"Tattoo" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Idol winner falls flat on her 1st pop song.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

Parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive messages

Song talks about knowing when to quit love: "Soul is in danger/ I gotta let my spirit be free."

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this American Idol winner delivers a decent first single about love and getting out of it when the time is right. The lyrics and message are tame -- if not lame -- and fine for all ages.

User Reviews

Adult Written byracingrough April 9, 2008

Sparks gets tattoed to the hits single chart

Jordon is a very tlanted young lady. She can sing therefore Blake should have one. Anyway singing the Nationl Anthem at the SuperBowl is sweet.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 16, 2009
Kid, 11 years old October 8, 2009

luvin it

I love this song and i love her

What's the story?

There's a reason why Jordin Sparks won the American Idol title: She's a talented singer with a lot of passion. Unfortunately, most of that passion is missing in TATTOO, the first single off her first album. The lyrics tell of love and longing, with words that are fine for any age.

Is it any good?

The generic synthesized background beat and random yelping seem odd and out of place against Sparks' pleasant-enough voice, making the song just fall flat. And lyrics like "You're on my heart just like a tattoo/Just like a tattoo/I'll always have you" just add to the blah factor. Let's hope the rest of her album allows this songstress to live up to her potential.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about working hard to keep what you have. American Idol gave Sparks her start, but it doesn't guarantee her future. Kids, what does it take to do well on your own, and does Sparks have enough talent and strength to stand strong?

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