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)No Turning Back2003
Love Tattoo
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
RTÉ4/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Imelda May unless otherwise noted.

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. May3:15
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 Sheffield3:12
12."Watcha Gonna Do" 3:42
Total length:39:52
Limited edition[3] bonus disc
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. May3:11
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. May5:40
Total length:30:16


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

Design personnel
  • Jules Vegas – photography

Chart positions[edit]

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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[9] Gold 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  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". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Love Tattoo – Imelda May: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Imelda May – Love Tattoo". (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "French album certifications – Imelda May – Love tatoo" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.