Mary J. Blige’s 6 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Mary Jane Blige is an American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Philanthropist. She began on her career front by signing to the ‘Uptown Records‘, and thus, became famous for becoming the first female artist on the label.  Besides her multitalented albums, she also launched her own perfume in July 2010, “My Life“. She has nearly 13 albums under her name and all of them have earned multi-platinum status worldwide. Mary J. has a few interesting inks on her body. Let us explore them and their meanings.

Mary J Blige

1. ‘Rose and Stem’ Tattoo

Mary Rose Tattoo

Tattoo: There exists a rose with a long stem inked on Mary’s right upper thigh.

2. Cross Tattoo

Mary J Blige Cross Tattoo

Tattoo: On her left bicep, there lies a cross tattoo which is inked red from inside.

Meaning: Mary has always been vibrant about her Christian faith, and has said in interviews that she relies on faith to ‘Feel It, Deal, Then Heal’. The cross seems to be more of a rose-shaped tattoo. This ink is her tribute to the times when she used to pray a lot to let herself heal, and come out of depression.

3. Name Tattoo

Mary-J-Blige Name Tattoo

Tattoo: Mary J. has always been considered weird for getting her own name inked on herself. Her whole name is inked on her right bicep in the Gothic Letters.

4. Chinese Symbol Tattoo

Mary J Hand Tattoo

Tattoo:  Mary’s left-hand carries an ink which is the Chinese and the Japanese symbol used for “Strength”.

5. ‘Butterfly’ Tattoo

Mary J Butterfly Tattoo

Mary J Blige Butterfly Tattoo

Tattoo: Marry J. has a flying butterfly inked on the edge of her right shoulder.

6. Unknown Hand Tattoo

Mary J Blige 4 Tattoo

Mary has an unknown ink on the outer side of her right hand.

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