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The Meaning Behind These 18 Kehlani Tattoos Might Convince You To Get More Ink

Kehlani is a very expressive musician who also conveys her thoughts and emotions through the tattoos she has on her body. Although we don’t have a complete count of the number of permanent pieces she has on her skin, here are 18 tattoos we’ve been able to decipher.

1. Espíritu Libre

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Kehlani has several tattoos en español and this one across her temple says ‘Espíritu Libre’ in a cursive font. We think it’s a good description of the singer’s personality.

2. Lauryn Hill

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The Bay Area native has said that she is a big supporter of strong women. She has several of her role models tattooed on her, one of them being Lauryn Hill on her left arm. This image of Lauryn Hill is taken from ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ album.

3. Woke

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This tattoo was one of the first ones on her hand. Nowadays it’s not as visible since she has a few more small tattoos surrounding her Woke tattoo.

4. Vintage Rose

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Judging by her tattoos, we can assume that Kehani is a lover of flowers. She has several of them inked on her, like this vintage rose on her arm.

5. Sunflower Shoulder

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Another one of her more prominent flower tattoos is this multicolored sunflower on her shoulder.

6. Perdida Y Encontrada

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On the same side as the ‘Espíritu Libre’ tattoo, Kehlani has another word written in Spanish. Across her neck she has ‘Perdida y Encontrada’ in a different cursive. This translates to lost and found.

7. Have Hope

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As seen in the video above, Kehlani says she has enough reasons to make her an angry person, however she remains hopeful. The message Have Hope is written across her knuckles and likely serves as a daily reminder.

8. Fluid

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Kehlani has been open about her sexuality. She has said in many interviews that she dates men and women and she expresses this in a tattoo at the bottom of her neck.

9. Betty Boop

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The animated character from the 1930s makes an appearance on Kehlani’s right leg.

10. Paper Plane

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Kehlani’s most recognizable tattoo is the small paper plane she has just below her eye. She says it means to stay above.

11. Four Dots

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Also on her face, the singer has four dots. Many people easily confuse them for small freckles but she added them to change her look.

12. La Dreamer

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Kehlani reminds her fans (and herself) that she’s a hopeless dreamer with this tattoo on her right hand.

13. Spider With Daggar

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You can say all of Kehlani’s tattoos are statement pieces and this one of a spider-dagger-heart combo on her shin is no different.

14. 510 Area Code

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Kehlani always represents her beloved Bay Area. During her interviews she proudly lets everyone know where she’s from. She also has her area code inked on her pinky.

15. Reggie Rocket & Coraline

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Two other cartoon characters etched in Kehlani’s skin are two young ladies she admires: Reggie Rocket and Coraline. Reggie Rocket is a super cool skater girl, who Kehlani relates to. Coraline is also a fearless girl who overcame many challenges.

16. Tsunami

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Just at the bottom of her stomach sits the word ‘Tsunami’ in a very bold font.

17. Frida Kahlo

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Kehlani has mentioned that one of the women she admires most in Frida Kahlo. She has a special place for her on her forearm.

18. Arm Full Of Roses

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The singer’s flower obsession continues on her right forearm with large roses decorating it.


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Kehlani Welcomes Baby Girl After “Hard But Powerful” Unmedicated Home Birth

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Kehlani Welcomes Baby Girl After “Hard But Powerful” Unmedicated Home Birth

R&B star Kehlani is a mommy. The singer welcomed her first child, baby girl Adeya, over the weekend.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Lani disclosed that she had an unmedicated home birth, describing the experience as both strenuous and beautiful.

“This weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home,” the 23-year-old crooner captioned a photo of a baby blanket with colorful pine trees. “Unmedicated home birth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing I’ve ever done. Thankful beyond words. In love beyond comparison.”

Lani, who had her first baby with guitarist Javie Young-White, talked more about her decision to have a home birth on Twitter.

“All birth is extremely hard and transformative,” she said. “Home birth is a medical decision as is hospital birth, all birth is mind blowing & powerful. … it’s a next level journey whichever way.”

While emphasizing the splendor and power of childbirth, she didn’t deny the physical pain that accompanies it.

“But I hope everyone knows no one can tell me SHIT after that because LORD…next level, no words!”

Lani said she wouldn’t be posting on social media much in order to rest and spend time with her new family but sent her gratitude to her fans for their love, support and well wishes.

Days before the birth of her child, Lani released the music video for “Butterfly,” which appears on the singer’s While We Wait mixtape that dropped last month.

Watch the video for “Butterfly” below:

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It’s The Beginning Of The Year And Cardi B and Selena Gomez Have Already Topped Spotify’s Most-Streamed Female Artists

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It’s The Beginning Of The Year And Cardi B and Selena Gomez Have Already Topped Spotify’s Most-Streamed Female Artists

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Spotify released a list of the music streaming service’s most-popular female artists, and it’s filled with Latina singers.

The platform, which has tens of millions of subscribers from across the world, including Latin American countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the Dominican Republic, created catalogs for its most-streamed female artists worldwide and in the US between January 1 and March 1 of 2019.

Globally, Dominicana-Trinidadian rapper Cardi B came out higher than any other Latina artist at No. 8, unsurprisingly as the Bronx hitmaker followed her 2018 platinum debut album “Invasion of Privacy” with several more bangers like “Money” and, most recently,” “Please Me” with Bruno Mars.

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Behind Cardi is Selena Gomez (No. 9), whose 2018 hits “Taki Taki” and “Back To You” continue to dominate just about everyone’s playlists.

Latin American artists also made the list, with colombiana Karol G at 13. Cuban-Mexican breakout Camila Cabello followed at 14, Chicana Becky G at 16 and Demi Lovato at 18.

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Similar to Spotify’s worldwide streams, there were also six Latinas on the platform’s 20 most-listened to female artists in the US.

Once again, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar leads her compañeras, this time making the top five at No. 4. Following behind her is Kehlani (No. 9), Camila Cabello (No. 10), Selena Gomez (No. 12), Demi Lovato (No. 16) and the Puerto Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter Julia Michaels at No. 18.

The list shows the growing strength of Latinas in music, especially the rise of Spanish-language urbano hits, as artists like Cardi (“I Like It”), Selena (“Taki Taki”), Camila (“Havana”), Karol G (“Mi Cama”), Becky G (“Sin Pijama”) and Demi Lovato’s (“Échame La Culpa”) chart-toppers in the last year were partly or fully sung in Spanish.

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Check out Spotify’s full lists of the most-streamed female artists of 2019 worldwide and in the US below.

The 20 most-streamed female artists in the world:

1. Ariana Grande

2. Billie Eilish

3. Lady Gaga

4. Halsey

5. Dua Lipa

6. Taylor Swift

7. Rihanna

8. Cardi B

9. Selena Gomez

10. Nicki Minaj

11. Sia

12. Bebe Rexha

13. Karol G

14. Camila Cabello

15. Anne-Marie

16. Becky G

17. Beyoncé

18. Demi Lovato

19. Miley Cyrus

20. Adele

The 20 most-streamed female artists in the US:

1. Ariana Grande

2. Billie Eilish

3. Halsey

4. Cardi B

5. Taylor Swift

6. Nicki MInaj

7. Lady Gaga

8. Rihanna

9. Kehlani

10. Camila Cabello

11. Dua Lipa

12. Selena Gomez

13. Bebe Rexha

14. Beyonce

15. Ella Mai

16. Demi Lovato

17. SZA

18. Julia Michaels

19. Sia

20. Lana Del Rey

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