Karley Scott Collins' Gorgeous Country Hit 'Tattoos' Is the Perfect Metaphor for a Broken Heart

Karley Scott Collins may be a newcomer to the country music scene, but she's already won our hearts, and her latest single, "Tattoo," will have you just as obsessed as we are.

Out today, the heartbreaking new track compares the ache of heartbreak to a permanently marked tattoo, and we don't know if we've ever heard a better metaphor. Just one listen will have you hooked, and we got the chance to chat with Karley about the song and its lyrics to find out what it really means to her.

The Story Behind 'Tattoos'

Karley Scott Collins: "Tattoos" is a song about what it feels like to love and lose somebody, and be stuck with all of the memories you made together. How the memories feel like tattoos on your heart and that you can't wash them away no matter how much time has passed.


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What 'Tattoos' Means

KSC: "Tattoos" really means a lot to me because I think it's a place emotionally that I've been, and I think everyone's been at some point in their lives. I hope that people will really connect to it, and that they'll know they're not the only ones who've felt that.


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Karley's Favorite Lyric

KSC: My favorite lyric in the song is, "You're under my skin in my least favorite shade of blue, and I never wanted tattoos." It was the idea I had that sparked the whole song, and I think it's a really cool way to express the feeling of wanting to move on from something and not being able to.



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