Meghan Patrick’s ‘Iconic’ New Tattoo Has Everyone Talking

The singer/songwriter reveals the hilarious way she copes with what feels like a never-ending issue for musicians.


Madeleine O’Connell

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March 28, 2023

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Meghan Patrick; Photos via Instagram

Meghan Patrick got a new tattoo and artists and fans are loving it.

When preparing to travel by plane, many passengers choose to bring a carry-on bag so that their belongings are with them at all times throughout the journey. However, having the right size bag has been an ongoing issue for regular passengers, but especially musicians who often get told their instruments are too big to fit in the overhead bins. During a recent trip, Megan Patrick revealed how she feels about that situation. 

In 2014, The U.S. Department of Transportation implemented section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which “requires that U.S. airlines accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on commercial passenger flights, provided that certain conditions are met.”

Revealed New Ink On Instagram

Despite the fact that this rule has been put into place, it still seems to be an ongoing issue for many artists as Patrick shared.

On Monday (Mar. 27), the singer/songwriter and wife of fellow country star, Mitchell Tenpenny, shared a post to Instagram that features her and her band member pointing to their matching tattoos that said, “my guitar fits in the overhead.”

“airline employee: “ma’am, you’re gonna need to gate check your guitar” …Me: “ she wrote in the caption to showcase how common of a problem this is. 

A slew of artists took to the comment section to give their opinions on their new set of ink and the relatable meaning it holds for them.

Artists React

Meghan Patrick Tattoo; Photo via Instagram
Meghan Patrick Tattoo; Photo via Instagram

Mackenzie Porter wrote, “Hahahahah that made me laugh. The never ending fight,” while Ashley Cooke and Lauren Weintraub dubbed this set of ink as “iconic.”

Additionally, Travis Denning and Jon Langston both wrote, “Epic,” and Kasey Tyndall added, “One of the many reasons why I love you.”

Maggie Baugh then wrote, “Literally me all weekend 😂are the airlines getting worse?? So confused.”

Among the compliments, Patrick also made sure to give a shoutout to the artist behind the tattoos, Woods Bramble at West Seattle Tattoo.

Opry Debut On The Horizon

As the 18x CMA Ontario and back-to-back CCMA Female Artist Of The Year winner prepares to wrap up her stint of shows in March, she awaits one very special performance. On Tuesday, April 11, Meghan Patrick will make her Grand Ole Opry debut. The news of this milestone achievement was delivered by Opry member Terri Clark via facetime while on the set of her most recent music video for the song, “Ours.”

The touching moment included a tearful Patrick who got to share the news with her husband, Tenpenny, who watched everything unfold through facetime. The video was shared to social media with a heartfelt caption that read, “Dreams really do come true, especially when @terriclarkmusic calls. I am honored, freaking out, “moments like this only happen once” happy, and READY to step into the circle. I can’t wait to share this pinnacle moment with all the people who helped me get here. God is good, and that’s who I’ll be praying to backstage on April 11th…right before I step out onto The @opry stage 🖤”

Patrick released her new breakup track “Ours” via Riser House Records. She premiered the heart-wrenching video directed by Ford Fairchild on March 10. 

Throughout the cinematic footage, the story is depicted from the perspective of someone who sees their ex come to the bar with a new girl, and share all their same memories with that new person. As Patrick sits across from her former lover with a whiskey in her hand and pain in her heart, she longs for the chance to move on without the constant reminder of her past.

“Any time I get to collaborate with my director Ford Fairchild, it is always a great day,” says Patrick. “His energy and creativity is so infectious. This video will also always hold a special place in my heart because it was the day I got the call from Terri Clark to say I was gonna make my Opry debut.”

“Ours” Video

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Meghan Patrick will be ending the month as an opener on Flatland Cavalry’s North American Tour. She will make her way to Lexington, KY on March 30 and then Grand Rapids, MI on March 31. This summer, she’s featured in the lineup for several festivals. Fans can catch her at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, CMA Fest and Ponoka Stampede. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.