Billie Eilish was just 15 when she uploaded her song “Ocean Eyes” to SoundCloud in 2015 which gained her a considerable amount of attention. The music video for the song was released the following year and she was signed to a record label in 2017. Billie turns 20 in December and in five years has reached the point of super stardom.
Choosing to go by her first and one of her middle names professionally, Billie’s mother is Maggie Baird, a Broadway perfomer, stage and screen actor, and singer. Billie collaborates with her brother Finneas O’Connell (an established actor and musician in his own right), who is her producer and songwriter. The pair were home schooled, and their mother taught them both the basics of songwriting.
In her few short years in the industry, Billie has won seven Grammy Awards and several MTV Video Music Awards.
Billie’s only studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019) is soon to be joined by her sophomore effort, Happier Than Ever, with the release set for next month. With two albums (almost), 3 EPs, and 27 singles, which is your favourite Billie Eilish song?
As one of the biggest names in the music right now, Billie already has such a dedicated die-hard fan base with tattoos popping up online. We have six of them to share with you, and it’s guaranteed we’ll be updating this list with new pieces for years to come.
We mentioned earlier that Eilish is one of Billie’s middle names – another is Pirate which was chosen by her brother. You could add some sort of pirate element to your tattoo which also represents Finneas’ contribution to both Billie’s name and her music.
Billie enjoys experimenting with her hair colour (we loved the black and green look), so if you’re going with a portrait tattoo, you could pick your favourite of hers, or even a colour which you’d love to see her try.
Do as these people have done and be sure to select an award-worthy tattoo artist to create an amazing Billie Eilish tattoo inspired by her lyrics, music videos, a photograph, or how her songs relate to moments in your own life. Whatever you do, do not copy any of these pieces, otherwise you’ll be saying to yourself (without a hint of irony) “I’m the bad guy, duh!”
Stylised neo trad Billie Eilish tattoo by @sophielewistattoos