The Story Behind Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Matching Tattoos Proves They're Lovebugs

Priyanka Chopra shared the real story behind her matching tattoos with husband Nick Jonas. Find out why the couple have a box and a checkmark inked on their bodies.

By Gabrielle Chung Jan 25, 2023 9:47 PMTags
Watch: Priyanka Chopra Shares Story Behind Matching Nick Jonas Tattoos

You could say that Priyanka Chopra is a sucker for a meaningful tattoo.

After all, the actress has multiple tats on her body, including a small checkmark and a blank square behind each of her ears that are identical to designs on her husband Nick Jonas' arms. Now, Priyanka is sharing the true story behind the matching ink—and how it's a nod to one of the Jonas Brothers singer's many romantic gestures in their relationship.

As she explained in a video with British Vogue published Jan. 25, "When he proposed, he asked me that I checked all his boxes, and would I check another one?"

And while the 40-year-old didn't say why she chose to get inked behind her ears, she did point out that her tattoo of the world map was specifically placed on her left arm so that "when I put my arm down, India's right next to my heart."

Priyanka's ink collection also features three paw prints on her ankle as a tribute to her dogs and the words "Daddy's lil girl" written in her late dad's handwriting. (Her father, Ashok Chopra, passed away in 2013.)

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Family Photos With Daughter Malti

But for Priyanka, becoming a mom to daughter Malti Marie has made the biggest impression of all. "I think our daughter is the best gift we've ever received," she said. "She's loved and surrounded by a lot of people but when she needs just me, that feeling is amazing."



Describing herself as "mile-a-minute, bee-in-a-bonnet type of person," the Quantico alum also reflected on how Nick—who she married in 2018—has changed her beyond just tattoos. "My husband's super thoughtful, when he's around, everything feels like it'll be OK," Priyanka explained. "He's taught me to approach things from a much calmer place."

For more celeb tattoos with hidden meanings, keep reading.

Elle King

On April 5, the "Ex's and Oh's" singer debuted a new tattoo, located on her rear, that paid tribute to some very important men in her life.

"I always said I'd get my baby daddys name tattooed on my butt…so I did," she wrote on Instagram. "I got 'brethren' for the men helping me raise my son. I love you guys so much, I wouldn't want to do life without yall."

Travis Barker

The Blink-182 drummer got a tattoo reading "Time Flies" in August 2023 after taking his 30th flight since surviving his 2008 plane crash.

Taylor Lautner & Tay Lautner

In March 2023, the Twilight actor and his wife got matching tattoos honoring their wedding date.

Jason Momoa

After shaving off some of his hair, the Aquaman star revealed a new head tattoo in Sept. 2022 that he said has been "20 years in the making."

Amanza Smith

The Selling Sunset star debuted a face tattoo, which reads "invincible" in script and sits beneath her jawline, in April 2022.

Shawn Mendes

The singer debuted a tattoo on the back of his neck in March 2022.

Maisie Williams

After filming Game of Thrones' final season, the actress added some symbolic ink to her tattoo collection in loving memory of her character, Arya Stark.

Emilia Clarke

Forever MOD! The Game Of Thrones star permanently inked a dragon tattoo on her wrist after wrapping the final season of the show.

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

The former couple made their love a little more magical with matching Toy Story tattoos.

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