Billie Eilish shows off intimate tattoo she vowed fans would never see
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Billie Eilish backtracked on a promise that fans would 'never see' one of her tattoos as she showed it off while soaking up the sun.
"The only tattoos I wanna get are the ones that barely anyone can see," she told Vanity Fair at the time.
She revealed the following year that she'd followed through with her plans and gone under the needle, and in 2021 Eilish said she'd since had two more permanent pieces of work inked on her body.
The singer didn't entirely stick to her plan of getting tattoos 'barely anyone can see', with one featured prominently on the side of her hand.
That particular piece of art features a drawing of some fairies, which is inspired by a book called Fairyopolis that Eilish had growing up.
"They're like my little guardian angel fairies," the singer said.
She also has one 'big boy' tattoo of a dragon on her waist, which she's shown off on Instagram, but it's her first tattoo that she vowed to keep hidden.
When she revealed in 2018 that she'd had her first ink done, she said: "I did get a tattoo, but you won't ever see it."
It wasn't until a couple of years later that Eilish revealed more details about the tattoo, explaining that it's located in the middle of her ribcage and says 'Eilish'.
"Yes, I love myself," she said.
The position of the tattoo means it would typically be covered by clothes, and therefore easy to hide from the public, but fans got a glimpse of the artwork thanks to a snap shared by Eilish's friend Annabel Zimmer, the daughter of film composer, Hans Zimmer.
Annabel posted the picture as she enjoyed some nice weather with Eilish, who was seen in the photo smiling and tilting her head towards the sun.
She had sunglasses on and her hair pulled back, with the tattoo just visible below the string of her bikini.
It's not exactly the clearest photo, but it might be the best fans are going to get after Eilish's vow.
Rolling Stone has previously reported that the tattoo is drawn in an 'ornate, gothic font', and it's just about possible to make out the pointed letters of her name written in black across her skin.
With her vow to keep the tattoo hidden officially broken, maybe a face tattoo will be next on the list?