Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, known by her stage name, Mon Laferte, is a Chilean songwriter, singer, and actress. She is the artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammys and is also the most listened to Chilean artist worldwide. The singer has given many hit songs such as, “Tormento, Amor complete, Si tú me quisieras, Tu Falta de querer, Amárrame”, and is one of the most promising singers of her generation.
She is a fan of getting inked and has a lot of tattoos on her body that form a part of her personality. Let us take a look at her inks and explore the meanings behind each.
1. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a skull on the right shoulder of the singer.
Meaning: The skull on her shoulder serves as a rebel’s mark and shows her optimistic and bold personality.
2. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The right upper arm of the singer has a large cloud tattooed on it that has the words, “Non Je ne Regrette Rien” tattooed inside it.
Meaning: The words tattooed on her arm are French for, “No I do not regret anything” and is one of her motivational tattoos that keeps her going without paying much thought to the results of her choices.
3. ‘Bird and Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The cloud on her right arm extends downwards and has a bird in blue ink tattooed inside it that is seen carrying a cherry stem in its mouth. There is also a four-leafed clover near the bird’s head and a rose flower below it at the end of the cloud. The name, “MARY” is also tattooed on her right arm.
Meaning: The four-leafed clover is a symbol of good luck and the bird on her arm represents freedom and goes along with the words tattooed above it.
4. Woman Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of her right forearm has a large woman tattooed on it wearing a long dress and carrying an umbrella.
Meaning: The tattoo of a woman represents beauty, desire, empowerment, and independence.
5. Lollipop and Doll Tattoo
Tattoo: Mon’s right bicep has a large lollipop tattooed on it. Next to the lollipop is a tattoo of a small doll with a large head. The inside of her right forearm also has a tattoo of a cherry on it.
6. Anchor and Coffin Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of her right forearm has a tattoo of an anchor on it. Below the anchor, near her elbow is a coffin tattooed with an eye on it. There is a spiderweb clinging to the coffin and the words, “Whoops. Something went wrong..” are tattooed near the coffin.
Meaning: The tattoo of the coffin represents the idea of passing time and how we are not going to be in this world forever. The eye represents the soul and the power of intuition. The whole design on her forearm represents the idea of how life is short and one should do what they want to do.
7. Ice cream and Lipstick Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of her right forearm has a tattoo of an ice cream cone on it. The ice cream cone is peculiar as it has three eyes on it instead of the scoops of ice cream. The side of her wrist has a tattoo of lipstick on it. There is another eye tattooed on her right forearm too.
Meaning: The eye is an interesting choice of ink that appears in many of her tattoos. There is another one on her other arm as well as you will soon read.
8. ‘Kitty and Seahorse’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of her right arm has a tattoo of the face of a cartoon kitty on it. The inside of her forearm also has a large seahorse tattooed on it that is carrying a cane.
Meaning: The kitty tattoo comes from the Hello Kitty cartoon.
9. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of her right wrist has a tattoo of a heart on it with a banner wrapped around it that reads, “Sorry Mom”. The inside of her wrist also has the name, “Mimi” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name on her wrist represents the name of her daughter, Mimi whom she adores very much. The singer is a mother to a beautiful son, Salvador as well.
10. Flower Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of her right wrist has a purple flower tattooed on it.
11. Scorpion Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a scorpion tattooed on Mon’s right hand.
Meaning: The tattoo of the scorpion represents the ability to control and protect oneself.
12. ‘Portrait and Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a large portrait of a woman tattooed on Mon’s left upper arm along with flowers below it. There is also a heart tattooed below the portrait with a girl’s face inside it.
13. Dog and Cat Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the singer has a tattoo of the face of a dog and a cat side by side on it with a heart behind their heads.
Meaning: The tattoo represents her love for animals. There are a few more tattooed on her legs as you will find out soon.
14. Eye Tattoo
Tattoo: There is an eye tattooed on her left forearm with an olive branch instead of an eyebrow to represent peace.
15. Mermaid Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of the singer’s left forearm is covered by a large tattoo of a mermaid on it.
16. Guitar Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of her left forearm has a large guitar tattooed on it. The guitar is pink in color and has a face tattooed on it. There are stars tattooed around it as well.
Meaning: The tattoo of the funky guitar on her forearm represents how much she loves music. Mon began her career at the age of 9 when she won a guitar in a singing contest.
17. Life Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her left forearm has the words, “In My Life” tattooed on it.
18. ‘Diamond and Finger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mon’s left hand has a diamond tattooed on it. Each of her left hand’s fingers also has a tiny tattoo on it. Her thumb has the silhouette of a heel, her index finger has a cross, her middle finger has a heart, her ring finger has a harp and her pinkie has a music note tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the diamond represents purity, faithfulness, and power. The cross on her finger represents her religious views and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to see humanity. The heart on her middle finger is a symbol of love and the harp and the music notes represent her love for music.
19. Apple Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Mon’s upper back has an apple tattooed on it with a worm inside it. There is a banner below the apple as well that reads, “ERASE UNA VEZ”
Meaning: The words tattooed below the apple are Spanish for, “Once upon a time”.
20. ‘Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a pair of wings tattooed on the singer’s back, just above her hips.
21. ‘Te Amo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of her chest contains a very simple tattoo of the words, “TE AMO” on it.
Meaning: The words are Spanish and translate to, “I Love You”
22. Girls and Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: The left thigh of the singer has a tattoo of two scary girls on it. The girls have hollow eyes with blood dripping out of them and are surrounded by vines. There is an eye tattooed above their heads and a skull with leaves below them. The left side of her thigh has two large rose flowers tattooed on it.
23. Panther Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of her left lower leg has a tattoo of the face of a black panther on it that is growling. The panther is tattooed on a flower with leaves.
24. Rose Stick Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of her right thigh has a rose stick tattooed on it with a small spiderweb clinging to it.
25. ‘Cat and Unicorn’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a large tattoo of a cat’s head tattooed on the front of her right lower leg. There is also a tattoo of the upper body of a unicorn right next to the cat.
26. ‘Girl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front of her leg has a tattoo of the face of a little girl on it, below the tattoo of the cat. This is another one of her spooky tattooed as the girl has four eyes instead of two.
27. Cat Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her right leg has another tattoo of a cat on it. The cat is a spooky version of a cat holding a stone, with an arm raised and with just one eye like a cyclops in the middle of the head.
Meaning: The cat design is a spooky version of the Japanese Maneki-Neko, also known as the “Come Come Cat” that represents good luck.
28. ‘Pot’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of her right lower leg also has a cannabis leaf tattooed on it, below the tattoo of the Unicorn’s head.