It’s no secret that 5 Seconds of Summer has some of the most epic ink, ever. Between the four members — Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood And Michael Clifford — the band has over 30 tattoos. Some of the boys had their first tattoos as young teenagers, while others took it on-off until 2019.
A few members of the band even signed up for One Direction singing lessons Liam Payne. “Liam paid for their first tattoos and they won’t stop talking about it,” Ashton joked during an interview with BBC Radio 1 in March 2018.
“We get to the tattoo shop, we get tattoos done, and he gets one done, and he had already left by the time we came out, and he paid for it,” Michael further explained. Calum chimed in, “Thank lord, since we had no money.”
Over the years, fans of the Australian boyband have become obsessed with the boys’ intricate body art and some of their biggest followers have even gotten ink to match their favorite member! What does this all mean? While some tattoos have a meaningful meaning, others are more for art. A bunch of the guys even have tattoos for their family members — aw!
Calum, for one, has a bird with his sister’s name under it. “She’s my best friend, and no one else gets me like she does. I go to her for everything,” he told Seventeen 2014 “I also have a tattoo of my parents’ initials, so they’re always with me. It brings me luck. Family is everything.”
Luke, unlike his bandmates who had tons of ink designs over the years, was the last to get tatted. Now he has some! Attention 5SOS fans! J-14 went ahead and broke down all of Luke, Ashton, Calum and Michael’s tattoos, and there may be some that you never even knew about! Scroll through our gallery to see all of 5 Seconds of Summer’s tattoos and their meanings.