Love Tattoo

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Love Tattoo
A pink-saturated picture of a woman sitting at a diner table. White text reads "Imelda May Love Tattoo."
Studio album by Imelda May
Released 20 October 2008 (2008-10-20)
Recorded September 2007– March 2008 at Embassy Studios in Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Genre Rockabilly
Length 39:52
Label Universal
Producer Imelda May
Imelda May chronology
No Turning Back
(2003)
Love Tattoo
(2008)
Mayhem
(2010)
Singles from Love Tattoo
  1. "Johnny Got a Boom Boom"
    Released: 28 January 2009
  2. "Big Bad Handsome Man"
    Released: 13 April 2009

Love Tattoo is the second studio album by the Irish rockabilly musician Imelda May, released on 20 October 2008 on Universal Music.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters 6/10[1]
RTÉ 4/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Imelda May unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Johnny Got a Boom Boom"     2:59
2. "Feel Me"     2:57
3. "Knock 123"     5:27
4. "Wild About My Lovin'"   Traditional, arr. May 3:15
5. "Big Bad Handsome Man"     2:43
6. "Love Tattoo"     2:55
7. "Meet You at The Moon"     2:47
8. "Smokers' Song"     2:37
9. "Smotherin' Me"     2:42
10. "Falling in Love With You Again"     4:07
11. "It's Your Voodoo Working"   Charles Sheffield 3:12
12. "Watcha Gonna Do"     3:42
Total length:
39:52
Limited edition[3] bonus disc
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Babe" (live)   3:05
2. "Don't Do Me No Wrong" (live)   3:07
3. "Big Bad Handsome Man" (live)   3:03
4. "Wild About My Lovin'" (live) Traditional, arr. May 3:11
5. "Falling in Love with You Again" (live)   5:22
6. "Watcha Gonna Do" (live)   3:43
7. "Johnny Got a Boom Boom" (live)   3:05
8. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (live) Traditional, arr. May 5:40
Total length:
30:16

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from Love Tattoo's liner notes.[4]

Performers
Design personnel
  • Jules Vegas – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[5] 58
Chart (2009) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[6] 1
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums[7] 12
Chart (2011) Peak
position
French SNEP Albums Chart[8] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Erin Lyndal (12 August 2009). "Imelda May: Love Tattoo". PopMatters. PopMatters Media. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Guerin, Harry (18 February 2009). "Imelda May – Love Tattoo". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Imelda May – Love Tattoo – Special Edition CD Album". Decca Records. Universal Music. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Love Tattoo (CD). Imelda May. Universal Music. 2008. 1790561. 
  5. ^ "Imelda May | Artist". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discography Imelda May". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Love Tattoo – Imelda May: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Imelda May – Love Tattoo". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013.