Amy Winehouse Tattoos Meanings
Amy Winehouse tattoos are believed to have contained at least fifteen images, most of them from her favorite tattoo artist in Camden Town, London.
Amy's tattoos are very interesting both because of their visual appeal and because they tell us so much about their short but hugely important life.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Cheeky Betty Boop
The first of Amy Winehouse tattoos was the cartoon of a 1930s sex symbol, Betty Boop, on her lower back.
The original Betty Boop cartoon character appeared in 1932 as a cartoon from the 1920s. Jazz Age Flapper girls and as a fan of early jazz and an unrestricted lifestyle, Amy obviously identified with this cute picture.
"Naughty" Betty always showed her curvy body in revealing dresses and this is the first of several sexy vintage pin-up girls in the Amy Winehouse tattoos gallery.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Native American feather tattoo
Another of Amy's earliest tattoos was this eagle feather on her left inner forearm, which is a powerful symbol of courage in the Native American tradition.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Chest Pocket Flap
Amy described herself as membership to her husband Blake Fielder-Civil with this shirt pocket flap tattoo under the word "Blakes" over her left breast.
This is a sign that she had submerged her own personality and was totally in love with Blake, who was a heroin addict and persuaded Amy to start injecting heroin. After Blake's divorce in 2008, Amy removed this memory of her miserable time with Blake.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Family Tattoos
Amy has always had a very close relationship with her father, a London taxi driver, and to recognize this happy relationship, Amy Winehouse tattoos included a "happy horseshoe" in blue and red with the words: Daddy's girl, written around it in flowing black script.
As a token of love that Amy felt for her supportive grandmother Cynthia, she also had her name tattooed on her right arm in flowing script.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Flash on the Wrist
Amy has always loved US vintage style, and this black-edged, gray flash on her right wrist is drawn in US comic style. This is another tattoo by Amy Winehouse that gives an insight into how she saw herself. When asked what it meant to her, Amy answered:
"I like it – lightning is a natural disaster! "
Amy identified herself with a "natural disaster" because of how she saw her love life, despite her extremely successful career.
Amy Winehouse Tattoos – Ankh with wings
On her upper back, Amy Winehouse tattoos showed this unusual combination of an Egyptian Ankh, which symbolizes "life", over an American eagle with spread wings.