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"Tattooed Heart" is the fourth track from Ariana Grande's debut album, Yours Truly. It was released through Republic Records on September 3, 2013. A live version of the song is featured on K Bye For Now (SWT Live), which was released on December 23, 2019. Another live version of this song was featured on Yours Truly's 10th anniversary edition, which was released on August 25, 2023.

Live performances[]

Grande performed "Tattooed Heart" on the Believe Tour in August 2013 and on her debut tour The Listening Sessions. On September 3, 2013, she performed the song on The Today Show to promote the release of her album in the US. She also performed it at the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24, 2013. She performed the song at the White House on March 4, 2014, as part of the "Women of Soul" concert.

In 2019, Grande added the song to the Sweetener World Tour setlist and was sung interchangeably with either Honeymoon Avenue, Only 1, or Winter Things.

For Yours Truly's 10th anniversary, Grande released the deluxe version of Yours Truly, which included live performances of other tracks including "Tattooed Heart".

Audios[]

  • Demo Snippet (Longer Intro) - (Unreleased Icon listen)

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • It is one of the three songs that weren't scrapped from the original album, the other two being "Honeymoon Avenue" and "Daydreamin'".
  • On the day of 2013 "American Music Awards", Shazam released an exclusive version of the song called the Doo-Wop version.
  • Grande re-recorded vocals for both this song and "Honeymoon Avenue" in June 2013. She also tweaked the song so it would fit in with the theme of Yours Truly.
  • Grande said on Twitter that when she recorded this song along with Honeymoon Avenue, she was ill with a skull and lung infection in June 2013. She would sing for ten minutes then nap for twenty.[5]
  • Grande got a tattooed heart on her toe on her right foot and posted a video of her getting it. A preview of "Tattooed Heart" was included at the end of the video. The tattoo was the first one she had ever gotten.
  • Ronnie Dunn covered this song for his 2016 album, Tattooed Heart. His cover is the title track.[6]
  • In Teen Spirit Clara Rugaard sings "Tattooed Heart". The song in the film was modified to sound more in sync.
  • The song surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify, and it is Ariana’s 74th song to reach this milestone.
  • According to the rolling stone, Tattooed Heart is her 48th best song.
  • Grande revealed that she wrote this song by herself at the age of 17 in the 2nd part of the Yours Truly 10-Year Anniversary Q&A.[7]
  • In the Yours Truly Collection, the product 1954 is a reference to the lyrics, "Like it's 1954".

Videos[]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
You don't need a lot of money
Honey you don't have to play no games
All I need is all your loving
To get the blood rushing through my veins, oh
I wanna say we're going steady
Like it's 1954
No, it doesn't have to be forever
Just as long as I'm the name on your tattooed heart

[Chorus]
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart

[Verse 2]
You don't need to worry about making me crazy
'Cause I'm way past that
And so just call me, if you want me 'cause you got me
And I'll show you, how much I wanna be on your tattooed heart

[Chorus]
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Just as long as I'm the name on your tattooed heart

[Bridge]
Wrap me in your jacket, my baby
And lay me in your bed
And kiss me, underneath the moonlight
Darling, let me trace the lines on your tattooed heart

[Chorus]
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Tattooed heart, tattooed heart
Just as long as I'm the name on your tattooed heart

References[]

Yours Truly
August 30, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Almost Is Never EnoughBaby IBetter Left UnsaidDaydreamin'Honeymoon AvenueLovin' ItPianoPopular SongRight ThereTattooed HeartThe WayYou'll Never Know
Unreleased 3OH!3 OuttakeBoyfriend MaterialButterfliesDo You Love MeFirst TimeHumanILABLa Vie En RoseNobody Does It BetterOh, DarlingParachutePink ChampagnePlease Don't Let Me GoPut Your Hearts UpRealSandmanSaturday Love'Til We Finally MeetUnknown Nick Jonas DuetUnknown Nick Jonas BalladUnknown Sean Kingston CollaborationVoodoo LoveYoung LoveYou're My Only Shawty
Artists
Ariana GrandeBig SeanDemi LovatoGreyson ChanceJ BalvinJade NovahKing LosMac MillerMIKANathan SykesPebe SebertSean KingstonTaro HakaseThe Dap Kings • 3OH!3
Tour
The Listening Sessions
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