Best Coast’s guitarist, song-writer and lead vocalist, Beth Cosentino’s tattoos are interesting and original! There are currently 13 tattoos in Bethany Cosentino’s tattoos collection and her favourite tattoo studio in Los Angeles is Alchemy Tattoo, Silver City.
You can spot a sense of humour in Bethany Cosentino tattoos right away in the, ‘As If’, word tattoo on the side of her left wrist.
It’s a response to being labelled as a ‘Valley Girl’ in the press, and the phrase, ‘As If’ is an ironic comment made in ‘Valley Girl’ slang. So she’s jokingly confirming that she is a ‘Valley Girl’, (but only in the sense that she was born there!)
Here’s Bethany Cosentino’s actual tweet:
‘Today I was forever branded as a child-hood valley girl brat #clueless’
A ‘Valley Girl’ is a fashion-obsessed, teenage girl from a well-off family in California’s San Fernando Valley. One of the negative stereotypes is that Valley Girls rely on their parents for money, instead of getting a career.
Bethany Cosentino’s music
This stereotype does not describe Bethany Cosentino, who studied journalism and creative writing in New York, and has worked hard to achieve success with her own songs as one half of rock-duo Best Coast!
Cute small bird tattoo for women
High up on her right arm, Bethany Cosentino has an adorable ‘fat bird’ tattoo, drawn as a simple, black cartoon outline, with a little twig underneath for a perch.
Bethany Cosentino tattoos – three crossed feathers tattoo for women
Just beneath her right collar-bone at the front, Bethany Cosentino tattoos include three feathers tied together at the ends, which usually represent the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.
Here’s a tattoo I’ve never seen before! It’s a profile cameo of a high-fashion 1920’s ‘flapper’, with cropped hair, lipstick and a stylish ‘cloche’ hat!
The 1920’s was when young women first refused to wear painful, ‘body-crushing’ corsets, with real whale-bones sewn in them! The ‘flappers’ were also the first women ever to cut their hair short, get office jobs and wear makeup – which had previously only been worn by prostitutes.
So this particular one of Bethany Cosentino tattoos appears to be a tribute to the first feminists!
Bethany Cosentino tattoos – Cute Small diamond finger tattoo for women
This black and grey diamond tattoo appeared amongst the rest of Bethany Cosentino tattoos, on the base of her middle finger, during June 2012.
Bethany says her ‘diamond’ tattoo doesn’t have any special meaning for her and she got it on the spur of the moment when she and a friend were bored, so they went to a tattoo studio.
It’s also a humorous way to get a ‘diamond on your hand’, showing you’re not materialistic and don’t care about diamond rings and expensive jewels!
Back tattoo idea – Cute small penguin tattoo for women
This cute image of a penguin is the only one of Bethany Cosentino tattoos on her back and it’s placed on her right shoulder-blade.
Arm tattoo designs
On her inside left arm, there are three more Bethany Cosentino tattoos and I love the two-tailed mermaid, or, Melusine, at the top!
According to legend, a Melusine is half-mermaid and half-human and changes into a double-tailed mermaid every Saturday, when she bathes in secret!
On her elbow are the words, ‘California Dreamin’, a famous hit-song by the Mamas and Papas, in 1965, referring to ‘daydreaming’ about California sunshine on a dark winter’s day.
And here’s another of several Bethany Cosentino tattoos that show her pride in being a Californian girl. It’s a silhouette of the state of California on her fore-arm, inked in black.
In the negative space you can see the outline of a bear, the state animal of California, which is pretty clever!
On Bethany’s left upper arm, there are two traditional hearts in black outline with banners containing the names, ‘Richard’ and ‘Terri Jen’, and these are thought to be the names of Bethany’s parents.
Bethany Cosentino has the name of her beloved cat, ‘Snacks’ written in cursive script on the inside of her left forearm.
Bethany Cosentino also has a small, red heart tattoo with a curved line of unknown words on the inside of her right wrist.