Kelly Osbourne is a songwriter, singer, fashion designer, actress, and TV presenter, who appeared on MTV’s ‘The Osbournes’ in March 2002 and E!’s Fashion Police, where she was a presenter from 2010 to 2015. This multi-talented girl got the tattoos inked ever since she was a child. Let’s have a look at them along with their meanings.
1. ‘Stories…’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Stories…’ Tattoo on the left side of her scalp.
Meaning: This ‘Stories…’ tattoo on Kelly’s scalp was inked by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo, in June 2014. This tattoo is about Kelly’s clothing line, ‘Stories…By Kelly Osbourne’ which was launched on September 25, 2014, at HSN.
2. ‘Daddy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Daddy’ Tattoo on her left forearm.
Meaning: She got a tattoo for her father, Ozzy Osbourne, who was recovering from a bike accident. She got this tattoo inked in December 2003. The tattoo consists of ‘Daddy, a pink and gold heart-shaped lock, a golden key, and a pink banner that reads ‘This Too Shall Pass’.
3. ‘Anchor’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Anchor’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: Anchor tattoos are called as the symbol of hope, calm, composure, and salvation.
4. ‘Keyboard’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Keyboard’ Tattoo on her right forearm.
Meaning: Kelly always used to regret this tattoo as she got it inked when she was sloshed. In an interview, Kelly said,
I think tattoos can look good but when you get some big f–king keyboard on your arm, that’s when they’re ugly. I was so fucked up when I got it, the next morning I woke up and thought, what’s this on my arm? But I thought the only way I wouldn’t get a massive telling off from my mum was to own it. I was like: ‘Look how cool this is, Mum!’ But really I thought, ‘Why did I do that?’”
Kelly always considered that this tattoo had no meaning to her. In one more interview, she said,
I can’t play the piano. And I have a keyboard because I liked Moogs [synthesizers] because I went through my weird 80s phase…Even though it’s really beautifully done and it’s cool, it has absolutely no relevance to me and it’s stupid.”
On November 6, 2013, Kelly went for laser treatment to get this tattoo removed. She uploaded the video of the tattoo removal process on her Instagram account.
5. ‘Lovely’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Lovely’ Tattoo on her left wrist.
Meaning: This ‘lovely’ tattoo is one of her tattoos for which she went under laser treatment, to get it removed. On December 7, 2013, and May 2, 2015, Kelly uploaded the video of her laser treatment on her Instagram account.
In an interview, she was asked about the laser treatment for the removal of this tattoo to which she replied,
As humans, we fill our conscience with clichés to selfishly justify the ridiculous things we do in life… Such as getting stupid tattoos. I have now undergone my third laser tattoo removal. All-day I have found myself saying ‘no pain no gain’ or ‘pain is a beauty!’ however the bigger lesson I have taken away from this horrendously painful experience is THINK BEFORE YOU INK!… Furthermore, think before you make ANY permanent decision because it’s ok to change your mind before its too late!”
6. ‘Jack’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Jack’ Tattoo on her right wrist.
Meaning: Kelly and her younger brother, Jack, have matching tattoos of each other’s names on their respective wrists. In an interview with ‘Closer Magazine’, Kelly said,
Some still have a special meaning, like the matching ones my brother Jack and I have of each other’s names, but now I feel like some were a mistake.”
7. ‘Hearts and Bones’ Tattoo
8. ‘Clover’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Clover’ Tattoo on her left wrist.
Meaning: Kelly got the tattoo of ‘four-leaf clover’ on her left wrist, but she is going under the laser treatment for its removal. Generally, a four-leaf clover is considered as the symbol of good luck.
9. ‘Butterfly’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Butterfly’ Tattoo on the right side of her collarbone.
Meaning: A butterfly tattoo is a symbol of a period of transformation in a woman’s life. It represents freedom, hope, new beginnings, and change.
10. ‘Skulls and Crossbones’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Skulls and Crossbones’ Tattoo on her feet.
Meaning: This is interesting. Kelly Osbourne has a pair of blue skulls and crossbones tattoos on the top of each of her feet. They are a male and a female — the left male skull has a yellow lightning bolt on the forehead while the right female one has a red bow. Her mother, Sharon Osbourne, was reportedly angry when Kelly got this tattoo inked in 2003:
I was just like, ‘No, no more tattoos. And skull and crossbones – like, what does it mean… you’re a pirate? What is this indicating? What message does this send out?’ She says, ‘Nothing.”
In an interview in 2010, Kelly said,
They’re stupid, I know, and I regret most of my tattoos.”
11. ‘Tiny Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Tiny Heart’ Tattoo on the pinky finger of her left hand.
Meaning: In 2002, Kelly and Bert McCracken, got matching tattoos of tiny heart on their respective pinky fingers. Unfortunately, the couple broke off on Valentines’ Day of 2003. In an interview, Bert McCracken said,
I’m such a dickhead. She’s the most important girlfriend I’ve ever had. We’re best friends. I’m just not ready for a relationship, period, let alone a huge, public relationship. I just hope that someday I can maybe be with someone as good and perfect as she is.”
12. ‘Je Vous Aime la Maman’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Je Vous Aime la Maman’ Tattoo on her back.
Meaning: Kelly got a wing tattoo in pink color on her back which the line ‘Je Vous Aime la Maman’, in French. This means ‘I love my mother’ in English.
13. ‘Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Star’ Tattoo on the nape of her neck.
Meaning: A five-pointed star is a symbol of fame and stardom.
14. ‘Solidarity’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Solidarity’ Tattoo on the right side of her scalp.
Meaning: Kelly got the word ‘solidarity’ inked on the right side of her head as a tribute to the victims of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people and injured the other 53, in June 2016. In an interview, she said,
Solidarity: Noun. Unity of feeling of individuals with a common interest or purpose. Individually, we have rights and unique gifts. Together, we have the strength and powerful harmony. I have wanted to get this tattoo for a long time. The tragedy in Orlando devastated me and reminded me that every moment of our lives is precious. Every human is precious. Love hard. Live gracefully, authentically and with conviction, respect, purpose, and compassion. Together we achieve what is impossible to those who stand alone. Those of us who embrace and respect freedom stand together, progress together, celebrate together and grieve together. You are not alone. ❤️????”
15. ‘Teardrop’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Teardrop’ Tattoo on her right index finger.
Meaning: Kelly Osbourne got a teardrop tattoo on the side of her right index finger. The finger teardrop is a funny one. It is placed so that she can hold her finger up to her face and can pretend as if she is crying.
16. ‘Bumblebee’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Bubblebee’ Tattoo on her right shoulder.
Meaning: On October 24, 2014, Kelly got inked the tattoo of a white bumblebee by the tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney, on her right shoulder. She got it inked to honor Joan Rivers, who was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host, who died on September 4, 2014. On October 24, 2014, Kelly uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account, with the caption,
In honor of you @joanrivers…”If you looked at aerodynamics, at science, the bumblebee should not be able to fly. Physically, it was just not anatomically equipped to soar. Yet it did, defying gravity, defying logic. The bee was a creature that defied and beat the odds, a miracle.” Thank you for being my Miracle @joanrivers. 💜💋”
17. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Cross’ Tattoo on the pinky finger of her right hand.
Meaning: A cross tattoo is the symbol of the event of the crucifixion of Jesus. Generally, it represents the faith In Jesus and Christianity.
18. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
19. ‘Symbols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Symbols’ Tattoo on her hands.
Meaning: Kelly got a symbol of the earth; an inverted triangle, and a symbol of fire; a triangle, inked on her hands.