Singer Christina Perri (jewelry/tattoo detail) arrives at the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Barbra Streisand held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
AOL Music had the chance to talk with Perri about why she sings ballads, her upcoming tour with Blunt and what it was like getting a tattoo from Kat Von D.
People with tattoos typically have something to prove. If you're a man, you're either showing your devotion to a person or a cause (your mom, your wife, or Starland Vocal Band), or proving to everyone what a doofus you are (getting skulls drawn around the Oakland A's elephant, or getting "tribal" tattoo when your name is Stanislaw Korzykowski). For women, you're either showing some symbol of innocence (a dolphin or flower on the ankle) or telling the world that you're a pole-rider and proud of it (the tramp stamp, a.k.a. the bitch tag, a.k.a. Panama City Beach license plate holder). Then there are those who get random ink in random places on their bodies, and for women, that's the most tragic.