American actress and singer, Janel Parrish is best known for her work on shows like Pretty Little Liars, Les Misérables (1996), Bratz (2007) and the Netflix hit, To All the Boys I've Loved Before among others. In addition to this, she is also incredibly famous for her tattoos.
Injecting dyes into the skin is a pretty big deal for most people, and usually, they carry a lot of meaning. In fact, most people’s tattoos are very meaningful to them, Parrish has 24 tattoos on her body, and each carries a special meaning for her.
Parrish has the word “Passion” tattooed on her right forearm. She got the tattoo in May 2012, when she was around 23 years old.
According to her, it is one of her favourites and means a lot to her. She gets motivation from the ink. In a discussion, she said:
“I have a lot of tattoos that mean a lot to me. One of my favorites is ‘passion’…it’s just words that really inspire me.”
The singer has a tattoo containing the Latin phrase “Amor Vincit Omnia” which translates to “love conquers all”.
She explained that it is dedicated to all the love and support she has received from family and friends in her life.
Parrish stated that “I so much love in my life, which is amazing. From my family, my friends, everything.”
Janel has a lovely hibiscus flower tattooed behind her right ear; it is a simple tattoo without much deviance from how the flower actually looks in real life.
A twirling stem lead to 4 petals, and the stigma is somewhat obscured behind her ear lobes. The tattoo is not as visible as her other tattoos but is special to her as it is an ode to her home state of Hawaii.
Birds symbolize peace, fortune, and success for Janell Parrish, she has a flock of 3 birds on her right elbow. The tattoo shows three birds flying in different positions. She got the tattoo in March 2014.
The birds also do not have elaborate drawings or colours and look like silhouettes. Tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste is responsible for the ink art.
Parrish along with her co-stars of Pretty Little Liars got the initial of their respective characters tattooed on the final day of filming on October 28th, 2016.
Janel got the initial of her character Mona Vanderwall, “M” on the index finger of her right hand.
Janel had a balloon tattooed on her shoulder blade, and it was a simple tattoo of a balloon floating and dragging its string along.
She wanted to cover up the symbol and so got a flower on top of the balloon.
Unlike the other flower tattoo, this one is elaborate and resembles something out of a fantasy rather than real life.
The moon probably means the most out of her tats on her body as she got it tattooed it as an ode to her late grandmother.
In an Instagram post, she revealed that her grandmother’s middle name was Moon and her nickname was Moony. To pay tribute to the late grandmother, she got the moon tattooed on between her elbow and wrist.
She got inked in December 2019 and thanked the tattooist Doctor Woo (@_dr_woo_) on the post on her Instagram page. Woo has also tattooed many celebrities such as Brooklyn Beckham, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Drake, Miley Cyrus, and Becky G to name a few.
In addition to this, she also has other tattoos on her body; in fact, she has 17 of them. It’s safe to say she loves inking her skin. Below are some of the other tattoos on her body.
The star is a big fan of love and has a heart tattooed on her thumb on her right thumb.
While the meaning of the tattoo is not known, she has a “III” (3 in Roman numerals) on her left arm.
Her love for Hawaii is evident in her left foot which has the words “Made in Hawaii”.
While her right foot has the words Made in Hawaii on it, her left foot has the tattoo of the word “free”.
Parrish has her left torso almost fully covered by a sophisticated rose tattoo.
The musician had a treble inked near her wrist of her left hand which she later covered with another tattoo.
The treble clef on her left wrist was covered up by a lotus tattoo in May 2015.
The Pretty Little Liars star has the phrase “earth laughs in flowers”.
Artist Romeo Lacoste inked “What if you fly…?” in a stylised cursive font on Parrish’s right bicep.
Los Angles based tattoo artist Daniel Winter inked the French words “garder un bon couer” which means “Keep a good heart”.
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before star has a butterfly tat on her left forearm near her wrist.
Janel has a bow tattooed on her wrist, bows symbolize strength, unions, ties that bind etc.
The multitalented star is a fan of flower tats and has a huge one on her left hip.
She has a tattoo of the phrase “make a joyful noise” on her lower back.
Parrish has a tattoo of 3 staff notations or music notes on her rear just below her hip.
Janel has the word “believe” inked in cursive on her bikini line.
The star’s left ankle has a tattoo of a tiny anchor in all black.
In total, she has 24 tattoos, all of which may have special meanings, Among the 24 tattoos, she has explicitly told media outlets the meaning of her seven tattoos.