Kesha’s 40 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Kesha Rose Sebert is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and actress. Kesha considers herself a songwriter primarily, by writing for many music artists. Not only having mezzo-soprano voice, but she also has a strong, sneering vibrato with a unique yodel like quality in her voice. With this quality, she succeeded in winning a number of awards which helped her to gain a lot of popularity. Kesha’s music, style, image, and in fact her different tattoos have always been in the limelight. She has a very different taste for body inks. Let’s read further to know more about her tattoos and their meanings.

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1. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Tiger Tattoo on the left hand.

Meaning: Derrick Snodgrass at Saved Tattoo in Los Angeles, is the artist behind Kesha’s colorful tiger head tattoo, which she has inked on her left hand. Tiger head tattoos usually represent strength and power. She got this tattoo in 2017 and uploaded a picture of her tiger head tattoo on her official social media account, with a caption,

“fukin meow”

2. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Cross Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Kesha has got a very simple cross tattoo on her right wrist which she got in 2009 after completing her first album. This tattoo has been inked by her friend and she said,

“I had just finished my record, so that night we got a little crazy, and we thought that it was a really good idea to give each other tattoos to symbolize such a special event in my life. So he gave me a cross or one could call it a T or an X.”

She got this tattoo on the successful completion of the record of her first album.

3. ‘Skull and Crossbones’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Skull and Crossbones Tattoo on the right wrist.

Meaning: Skull and crossbones tattoo has been inked on her right wrist just near her cross tattoo. It is generally a symbol of poisonous substance or danger.

4. ‘Spaceship’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Spaceship Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: A spaceship has been inked by a very famous tattoo artist, Sean from Texas, who usually features aliens and spaceships in his tattoos, on Kesha’s left forearm in 2016. Kesha uploaded a picture on her Instagram of her tattoo stating,

” Meet me in space”

5. ‘Cat’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Cat Tattoo on her left toe.

Meaning: Kesha has got a cute cat face tattoo on her left toe. She has always been very fond of cats and has got three pet cats, named, Mr. Peep$, Mr. Fluffy Pant$ and Charlie. She once formed a Cat Cult and said,

“So I’ve always wanted to have a cult, I think I could be a pretty good cult leader. So I’m going to start a cult, and people can be in it if they like to be, cats or play with cats, or play with cat toys.”

6. ‘SUCK IT!’ Tattoo

Tattoo: SUCK IT! Tattoo on her bottom inner lip.

Meaning: Kesha got this tattoo out of her frustration towards negativity created by her haters in 2012. She said,

“I was kind of fed up with all the nasty little bloggers, and I was like, ‘you know what, suck it.”

7. ‘Hamsa Eye’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Hamsa Eye Tattoo on the palm of her right hand.

Meaning: A Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet, popular throughout the Middle-East and North Africa, depicting an open right hand, with an open eye in the center, used as a symbol of protection against all forms of negativity, evil spirits, and the evil eye. It can also be used as a good luck charm. A Hamsa Eye tattoo has been inked by her on the palm of her right hand.

8. ‘Palm Tree’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Palm Tree Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: A beautiful small palm tree, a symbol of wisdom and goodness, has been inked by Kesha on her right arm in 2016.

9. ‘CHILL’ Tattoo

Tattoo: CHILL Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: A word chill, just below her palm tree tattoo has been inked by her in 2016, on her right arm.

10. ‘Shark’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Shark Tattoo on the right wrist.

Meaning: Kesha got this tattoo inked on her right wrist during her vacations in Mexico in 2016 and uploaded a picture of her tattoo on her social media account, stating,

“New tattoo?…whale shark blob whatever. I hope my hand doesn’t fall off.”

She further wrote,

“When a whale shark decides to be ur best friend and reconnect you to your true self, and nature and spirituality and magic and beauty and love and gratitude….. I LOVE THIS WHALE SHARK. I CAN’T EVEN. #whalesharklife.”

Kesha considers her swimming experience with a whale shark to be a purely spiritual one and that’s why she decided to get a shark tattoo.

11. ‘Flower with Text’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Flower with a text, FUCK THE WORLD Tattoo on her right foot.

Meaning: Kesha has got a number of feet tattoos, and this one states a very simple flower with a text above it, FUCK THE WORLD, on her right foot.

12. ‘Whale’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Whale Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: This is the second sea animal tattoo which Kesha has got on her body. She got it tattooed in 2016, by artist Matt Ahn at Invisible NYC. She said,

“Save the whales save the whales save the whales-gorgeous ink from @invisiblenyc @mattahntattoo thank u! I love my whale! it reminds me of when I deep dive with them in the oceannnnnn.”

She has even given a name, “Stuart” to her this whale tattoo.

13. ‘Red Fish’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Red Fish Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: This is the third sea animal which she got tattooed on her body. This is a red colored fish which she has got it in 2017, on her right forearm.

14. ‘Colorful Skull’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Colorful Skull Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: This colorful skull tattoo has been inked by a very famous tattoo artist, Walter Mcdonald, in 2017, on the right forearm of Kesha. Walter uploaded a picture on his Instagram, stating,

“thanks for getting tattooed @iiswhoiis you and mustard rule! #spotlight #gettattooedatspotlight #gumby #kesha”

15. ‘Narwhal’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Narwhal Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: This is the forth sea animal tattoo which Kesha has got on her body. It is a very beautiful Narwhal tattoo on her left forearm. In 2016, Kesha celebrated the Halloween with her very close friends, wearing a onesie narwhal, gifted to her by her fan. Next day, she got narwhal tattoo on her forearm, in the memory of the celebrations of Halloween party. She said,

“haaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. had to immortalize last night.”

16. ‘C’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Letter C Tattoo on her right foot.

Meaning: Kesha has inked the letter C for her visit to Conan O’Brien’s show in 2014. She told Conan,

“It’s for you, I was so excited to see you last night, I was in a frenzy. I was running around with my cats and I didn’t know what yo do and so I tattooed C on my foot.”

She even asked her assistant to get the letter C tattooed and said,

“My assistant, who has no tattoos, she’s like the sweetest little angel-I was like ‘come here’ and chased her down and gave her one too.”

In her previous visit to Canon’s show, she wore a dress, with his face printed on it. This shows how much concern and excitement she has for him in her heart.

17. ‘Anchor’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Anchor Tattoo on near her right wrist.

Meaning: This is the first tattoo which she got when she was 18. Anchor tattoos usually mean hope, calmness, salvation, and composure. She said,

“The first tattoo is an anchor I got when I snuck Cuba when I was 18. I got that because we were hanging out with this guy, and I was like, ‘If you give me five dollars, I’ll give you a tattoo. So I’m like, ‘All right, fine.’ He gave me an anchor because I’m a driver.”

18. ‘Dots’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Dots Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Three dots with black ink in a triangular form has been inked by Kesha on her right wrist, just near to her first ever anchor tattoo. This represents a situation when a sailor gets his first voyage.

19. ‘Heart’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Heart Tattoo on her right foot.

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Meaning: A very small and simple heart tattoo has been inked by Kesha on her right foot. Heart tattoos usually represent emotions, feeling, and love.

20 ‘Small Heart’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Small Heart Tattoo on the inner side of her right foot.

Meaning: Along with the previous heart tattoo, Kesha has got a small heart tattoo too on the inner side of her right foot in 2011.

21. ‘Smiley Face’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Smiley Face Tattoo on the middle finger of her right hand.

Meaning: Kesha has got a smiley face tattoo on the knuckle of the middle finger of her right hand. This has been inked by artist, Derrick Snodgrass in 2016. She uploaded a picture on her Instagram account, stating,

“MOTHERFUCKERS CANT TOUCH MY HAPINESSSSSS. BOOM. @oblivioussurroundings thanks buddy for the happy little finger tattoo! and the happy day! ur the best.”

22. ‘Dollar Sign’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Dollar Sign Tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: This tattoo has been inked by Kesha during the initial days of her career. She even used to write a dollar sign in her name, as she considered it as her good luck charm. But when she returned from a rehab center, after struggling for drugs, for a number of years, she removed the dollar sign from her name as she felt that it represented her old self. She said,

“The dollar sign in my name is a tattoo-a bad tattoo. And, uh, It just came about because I was broke, and I was just making a joke out of it. Instead of being, like, mad like, ‘I’ am so broke, I was just like. ‘WHATEVER! Out of money…Whatever. I dont need money.’ So, out of money, put it on my hand, put it in my name, and it was just kind of a joke, and it stuck.”

23. ‘Saturn Planet’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Saturn Planet Tattoo on the palm of her left hand.

Meaning: Kesha got the Saturn planet tattoo on the palm of her left hand by the artist, Sean, from Texas in 2015. She got this tattoo when she was going through the ‘return of Saturn’ period in her life. It specifies her beliefs in horoscope astrological terms. The returning period of Saturn usually takes place when a person becomes fully adult, ranging from age 27 to 31 and Kesha was 28 years old when she got this tattoo.

24. ‘Feather’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Feather Tattoo on the backside of her right foot.

Meaning: Feather Tattoo is a symbol of bravery, courage, faith, and travel, it also represents messages from the spirit world. Kesha has got this tattoo on the backside of her right foot.

25. ‘Rainbow’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Rainbow Tattoo right arm.

Meaning: Kesha has inked a beautiful rainbow without any outline, on her right arm. Kesha released her album rainbow in 2017, after struggling for a legal battle for almost five years. She has always been seen wearing rainbow color dresses, make-up, and many more, and this might be the reason that she got a rainbow tattoo on her right arm.

26. ‘YEAH!’ Tattoo

Tattoo: YEAH! Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: Kesha has got this tattoo in 2009 along with her cross tattoo after successful completion of her debut album. This might be inked by one of her close friends while partying after completion of her debut album.

27. ‘ANIMAL’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ANIMAL Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: This Animal tattoo has been inked in 2013 on Kesha’s foot. Kesha was named rights group Human Society of United State’s first global ambassador for animal rights, for which she is expected to bring attention to such practices as cosmetic testing on animals and shark finning. She even received a number of awards for creating awareness regarding animals by using her social media accounts. For this, she inked the word animal on her left foot and shared a picture on her Instagram stating,

“I love my animals. I couldn’t sleep because I was so overwhelmed by how amazing you all are to me.”

One of her albums has also a title called Animal. This shows her love and concern about animals.

28. ‘Colorful Design’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A Colorful Design Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: A very beautiful rainbow colored design has been inked on her left foot, with detailing of a beautiful rainbow in the middle, stars and Saturn planet on one end and an eye emerging out of a cloud on the other end. Kesha has always been very fond of colorful tattoos, especially with the theme of the rainbow. She got it inked in 2015, by an artist, Robert Ryan. She uploaded the picture of her tattoo on her Instagram, stating,

“My foot is dirty. but MAGICAL NOW! thank u @robertryan323 for the beautiful rainbow…”

29. ‘Moon’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Moon Tattoo on the knuckle of the middle finger of her left hand.

Meaning: She got this tattoo by the same artist who did her Saturn planet tattoo on her left hand in 2015. She said,

“Child of the moon.”

Moon tattoo represents courage, power, strength, and good luck.

30. ‘FUN’ Tattoo

Tattoo: FUN Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: Kesha got this tattoo inked in 2012, and she tweeted,

“Woke up this morning feeling fun. New tat!”

This tattoo has been inked on her left foot in red color with bold letters.

31. ‘An Unidentified Text’ Tattoo

Tattoo: An Unidentified Text Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: An unidentified text has been inked by Kesha on her left foot. No clear picture and information has been available regarding.

32. ‘Live Free’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Live Free Tattoo on fingers of her both the hands.

Meaning: Kesha inked the words live free on the fingers of her both hands in 2017, just after the release of her album Rainbow, after struggling for a legal battle for almost five years. She uploaded a picture on her Instagram by stating,

“funny how words take on such important meaning once you start living and find yourself looking for the perfect letters to make up the perfect word to make up the perfect feeling.”

Kesha has been fighting a legal battle with a producer, Dr. Luke, and charged on him the charges of mental and physical exploitation. Later all the charges were dismissed by the court and Dr. Luke charged defamation charges on her for ruining his image and career.

33. ‘Greenish Blue Tiger’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Greenish Blue Tiger Tattoo on her body.

Meaning: A greenish blue tiger tattoo has been inked by her on her body in 2018. She wrote,

“@robertryan323 @electrictattoonj thanks for the tiger! Robert, you’re the best.”

This is the second tiger tattoo which she has inked on her body, after the tiger face which she has inked on her left hand. Tiger tattoos are symbols of strength and courage.

34. ‘RAW POWER’ Tattoo

Tattoo: RAW POWER Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: A heart with a knife tearing it apart and with a text stating, RAW POWER, has been inked by Kesha on her left forearm, just above her tiger face tattoo, in 2018. She showed her this tattoo to her fans by uploading a picture on Instagram stating,

“Hallucination true romance. I needed love but I only lost my pants. @steve_byrne_tattoo @rockofagestattoo.”

35.  ‘An Unidentified Design’ Tattoo

 

Tattoo: An Unidentified Design Tattoo on left leg.

Meaning: An unidentified design tattoo has been inked by her on her left leg, just above her knee in 2018. She uploaded a picture and said,

“Next time you see this knee it’s going to have some gnarly battle scars!”

Speculations have been made that this tattoo is a form of vrill eye symbol.

36. ‘An Unidentified Text’ Tattoo

Tattoo: An Unidentified Text Tattoo on her left leg.

Meaning: An unidentified text has been inked on her left leg but no information regarding this has been available anywhere.

37. ‘Dead Fish’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Dead Fish Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: A dead fish has been inked by Kesha on her right wrist. She uploaded a picture on her Instagram and said,

“Last night of the fucking weird and wild wonderful magic rainbow cruise to outer space me and some new bffs got some dead fish. Tattoos. Who needs sleep anyways???? Miss y’ll already @bigfreedia @duke_tha_2 @tonyboffthewall. Tattoo by @benthomasltd.”

38. ‘Panther’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Panther Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: A panther tattoo has been inked by Kesha on her left forearm. She has not given any public statement regarding her this tattoo, but It is a dark greenish panther that has been inked on her left forearm. Panther tattoos are a symbol of power, courage, strength, and leadership. She has even inked tiger face and whole tiger tattoo on her body which symbolizes power and strength and we already know how much she loves animals.

39. ‘FTW’ Tattoo

Tattoo: FTW Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: FTW is an acronym of the word Fuck The World. THis has been inked on right forearm, just below her colorful skull tattoo. It specifies the attitude of the person, showing that she doesn’t care for whatever the world thinks of her, she doesn’t give a fuck about it.

40. ‘Dot’ Tattoo

Tattoo: A simple dot on the middle finger of her right hand.

Meaning: A simple dot has been inked by Kesha on the middle finger of her right hand.

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