What does Priyanka Chopra's tattoo say? Real meaning behind three words on ‘The White Tiger’ star's right hand
Paying a tribute to her father, Dr Ashok Chopra, who died on June 10, 2013, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64, she got that tattoo
A tattoo can mean different things for different people. For Priyanka Chopra, it is a symbol of love. Before you begin your guessing game, let's make one thing clear — the former Miss World 2000 didn't get inked for any of her lovers or her husband, Nick Jonas — but her late father.
Back in 2015, the leggy lass was seen flaunting those three words — “Daddy's lil girl...” — on her right palm when she stepped out in a gray full-length strapless jumpsuit at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after shooting her first album in Malibu, Los Angeles. Paparazzi snapped the gorgeous actress as she was running her hands through her hair. Ever since there has been much speculation on how she decided to get that tattoo.
The real meaning behind the tattoo
Paying a tribute to her father, Dr Ashok Chopra, who died on June 10, 2013, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64, she got that tattoo. A source spilled the details to Daily Mail in 2012, saying, “Priyanka went to Malibu to shoot a video for her music album and got inked there. She is not willing to talk about the tattoo right now but she is happy to get it done.”
Since the very beginning, Priyanka had been quite close to her father, who actively supported her and championed her through all her ups and downs. Not only is it a testament to her father but it also means that even though she may have crossed boundaries and won hearts in both India and the West with her acting chops, she will always remain her father's little girl deep in her heart. Interestingly, the tattoo is in the handwriting of her father.
An expression of love
In an interview with NDTV's Sonia Singh, Priyanka dished out the details of what inspired that tattoo. “I don't know, yes it is an expression of love for my father, but I don't know if it is because he is been keeping unwell. We don't really talk about that too much to people, because he likes to keep it that way. But he is my inspiration, he always has been and I have always been Daddy's little girl.”
“And this is actually my Dad's handwriting, I got him to write it and traced it and got a tattoo because then I will have a part of him, always. But I have always been that. My Dad's resilience, his will, his belief in me, has taught me that nothing can break me. And if going through everything he has been going through has not broken him, then what am I to complain.”
A loving father-daughter bond
The actress shared a snippet of her father on what would have been his 70th birthday. In the video, he can be seen accepting an award on her behalf, as she was running late for the ceremony. “I dedicate this award to those artists who come from small towns. They believe in God and they believe in themselves, and by their mere grit, determination and talent, they make their mark. God bless you, Priyanka,” he lovingly said. Priyanka captioned the clip, “My forever cheerleader. You would have been 70 today. Miss you dad.”
In fact, she also dedicated her singing skills to him. In an interview, she said, “My father has been my biggest influence. He is an incredible singer. I grew up listening to a very eclectic mix of music. My father liked listening to Mohammed Rafi and my mother would listen to the Beatles, The Doors and also Metallica. My mother is also a huge 50 Cent fan. I never thought that I would sing professionally, but at the same time I never thought that I would become an actor. If I did what I thought then, I would have been an engineer.”