Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001. In 2004, she recorded an album with production team The Matrix, but it was never released. After signing on with Capitol Music Group in 2007, she took on stage name Katy Perry and released her first mainstream album, One of the Boys. It contains the worldwide hits "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold", both certified three-time platinum in the United States. She is known for her unconventional style of dress, often combining bright colors and vintage fashion, as well as associating outfits with fruit-shaped accessories.
Katy has a scripted tattoo of the word "Jesus" on her wrist, there have been some rumors that she has a lip tattoo on her back somewhere. It seems that the hot and cold singer, has been hot and cold about getting a tattoo of Freddie Mercury on her back. Katy has once stated that she looks up the former front-man of Queen and completely idolizes him. She shared that she once almost got a huge tattoo of Freddie's face on her back, but says she decided against at the last minute. She says she is glad she didn't do it but on the flip side she still has an urge to get this tattoo on her back. So it is pretty safe to say that this pin up style singer will more than likely add to her tattoo collection one day. - Ashley. Infinitietattoos.com
Previously a fan of girly prom dresses, Katy Perry now favours ever more kinky skintight PVC.
And she and Russell, set to wed later this year, have a permanent reminder of their love - matching tattoos.
Singer Katy revealed her Sanskrit inking as she performed at the launch of the Volkswagen 2011 Jetta yesterday.
It was in an identical position - the inside of her right arm - to Russell's, which he showed off on the front cover of this month's Rolling Stone. Both their tattoos read Anuugacchati Pravaha, meaning Go With The Flow.