On October 13, tattoo artist Noah Lee shared some brand-new ink that Joe Jonas had added to his collection—this time an intricate black-and-white portrait of a woman peering through a keyhole on the back of his neck. Jonas also shared the artist’s post on his Instagram Stories.
“Is that....... Sophie?! 😲 IT LOOKS INSANE!!! ❤️,” one of many, many fans wrote in the comments. “SOPHIE’S EYE? Nah this tattoo winsss,” another wrote. But they might be wrong.
“Is this Lina Cavalieri’s eye by Piero Fornasetti? Right?” another commenter asked. That seems to be a dominant theory in the comments. As Architectural Digest notes, the portrait mentioned depicts Italian opera singer Lina Cavalieri and originally appeared on a plate. Fornasetti was reportedly so enamored of Cavalieri that he produced over 350 different portraits of her for his Tema e Variazioni series.
This would not be Jonas’s only tattoo of Fornasetti’s work—or even Cavalieri’s face. Three portraits of the opera star’s face appear in full on his arm in various poses. Interestingly, though, fans who suggested the neck tattoo resembled Turner may not be wrong. “It’s Fornasetti’s design with Sophie’s face,” one fan commented, while another wrote, “Pretty cool in general & even better that it’s his wife. Takes things to another meaning. It’s like opening a new world. Stepping through that door to her.”
If you look closely at all of Joe Jonas’s tattoos, Cavalieri’s jawline and eyes seem rounder than the image on his neck. It’s a definite possibility that Jonas decided to honor his wife using Fornasetti’s famous motif.
Either way, it’s a great tattoo.
Originally Appeared on Glamour