MANILA — Before Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine in March, actress Nadine Lustre was able to get two new tattoos.
She had her Japanese name tattooed on her right arm, and she also got a tattoo of a vine on her right index finger.
In an interview on Monster RX93.1 last week that was streamed on Facebook, Lustre explained why she got inked.
“My uncle kasi I was asking him about our family tree. And we ended up talking about my great great grandfather… He said that our last name would not have been Lustre. It’s Japanese, it’s Komiya. It’s my great great grandfather. I think he said he’s Japanese, that he moved here, married a Filipina but he ended up changing his last name to his business partner’s last name which is Lustre. It’s so crazy, right?” Lustre said.
“It was weird like even as a kid I’ve always been fascinated with the Japanese culture and I always feel like I belong somewhere there. I’ve always had that feeling. Then my tito told me about it and then one of my aunts like confirmed. I was like ‘oh that’s crazy.’ It would have been Komiya. So my tattoo means Nozomi Komiya because Nozomi means hope and Nadine also means hope so I just kind of figured that out and decided to use that,” she continued.
As for the tattoo of a vine on her right index finger, she said it means "to stay grounded."
Lustre, who now has nine tattoos, said she still wants to have a butterfly tattoo.
“I want a butterfly kasi you know like in class before they will teach you about reincarnation. I was always a butterfly person,” she said.