Miley Cyrus is an artist that people love and hate at the same time. The Slide Away singer is always in and out the headlines just as much as Justin Bieber, if not more. Her fleeting relationships and crazy shenanigans get plenty of press. Her latest stint are her new tattoos. Cyrus loves her ink and is practically covered in tattoos from head to toe. Luckily, the artist doesn’t get tatted for the thrill of it. Rather, each tat has a story behind it.
Among Cyrus’s many meaningful tattoos, the singer’s Dreamcatcher tat is one of the most interesting. The star was first spotted with the ink back in February 2011 on her right side. The tat essentially represents her protection over her siblings. Dreamcatchers in Native American culture are meant to protect people while they sleep, thus warding off bad dreams and only promote good ones. Cyrus and her family are actually part Cherokee and are especially attracted to Native American imagery. That actually explains a lot about Miley Cyrus’s “free-spirited” nature.
Given her fascination with ink, it’s pretty obvious that Cyrus spends half her in time in the tattoo parlors. She won’t be kicking that bad habit anytime soon. The Slide Away singer received her first tattoo at 17, and on the left side of her rib of all places. That had to hurt! The tat which reads “Just Breath” is a tribute her to friend Vanessa and her two grandfathers who passed away from severe diseases. It’s reminder for Cyrus not to take life for granted.
The singer surprisingly inks messages and symbols on herself that actually hold meaning to her. Sometimes they honor her idols. Cyrus revealed once that she even got legendary singer Johnny Cash’s autograph tattooed on her body. “I got this tattoo of Johnny Cash’s autograph that he gave me when I was a little girl,” the singer stated during an interview. The tat was done in honor of her famous father Billy Ray Cyrus as well. The Malibu singer just wants to celebrate the men in her life.
At the start of 2020, Miley Cyrus made it clear she was going to start making new life changes. Fans weren’t expecting Cyrus to go out and get another tattoo. Now the recent divorcee sports a tattoo that reads “Freedom” on her hand, which initially was mistaken for a diss at ex-hubby Chris Hemsworth. Contrary to popular belief, the tattoo actually relates to her song Mothers Daughter; a track that celebrates sexual exploration and freedom. Why she waited so long before getting the new tat on her hand is, however, suspicious.
While fans try still ponder over Cyrus’s new “Freedom” tat, her second newest edition is pretty straightforward. The singer has been known to get tats of her favorite idols, including Yoko Ono who was the wife of John Lennon. The Mother’s Daughter singer is a long-time fan of both musicians and often pays her homage to them. Cyrus’s tattoo was copied directly from a note written to her from Yoko Ono. The tat simply reads, “I’m proud of you, Yoko.” What’s interesting is that it was completed in a “carbon copy of Ono’s exact handwriting.” How cool is that?