Shes made quite a name for herself in the music industry all thanks to The X Factor and now Cher Lloyd is rocking the cover of Inked magazines August 2013 issue.
While donning a gorgeous 1950s-inspired bikini for the Gomillion and Leupold-shot spread, the Want U Back hitmaker dished about her first tattoo and taking new risks for her latest album.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Lloyd”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Inked!
On her very first tattoo:
“I was actually at school and had a lunch break so my mom took me to get a tattoo at a local artists house. And then I went straight back.”
On ignoring other people”s opinions about tattoos:
“At the time I still hadnt been on [X Factor] and the tattoo artist said to me that people wouldnt employ me because I had a tattoo on my hand. I had this crazy thought in my head that I wasnt going to do anything but be a performer anyway.
On her upcoming album:
“I feel like Im taking a risk this time around because the previous album was kind of bubble-gum pop and were stepping away from that. Its strange because when you listen to my first album, it sounds like Im a typical pop star wearing princess dresses, but if you look at me Im kind of on the street side. Im free to curse whenever I want and express some grown-up situations [with this album], so I think it will be a bit of a shocker for people.”