Billie Eilish’s tattoo collection hasn’t always been up for conversation. She didn’t show off her ink for the longest time, and even said in an interview that fans would never see her first design — a script tattoo on her chest. That all changed, though, with her June 2021 British Vogue cover. When the photos of the print issue were released in May 2021, fans got their first glimpse at one of Eilish’s previously hidden tattoos: a dragon tattoo slithering up her thigh. The singer revealed the design once again on May 25, 2023, wearing low-rise jeans and a cropped T-shirt in a video she shared on Instagram.
When it comes to showing off her ink, Eilish really likes to make a splash. Since the British Vogue cover’s debut, she added one confirmed new tattoo to her collection — a small fairy tattoo on her hand that she debuted at the world premiere of “No Time to Die” in London on Sept. 28, 2021. More recently, eagle-eyed fans spotted the singer with a back tattoo while performing, although the exact design has not been confirmed. Both tattoos have been received with much fanfare, making her total number of body art climb up to four (although, given her ability to keep a secret, who knows how many designs she really has). The dragon and fairy pieces have left us wondering: what do they mean? While Eilish has only shared the significance behind the latter tattoo, the meaning is quite special.
Ahead, get a closer look at Eilish’s known tattoos and their potential meanings.