PHOTOS Kailyn Lowry’s back tattoos and what they mean

Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry's back tattoo

Getting big, bold tattoos is becoming a rite of passage for the stars of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2! The latest serious entrant into tattoopalooza is Kailyn Lowry, who shared the above photo earlier today along with the tweet, “Back piece session 1.”

Like Jenelle Evans’ recent cherry blossom tree back tattoo, Kail’s tat seems to have a bit of Asian flair. It features a graceful white bird in the foreground along with some as-yet undetailed flower blossoms to the left. In the background looks to be a fantastical landscape reminiscent of a Yes album cover from the 1970s. It should be interesting to see the rest of the sessions and to find out the meaning from Kail.

UPDATE – It should be and it is! We just spoke with Kailyn who said this about her back masterpiece:

“It’s for Isaac. The top says ‘To the world you are one person but to one person you are the world. I.E.R.’ like its written in the sky so we are putting an original picture of paradise around the quote as the world.”

So there you have it! I guess the white bird is a bird of paradise 🙂 Here’s a photo of the top of Kailyn’s back with the phrase she mentions. (You can watch her getting the tattoo in a Teen Mom 2 bonus clip HERE!)

Kailyn Lowry's back tattoo tribute to her son Isaac

UPDATE – Here’s a photo from stage 7 in Kailyn Lowry’s back tattoo process that she tweeted on June 28, 2012:

Kailyn Lowry's back tatoo in progress on June 28 2012

Now, back to our original post already in progress…

@sonofsam21 tweeted at Kail, “damnnnnn! That looks so ill!!! You got some ballllls tho…I heard back is PAINFUL …original design?!” And Kail responded by tweeting, “Painful but it’ll be worth it when it’s done. Working on my half sleeve too.”

For those aspiring Teen Momologists out there I thought I’d skim over some of the highlights of the history of the large scale skin inkage of the shows’ stars. First we had the undeniable queen of teen ink, Maci Bookout, and her complicated array of symbolic imagery on her back, followed by Amber Portwood’s good-intentioned but poorly executed abdominal tribute to her daughter Leah.

Jenelle Evans has been gaining quickly on Maci as she seems to be using her time at the tattoo parlor as a way to stay out of trouble, resulting in her own impressively massive array of back tats that includes the brand new massive cherry tree and blossom centerpiece.

The boys have gotten in on the game as well, with Maci’s ex Ryan Edwards getting a winged version of Bentley’s name on his side and Tyler Baltierra from the original Teen Mom getting a Batmanized version of his last name on his back.

Gary Shirley isn’t yet fully on board with the “massive” tats, but he has gotten a rather sizable stylized starburst on his chest.