed on her foot. Now that’s real devotion.”

44. ‘Grapevine’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Grapevine’ tattoo on her right foot.

Meaning: Grapevine tattoo is a symbol of abundance, prosperity, growth, new beginnings, hope, rebirth, and good times.

45. Tattoo on her right ankle

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46. ‘Philadelphia Skyline’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Philadelphia Skyline’ tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: This tattoo represents the hometown of Christina as she was born in Philadelphia.

47. ‘Italian Flag Color’ tattoo on her right wrist

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48. ‘bitten’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘bitten’ tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: This tattoo of Christina is inspired by Stephanie Meyers’ ‘Twilight’ book series. She got this tattoo inked in 2009. In an interview, she said,

I’ve been a really big Twilight for years, since the books came out…I basically got this tattoo right when I read the books and became totally obsessed with the series…I just loved the story from day one. The word ‘bitten’ is in the font of the Twilight books, and I got it to solidify my obsession with the book. I thought I was ‘bitten’ with the obsession of the series…and the love story…and I still am.”

49. ‘ME’ tattoo on his left arm

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50. ‘MOM’ tattoo on her right arm

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51. ‘Peter Pan’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Peter Pan’ tattoo on her right shoulder.

Meaning: Peter Pan is a fictional character of a young boy created by J. M. Barrie in 1902.

52. Tattoo on her left forearm

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53. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skull’ tattoo on her back.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of a skull wearing a military helmet. The right eye of the skull has a peace sign. Such tattoos are the symbols of death, mortality, cycles of life, and optimistic ideas. It also denotes the protection of the valuables and overcoming the obstacles.

54. ‘we can be heroes.’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘we can be heroes.’ tattoo on her back.

Meaning: In October 2012, Christina got this tattoo inked on her back. This is the line from the song ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie.

55. ‘The Beatles’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘The Beatles’ tattoo on her left wrist.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of the members of the English rock band; John, Paul, George, and Ringo inked on her left wrist. This is the second tattoo which she got when she was just 15. In an interview, she said,

The funny story is that when I was in high school I wasn’t allowed to have any tattoos.  I went to Catholic school.  And my teacher came over when I was writing and he lifted up my arm and I instantly thought I was busted.  And he was like ‘John Paul, the Pope?’  And I was like ‘Yes.’  And he was like ‘oh, very good’ and he put my arm down and he just never turned it over and saw George or Ringo.”

56. ‘ROCCIA E RULLO’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘ROCIA E RULLO’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: ‘ROCIA E RULLO’ is an Italian version of ‘Rock and Roller’.

57. Tattoo on her right arm

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58. ‘PAPA’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘PAPA’ tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo inked in January 2012 to show her love towards her father, Dante Perri. The tattoo was inked at Perri Ink Studios in Los Angeles, the parlor owned by Nick Perri.

59. ‘M’ tattoo on her right forearm

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60. ‘ME + YOU.’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘ME + YOU.’ tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Christina got this tattoo for her friend Jason Mraz, an American singer and songwriter. This tattoo is a drawing made by Jason on a Christmas card sent to Christina.

61. ‘Arabic’ tattoo on her left forearm

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62. ‘Balloon Girl’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Balloon Girl’ tattoo on her left torso.

Meaning: ‘Balloon Girl’ is an art by graffiti artist, Banksy. In an interview, Christina said,

It’s a girl holding the eight black balloons. It signifies my eight wishes — I made eight lifetime big wishes. The little girl is like me. I got it on my whole side, which was such a nightmare because it’s all solid black … I was in such pain. It was like six hours, and 25 minutes into it, I was like, ‘Why did I do this?’ But I had to finish. It’s really silly when you’re in it, and it takes like a whole day, but then you’re like, ‘Oh right, ’cause it looks awesome.”

63. Tattoo on her left ribcage

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64. ‘karma’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘karma’ tattoo on her right torso.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of the word ‘karma’ in vertical font inked on her right torso after the success of her single debut ‘Jar Of Hearts’. Along with Christina, her two friends also got the same tattoo on their respective bodies but in small fonts. In an interview, she said,

I got that with my two best friends – who got it very, very little – and I had to be all badass and get it big, but that’s just how I roll.”

65. ‘POWERLESS’ tattoo on her right middle finger

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66. Tattoo on her left foot

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67. ‘Penguin’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Penguin’ tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: Christina got the tattoo of a ‘penguin’ on her left hand which specifies her love for the beautiful bird. In an interview, she said,

I’m a hopeless romantic and penguins I think are the most romantic, cute little animals. Somewhere in the world there is another one, one someone’s hand so that when we hold our hands together it makes a heart. So this is just half of a tattoo.”

68. ‘ST’ tattoo on her left hand

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69. Tattoo on her left ribcage

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70. ‘N’ tattoo on her right hand

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71. ‘WAR IS OVER!’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘WAR IS OVER!’ tattoo behind her ears.

Meaning: This tattoo of Christina is inspired by one of her favorite musical idols, John Lennon.

72. ‘CAPO NODO’ tattoo on her fingers

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73. Tattoo on her left arm

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74. ‘Millennium Falcon’ Tattoo

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Tattoo:Millennium Falcon’ tattoo on her left thigh.

Meaning: In 2015, Christina got the tattoo of ‘Millennium Falcon’, a fictional starship in the Star Wars series, inked on her left thigh. 

75. Tattoo on her left foot

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76. ‘Disneyland’ tattoo on her left wrist

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