Leigh-Anne Pinnock quietly debuted a music-inspired butterfly tattoo on her back, and she did it before Jesy Nelson showed off her two quote tattoos, and before Perrie Edwards was immortalized in a cartoonish tat on Zayn Malik’s arm. Like Harry Styles and the other One Direction boys, the girls of the British band Little Mix seem to have an affinity for body artwork, and Leigh-Anne is no exception. The pop star’s latest back tattoo was revealed on Twitter back in March 2013, and features a large black and white musical score with music notes and four butterflies of different sizes. The music-inspired tattoo begins with a treble clef on Leigh-Anne’s spine at the base of her neck, and extends out to the singer’s right shoulder blade. It’s a pretty ig tat!
Leigh-Anne’s Tat a Tribute to “Wings” Track
The butterflies in Leigh-Anne’s back tattoo are an obvious reference to the band’s hit song “Wings,” which goes: “Mama told me not to waste my life / She said spread your wings my little butterfly / Don’t let what they say keep you up at night / And if they give you shh… / Then they can walk on by.” Just a couple of weeks ago, fellow Little Mix band member Jesy Nelson debuted two new tattoos of her own – one of which spoke to the influence music has on her own life. “Music is the strongest form of magic” reads the new tattoo on Jesy’s bicep, a theme that resembles the meaning behind Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s tattoo.
Fan Tattoos Inspired by Little Mix’s Music
Like many other inked-up pop stars out there, including Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, Leigh-Anne Pinnock took to Twitter to debut her musical butterflies tattoo, along with the caption: “Inked again mixers.. Designed by my beautiful bestie @hannahlisab. thanks chick i love it! x leigh.” Music obviously plays an important role in Leigh-Anne’s life, so it’s no wonder the 21-year-old got a tattoo inspired by her experience with Little Mix. Leigh-Anne and her Little Mix band members aren’t the only ones who have been inspired enough to get tattoos inspired by their music though. According to Leigh-Anne Pinnock, lots of “little mixers” have been sending the girls tweets showing off “Wings” tribute tats saying “spread your wings you little butterfly.”