Nadine Lustre bashed for new statement tattoo

Published June 8, 2021, 9:55 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Nadine Lustre

A missing apostrophe in Nadine Lustre’s new statement tattoo is receiving mixed reactions.

Some netizens were quick to note its “wrong spelling.”

In one of her legs, “THATS IT” was written, while in another: “IT IS WHAT IT IS.”

However, the tattoo shop that uploaded the photos of the 27-year-old’s body art has cleared the issue.

“Cool tattoo idea by Nadine Lustre gets negative comments because of punctuation or the lack thereof. Sure, it may be incorrect but in the tattoo business, there is such a thing as intentional ‘mistakes’ that may be due to design preferences or simply because the client likes it a certain way,” owners of the tattoo shop wrote on their official Facebook page.

They said that before online users commented, they should try using “a bit of intelligence or compassion at least,” to find out the facts behind the story rather than looking like a “fool.”

Thats it. It is what it is. Tattoo done by @tonabong. Thank you for the trust, @nadine! Hope to see you again soon! #55tinta #55tintalaunion #55tintapilipinas

Posted by Fiftyfive Tinta Pilipinas on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Recall that early this year when Nadine opened up her favorites from her then-12 tattoos through Dr. Aivee Teo’s vlog.

She said: “I see tattoos as a work of art. It’s the story of a person.”

According to Nadine, hers are mostly placed in her arms to serve as “reminders.”

Lotus flower: Which reminds her of going through all the “challenges” and “hardships” and eventually finding the “sun,” the “light.”

“Nakayapak at Nahihiwagaan:” These words from Up Dharma Down’s “Tadhana” is dedicated to her late brother. She got it during his first death anniversary.

Moon: Inspired by lyrics of “Everglow” by Coldplay: “Even though you’re gone and the world may not know still I see you’re celestial,” that reminds her of the people close to her heart who have already passed away.

Rose: Aside from it being her favorite flower, it’s her a symbol of “self-love” when she was struggling. “Every time I look at it, it’s like I’m giving myself a rose,” she said.

A Japanese name: “Nozomi Komiya” it’s her Japanese name. The actress, who has Japanese blood, said it has the same meaning as Nadine.

Crawling vine: It’s her reminder to always be grounded. She revealed it was originally a crawling snake on her leg but decided to put it on her index finger.