1. ‘how sweet the sound’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘how sweet the sound’ tattoo near his left wrist.
Meaning: This was the first tattoo that Kelsea got inked in June 2014. This tattoo is a line from the song ‘Amazing Grace’ which was the first solo song sung by Kelsea. On June 28, 2014, she uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram handle with the caption,
first song I learned, first solo I sang, and now first tattoo.”
In an interview with Shape magazine in April 2021, she said,
This is a story I’ve never told publicly. The day before my first photoshoot, I panicked because I wanted a tattoo but didn’t have one yet. And I was like, What if this single [‘Love Me Like You Mean It’] works and people start to follow me? Then all of a sudden, I get a tattoo. People will be like, ‘She’s going off the deep end. So I went to the tattoo parlor the day before that shoot and got a tattoo. It was just this youthfully innocent way of saying, ‘I’ve got to be who I am from the beginning of this.”
2. ‘love.love’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘love.love’ tattoo on her right ribcage.
Meaning: This tattoo ‘love.love’ is inked in the handwriting of the mom and dad of Kelsea. In an interview, she said,
The week that ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ went No. 1, I received letters from my mom and dad. I was in New Orleans, and I took the letters and got ‘love’ tattooed in my mom and dad’s handwriting.”
3. ‘Tribute to song Square Pegs’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Tribute to song Square Pegs’ tattoo near her left wrist.
Meaning: This is the third tattoo that Kelsea got inked when she was in Los Angeles. In an interview, she said,
My third tattoo is because of my song called ‘Square Pegs.’ The hook is ‘square pegs make the world go round’ and it’s about embracing what makes you different and knowing that flaws are not a bad thing. It’s what makes you who you are and embracing that. I got that tattoo in L.A.”
In another interview with Radio Disney, she said,
A square peg, it’s someone who doesn’t necessarily fit in the mold of whatever normal might be. And I think we all have those moments of feeling like we don’t fit, like we’re the square peg….I’ve spent a lot of my life wondering where and how I fit, and I’m starting to find that there’s a lot of beauty in not fitting. I really wanted a song to capture that….Being normal can be a little boring sometimes. I think that being different is exciting.”
Many of Kelsea’s friends have got the same tattoos for the singer on their respective bodies.