On Wednesday, Kelley took to his Insta account to share a video with his 202K followers. In the clip, the country singer is getting a tattoo. The tattoo gun buzzes as it traces a thin outline on his arm. When the artist goes to wipe away the color and add more, we see its the outline of a butterfly. “No turning back now,” Kelley captioned the video along with a butterfly emoji.
It wasn’t until a later post that fans got to see the finished product. Two hours later, Kelley shared the entire butterfly tattoo. The tattoo appears to be on Kelley’s left bicep and is a black outlined butterfly with bright yellow and orange coloring. It’s really gorgeous ink.
“Finished product,” he wrote on Instagram. Kelley also tagged Music City Tattoo, where he got the art and thanked Mike Kepper, the artist. According to the tattoo parlor, Kepper has actually done all of Kelley’s tattoos.
A butterfly may seem like an unusual pick for the 36-year-old but it has a really deep meaning behind it. When a fan asked the relevance, Kelley was quick to explain the artwork.
“Getting in touch with my spirituality on a deeper level finally. Going through changes,” he wrote along with another butterfly emoji.
The tattoo session comes just one night after Kelley surprised the Georgia on my Mind benefit crowd. The evening was a benefit for the Georgia Music Foundation hosted by The Peach Pickers. John Berry, Kristian Bush, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch were just a few of the scheduled performers but Kelley was the special guest. He ended up heading a singalong tribute to Gregg Allman. See more here.