Grimes unveils ‘beautiful alien scars’ tattooed across her back

‘Don’t have a good pic cuz it hurts too much’

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 12 April 2021 12:30
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Artist Grimes has revealed a huge new tattoo in white ink that covers her entire back.

The musician shared a photo of the just-completed tattoo on her Instagram.

“Don’t have a good pic cuz it hurts too much and I need to sleep,” she wrote. “It’ll be red for a few weeks, but gna be beautiful alien scars.

“Hope everyone’s having a good day.”

The tattoo was done by artist Tweakt and designed in collaboration with “digital fashion artist” Nusi Quero.

Quero specialises in intricate, computer-rendered designs and has worked with a number of fellow artists, musicians and fashion houses.

Fellow artists including Ashnikko and Princess Nokia commented on Grimes’ post to share their appreciation.

In 2020, Grimes released her latest album, Miss Anthropocene, and gave birth to her son, X AE A-Xii, with tech billionaire Elon Musk. Read The Independent’s review of Miss Anthropocene here.

Grimes recently told The New York Times that her son is into “radical art”.

“They [babies] definitely like some things,” she said. “They don’t like other things. They fully have opinions.

“I’ve watched Apocalypse Now and stuff with my baby. He’s into radical art. Like, he just actually is, and I don’t think it’s problematic to engage with them on that level.”

In January this year, Grimes revealed that she had “finally” tested positive for Covid-19.

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