Katy Perry has five tattoos and each tattoo meaning varies from her religious beliefs to her music success. Katy is known for her unique personality, playful costumes, and flirty public image. Her music tours are filled with bright colors and whimsical ideas. Katy Perry's first tattoo is on her left wrist and is of the word "Jesus". The meaning behind this tattoo is to show Perry's religious upbringing. Perry comes from a strongly evangelical family and the tattoo was meant to be a reminder of her childhood values. Looks like she forgot.
Keeping tradition, Katy got a cartoon peppermint candy tattoo following her "California Dreams" tour and "Teenage Dream" album. The meaning of the tattoo was to symbolize the success of another world tour and a chart topping album. Katy's sweet obsession was demonstrated by her candy-themed album, peppermint outfits, and "Candy Land" inspired music video for "California Gurls". The tattoo is located on her right ankle, just across from the strawberry tattoo on her left ankle.
In July of 2009, Katy Perry got a smiling strawberry tattoo on her left ankle. The meaning of the tattoo was to mark Katy Perry's recent fame and first world wide tour. Katy's "One Of The Boys" album took her straight to stardom and the tattoo was a way to commemorate the success of the album and tour. The entire tour was filled with strawberry props and fruit like costumes. The use of strawberries throughout the tour inspired this cute cartoon tattoo.
After getting engaged, Katy Perry and Russell Brand got matching tattoos of “Anuugacchati Pravaha” on the insides of their right biceps. The meaning of the tattoo was to represent Katy and Russell's relationship. The tattoo is written in Sanskrit and means "Go with the flow". The couple got engaged and married in India, where Sanskrit originated. The matching tattoos represented their marriage and cultural Indian experiences. It's rather ironic given the fact that the couple is now divorced.
Katy's most recent tattoo is of a lotus flower and is located on her right wrist. The meaning was most likely to have a popular Indian symbol as a tattoo. She got this outlined flower tattoo in January 2012 in the midst of her and Russell Brand's divorce. While Katy has yet to talk about the reason for getting the tattoo, the lotus flower is significant in Indian culture and represents divine beauty.