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Jason Aldean is well known for his tattoos.

Sunday was National Tattoo Day and we couldn’t be more excited to show off a country or singer or two that we love!

Tattoos are oftentimes a celebrate of art, a historic event or something extremely meaningful to the wearer. According to The Tattoopedia, the history of tattooing is epic, we can literally find tattoo examples far into prehistoric times preserved within mummies! There is also archeological evidence where the ‘Iceman,’ which is the natural mummy found in the Alps during 1991, bore about 61 tattoos and carbon dated at 3250 B.C.

Finding the best tattoo artist to fulfill your artistic vision is crucial to this process. Savedtattoo.com advises us to first know what design we want to get tattooed and go from there.

“Not every tattoo artist specializes in all tattoo designs out there. Some tattooists excel at specific designs, which makes them super qualified for your tattoo (if that’s what you want, of course).”

Secondly, figure out your tattoo budget! This may truly be a case of “you get what you pay for” and when it comes to a lifetime piece of art on yourself, don’t skimp on quality just to save money.

Looking for tattoo inspiration? Look no further! These country stars are no stranger to the ink therapy and they have seriously solid ink to prove it! Here’s our favorite 13 tattoos on a country singer for National Tattoo Day.

  • Jason Aldean

    Jason Aldean is no stranger to the tattoo gun with his many tattoos, but they all have a special meaning. He proudly displays forever inked tributes to his children and his wife, Brittany. He and Luke Bryan also having matching tattoos Buck Commander tattoos!

  • Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan loves his wife Caroline Boyer so much he has not one but two tattoos dedicated to her! He has her initials on his ring finger and legend has it, also on one side of his tail end! He also sports and impressive wrist piece that he explained to thelist.com.

    “It grows every year. I add a little bit every year.” As the tattoo is often hidden behind a watch, many may not be aware of all its different components, but Bryan broke it down for us. He said it contains the names of his two kids, Bo and Tate. It also includes a red star that commemorates his late brother-in-law, a man he’d known since he was 7 years old. He also added the first initials of his sister’s kids whom he adopted after their dad’s death (his sister having previously passed away). Bryan says he’s not done adding to that tat yet, though: “I keep incorporating it into being something bigger. Who knows where it will spread to. Like ivy.”

  • Ashley McBryde

    Gorgeous Ashley McBryde isn’t shy about showing off her awesome tattoos! She said that all the tattoos have a special significance and there are so many that’s she’s stopped counting.

  • Kane Brown

    The “Like I Love Country Music” sports full sleeves, a large coverup tattoo of the batman symbol on his chest, a microphone on his hand and some neck art.  At last count, he’s  rocking 10 different tats.

  • Dolly Parton

    The Queen of Country herself has admitted that she has a few small tattoos, mostly flowers and her signature butterflies.   She has stated that while she got them to cover up scars and things, don’t expect to see them anytime soon.  They are thoughtfully placed on parts of her body that are not on display to the public eye!

  • Sturgill Simpson

    Outlaw Country Mega-Star Sturgill Simpson spent the summer of 2017 in Japan and it’s safe to say he enjoyed the culture.  So much so he had an epic Japanese art piece emblazoned on his forearm.

  • Miranda Lambert

    Miranda Lambert is one of the most incredible voices in country music today and also one of the most inked female country singers! She has at least 8 (visible ) tattoos that grace her arms, hands and feet. The Texas trendsetter’s winged pistol tattoo has inspired many a fan to follow suit and get the same or similar somewhere on themselves!

    48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show

    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  • Kelsea Ballerini

    In addition to her forearm tat, she also has “love, love’ inked on her side.  According to https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/20210422111644/kelsea-ballerini-bikini-body-beach-selfie-tattoos/ , Kelsea said “The week that ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ went No. 1, I received letters from my mom and dad. I was in New Orleans, and I took the letters and got ‘love’ tattooed in my mom and dad’s handwriting.”

    2018 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 1

    Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach

  • Matt Stell

    Matt’s meaningful tattoo reads “E Pur Si Muove,” which translates to “And yet it moves” in English, a quote by 17th-century mathematician Galileo.

  • Ronnie Dunn

    One half of the boot scooting power duo, Brooks and Dunn, Ronnie Dunn sports a large script of the word Cowboy on his arm.  Legend has it, Reba McEntire gave him a hard time over it!

  • Brantley Gilbert

    Possibly one of the most inked artists in country music has to be Brantley Gilbert.  At last count, he had at least 16.  Brantley’s tattoos are large and in charge, steeped deeply in his faith and political views.

     

  • Carly Pearce

    Carly has six tattoos (that we know of!) honoring all things and milestones that make Carly, Carly.  From the the feather on her arm in memory of her grandfather, to the state of Kentucky outline on her wrist, honoring her homestate, Carly’s a walking piece of beautiful tribute art.

  • Jason Isbell

    The Alabama singer/songwriter has some very deep meanings to his tattoos, most recently celebrating his decade of sobriety.  Congrats, Jason, that’s no small feat!

     

  • A Reminder

    Remember, if you are looking to get some new ink, do your research! You don’t want to end up like these folks: