Carrie Underwood is one of country music’s most popular singers. While Underwood has tons of fans, some may not know that the singer has tattoos. Here’s a rundown of the tattoos Underwood has, as well as what fans mistakenly thought she had.
One of Underwood’s tattoos is a four-leaf clover. In 2015, the singer revealed that the tattoo’s appearance had changed after she had a c-section.
“It’s not really a four-leaf clover anymore, it’s a multi-leaf clover,” Underwood told HuffPost. “That doesn’t go with the top! And I think most people deal with that after a cesarean — there’s like a little puppy dog over the scar. It’s something I’ll probably have forever.”
Underwood’s second tattoo is also associated with luck, but in the opposite context. Her other tattoo is reportedly a black cat.
In a 2013 interview with Redbook, Underwood revealed that none of her tattoos hold any special meaning.
“I was in college and I finished them. They don’t mean anything,” Underwood told Redbook.
In 2019, rumors circulated that Underwood was getting a third tattoo related to her Christian faith. The rumors started after a tattoo artist named Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena posted a photo of a finger tattoo that reads “Faith.”
Valena tagged Underwood in the original Instagram post, leading some to speculate that Underwood was the person who got the tattoo. Underwood’s tag was later removed from the post.
The tattoo artist captioned the post, “Total faith or belief in someone or something #faith #jonboytattoo #jonboyxmoxy *tag someone whose beliefs you admire because you must have belief, belief, belief.”
After the misunderstanding, Underwood’s team made statements to various publications.
“A representative of Carrie Underwood’s public relations team clarified that she did not have the word ‘Faith’ tattooed on her finger and that the person tagged in the tattoo artist’s photo is not her. Underwood currently has two tattoos,” PopSugar wrote in an update.
While Underwood didn’t get the “Faith” tattoo, it’s understandable why some fans have jumped to conclusions. Throughout her career, Underwood has been open about her faith.
One of their first big hits was a Christian country song called “Jesus, Take the Wheel”. In 2021, she took the step of turning away from country music entirely by releasing a gospel album called My savior.
At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Underwood won Best Roots Gospel Album for My savior. In an interview with The Tennessean, Underwood detailed the making of the album.
“My initial thought was, ‘We’re going to be super traditional about everything.’ And then we got to work. I’m like, ‘Oh man, a lot of these songs sound the same (laughs). Because a lot of them were written a very long time ago, only a certain amount of instrumentation was available, and they obviously didn’t have the technology that we have now…” Underwood said.
She continued, “We wanted to stay true to the core and heart of what these songs are and not ‘jazz’ them too much. But we definitely wanted to make them sound like they belonged many years ago and belong now.”