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Billie Eilish’s Back Tattoo Looks Like It *Really* Hurt

In September 2023, Billie Eilish soft-launched her new back tattoo on Instagram with a photo that showed the ink at the nape of her neck, but fans had no idea the piece of art would reach the bottom of her spine. But on Oct. 19, Eilish posted her entire back tattoo, and fans were astonished by the size. The photo shows her bare back from the moment she got the new ink, tracing from the top of her neck to the bottom of her back. Just looking at it hurts! Eilish didn’t share what the tattoo means or resembles, but she did tag her tattoo artist Matias Milan in the image, whose signature seems to be dark, bold patterns. 

This is quite the piece for Eilish to add to her ink collection. Eilish has three other tattoos, including a dragon on her waist, hip, and thigh; fairies on her hand inspired by her favorite childhood book; and Eilish written on her chest in a gothic font. 

Four years ago, Eilish declared in a 2019 Calvin Klein campaign video that she “never wants the world to know everything about me.” Since then, she’s hard-launched every one of her tattoos. In 2021, Eilish was published on the cover of British Vogue, revealing her massive dragon tattoo on her upper thigh and waist, although she had gotten it six months prior. The singer-songwriter then showed off the dragon at the 2021 Met Gala, wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with a sexy thigh slit. 

In October 2021, Eilish revealed another tattoo via Instagram Story after a fan asked, “What is your favorite tattoo?” Eilish responded, “My most recent one, my sweet little guardian angel fairies, from my favorite childhood book,” she said. The inspiration for the fairies was the book Fairyopolis by Cicely Mary Barker. 

Along with her Oct. 18 photo dump featuring her new tattoo, Eilish included photos of a BeReal taken in a Gucci store, a new red and black hairstyle, and the lyrics to a new Drake song featuring Lil Yachty with lyrics, “She had big t*ts like Billie Eilish, but she couldn’t sing (Drip).” Fans commented regarding the lyrics, “THE LYRIC??????” and “Ur so real for the 2nd slide.” 

Until her yearly Vanity Fair video releases, fans are left to wonder what her back tattoo means. 

Camryn Bacon graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism. She is a Style writer for Her Campus National, covering fashion, beauty, and more. Her main topic of choice is fashion because Camryn loves experimenting with colorful clothing and statement pieces. Beyond Her Campus, Camryn wrote for an on-campus magazine, 'A-Line Magazine' at Texas A&M University, where she wrote online articles and created a print issue each semester. She covered everything from influencers to rom-coms to astrology but especially loves to talk about anything, fashion and lifestyle. She also interned for 'BEAT Magazine,' overseeing editorial operations and social media engagement. She has written for the Galveston County Daily News, where she interned during the summer of 2023. Her dreams are to work for 'Interview Magazine' and live in New York, the concrete jungle dreams are made of. In her free time, Camryn enjoys thrifting with her mom, writing poetry, and trying new coffee shops. You can often find her posting to Instagram about what new stories she's writing, on her poetry account or talking about The Beatles. Her favorite show is 'Sex And The City,' but she cannot go a day without watching at least one episode of 'Friends' (she even has a CD in her car that plays it).