Adele has five known tattoos. Each have special meanings to her, two of them are both on her left wrist, one directly underneath the other. The third is directly above her neck, behind her right ear. The fourth one and fifth tattoos are written on her left and right hands, respectively.
The One Penny tattooEdit
This tattoo is extremely special to Adele and is assumed to be her first tattoo. The tattoo is an obvious reference to her mother, Penny Adkins, whom Adele is incredibly close to. Adele has not often talked about the tattoo, but she has confirmed that it is in honor of her mother and has said that it is very special to her.
The three dotsEdit
Adele has also tattooed three dots (in a horizontal line) on her left wrist, below the One Penny tattoo. This tattoo is very special to her as well, as she got this one with Joy Williams of the music duo known as The Civil Wars, who were a featured act on various tour dates during her Adele Live tour, as well as performing as featured acts when she performed at the Royal Albert Hall during the same tour. She has talked about The Civil Wars before and said that they are very close friends of hers.
The "A" tattooEdit
After attending the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2013, Adele was spotted sporting a new tattoo behind her right ear and above her neck, with the letter "A" inscribed there. It was reported that this is in dedication of her newborn son, rumored to be named Angelo.
The "Paradise" tattooEdit
Adele was spotted several times in New York City in June 2013, most notably out to dinner with Ryan Tedder and magician David Blaine, and at the Central Park Zoo with her son. Following this, Bang Bang Tattoos posted a picture on their Facebook page of one of the employees with Adele, who was showing off her latest tattoo. It was the word "Paradise" written on her hand. The significance of it is unknown, although it bears resemblance to a tattoo sported by singer Lana Del Rey. Some suggest that the tattoo could hint at her latest album title, similar to what Lady Gaga did with the announcement of her album Artpop.
The "Angelo" tattoo Edit
At some point, Adele also had her son's name, Angelo, tattooed on her right hand. It was first noticed when Adele appeared at the Glastonbury Festival in 2015.