The world found out about Cara’s first tattoo via Instagram. The fab Lion tattoo on her finger (done by celeb fave tattoo artist Bang Bang NYC) was actually created after she asked for the word 'Lion' and the tattooist suggested a real lion would be cooler. Good shout, Mr Bang Bang! Cara has followed this with a 'Made in England' stamp on the bottom of her foot. It's clear she's got the bug and we're all eyes for what's next... A friendship tattoo with Rita Ora perhaps?
Evan Rachel Wood
Cursive tattoos are a huge trend in Celebville! Evan Rachel Wood got this Edgar Allen Poe quote etched on her upper back: ‘All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream’. Appaz her mum used to read him to her as a child – we love a nostalgic tatt!
Paloma Faith has made a serious statement with her back tattoos!Doves are typically a sign of peace and love, and Paloma has a total of FOUR on her back! Someone's feeling the love! Although she erm, 'charmingly' described her tattoos as 'birds escaping from my arse crack' on the Jonathan Ross show... Either way, gorgeous tatt's!
When she’s not getting controversial gun tattoos, RiRi shows her softer side. The tattoo-loving megastar paid tribute to her deceased grandma Dolly when she got this Egyptian goddess inked just below her boobs. The caption read ‘Goddess Isis — Complete woman — Model for future generations — #Grangrandolly — always in and on my heart#1love.’
Jessie J has four tattoos, including one misspelt song lyric from her song Who You Are! But it's the heart behind her ear we like the most - it's made from a treble clef and bass clef, representing her love of music (duh!) We love to see a clever twist on the simple music symbol tattoo idea. Good work, Jessie!
If you follow Iggy on Insta, you'll know her name as @thenewclassic. These three words appear on her right hand fingers, and the left side? 'Live' followed by 'Love' followed by A$AP which is crossed out. She got the tatt whilst with fellow rapper and former lover A$AP rocky. Remember kids, tatt's are for life!
Our mate Fearne Cotton has a penchant for tattoos, especially stars! Just check out the large one on her ankle, and the intricate design of stars intertwined with vines on her foot. Super cool.
Hayden’s rib scrawl reads ‘vivere senza rimipianti’ which is wrongly spelt in Italian for ‘live without regrets’ (ironic, no?) The star showed it off back in 2011 when she first got the ink then got attention for all the wrong reasons. Nice placement Hayden, shame about the spelling…
Demi Lovato has struggled with depression, addiction and self harm since her childhood in the spotlight as a Disney star. After seeking help for her self-harming, she had the words 'Stay' and 'Strong' etched over her wrist scars.
In an interview, the singer revealed: "I think scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way... My tattoos say 'Stay strong.' Now I’m able to look at them and be thankful for being alive. I think that I’ve been blessed over the past year to be able to start over."
Queen of the tats Gaga has 11 and counting! The pop superstar only has tattoos on the left side of her body out of respect for her father and her cherub tatt is the closest to breach her left side rule, she got this inked live at her fragrance launch back in September 2012 at the Guggenheim Museum. But the illustrations don’t stop there; she plans for a lot more, but with only the left side, might she go down the Rico The Zombie look like in her ‘Born This Way’ video..?
Vanessa Hudgens’ Butterfly tattoo was her first! The former Disney starlet revealed the origin on the David Letterman show, saying ‘A butterfly landed on my mum's stomach a week before I was born and that's how I got my name, because Vanessa means butterfly - I kind of feel like a badass now!’ Hmm, you’re not quite on Miley’s level of tattoo badass-ness just yet, but good effort with that lovely tattoo!
We love Kelly Osbourne's quirky tattoos but Kelly has come out in recent years and said how much she regrets getting inked. She's even been quite vocal about getting some of them removed with laser surgery. We think her keyboard tatt is cute (not sure we'd get one ourselves, mind!) but it lookslike she's learned the hard way to always think before you ink!
Rita has lots of tattoos but we love the words she has on the inside of her fingers. In different colours and fonts, she has the words 'promise', 'love' and 'hope'. She got the latter just before the BRIT Awards 2013 and tweeted that it was no coincidence. She lost out on the Breakthrough Artistgong to Ben Howard, but we admire her inky optimism!
Thought you loved the anklet trend? Nicole Richie has blown us all out of the water with this cute tattoo. It's no ordinary anklet though - these rosary beads and cross represent Nicole's Christianity, something she's spoken about at length in interviews before.
What a sweetheart! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s subtle heart on her wrist is mega cute. They say you should avoid arm tattoos in case employers have problems with it, but that’s clerly not an issue for this supermodel babe!
Lana Del Rey
Lana has 'trust no one' on her right hand and 'paradise' in the same place on her left which is something fellow pop songstress Adele has been inked. The ‘M’ on her left hand stands for her grandmother’s name, Madeleine. Lana often draws non-permanent tatt's on herself including 'Life is beautiful' on her wrist. This girl clearly likes her tatt's from the elbow down!
Mena Suvari shocked the celeb world when she got this giant script tattoo beneath a lion on her back in 2008. She's been quite tight-lipped about her 'Word Sound Power' tattoo, but has revealed in the past that she's actually a huge reggae lover, so it's likely that it's inspired by 70's reggae band Word Sound & Power. Who knew?
Celebrity ink fan Megan's striking back tatt is an adapted quote from Shakespeare's King Lear: "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies". She's in the process of removing her Marilyn Monroe tattoo from her arm because she doesn't want to attract the same 'negative energy' that plagued Monroe - we wonder if this tatt will stick about?
Lily Collins told us she got matching wrist tattoos done with her mum! The cute and simple design features initials inside a heart with wings and a British crown on top. Regal chic!
We love Pixie's statement arm tattoo, reading 'What will survive of us is love' - a quote from a poem by Philip Larkin. Pixie has also paid tribute to her mother by getting her name tattooed on her wrist.
Forget the celeb trend for dainty tatts, Lena Dunham means business with these houses on her back. Lena explained in an interview that Hannah's explanantion in GIRLS was pretty spot on, when she revealed on the show that her tatts are from a childrens' book called Eloise that she got in high school because she gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time and wanted to feel in control of her own body. Fair play, Lena!
Miley Cyrus' Disney days seem like a distant memory since she got a blonde crop, a fash-over and a bunch of tattoos! Miley has over 20 tatt's and one of the most unique is this quote on her arm from former US President Theodore Roosevelt's famous speech about striving to achieve greatness: 'So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat'. Who knew Miley was so deep and meaningful..?
Scarlett's tattoo is located on her forearm - a bright coloured sunrise. But the true reason she got her tattoo is unknown as she says: "Some things have to remain private." Johansson wears her tattoo with pride and says "It makes me happy when i look at it."
Singer Lily has the word 'Shhh...' as well as this bracelet style tattoo of symbols including a dog, homer simpson and a acid house smiley!
Peaches has at least 11 tattoos, from the letter 'P' and a bow on her neck, lyrics from a song by Nick Caves on her lower back, and this 'Ex-Valentine' tattoo on her upper arm, but her most extreme tattoo is a daisy chain which stretches across the side of her body, from her chest down to her knee.
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