Around three in ten (30%) of Americans today have tattoos on their bodies; this is an increase of nine percent since 2012, where only 21% of Americans reported having tattoos. With this emerging trend on the rise, you might wonder: does Dua Lipa have tattoos?
Dua Lipa does have tattoos, 17, to be precise. Lipa’s first tattoo is in honor of Sunny Hill – an organization she sponsors in her hometown, Kosovo; the tattoo can be seen on her arm. Since then, the star has formed a collection of tiny, meaningful tattoos.
For more on Lipa’s tattoos and their meanings, read on.
Lipa’s 17 tattoos and their meanings
Lipa started getting tattoos back in January 2015, where she had her first tattoo imprinted on the inside of her right arm. The tattoo reads: ‘Sunny Hill’ and her tattoo artist Sean Williams was responsible for inking her.
Another tattoo that Sean Williams has done for Lipa is one that reads: ‘This means nothing,’ on her forearm, and this tattoo has no known meaning. The tattoo is in Sean’s handwriting.
Lipa has a tattoo on each of her thumbs, which she has nicknamed her ‘dancing thumbs.’ The graffiti artist Keith Haring was the man behind the inking of these tattoos.
On Lipa’s upper arm, you’ll notice a tattoo of a palm tree that Lipa had inked to keep the memory of her time in Los Angeles alive.
The word angel is inked on Lipa’s shoulder. This one is symbolic of the shoulder angel concept, with the angel being symbolic of one’s conscience.
In 2017, Dua had a tattoo of an eye inked on her ankle; the wife of Dua’s drummer did it. The eye is supposed to signify that there’s always someone watching you; it’s an eye that sees all. All the credit goes to Amy Bowerman on this one!
Another tattoo that Amy Bowerman takes credit for is the tattoo of a star with eight points on Lipa’s right middle finger. The meaning behind this one is unknown, but Bowerham did the tattoo for Lipa one day while they were hanging out.
On her left wrist, Lipa has two initials inked ‘R’ and ‘G.’ These are the initials of her two younger siblings, sister Rina and brother Gjin.
Similarly, Lipa has the words ‘Mum + Dad’ inked on her inner right elbow. This tattoo is in tribute to her parents, Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa.
Another tattoo with symbolic meaning is one of a heart surrounded by barbed wire on Lipa’s arm, which she got when she went back to Los Angeles in 2018. This tattoo is symbolic of how your heart needs to be protected.
Also, Lipa has the word ‘patience’ inked on her left hand. This tattoo is a reminder for Lipa always to be patient.
Lipa has a tattoo of a rose on her right bicep. There’s a hidden meaning in this one because, in the leaves of the rose, you can see the numbers 95, which is the year the star entered this world.
On her left arm, you’ll see ‘love’ tattooed in Arabic. The singer has never commented directly about this tattoo, but that hasn’t stopped fans speculating its meaning on Twitter.
The star has the numbers ‘245’ tattooed on the back of her left arm. This number signals the number of shows she performed during her first tour back in 2018.
Just last year, ahead of the release of her most recent album ‘Future Nostalgia,’ the star had the title of her album tattooed on her left arm.
Who is Lipa’s Tattoo Artist?
It’s known that Lipa’s favorite tattoo artist is Sean Williams, who goes by the name @seanfromtexas on Instagram. Also, she’s used tattoo artists like Keith Haring and Madame Buraka.