How Many Tattoos Does Lana Del Rey Have? She Has a Handful... Literally! — PHOTOS
If you're an avid Lana Del Rey fan, you may be familiar with her tattoos. She's not one of those people who goes out of her way to talk about them or flaunt them in everyone's face, but she certainly has her share of body ink. So how many tattoos does Lana Del Rey have? While it's hard to know for sure, she's got at a handful — quite literally. A majority of her tats are on her hands and they hold special meaning to her. There are at least six tattoos that fans have counted, or that she's spoken about publicly. In an interview, Del Rey explained her "paradise" tattoo and why the word is etched on her hand:
That's not Del Rey's only seemingly morbid ink. She has the phrase "die young" in cursive on her right ring finger. The phrase "trust no one" is also written on the side of her left hand. Does she actually trust no one, or is this just some kind of mantra? Either way, it seems a bit sad.
Luckily, not all of her tattoos are so dark. In fact, her other ink seems to tell the story that there are people she trusts and respects a lot. In that aforementioned interview, she explained, "I have tattooed on my arm the names of my favorite authors, Whitman and Nabokov. Whenever I look at it, I remember that life can be great." Interesting homage to Walt Whitman and Vladimir Nabokov. But fitting, since the two really are great authors!
Besides these two tats, she has another meaningful hand tattoo — the letter "M." Reportedly this is a tribute to her grandmother, whose name is Madeleine.
Most recently, she got another tattoo in June. Reportedly the reason was to make herself feel less lonely. This one also had to do with names. Del Rey has "Nina & Billy" tattooed across her chest. She explained the story behind it, saying:
Based on these tattoos and the stories behind them, it seems like she'll be getting another before we know it! And chances are, it'll be a tribute to a singer, author, or family member who means a lot.