Miranda Lambert has been known to embrace symbolism in her lyrics, so it’s no surprise to learn that each of her tattoos holds meaning. From the delicate cross and tiny music note on her right forearm to the larger-than-life guns and wings motif that’s gone on to become something of a logo, Lambert’s ink tells the story of her life. Her most recent tattoo that of a playing card with a large heart on the inside of her right forearm, is no exception. In fact, it even shaped the origins of her Grammy award-winning album, Wildcard.
“I got a tattoo of the Queen of Hearts wildcard on my right forearm,” Lambert explained while co-hosting Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton in 2019, via The Boot. “I’ve been through a lot these past few years. I got this tattoo to remind me to be the queen of my own heart. So that’s where the title came from.” The Boot further explains how the star’s meaningful ink spans years to “reflects her journey from the breakup songs on 2016’s The Weight of These Wings … to the happy marriage behind her rebellious nature to form on Wildcard.”
That’s quite a story! Here’s a hint: The next time fans are curious about Lambert’s music, perhaps they should check out any fresh ink the singer might be sporting first.