Florence Leontine Mary Welch or simply Florence Welch is an English Poet, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer. She is the lead of the band, Florence and the Machines which has given several top hit albums such as Lungs and Ceremonials. Florence is a great fan of getting inked. Let us take a look at her tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Always Lonely and the Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Florence’s left arm has the words, ALWAYS LONELY inked just above the tattoo of an Eye.
Meaning: Always Lonely is a song from one of her album. She has been promoting it and also selling t-shirts on pre-order with the same words written on them. The Eye tattoo under ‘Always Lonely’ ink was a traded tattoo with artist Miso. Miso gave her the eye tattoo whereas Florence gave her an ink of a microphone.
2. ‘How Beautiful’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The words, How Beautiful are inked on the inner side of Florence’s right wrist.
Meaning: “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is the name of the 2015’s album of her band, Florence and the Machines.
3. ‘V’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Florence’s left pinkie has a little V inked on it.
Meaning: She got this matching tattoo along with Stanislava Pinchuk as a tribute to Vali Myers who died in 2003.
4. ‘The Cross with the Flower’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a very ornate cross with a flower inked on Florence’s right hand.
5. ‘Too Fast For Freedom’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The words, “TOO FAST” are inked on the back of Florence’s left leg and words, “FOR FREEDOM” are inked on the back of her right leg.
Meaning: Together the words spell out, TOO FAST FOR FREEDOM is the line from her song, Delilah.
6. ‘The Left-hand’ Tattoos
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of two triangles, one of them being cut by a line on Florence’s left middle finger. The name, Grace is tattooed with a heart on the side of her left middle finger. And an Asterisk sign is inked on her index finger. And there is a tattoo of the Greek letter Epsilon Ɛ with dots above and below it.
Meaning: The triangles are the logo of her album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”. Grace is the name of Florence’s younger sister.
7. ‘The Birdcage’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Florence’s right middle finger has a tattoo of a birdcage.
Meaning: The tattoo is a nod to her hobby of collecting birdcages as a child.
8. ‘Heart and Arrow’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Just below the elbow, on the inner side of Florence’s left forearm is a tattoo of a heart with an arrow piercing it.
9. ‘SAD SACK’ Tattoo
Just above her Heart and Arrow tattoo lies Florence’s first tattoo. The ink is of a bird sitting on a heart which is wrapped in a banner which reads, SAD SACK.
Meaning: The tattoo is to honor her friend, Sophie-Hart Walsh whose nickname is Sad Sack.