Non-celebrities usually, in the immortal words of Beyonce, put a ring on it when they want to show their love and commitment to another person. Not so in celebrity land. Oh no, if you are a world famous A-list celebrity, how do you tell the world you are deeply in love (for now at least) with another human being?
Yes, you guessed it – with his ‘n’ hers matching tattoos!
Ahoy Me Hearties!
Songstress Ellie Goulding of “Starry Eyed” fame and Dougie Poynter from McBusted have been seen around town with matching skull and crossbones tattoos on their middle fingers. Both posted photos of their artwork on Twitter, with Dougie captioning his “Skullin ell”. It’s hard to imagine why the pair of them would pick a matching skull and crossbones emblem, but we can only speculate that they have chosen to take the pirate theme décor of Dougie’s home to the next level.
The loved-up pair have been inseparable for well over a year now, which in celebrity land is a seriously long-term relationship. They frequently post slushy romantic stuff on social media and both are very supportive of each other’s career. Ellie even took time out from her own busy schedule to join Dougie on his recent McBusted tour in Australia, where the band was supporting One Direction. Thankfully Ellie’s previous ‘history’ with Niall Horan from One Direction didn’t appear to cause any issues.
What Tattoos Does Dougie Have?
Dougie has several tattoos, including a star on each ankle, a large work across his upper chest with a space theme, complete with lizards and rockets, which was later extended down his right arm. He also has the word ‘Athletes’ inked on his foot. A bit random, but hey, what do we know?
What Tattoos Does Ellie Have?
Ellie Goulding is no stranger to tattoos. In fact she has lots, so she probably didn’t lose much sleep about the thought of toddling off to the tattoo shop and asking for a small skull and crossbones on her finger. Ellie’s first tattoo was a small red triangle on her wrist. She’s quite fond of red tattoos, it seems, for she also has a Tibetan mantra on her left wrist, again in red ink. When translated it reads: jewel in the lotus. Ellie, like many celebrities, also favours discreet tattoos with white ink. The white arrow drawn on her finger is a good example of how pretty small, white ink tattoos can be on a woman. It is also a subtle reference to the ‘Catching Fire’ movie, which included one of Ellie’s tracks.
In March of this year, Ellie had another movie-inspired tattoo inked on her chest, this one featuring three blackbirds in homage to the sci-fi movie ‘Divergent’, which again, her music featured heavily in. Her most recent tattoo – aside from the matching ‘love pirate’ tattoo she had with Dougie – is a lotus flower design on her ribcage (ouch!).
We happen to think Ellie and Dougie make a lovely couple, but we hope their relationship lasts a bit longer than other famous couples who rocked matching tattoos… shortly before splitting…