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- Many celebrities have gotten inked.
- While some regrettable tattoos get covered up, others are worn with pride, becoming celebrities in their own right.
- Rihanna’s ribcage wings are world-famous, and Scarlett Johansson just stunned with a rarely-before-seen back tattoo at the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere.
Tattoos are a popular works of art and numerous celebrities are among those who choose to go under the needle.
Stars like Miley Cyrus go for a lot of small tats, while others become an iconic feature, like Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson‘s bull tattoo. Then you have ones that are truly hard to forget, like the paw prints on Eve’s chest.
Here are 30 celebrities and their iconic ink:
Scarlett Johansson has a tattoo that covers most of her back.
Scar-Jo’s tat features an intricate set of roses, alongside the image of a lamb. Many believe it’s an homage to her 3-year-old daughter, named Rose, whom she shares with ex-husband Romain Dauriac.
Justin Bieber has dozens of tattoos, including a portrait of Jesus on his leg.
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Rihanna got an under-boob tattoo of Egyptian goddess Isis to honor her late grandmother.
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Johnny Depp has more than 30 different tattoos, including a sparrow tattoo inspired by his “Pirates of the Caribbean” character and his son.
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The sparrow tattoo is an inverted version of one featured on his character Jack Sparrow from “Pirates.” Depp has said the sparrow represents his son Jack, who was born in 2002. Other tattoos include the infamous “wino forever” banner on his arm that used to read “Winona forever” in honor of his relationship with Winona Ryder and his daughter’s name, Lily-Rose, tattooed on his chest.
Cara Delevingne inked a lion’s head on her finger.
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Harry Styles sports a big butterfly on his midsection among more than 40 others.
He also has two swallows on his chest, a cross on his finger, a naked mermaid on his forearm, and an anatomically correct heart on his arm.
Among Zayn Malik’s array of tattoos is a large comic “zap!” on his forearm.
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Liam Payne has a large chevron on his arm.
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The singer told Ellen DeGeneres while on her show that he regretted getting the arrows the next day.
“When I first got [these arrows], I was kind of like, ‘What have I just done to my arm?’ I woke up in bed and the first thing I Googled was how do I get this thing off me?” he said.
Miley Cyrus has an assortment of tattoos, some of which are in honor or her pets and others are for her love of food.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transformed his iconic bull tattoo, based on his old nickname of “the Brahma Bull,” into a more intense version in August.
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It took 22 hours for the Rock’s tattoo transformation.
He wrote on his Instagram, “Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned.”
Paris Jackson has roughly 50 tattoos, nine of which are dedicated to her dad, Michael Jackson.
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Jackson told Rolling Stone that among her collection of tattoos are some dedicated to John Lennon, David Bowie, Prince, and Van Halen. She also has “MÖTLEY” on the inside of her lip. Her most recent tattoo is a sternum tattoo of the seven chakras.
Adam Levine has a huge mermaid holding a skull tattooed on his back.
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Angelina Jolie used to have former husband Billy Bob Thornton’s name tattooed on her arm, but she got it erased, It now features geographical coordinates of her family member’s birthplaces.
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Some of her other tattoos include a Bengal tiger on her back, a Buddhist Pali incantation on her left shoulder blade, and “know your rights” at the base of her neck.
David Beckham’s back tats are only a few of the ones he sports.
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On his back, Beckham has the names of his three sons, Brooklyn, Cruz, and Romeo, as well as an angel figure and a cross. Other tattoos of his include his daughter’s name, Harper, on his chest and a large angel on one of his arms.
Rapper Eve was 18 when she got paw prints tattooed on her chest.
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She told Seth Meyers that she got the dog paws on her chest as a dare.
She also has a peony tattoo on her arm, among some others.
Drake got his friend Lil Wayne tattooed on his arm.
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Christina Aguilera has her nickname “Xtina” on her neck.
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The singer has a few other tattoos, including a Hebrew tattoo on her lower back.
Zac Efron got “Yolo,” which means “you only live once,” tattooed on the side of his hand in 2011.
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He also has two feathers tattooed on his bicep.
Demi Lovato has a series of tattoos, including a lion on her hand.
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She has numerous tattoos, including a couple that reference her faith – a “faith” tattoo, “Let go” and “let God” on opposite feet, and a cross on her hand.
Lady Gaga has an assortment of tattoos, like this tribute to David Bowie.
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Mike Tyson is known for his face tattoo.
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The former boxer told Sports Illustrated in 2016 that he didn’t regret getting the large tribal tattoo.
“A lot of stuff happened out of this tattoo, a lot of good stuff,” he said. “Other young athletes come to me and said, ‘It’s because of you they call it the Mike Tyson.'”
Kesha got “Live free” tattooed on her fingers.
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Jennifer Lawrence got an H20 tattoo that is incorrect.
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The actress got the tattoo randomly when she was hanging out with Liam Hemsworth’s family.
“You know, I call this tattoo a watered-down rebellion because it’s not like a real tattoo,” she told HitFix. “It’s the color of a scar so it’s au natural and it’s literally the most unrebellious tattoo that anybody could ever get.”
She also explained that she knew it was incorrectly done.
“By the way, I know that the two is high and H2O the two is supposed to be low,” she added. “I should’ve Googled it before I got it tattooed on my body forever.”
Ryan Gosling designed his own tattoo.
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The actor told W Magazine that he likes tattoos that don’t look good.
“I like when they look bad, but no one will do bad tattoos, so I did one myself,” he said. “That’s why it’s bad. I’m waiting to get old – I think old guys with tattoos look good.”
Katy Perry has a mini Hello Kitty tattooed on her finger.
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Ed Sheeran has more than 50 tattoos, including a large lion on his chest.
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He told Ellen DeGeneres that every tattoo means something.
“I played the biggest venue [Wembley Stadium] you can play in England and sold out for three nights,” he said. “England’s national emblem is a lion. All my tattoos are things that I’ve done in my career and they’re all leading to the middle bit which is the lion, and that’s like every part of my career.”
Other tattoos include a ketchup bottle, a Lego piece, a teddy bear, and puzzle pieces.
Travis Barker is known for his many tattoos.
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The drummer told GQ that he has about 70 percent of his body covered, except for some he lost in a car accident when his legs suffered third-degree burns and required skin grafts. He started getting them when he was 15.
Of Rita Ora’s collection of tattoos, one is a pinup girl on her side.
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Justin Theroux has a giant back tattoo, part of which features a giant rat.
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During Vulture Fest 2018, fans in the audience got a rare glimpse of Justin Theroux’s giant back tattoo. He said he got the tattoo in honor of his rescue dogs when they died. Half of his back is a rat because one of them killed rats in Washington Square Park, and the other side is a New York pigeon.
Ben Affleck has a massive phoenix on his back.
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A glimpse of Affleck’s back tattoo was first spotted in 2015, but after two years of claiming that the tattoo was fake and for a movie, paparazzi shots caught Affleck with the very real phoenix tattoo on his back in 2018. The colorful tat is extensive.