“Tattoo” is the 2023 dance-pop single from Swedish singer-songwriter Loreen, released on the 25th February 2023 via Universal.
The dance-pop sees Loreen describe a love that is painful to hold onto, yet it will always stay with her – it is permanent, like a tattoo. In various interviews with NME, Loreen broke down the song’s meaning for her:
” [it’s] a love song… there is no day without night, and there is no love without the opposite either… We tend to think that the grass is greener on the other side but if you want to experience this deep, authentic love, you have to be aware that the struggle needs to be there too. We can’t run off the moment we feel a little bit of pain.”
Loreen entered the song in Melodifestivalen 2023, after previously entering in the festival three times, but this year with “Tattoo”. She also won the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, and it became a firm favourite well before the results were in.
The lyric video for “Tattoo” was released on Loreen’s YouTube channel on the 25th February 2023, and had 10.8 million views as of the 18th May 2023.
Read the lyrics to “Tattoo” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.