Music & Culture
Katy Perry’s Wrist Tattoo
Written by Corrina Jean | July 4, 2011
Nicole has already talked about Katy Perry, a former Christian who delivers a not-so-Christian message through her music. She has also discussed tattoos and why they aren’t necessarily a good idea. Katy Perry has a few tattoos, but for this article, I wanted to focus on a particular tattoo on her wrist that reads, “Jesus.”
Katy grew up in California with Christian parents who were very strict. Listening to her music, it’s hard to believe that as a young girl she was only permitted to listen to gospel music. Now all grown up, her music and style definitely do not reflect her Christian roots. She hasn’t completely abandoned her past, though. She chose to have “Jesus” tattooed on her wrist. In an interview with Katie Couric, she said that when she sees the tattoo she thinks, “Remember, you came from this and you can always go back to it.”
A tattoo is a permanent, personal decision. It’s true that it’s a decision that you may very well regret in the future. Katy may be a bad influence on young girls now, but there is no doubt that she once had a close relationship with God. We can only hope that she goes back to her roots and starts to use her influence to help spread a more positive message.