The Beautiful Story Behind Halsey and Her Partner's Matching Tattoos

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Halsey and her partner Alex Aydin's matching tattoos have an extra sweet significance now that the couple is expecting their first child together.

The 26-year-old "Bad at Love" singer revealed last week that she was expecting a child, sharing the news with fans in a cheeky Instagram post. In a series of images she shared, Halsey is seen donning a rainbow-colored bikini top. She even put a rainbow in the images' caption. The imagery had many remarking that she's carrying her rainbow baby ― a term used for a child born after the family lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death.

On the heels of the baby news, tattooist Amanda Owley spoke to People about a moment last year when she tattooed both Halsey and Aydin with matching images while the pair were on vacation in Joshua Tree National Park.

"Here I am achieving this out-of-control life, and I can’t do the one thing I’m biologically put on this earth to do."

The now-parents each got the word "seeds" on their feet to signify "how the planets were aligned and where the cosmos were at that moment indicated that it was the best time to plant seeds into the ground of life."

"They wanted to get the words on their feet because it was closest to the earth," explained Owley to the publication. "They got the tattoos in each other's handwriting, which is a pretty intimate thing to do. They probably practiced writing it about a hundred times before they found the right one."

They didn't reveal that they were a couple to Owley, who says they were both "humble" and "laughing a lot the whole time."

"They were definitely really close," she shared, adding that they "came in on Father's Day last year which is cute now that she's pregnant. She just strolled in."

Owley also said that the famous singer introduced herself as simply "Ashley" (Halsey's given name is Ashley Frangipane).

News of Halsey's pregnancy comes after the star has been candid about her battle with endometriosis and fertility. She shared with The Guardian last year that when she had a miscarriage, it was “the most inadequate I’ve ever felt.”

“Here I am achieving this out-of-control life, and I can’t do the one thing I’m biologically put on this earth to do. Then I have to go onstage and be this sex symbol of femininity and empowerment? It is demoralizing,” she told the publication.

But now, Halsey and her partner get to celebrate their news with rainbows, smiles, and tattoos.

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Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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