Moriah Plath's Tattoos are a Form of Self Expression — What Do They All Mean?

Moriah Plath, the star of 'Welcome to Plathville' has several tattoos — and she is not afraid to show them off. What do they mean?

Leila Kozma - Author

Nov. 7 2023, Updated 2:36 p.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Moriah Plath showcased her first tattoo, which reads "Black Heart," in January 2021.
  • Since then, Moriah has gotten several other tattoos, including matching red roses on her collarbone and the words "Rebel" tattooed on her left arm.
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TLC's hit reality TV show Welcome to Plathville offers a rare glimpse into the eccentric everyday life of Kim and Barry Plath and their nine kids. As proud Christian fundamentalists, Kim and Barry always planned on raising their kids in accord with the strictest traditions — against which their adult-age kids have promptly been rebelling.

Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, and Moriah Plath fled the nest. They have discussed their experiences like first popping open a can of Coke and getting tattoos since. Speaking of ink, how many tattoos does Moriah have and what do they all mean? Here's what we know!

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Moriah Plath from 'Welcome to Plathville' has at least five tattoos.

After the ambitious singer-songwriter moved to Tampa, Fla., with Ethan, his wife, Olivia,(sadly, the two announced they separated in October 2023), and Olivia's brother, Nathan, she was ready to embrace the worldly lifestyle. Moriah got a couple of tattoos and embarked on a relationship with Max Kallschmidt. While she and Max broke up in November 2021, those tattoos are a little more permanent. What do they mean?

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Moriah seems to have scored some new ink since getting her first tattoo in 2021. Some of her more recent ink includes matching red roses on her collarbone and beach waves behind her ear.

Additionally, the aspiring singer also had "Rebel" tattooed on her left forearm, which sources say she got because it is a reflection of who she is.

Moriah also has a tattoo of thorns on her left shoulder, a pair of wings on her left arm, and a famous quote on her inner left arm.

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In February 2022, Moriah also got an elaborate rose design stretching from her hip to her backside. The vividly-colored, beautifully-contoured flower has an abyss-like shape. One petal is adorned with a translucent raindrop.

It has bright green leaves and is surrounded by a blue splash to create the impression of more depth. As she shared on social media, the impressive ink is courtesy of Secret Tattoo Studio in Tampa, Fla.

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The size of the tattoo received mixed responses from fans.

"I hate tattoos but honestly, I love that you’re happy and don’t care what people think or how many tattoos you get. I’m just happy you’re living you’re best life and thriving," commented

"Trooper! That’s a large tattoo with lots of line and color. You’re a strong woman! Beautiful artistry as well" commented @rebapipes.

It perhaps goes without saying that many of Moriah's Instagram followers were keen to learn more about her parents' reaction to her ink. She has yet to disclose their thoughts on her tattoos. She also hasn't shared details on the hidden meaning of the rose, if there is one.

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Moriah Plath revealed her first-ever tattoo in January 2021.

Moriah headed to Instagram to showcase her first tattoo in January 2021. The tattoo spells out the words "Black Heart" in, perhaps not too surprisingly, black, with three red lines squished in-between the top section, "Black," and the bottom section, "Heart."

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She returned to Instagram a few months later to issue an update and conduct some open polling.

"I’ve had my tattoo for a year now and I’m kinda really wanting more! I know there will be objections but never once have I regretted this tattoo and it will always be my choice!" she captioned a post shared on Sept. 18, 2021. "'Yes, I can listen to y’all’s opinions but at the end of the day this is my life and I will be the one living with the good and bad decisions I make."

"Though I will say, I don’t see them as good or bad decisions but as learning curves!" she added. "On the road to becoming who I’m meant to be. And I’m not just talking about tattoos but just life decisions in general. So, I guess we’ll just have to see what the future brings."

Welcome To Plathville airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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