See the latest celebrity tattoo pictures in our collection of celebrity tattoos. From Cheryl Cole's to Katie Price's tattoos, we have all the best pictures of famous tattoo designs See which couples have permanent reminders of their partners (past and present!), plus other weird tattoos inked on the bodies of the world's biggest stars
Celebrities and tattoos, the two go hand in hand, don’t they? They’ve all got deep and meaningful things to say about how far they’ve got in life and many of them feel the need to display it on their skin.
Have you ever wanted to know who has and who hasn’t? Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a gallery full of pictures of celebrity tattoos. From the small and discreet, the bright and bold, to the downright tacky.
We’ve always got our beady eyes peeled for some celebrity tattoos goss, so whether its Cheryl Cole’s thigh high tattoo, David Beckham’s full sleeves (yes, we have body length pictures), or Tulisa’s infamous ‘the female boss’ tat, we’ll have the photo evidence and the story behind the design.
We might even have some celebrity tattoos that’ll surprise you! Did you know Adele has one? And that Dolly Parton has one between her most famous assets? And even Dame Helen Mirren pops up in our celebrity tattoos gallery – we bet that’s got you intrigued!
Curious about which other celebs have gone under the needle, or in need of some celebrity tattoo ink-spiration? Wait no longer, have a look through these celebrity tattoos?
Brooklyn Beckham has unveiled his first tattoo – and it’s a touching tribute to his father David.
The 18-year-old shared several pictures of the process to his Instagram account, telling his followers that the black and grey inking of a Native American man was ‘just like dads’, referring to the matching image that the footballer has on his upper ribcage.
‘Honoured to have my first tattoo done by dads friend Mark Mahoney,’ Brooklyn wrote alongside one of the images.
In 2014, David revealed that his boys were already thinking about their first tattoos, admitting during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show: ‘[The boys] have already said they’re having tattoos done. And I said, “Well, be different, don’t have any tattoos.”‘
‘They said, “No, we’re going to have one. We’re going to have, “Mum and Dad”. So I can’t really say no to that.’
Corrie star Beverley has been showing off an impressive new inking! Taking to Twitter to unveil the new design, she wrote: ‘Got inked!! Xx’
The tattoo is a tribute to Beverley’s fourth husband Jon, and features both of their names and the date of their wedding intertwined with a music staff. It also features a nod to her acting career, with both happy and sad theatre masks.
Responding to reports that it was her first tattoo, Beverley revealed that it’s actually her fourth, so she’s no stranger to going under the needle.
Fans were quick to compliment the actress on her latest tat, with one saying: ‘It looks brilliant, I bet it was worth the pain!’ and another adding: ‘Wow I love this x behind the mask x but for you and Jon it’s beautiful x’.
Phil Collins’ daughter Lily is no stranger to tattoos, from the dainty flowers on her feet to the fine line fairy on her ribs, and now she’s expanded the artwork on her back as well.
The actress took to Instagram to show off her latest artwork, an image of a woman sat on a lilypad, underneath her existing text tattoo, which reads ‘Love always and forever’.
‘Flashing some back for #fbf. A beautiful keepsake from an incredibly memorable Korean adventure. Thank you @tattooist_doy for adding your artistry to my personal collection. Self love is the most important kind #LoveAlwaysandForever #lilypadinbloom #KrazyinKorea…,’ she wrote alongside the snap.
Her 3.7 million Instagram followers were quick to compliment the new ink, with one exclaiming, ‘Love the tattoo! So beautiful’ and another adding ‘
Perfect Lily, love it!’
Kelly Osbourne has taken to Instagram to debut her latest tattoo – and her new inking has a particularly special meaning.
The star has had the word ‘solidarity’ tattooed on her scalp, as a tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Orlando.
She posted a pic with the caption: Solidarity: “Noun. Unity of feeling of individuals with a common interest or purpose.” Individually, we have rights and unique gifts. Together, we have strength and powerful harmony. I have wanted to get this tattoo for a long time. The tragedy in Orlando devastated me and reminded me that every moment of our lives is precious.
‘Every human is precious. Love hard. Live gracefully, authentically and with conviction, respect, purpose and compassion. Together we achieve what is impossible to those who stand alone. Those of us who embrace and respect freedom stand together, progress together, celebrate together and grieve together. You are not alone. ❤️💛💚💙💜’
The picture has so far received over 30,000 likes on her Instagram account, with many messages from fans praising the star for the tribute.
Paris Jackson’s iconic father may have passed away seven years ago, but the young heiress is certainly keeping him alive in her memories.
The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson shared her latest tattoo with fans on Instagram, revealing a very personal design. In the image a design of Michael?s eyes can be seen.
The body art is a copy of one of his most famous album covers, Dangerous, which he released in 1989. Around the singer’s eyes there are all sorts of carefully drawn animals, including elephants and monkeys.
Paris captioned the snap with a moving message, telling fans ?Never forget your roots, and always be proud of where you came from.’ She also added one of her father’s most famous quotes, writing: ‘The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.’
This isn?t Paris? first tattoo tribute to her father. Earlier this year the teenager had a tattoo drawn onto her forearm that read ‘Queen of my heart’ and she revealed that the design was a copy of Michael Jackson’s handwriting.
Image: Paris Jackson/Instagram
Cheryl has added to her rather extensive tattoo collection with one right at the centre of her cleavage!
The singer and presenter stepped out on the red carpet at Cannes with her One Direction boyfriend Liam Payne.
Her new ink appears to be a Buddhist symbol called Unalome – which represents the path to enlightenment. The star already has several other inkings, including one across her back and bottom, one on her hand, and another new design on her finger.
What do you think of the placing of Cheryl’s new tattoo? Let us know in the comments below!
Miley Cyrus has added to her tattoo collection with a little planet on her forearm.
The singer and actress had originally captioned the snap of her new ink with a mistake, telling followers she had got a ‘#lilbbjupiter’. The problem there was that Jupiter doesn?t actually have rings – that’s Saturn.
Followers were quick to point out Miley’s mistake and the singer speedily edited her caption to silence her critics.
Before she could, however, there were plenty of comments drawing attention to her little mistake. Follower, joeycat_lreader, said ‘That’s pretty sad when you don’t even know what tattoo you just got.’ Ouch.
It’s not all bad though, fans were quick to jump to her defence. One Instagram user, viniciussgabriel, wrote, ‘Miley we love you, don’t care about haters, in love with you tattoo❤️’.
What do you think of Miley’s mini tat? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Instagram/Miley Cyrus
This week singer Ellie Goulding added to her collection of tattoos with a beautiful new astrological inking drawn by tattoo artist, Doctor Woo from Los Angeles.
Doctor Woo (real name Brian Woo) posted the original snap, which Ellie regrammed for her fans, with the caption; ‘Fun one for the wonderful @elliegoulding based off art inspiration she brought in.’
Ellie was visiting California as part of her tour – she was due to perform on the main stage at Coachella and clearly felt inspired by the festival vibes, bringing in her own ideas for the tattoo rather than letting Doctor Woo decide.
And it isn’t the first time the ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer has visited Doctor Woo – clearly she loves his work – he is also responsible for the intricate lotus flower drawing on the right side of her torso.
Doctor Woo has also tattooed a whole host of Hollywood celebrities including Drake, Cara Delevigne, David Beckham and Miley Cyrus.
This July it will have been three years since Lea Michele’s boyfriend
and Glee co-star Cory Monteith tragically passed away. And now the
29-year-old actress has revealed another tattoo in tribute to him.
who is building up quite the tattoo collection and reportedly now has
around 14 inkings, shared the snap to her Instagram account with the
caption: ‘And one more.. for my Quarterback.. #5’
references the jersey number of quarterback Finn Hudson, the character
Cory played in their hit show Glee. The sweet inking isn’t the first Lea
has in honour of her late boyfriend. She also has the last words that
Cory ever said to her – ‘if you say so’ – inked onto her side.
an appearance on talkshow David Letterman, Lea confessed to having 14
tattoos, but explained that they are all very small and tucked away into
private places. ‘That’s why I’m done, though,’ Lea said. ‘Because all my
secret, hidden spots are done, like my real estate is over.’
Cory Monteith died aged 31 in July 2013 from a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Paris Jackson has only gone and got another tattoo.
Michael Jackson?s daughter paid tribute to her father just a couple of weeks ago while celebrating turning 18, by getting a tattoo with the words ?Queen of My Heart? written in his handwriting on her arm.
Now Paris has gone one step further with a lip tattoo.
Tommy Lee posted a picture of it to his Twitter account along with the caption, ?Omfg!!!! @ParisJackson you are a beautiful creature?
Paris responded by suggesting that perhaps the new ink wasn?t permanent, while explaining why she chose the tattoo that she did, writing, ?most lip tattoos are temporary and y’all have been my favorite since i was 12, so i figured why not. glad you like!!?
What do you think of Paris? new tattoo? Let us know in the comments below!
Picture: Twitter/Tommy Lee
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has only gone and got herself another tattoo.
This time, however, it?s slightly more subtle than her previous choices. Cheryl has opted for a tiny red love heart on her middle finger, and seems particularly pleased with it. She posted a snap of her new ink to her 2.3 million Instagram followers along with the caption, ?My new baby ink 💉❤️😍?.
The miniature heart is the latest in Cheryl?s collection of body art. She previously shocked fans with a tattoo of roses that covered her entire lower back and bottom. She also has barbed wire around her thigh and previously had Mrs C tattooed on her body when she was married to Ashley Cole – although this has now been removed.
It looks like Cheryl is feeling rather sentimental lately as the snap of her tattoo comes shortly after a black and white throw back picture of her as a baby, that she posted last week.
We?re also left wondering, could this love heart be in honour of Cheryl?s new boyfriend, Liam Payne?
Picture: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini/ Instagram
Drew Barrymore has had two new tattoos in honour of her daughters, who she shares with husband Will Kopelman.
The mum of two posted a snap of herself, mid-tattoo session, along with the caption ‘guess what I’m getting?’ to her 4 million Instagram followers. Shortly afterwards she posted another picture of her shaking hands with her tattoo artist saying, ‘Getting a great little lifetime note on my arm’ .
After teasing fans with the first two pictures, Drew finally revealed her new ink to be the names of her two little ones, Olive, three, and Frankie, one.
The simple but sweet tattoo is done in plain black ink and has a handwritten look to it.
We love it, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments below if you’d ever consider getting your child’s name tattooed on you.
It’s no secret that David Beckham loves a good tattoo, and it looks like he’ll never have enough judging by his latest addition.
This ink is on a place most people wouldn’t think to get a tattoo – on the inside of his calf, down towards his ankle. Is this a sign that DB is keen to get tattoos everywhere? We wonder what Victoria thinks!
David is a bit of a fan of religious symbols when it comes to his body art and this is no exception. The design sees two classical figures wrapped in billowing fabric, who almost look angelic.
It’s clear that dad of four David is pleased with his new design as he posted it to Instagram for his 21.1 million followers to see. Alongside the image he wrote, ‘Great new piece from Mark Mahoney at shamrock…. Always nice to sit and listen to marks conversation for 5 hours whilst watching him work… True artist @shamrocksocialclub’.
We’re not sure we’d get it, but somehow David pulls it off!
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Wow Jack, there’s tattoos and then there’s tattoos! One part of the famous Osbourne family and dad of two Jack took to Instagram to share a snap of his tattoo work, and it’s fair to say it’s pretty big!
Jack, whose father is music legend Ozzy Osbourne, showed off the intricate artwork which depicts a Samurai warrior in battle with a sea serpent, surrounded by mermaids and flowers. He captioned the photo: ‘Here’s something that most people don’t know about me… Safe to say Mum wasn’t thrilled at first. #tattoos #backpeice’.
We can only begin to imagine how outspoken mum Sharon reacted to the rather large surprise!
This isn’t the first tattoo for Jack, who’s had several inkings over the years. The dad of two, who has a four-year-old daughter Pearl Clementine and welcomed his second little girl – Andy Rose – last July with wife Lisa Stelly, often shares pictures of his body art to Instagram.
It’s certainly a statement, Jack!
Nothing like wearing your heart on your sleeve, eh Ronan? The 39-year-old singer has revealed a brand new tattoo on his upper arm, and it’s all for his wife, Storm.
He shared a snap of the coordinate design on his Instagram account, along with the caption: ‘The Origin of the coordinates will always be where my heart lies #Dublin #Archerfield #Sydney.’
Dublin is where Ronan was born in 1977, but the other two places refer to his relationship – Sydney is where he and Storm met whilst working on the Australian X Factor in 2010, and Archerfield is where they tied the knot in 2015.
Ronan’s new inking sits next to a puzzle piece tattoo design, which pays tribute to his three children from his previous marriage to Yvonne Connolly, Jack, Missy and Ali.
David Beckham’s no stranger to going under the needle – in fact, he’s got more than 40 etchings across different areas of his body – but his latest tattoos are rather more sentimental than most, because they were designed by his kids.
The body art, which he debuted on 28th October, features an adorable doodle, drawn by daughter Harper, and the words ‘we love you Daddy’, written by his sons.
David shared the pictures of his new ink on his Instagram account, captioning the pictures:
‘Apparently Harper is allowed to scribble on daddy ❤️’
‘The boys expressing how they feel about daddy ❤️❤️❤️’
David does already have tattoos for his children, including ‘Brooklyn’ across his lower back and ‘Pretty Lady’, his nickname for Harper, on his neck, but we love the truly personal touch he’s brought to these new inkings.
We wonder if he’ll let Victoria design the next one?
Is there anything Katie Hopkins won’t do?
We have to say, we couldn’t quite believe our eyes when we saw that outspoken Katie had gone and got a real tattoo – one that reads ‘DON’T GET A TATTOO’ no less – especially after previously stating her huge dislike for body inkings.
In the past, Katie has said she wouldn’t employ someone covered in tattoos, ‘I’d worry what my customers would think of them. And socially I think we still look at tattoos as graffiti.’
‘I really think if you have a tattoo you have to wonder about what kind of future you have ahead of you.’
The ex Apprentice star revealed a clip of herself getting the tattoo shortly after slamming a guest, who is covered head-to-toe in inkings, on her new programme – If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World. Can’t say it’s the prettiest choice, Katie!
He’s at it again! Just days after revealing a ’99’ inking on his hand, David Beckham has unveiled yet another tattoo – this time, the words ‘Pretty Lady’ on his neck.
Because the tat is positioned next to David’s script for four-year-old daughter Harper, fans are assuming that it’s a tribute to the tot, but the dad-of-four didn’t give too much away in his caption for the pic, which he shared on Instagram.
‘Hey Pretty Lady…. Just adding to the collection of tattoos that mean so much to me… Thanks Mark as always looks amazing …shamrocksocialclub‘, he wrote.
David has tattoos for all four of his children and his wife Victoria, and whilst he has a lot of additional body art, each piece does seem to have sentimental value to him. We’d love to know the full story behind this one!
Just when you thought our Becks couldn’t get any cuter, he goes and does this!
The dad of four has added to his extensive tattoo collection with a new ’99’ design. Don’t worry, David hasn’t got over excited about his love for ice creams. The inking commemorates the amazing year he had in 1999, when he married wife Victoria and helped his team Manchester United win the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
We still remember gawping at the wedding pics of the famous couple, complete with crowns and thrones (who would have expected anything less!?). We can’t believe it was 16 years ago…
Wow Amanda – we don’t know many people who are THIS dedicated to their colleagues…
The 44 year old gave a cheeky flash of her thigh during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, revealing a tattoo of none other than her fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell, in all of his glory.
However, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this might not be a permanent addition. The pair are well known for playing pranks on each other, with Simon most recently calling Amanda and telling her she’d been replaced on the BGT judging panel by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini!
From the shine on that transfer, we think this is just Amanda’s latest joke. Well played, Ms Holden!
Look closely at this picture and you’ll see that 16-year-old Brooklyn Beckham has picked up a rather prominent souvenir of his weekend at American music festival Coachella – a neck tattoo!
Of course, Brooklyn is underage, so David and Victoria can breathe a sigh of relief, as it’s not real ink at the moment. However, it seems that Brooklyn does have plans for some permanent etchings when he comes of age.
Kirsten Stoddard, the marketing manager of Flash Tattoos, where Brooklyn got his temporary tat, revealed to the Mirror:
“Brooklyn loved the tattoos on offer and plans to get some real ones in a few years time when he?s old enough. He was with pals and seemed to be enjoying the festival.”
Brooklyn’s mum and dad both have tattoos, with David in particular having more than 30 inkings on his body, and it looks like their eldest son will be following in their footsteps. Just wait til you’re 18 to get the real deal, Brooklyn!
Image: Instagram/Brooklyn Beckham
TOWIE star Dan has just become a dad for the second time, and it seems like he couldn’t wait to declare his love for his new baby in ink!
Dan, who is the father of Jacqueline Jossa’s daughter Ella, as well as 13-month-old Teddy from a previous relationship, shared a picture of his new tattoo on Instagram with the caption:
So this is kind of awkward.
The 34-year-old former Xtra Factor presenter has had a tattoo of a butterly on her upper back, which shares a striking resemblence to the butterfly which ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles, has tatooed on his chest.
The presenter briefly dated the One Direction star back in 2011 and was heavily criticised for the 14-year age gap.
Now, we’re pretty sure that Caroline just likes butterflies, after all, it was over two years ago that her and the Harry parted ways, but still, it might be slightly awkward next time the two bump into each other. Are they going to compare inkings? We do hope so.
Caroline has three more tattoos, including a secret one that only a few people have ever seen.
So Kelly’s latest inking is erm, on the side of her head.
The 29-year-old added the new tattoo, which simply reads, ‘Stories…’, to the 15 she already has, including two skulls on her feet and wings on her shoulder blades.
The star recently announced she’s going to have most of her tat collection removed, which is supposed to be extremely painful. But we bet it’s nothing in comparison to having the side of your head tattooed – that looks agonising!
Sarah Harding showed off her tattoo at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2013. ‘Don’t be bitter – glitter’ – hmmm, we’re not going to lie and say we’re keen on this one. But, if it clearly means something important to Sarah, so, good on her!
David Beckham has added to his ever-growing collection of tattoos, with an etching of wife Victoria’s name across his hand.
The new addition to his inkings joins the names of the couple’s four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, which David has scattered over his body.
Wow, we bet Chezza had sore cheeks by the time this piece of body art was completed!
The rose design, which covers all of her lower back and bum was done by Californian-based tattoo artist, Nikko Hurtado, who posted the snap on his Instagram account with the caption: ‘Here is an in progress shot of a tattoo I’ve been covering up and reworking. Really excited to show healed shots. It was some intense tattooing sessions. She’s tough as nails.’
The tat, which took 15 hours to complete, was to cover up some of Cheryl’s previous tattoos.
We knew Cheryl was a fan of tattoos, but do you think this one’s a step too far? Let us know your thoughts in a comment below.
Cara Delevingne has got herself another tattoo! The superstar model posted the latest image on her Instagram account – this time, she’s gone for a ‘Made in England’ tattoo on the sole of her foot. It was back in the May that Cara posted another picture of the lion on her index finger. The lion was her first tattoo, so it seems that she’s got the bug – we wonder what she’ll go for next…
A tattoo artist in Weymouth had a serious surprise when Zayn Malik walked in asking for a new tattoo on his leg. He even brought along famous girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, for moral support! The One Direction singer got a wolf face tattooed on his left leg – it took two hours to complete and cost £150. Paul O’Connor, tattoo artist, said: ‘They were very loved up and Perrie loved the tattoo.’ Awww, cute!
Kym Lomas showed off her body ink at the British Soap Awards this year. The Coronation street actress wore a backless dress that left the tattoo at the bottom of her back on display. Kym isn’t new to tattoos – she has a few over her body and recently got a tattoo in tribute to her son, Archie, who was stillborn four years ago. She tweeted saying: ‘So…today I’ve had a new tattoo in memory of my little Archie and in honour of all my children. X❤❤’
Cara Delevingne has revealed her very first tattoo! The model has tweeted the picture saying ‘My first tattoo!! Lions rule! Thank you so much @BangBang @badgalriri.’ Cara, 20, who is close to tattoo-crazy pals Rita Ora and Rihanna, seemed happy with the unusual lion design on her forefinger – she tweeted again later in the day saying: ‘I am so happy.’
Adele flashed her brand new tattoo at the Grammy awards. We just love how delicate it looks – like someone has drawn on her in pencil. Don’t worry the singer hasn’t got all big headed getting one of her own initials tattooed behind her ear, the rumour is that it’s actually for her son, who’s reportedly called Angelo – aw!
Justin has another tattoo! The youngster is quickly adding to his collection and soon he’ll have as many as David Beckham! Justin inked the name of his new album Believe onto his arm. Good promotion or a bad reminder if the album doesn’t do too well? Thankfully, you don’t really have that problem if you’re Justin Bieber!
Justin’s current tattoos include Jesus’s face on his left leg, a dove on his hip and the word Yeshua, which means Jesus in Hebrew across his rib cage.
Singer Ed Sheeran has quite the colourful tattoo on his arm. Ed has a maple leaf, a snowflake, a paw print, a Lego head, the number 5, a goat, a hand print, leaves… you get the idea – pretty much everything and anything on his arm!
Awww look at the little dove tattoo Justin Bieber has! We love how small it is and think it’s perfect for showing off on the beach when he feels like it or covering up.
We didn’t know Danielle Lineker held Shakespeare so close to her heart. The model’s inking reads: ‘Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win.’ The phrase is from the Bard’s comedy Measure for Measure and wise words they are too. We’re not sure what William Shakespeare would think of Danielle putting them that close to her breasts!
Not another one! It seems 8 tattoos wasn’t enough for Cheryl Cole. The singer revealed a large inking on her derriere in her Call My Name music video. We’re not quite sure what the tattoo is from this snap but the dripping design looks like its a new addition to her enormous lower-back tattoo – how many more will she get?
Bless! Singer Adele’s wrist tattoo is a tribute to her mum Penny. The simple design shows a circle with the words ‘One Penny’ and a heart inside and three little dots underneath. We love the sentiment, but will your mum be pleased, Adele?
Whoops! The Voice coach Jessie J had a tattoo disaster when she had the lyrics of her song Who You Are etched onto her hip. She said: ‘I wrote it out wrong. It says, “Don’t loose who you are in the blur of the stars.” Loose, not lose. My fault.’ Ouch – imagine having a spelling mistake on your body forever!
The singer also has the words ‘Stand up’ on her wrist alongside a heart.
Remember Tulisa‘s signature X Factor salute where she winks and puts her arm up showing off her tattoo? The tattoo reads ‘The Female Boss’ and was at the centre of an Ofcom investigation when Tulisa was accused of trying to flog her perfume with the same name with the salute. She was later cleared and allowed to continue showing off her tat on the show.
We didn’t know Danielle Lloyd spoke Hebrew. Following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, the reality star has got 2 phrases tattooed on the back of her neck in the traditional Jewish language.
One reads ‘Quis attero mihi tantum planto mihi validus’ which means ‘To diminish me will only make me stronger’, the other ‘Only God can judge me’ – deep stuff!
There’s no chance of missing the tattoo on Kerry Katona‘s back. The TV star’s massive tribal design is a cover-up of a tattoo she had dedicated to ex-husband Mark Croft. Happily Kerry has her children’s names Heidi and Maxwell above it to draw some attention away.
How cute! Stylish Glee star Lea Michele‘s shows how to get a tattoo and still be elegant. The small butterfly on her foot is joined by the simple phrase ‘Our city, our love.’ But don’t let the subtlety of this design fool you – apparently, Lea has 13 more tattoos all over her body. Where she hides them is anybody’s guess…
Ever wondered why Kelly Clarkson has a tattoo that says ‘Love them more’? The singer got the inking to remind herself to have affection for even the people who make her life difficult. Very wise!
Wow! Singer Dolly Parton has a tattoo in her cleavage and isn’t afraid to show it off. The red design appears to be a rose and although Dolly denied that the tattoo was real, it looks like a very good fake to us.
Aww how sweet! To celebrate the birth of his son with partner Elton John, David Furnish had his name, Zachary, tattooed onto his arm – suppose it will come in handy if he ever forgets how to spell it.
Ouch, that must’ve been painful! Alexandra Burke has 5 stars tattooed along her ear and a small heart just underneath. It seems the singer has caught the tattoo bug as she also has a cute dove design on her hip.
Jodie Marsh has a LOT of tattoos. Fact. Rumoured to have over 70 designs, the reality star’s arm sleeve includes pictures of Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry and many (many) more designs. She also has a more dainty pair of lips tattooed on her neck.
We guess it’s one way to show motherly love! Jennifer Ellison has her son Bobby’s name etched onto the back of her neck. Will she have to go through the same pain if she has another child? What if she ends up with a Von Trapp-style brood – her whole back will be covered.
She’s not one to do things by halves. Tulisa decided to show her love of unicorns by getting a massive design tattooed on her shoulder. ‘I’ve always loved the unicorn. It’s special to me since I was a child – a guide that keeps me safe,’ she said.
She also has the words ‘The Female Boss’ tattooed on her arm – as we all saw in the now infamous X Factor salute.
Eek! We hope Mel C doesn’t know anyone who’s scared of snakes. It’s just one of her 11 designs (do you remember her barbed wire arm tattoo from her Spice Girl days?) but we definitely think it’s the most eye-catching… maybe not for the right reasons, though.
A simple charm bracelet is not enough for Lily Cooper. The tattoo fan has made her own permanent version with little individual designs on her wrist. They range from a barking dog inspired by artist Keith Haring, a smiley face and Homer Simpson.
She also has ‘shhh’ on her index finger reportedly after a wild night out with Lindsay Lohan who also has the tattoo.
Covering half of his chest and the top of his arm, McFly’s Dougie Poynters‘ tattoo is a mix of lots of different drawings including rockets and a lizard skull – very creative!
Dougie once said: ‘I fainted on one of my sessions of having a tattoo.’ We’re not surprised – that’s a lot of needle work.
Out of Fearne Cotton’s 11 tattoos we reckon her foot tattoo is the most daring. The quirky design, which features stars all twisted together, must be really hard to hide – that said, why would you get a tattoo on your foot if you didn’t want anyone to see it?
We knew hunk Ryan Reynolds was manly, but never knew quite how manly until we saw his ultra macho tattoo. The Hollywood actor has a tattoo of the Nine O’Clock Gun, an old naval cannon that goes off every night at 9pm in Stanley Park, in his native Vancouver, Canada on his arm.
Drew Barrymore shows that she’s free as a bird with this lovely tattoo on her arm. The actress has kept it simple by not having it filled in with colour. Maybe that was less of a deliberate design choice and more of an attempt to reduce the pain!
We bet you never thought Dame Helen Mirren would turn up in our celebrity tattoos gallery? The actress once admitted she regrets having the tiny symbol etched onto her hand when she was in her teens (and a bit tiddled).
The Saturdays’ Frankie Sandford chose ‘Sunshine ‘n’ Showers’ to be tattooed on her back after her late-grandmother used to call her this. Aw, that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy.
Why buy a toe ring when you can have one for life? We bet that’s the idea behind Dannii Minogue‘s tattoo – small and delicate, this can’t have hurt the former X Factor judge too much.
What’s that design on Brad Pitt’s arm you say? Why it’s Otzi the Iceman of course! The actor has chosen quite an odd inspiration for his tattoo design. Otzi is Europe’s oldest mummy. He climbed up to the icy heights of the Schnalstal glacier in Austria over 5,000 years ago where he died. He was found in 1991. Not the most obvious tattoo choice but we reckon if anyone can pull it off, it’s Brad.
Pixie Geldof has made a touching permanent tribute to her late mum Paula Yates by getting her signature and the words ‘What will survive of us is love’ on her arm. The model also has a ladybird tattoo.
Hidden behind her ear, Gemma Arterton‘s wing tattoo reveals an angelic side to the actress.
What do you think of High School Musical actor Zak Efron‘s tattoo style? He has the letters YOLO on the side of his hand and it’s said to be an acronym for the phrase ‘You only live once’.
That’s not a real butterfly on High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens‘s neck – were you fooled too? The life-like tattoo is one of ‘a few’ for the actress – and she’s only 23.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar leaves the spooky images of the show behind her by choosing two very delicate designs: a cherry blossom and the Chinese symbol for integrity on her right ankle.
Penelope Cruz likes her tattoos small and simple. The actress has a teeny tiny crucifix on one hand, the number 883 etched on her ankle (which she’s kept very quiet about and denied it has anything to do with Scientology) and a cute sun-type inking on her wrist.
Celebrity mum Jessica Alba has a few tattoos in some easily hidden places. We’ve caught little snippets of the bow on her lower back, a ladybird and a daisy on her neck and the Sanskrit design on her wrist – who knows what else she’s hiding!
Scarlett Johansson showed off her new tattoo at the premiere of her film The Avengers. The actress, who already has 2 tattoos, got a charm bracelet inked onto her wrist. If you look closely you can see the charm reads ‘I Heart NY’.
One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles showed off his star tattoo while relaxing on a yacht in Australia – we didn’t think he was old enough for a tattoo!!
Katie Price revealed a new garter tattoo on the back of her thigh during Easter 2012. The 33-year-old tweeted a picture of the pink ribbon garter design to all her followers and wrote: ‘Nearly finished my tattoo! Happy Easter everyone!’
Michelle Heaton added her new daughter’s name and 3 hearts to her wrist tattoo which previously just featured her husband’s name.
Michelle tweeted the pic saying: ‘Love it xxxx but ouch!!! the three hearts symbolises the three of us.’
After a tough few weeks of battling alcohol addiction and relationship troubles, Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding showed off her latest tattoo: ‘Don’t be bitter – glitter’ in a swirly font across her back. What do you think of Sarah’s tattoo? Do you have some words of wisdom etched onto your body? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
The latest addition to David Beckham‘s tattoo collection is the word ‘Love’ on his left hand. He posted this picture on his Facebook page and said: ‘You may have seen that I’ve got a new tattoo, hope you like it…’ We definitely like!
David Beckham has added to his tattoo collection with an inking of his daughters name. The word Harper, written in a script-like font sits just beneath his neck and above another tattoo of Jesus being carried by three cherubs meant to symbolise his sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston showed off her first tattoo at the premiere of her new film Horrible Bosses. The tattoo is the word Norman, which is in tribute to Jen’s late Welsh corgi-terrier who had recently died.
Fern Britton showed off her new butterfly tattoo in the August issue of Woman&Home. Fern, who got the tattoo, her first, at the age of 53, says her husband Phil Vickery is still getting used to the design. Read Fern’s interview at womanandhome.com
After giving us a sneak peek at her new tattoo last year, Cheryl Cole showed it off to the world at the National TV awards in a daring cut-out dress.
Cheryl Cole gave a sneak peak at her new (6th!) tattoo as she headed to The X Factor studios.
‘This one is extremely personal to her, that’s why she got it done,’ says Cheryl’s pal.
Cheryl’s other tattoos include one on her hand, a barbed wired pattern around her right thigh, a butterfly on her lower back, an etching on her left buttock and the words Mrs C on her neck.
Kelly Osbourne is no stranger to tattoos! The songstress has a skull and crossbones on each foot, a keyboard on one arm, an anchor on the other, angel wings on her back and others on her body including hearts and stars.
Yet another tattoo for Rihanna. The singer’s latest body art is made up of the words ‘rebelle fleur’, meaning rebellious flower, scrawled across her neck.
Newly-engaged couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand have cemented their love like all true celebs do: by getting matching tattoos, of course. The loved-up pair both now sport the words ‘Anuugacchati Pravaha’ – which means ‘go with the flow’ on the inside of their right arms. Katy also has the word Jesus on her wrist as well as a small strawberry on her ankle.
Russell Brand proudly shows off his version of the ‘go with the flow’ tattoo that he got to match fiancee Katy Perry.
The kooky star has so many tattoos covering her body she’s lost count. One piece of artwork is a peace symbol on Lady Gaga‘s wrist done as a tribute to John Lennon.
Posh Spice has notched up an astounding amount of tattoos and now has around the six or seven at last count. Victoria Beckham has one down the back of her neck, which she got with David to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. She also has several translations of Hebrew text, the date which she and David first had sex, five stars for each family member as well as David’s initials on her wrist.
As well as the names of his sons and wife inscribed on his body, David Beckham has an image of Jesus on the cross, a guardian angel between his shoulders, another angel on his shoulder, and the Roman numeral seven – a nod to the number seven shirt he wore at Manchester United.
The nation’s sweetheart, currently gracing the World’s Sexiest Woman list, has a number of tattoos not least a vine design round her thigh, a Polynesian Maori piece on her hand, a tribal butterfly on her lower back and the words Mrs C on the back of her neck.
Surely the most popular tattooed female celebrity, Angelina has at the very least a dozen tattoos and shows no sign of slowing down just yet. The Hollywood actress has the co-ordinates of where each of her children were born around the world on her stomach, a snake with a knife with the name of her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton underneath, several Japanese and Sanskrit translations and the phrase ‘know your rights’ on the base of her neck.
The Hollywood stunner is another celeb who has paid tribute to a lover with permanent ink. The Transformers actress has the word Brian tattooed on her body (who she’s now engaged to) as well as an image of her heroine Marilyn Monroe, the words ‘We will all laugh at gilded butterflies’ on her shoulder and most recently a poem on her ribcage.
Jordan currently has six tattoos – one of a heart, a bow at the bottom of her back, an ankle bracelet, a tiara with her daughter’s name Princess underneath it, her children’s three initials on her neck as well as her former ex-husband Peter Andre’s name – which has since been removed.
Wild child Peaches Geldof is well on her way to covering her entire body in permanent ink. The 20-year-old already has tattoos of song lyrics, a picture of a book, angel wings, a unicorn, her best friend’s initials, ‘Max’ (her former husband) written on her left wrist, the letter P, rosary beads and a crucifix on her left forearm, a snake, a drawing of a broken heart and the name Jordan Bunney Kinney (a musician) on her left arm. Phew!
Johnny has 14 known tattoos including the head of a Cherokee Indian chief for his ancestral heritage, the name of his firstborn child Lily-Rose and son Jack, his mother’s name, a sparrow flying over water, and the latest addition – ‘Silence Exile Cunning’. When dating Winona Ryder, Johnny also had the words Winona Forever inked on himself but changed them to Wino Forever after their split – now that’s cunning!
Fearne has previously said that she would cover her entire body in tattoos if she didn’t work in television. She already has one that covers most of her back at the bottom – it’s a ’50s pin-up mermaid as well as one on her wrist and her ankle.
Aah how sweet! Actress Melanie Griffiths must’ve known it was true love after getting the word Antonio inked onto her arm. She had it done to celebrate her and Antonio Banderas’ four-year wedding anniversary.
Ex-Take That member Robbie Williams has a heck of a lot of tattoos including a Celtic Cross, a Maori design, a lion’s head, the words Jack Ferrell on both wrists, a picture of an angel, the words ‘I love you mother’ on his underarms, French words around his neck, the name of a Beatles song on his back, two hearts on his wrists, initials behind his ears, swallows, the number 1023 and the crest of his hometown Burslem on his body.
Britney has the unfortunate distinction of being a celebrity with a tattoo that doesn’t actually make sense, the Kabbalah symbols on the back of her neck are supposed to mean healing but according to ‘experts’ they are in the wrong order and don’t mean anything. She also has a fairy on her lower back, a daisy on her toe, a butterfly leaving a vine on her foot, a pair of pink dice inside her left wrist and a small star on her right hand.
The Gossip Girl star has several tattoos including a naked mermaid, a giant feather on his arm and these two inscriptions on his left arm.
Does Christina think she’ll forget her own name? The singer has the word ‘Xtina’ (one of her stage names) inked on the back of her neck.
Bad boy Colin has a tribal design from Tahiti that he got while visiting the country, as well the words ‘Carpe diem’ meaning ‘seize the day’, a cross, the name Millie (the nickname for his first wife) and the words ‘I love no matter’ on his bod.
Even supermodels get tattoos. Kate Moss’s tattoos consist of a heart on her left wrist, a small anchor on her right wrist, a small star on her ankle as well as two small swallows on her lower back.
No one can forget Pammy’s famous barbed wire tattoo around her arm, which she got after appearing in the film of the same name. Hmmm, how’s that going to look in a few years time…
Former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown has a number of tattoos including dragons, spirits, a phoenix, tribal designs as well as Eddie Murphy’s (the father of her child) name on her hip.
Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker has three tattoos on public display and one for husband Tony Parker’s eyes only. She has one on her wrist, lower back and the back of her neck, and as for the other one – we have no idea!
Like most footballers, England hero Rooney has several tattoos including a cross on his arm, an England flag and the words ‘Just enough education to perform’ on the inside of his arm.
German supermodel Heidi has her husband Seal’s name in a custom script running along her arm as well as a small design on her ankle.
Miss Miller has a grouping of stars on her shoulder and one tucked away just below her abdomen. She is also sporting a dove on her wrist which had to be altered slightly when the tattooist coughed midway through. How unlucky is that?
It’s clear what Sophie Ellis Bextor’s priorities are after getting a heart with the word ‘family’ tattooed on her arm.
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