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The Ultimate Celebrity Tattoo Gallery

Apr 17 2016 - 8:00am

Celebrities like David Beckham [1] and Reese Witherspoon [2] are sporting body art of some kind, from tiny markings to full sleeves. There are even stars who've gotten inked for their significant others [3] and famous dads who wear permanent tributes to their children [4] on their skin. Keep reading to see all the celebrity tattoos, then check out a bunch of real-girl tiny tattoo ideas [5]!

Adam Levine

Adam Levine got a massive back tattoo of a mermaid holding a skull.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina first showed off the massive new tattoo during a trip to Cambodia.

Jason Momoa

The former Game of Thrones star has a tattoo on his forearm that roughly translates to "be always drunk."

Lea Michele

Lea inked herself in loving memory of the late Cory Monteith [6].

Drew Barrymore

Drew got this tattoo just before announcing her divorce from Will Kopelman.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie shared her meaningful new tattoo last in 2015.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga [7] honored David Bowie shortly after he tragically passed away.

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley used this tattoo to cover the one she got to commemorate her marriage to Ryan Sweeting, from whom she's since divorced.

David Beckham

David's sweet ink was "designed" by his daughter, Harper!

Justin Bieber

Justin got this tattoo to celebrate the release of his new album, which shares the same name.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina unveiled this forearm tattoo during a Cambodian trip in late 2015.

Lea Michele

Lea posted this new ink after her grandmother passed away.

Jaime King

Jaime King has her last name inked on her back.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin got matching white ink.

Jordan Dunn

Jordan Dunn revealed her new Hamsa hand tattoo.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland got matching arrow tats with her friend.


Following the foot steps of Rihanna [8] and Selena Gomez [9], Adele got her first tattoo done by Bang Bang in NYC.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried [10]'s naughty tattoo says "minge." She told Chelsea Handler, "It means vagina and kind of proud of it. It's my nickname... and it's slang in England."

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan [11] showed off her "shhh" tattoo in Singapore.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has a small outline of a heart near her wrist.

Miley Cyrus

Kat Von D gave Miley a new crisscross tattoo.

Benji Madden

Benji Madden showed his love for wife Cameron Diaz [12] with a large chest tattoo.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez [13] got a tiny tattoo on her back in Summer 2014.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting showed off her freshly inked Roman numerals of her wedding [14] date in 2014.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [15] sat for Thai tattoo master, Sompong Kanphai, in Bangkok in 2008 to get her tiger ink.

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs [16] has an adorable message from his son, Walker, on his forearm.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff [17] added another tattoo to her collection when she got a matching red heart ink with her best friend in 2014.

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé has his son's name tattooed on his wrist.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon [18] showed off her hip tattoo, a star with blue swallows on either side, during a Hawaiian vacation in 2011.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake [19] has a large cross tattoo on his upper left shoulder.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling [20] told W magazine in 2010 of his various arm tattoos, "I like when [tattoos] look bad, but no one will do bad tattoos. So I did one myself. That's why it's bad. I'm waiting to get old — I think old guys with tattoos look good."

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson [21] paid tribute to the Big Apple by getting a "I Heart NY" bracelet tattooed on her wrist.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman's large lotus flower on her back represents her Buddhist upbringing. The lotus flower is an important Buddhist symbol, as the flower grows without roots.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [22] added to her ink collection with in inner lip tattoo.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [23] has all the coordinates of her children’s birthplaces tattooed on her left arm.

Lady Gaga

Shortly after her VMA meat dress appearance in September 2010, Lady Gaga [24] debuted a unicorn on her upper left thigh inscribed with the title of her album Born This Way.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele [25] has two musical notes from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on her left shoulder.

Lana Del Rey

Singer Lana Del Rey has numerous tattoos, and on her right hand the saying, "trust no one" and on her left "paradise."

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp [26] has many tattoos, including his daughter's name on his chest.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel [27] has a small tattoo of a dove on the right side of her stomach.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron [28] surprised Tokyo fans in December 2011 with a newly inked motto "YOLO," which stands for "you only live once," on his right hand.

Miley Cyrus

Kat Von D inked Miley Cyrus [29] with a miniature version of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical heart in March 2013.

David Beckham

David Beckham [30] has the names of all three of his sons, Brooklyn, Cruz, and Romeo, tattooed on his back.

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr [31] has a rose on her right arm.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss [32] has a small anchor tattooed on the outside of her right wrist.


Rihanna [33] got a cluster of stars tattooed on her back.


Rihanna [34] got her personal motto, “Never a failure, always a lesson” tattooed on her right shoulder, backwards, in gray ink.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears [35] has a permanent kiss on her right inner wrist.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum [36] had "Seal" and four stars, one for each of her children, tattooed on the inside of her left arm in 2008 to commemorate her fourth wedding [37] anniversary with her then-husband, Seal.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [38] sports a "know your rights" tattoo on the back of her neck as a declaration of her support for human rights.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has her own name inked on her right arm.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie [39] has a pink bow tattoo on her neck with her last name inked underneath.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox [40]'s tattoo reads, "We Will All Laugh at Gilded Butterflies."

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson started a trend in the '90s with her barbed wire arm tattoo.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria [41] celebrated her marriage to Tony Parker by getting his basketball jersey number, nine, tattooed on the back of her neck in 2008.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [42] has a large cross covered in vines on her right ankle.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba [43] has a flower vine tattooed on the back of her neck.

Josh Kelley

Josh Kelley put a lot of thought into his forearm tattoo. He tweeted about the ink in November 2011 saying, "My wife's b-day is Nov 24 and Naleigh's is on Nov 23 so her 23 is in Korean and the sagittarius symbol in the middle." Josh had the work done at LA's Studio City Tattoo.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [44] has a bunch of mini tats on her fingers.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [45]'s back features Buddhist text. It's reportedly a recitation meant to protect her and son Maddox. It reads, "May your enemies run far away from you. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Your beauty will be that of Apsara. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides."

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz has her favorite numbers, "883," tattooed above her right ankle.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick showed off her new tattoo at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The tribal ink is formed from two K's, an S and a T, the first initials of her kids and husband.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson [46] picked a colorful sunrise scene in 2007. She's since said, "It makes me happy when I look at it."

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [47] has the word "breathe" tattooed on her inner left wrist.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham [48] has a Hebrew scripture meaning "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, who grazes among lilies" inked on her neck. David has the same tattoo on his left arm.

Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari got a lion's head with the words "word, sound, power" on her upper back in 2008.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige belts out big hits, and when it comes to tattoos she goes big. Mary has a large cross on her left arm and her name on her right.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana [49]'s right foot tattoo is Arabic and apparently means, "I want to ask her."

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano [50] sports a chain of roses around her right ankle.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry [51] and Russell Brand [52] got matching tattoos on their inner arm in 2010. It means "go with the flow" in Sanskrit.

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood has a famous Edgar Allen Poe quote, "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream," inked between her shoulder blades.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson [53] has an outline of a tiny star on her left foot, near her big toe.

Miley Cyrus

The singer has the word love tattooed on her inner ear.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens [54] had a colorful butterfly drawn on her neck at NYC's popular Bang Bang parlor in February 2011.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has Chinese characters running up her arm.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham [55] has David Beckham [56]'s initials, "DB," on the inside of her right wrist.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne got a small red heart tattooed on her left pinky finger.

Jamie Foxx

It was reported that Jamie Foxx [57] got the design on his head to celebrate his 40th birthday.

Nicole Richie

One of Nicole Richie [58]'s first tattoos was an anklet design, with a cross.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck [59] has a tree and band of roses tattooed around his right bicep.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele [60] has butterfly tattoos on her right foot.

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano [61] has a Buddhist symbol on her back.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears [62] has a pair of dice tattooed above her left inner wrist.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [63] added an inscription to the inside of her left forearm that reads: "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." The quote is from a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1910.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman and her friend got matching puzzle piece tattoos.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy [64] tweeted her new foot tattoo of a rose.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera [65] has her nickname "Xtina" inked on the back of her neck.

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna Dewan has a pair of wings tattooed on her upper back.

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith made her love for husband Antonio Banderas [66] permanent in 2000 with a tattoo of his name on her arm.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron [67] sports a small flower on the top of her right foot.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has two skull and crossbones tattoos on both of her feet.

Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge [68] has a colorful strawberry snake tattoo on the back of her neck.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake [69] has artwork on his arms and his legs. The singer's left calf is inked with a Chinese symbol meaning "music" and an astral band which has his sun sign symbol featured in the middle of the band.

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed [70] has Russian script tattooed under her right arm.

David Beckham

During a trip to Beijing, China David Beckham [71] showed off his tattoo to his fans.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has multiple tattoos on her left arm including an anchor and script.

Nicole Richie

One of Nicole Richie [72]'s most recognized tattoos is the pair of angel wings on her shoulder blades. She often shows them off in backless dresses and tanks.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne got her head tattoo in June 2014.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has the letter "M" inked on her left hand.

David Beckham

David Beckham [73] showed off his sleeve of tattoo during the 2nd Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood has the initial of her love, Jamie Bell, tattooed on her ankle. Evan has nine tattoos — and counting.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [74] has a dream catcher tattoo on her rib cage.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller [75] has had a set of three stars in a triangle shape on her upper right arm for at least six years.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling [76] has the cover of his favorite children's book, The Giving Tree, placed on his left shoulder.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields [77] has a tiny flower on her left ankle.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron [78] and her mom got matching koi fish tattoos in 1991 — the ink on her back right ankle is the Japanese symbol of love.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine has a tattoo sleeve on his left arm and a large tiger design placed on his right forearm.


Rihanna [79] has two different designs on her hand: Maori tribal designs and chevron lines. The abstract image was inspired by henna.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus was candid about the loss of her dog [80], Floyd, who died in April 2014. In July, she and a group of friends paid tribute to her beloved animal by getting Floyd's image and a personal message tattooed below their arms.

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere [81] accidentally misspelled an Italian-language tattoo on her back. It's supposed to be a direct translation of the phrase "to live without regrets."

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima has a tribal design and shooting star tattooed on the inside of her right ankle.

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood has a geometric shape with vines inked on her inner right leg.

Nick Cannon

Following Nick Cannon's April 2008 nuptials to Mariah Carey [82], he was spotted with "Mariah" prominently displayed on his back.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [83] has the outline of a little bird tattooed on the inside of her right arm.

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr [84] has a cherub and the numbers "29:11" and "4:13" etched on her foot.


Rapper Eve became known for her breastbone paw prints.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has multiple pieces on her back including a star on her neck and the words "I love my mommy" in French.

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