You might not know her by her real name, Amethyst Amelia Kelly, but millions know this Australian rapper and songwriter as Iggy Azalea. What were the odds that a white girl from rural Australia wold be at the top of the hip-hop world today? Her debut album titled ‘The New Classic’ featured the hit single “Fancy” that became the hottest song of the summer. The single hit the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, Her second hit song titled “Problem”(a collaboration with singer Ariana Grande) charted at No. 2. The only other group to simultaneously hold No. 1 and No. 2 were The Beatles.
Iggy Azalea has several tattoos that we laid out below, each has a brief description and meaning of the tattoo.
“Trust Your Struggle”
While driving Iggy saw the phrase “Trust Your Struggle” scrawled on a wall. She was immediately inspired by the phrase and decided to get it as a permanent reminder to believe in yourself.
Birth of Venus
On her right wrist Iggy has a tattoo of the Roman goddess Venus. Believe it or not this is a cover up tattoo. The portrait of Venus is covering-up a flower tattoo.
“The New Classic”
Along the edge of her right hand fingers spells out “The New Classic” which is the name of her debut album.
“LIVE,” “LOVE,” and “A$AP”
Iggy Azalea has three words written in script on her fingers. “LIVE,” “LOVE,” and “A$AP”. These 3 words are the title of a mixtape by her one time boyfriend, emcee A$AP Rocky. After the relationship ended Iggy crossed out “A$AP”.
“Colour Me Free”
Iggy has the words “Colour Me Free,” written in script on her outer right foot. This tattoo is a reference to singer Joss Stone’s fourth album with the same title. The words give a feeling that Iggy is a free spirited person.
We must finally be getting old, because Ariana Grande is way more famous than we thought that she was. Really folks, did you know that she starred in not only “Victorious” but also “Sam & Cat”? No? Well if you’re a teenage girl, then you should have already been armed with that knowledge; if you’re not, then you know her as that girl who sings that song that you like. Grande is the voice behind “The Way” and “Problem”, those songs that are on the radio basically all of the time. The Nickelodeon channel product is a big deal these days, and like all young big deals these days, she’s got herself a few tattoos.
Her first piece of ink was the tiny heart (like her song “Tattooed Heart”) that she got on her toe back in April of 2012. She was in the process of recording her debut album “Yours Truly” and she got it to commemorate that time in her life. She had it done while she was sitting in the studio and it’s a very typical first tattoo for a young girl: tiny, simple, and not even shaded. It’s very much the kind of tatt that someone gets just to be able to say that they have ink. She followed that up two years later when she had Romeo Lacoste from the show “Best Ink”do some work on the back of her neck. No one really knows what it says for sure, but most people agree that it says “Mille Tendresse.” which is French for “a thousand tendernesses” (it’s from the movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”). Again, it’s very simple, but it’s a nice little message and looks cute on her. The same day that she got her neck done she also had a little piece put on her side to honor her grandfather. The simple piece is just the Italian word for “beautiful”, which is of course “Bellissima”.
Ariana Grande doesn’t have a ton of ink as of yet, but to be honest, we don’t see her getting too much more. A lot of times, when someone gets three tattoos in just a couple of years, they end up covered later in life. However, when the pieces are so tiny and simple, and when they’re on a someone who isn’t even mildly alternative, they’re almost never the start of an addiction. We’d be really surprised if we ended up writing too much more about this particular pop princess.