Each of Nadine Lustre's 10 tattoos has a story.
In an article published by Sinehub last May 18, we got to learn a little more about the actress’ tattoos. She explained the meaning behind them in an interview on Monster RX 93.1 last May 15. Nadine also shared the story behind her latest tattoo, which she had inked just before the quarantine was implemented last March.
“My uncle kasi, I was asking him about our family tree. And we ended up talking about my great great grandfather. He said that our last name would not have been Lustre. It’s Japanese, it’s Komiya. It’s my great great grandfather,” she revealed.
“I think he said he’s Japanese, that he moved here, married a Filipina but he ended up changing his last name to his business partner’s last name which is Lustre. It’s so crazy, right?” she added.
“It was weird. Even as a kid, I’ve always been fascinated with the Japanese culture and I always felt like I belong somewhere there. I’ve always had that feeling. Then my Tito told me about it and then one of my Aunts confirmed. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s crazy.’ It would have been Komiya. So my tattoo means Nozomi Komiya because Nozomi means hope and Nadine also means hope so I just kind of figured that out and decided to use that,” she explained.
As for her 11th tattoo, Nadine revealed that she’s planning to have a butterfly done.
“I want a butterfly kasi you know like in class before they will teach you about reincarnation. I was always a butterfly person,” she said.
You can see more of Nadine’s tattoos and their meanings in the gallery above!
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