For her first Rolling Stone cover story, Miley Cyrus wanted to do something fun. “I thought about going to play laser tag,” she tells contributing editor Josh Eells. “But laser tag sucks.” Naturally, the next idea was getting a tattoo.
Eells was with the Bangerz singer as she had the words ROLLING inked on her right foot and $TONE added to her left. While these are the 20-year-old pop star’s first tattoos on her feet, she has lots of others: a peace sign, an equal sign, a heart and a cross (all on her fingers); the words love inside her right ear and just breathe over her rib cage; a Leonardo da Vinci sketch on her right forearm, and above it, the Roman numerals VIIXCI, for 7/91, the month and year her parents first met.
Most impressive, though, is the art on the inside of her left forearm – the words SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT. “It’s from a Teddy Roosevelt speech,” Cyrus says. “It’s about how people judge who wins and who loses, but they’re not the ones in there fighting.”