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The Ultimate Celebrity Tattoo Gallery

Jun 27 2015 - 8:05am

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]!

Benji Madden

Benji Madden showed his love for wife Cameron Diaz [6] with a large chest tattoo.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez [7] got a tiny tattoo on her back in Summer 2014.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Kaley Cuoco debuted a new tattoo on her ribcage when her husband, Ryan Sweeting, shared a snap of her in a bikini on March 2014.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [8] sat for Thai tattoo master, Sompong Kanphai, in Bangkok in 2008 to get her tiger ink.

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs [9] has an adorable message from his son, Walker, on his forearm.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff [10] added another tattoo to her collection in March 2014 when she got matching ink with her best friend. She took to Twitter to announce, "Getting our bestie tats. Love you forever and always."

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [11] added her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton [12]'s name above her arm dragon tattoo.

Michael Bublé

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

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon [13] showed off her hip tattoo, a star with blue swallows on either side, during a Hawaiian vacation in 2011.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake [14] has a large cross tattoo on his upper left shoulder.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling [15] 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 [16] worked with artist Fuzi Uvtpk on a new design she debuted in 2012.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt [17] hasn't commented on the meaning behind the iceman tattoo on his left forearm.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman had a Z for her ex-husband, Roberto Zincone, inked on her right wrist but changed it to represent her son Sebastian's initials after she and Roberto split.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [18] added to her ink collection with in inner lip tattoo.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [19] also had a dragon tattoo in the 1990s but has since had it removed. At one point, she had three dragon tattoos.

Lady Gaga

Shortly after her VMA meat dress appearance in September 2010, Lady Gaga [20] debuted a unicorn on her upper left thigh inscribed with the title of her album Born This Way.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele [21] 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 [22] has many tattoos, including his daughter's name on his chest.

Scarlett Johansson

NYC native Scarlett Johansson [23] debuted a bracelet-esque tattoo in 2012. The ink even features a charm that reads "I (heart) NY."

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel [24] has a small tattoo of a dove on the right side of her stomach.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron [25] 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 [26] with a miniature version of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical heart in March 2013.

David Beckham

David Beckham [27] has the names of all three of his sons, Brooklyn, Cruz, and Romeo, tattooed on his back.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss [28] has a small anchor tattooed on the outside of her right wrist.

Rihanna

Rihanna [29] got her first tattoos, two music notes, in 2006 at the start of her career.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles got her favorite number, four, tattooed in Roman numerals on her left ring finger.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears [30] has a permanent kiss on her right inner wrist.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum [31] 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 [32] anniversary with her then-husband, Seal.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [33] 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.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox [34] has a forearm tattoo of Marilyn Monroe. She's in the process of having it removed now.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff [35] shared the love by posting a picture of her heart tattoo on Instagram with the caption, "All is full of love."

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie [36] has the word "Virgin" written in cursive on her right wrist. It's symbolic of her astrological sign, Virgo. She has since expressed regrets about getting it done, saying "now I just look really weird having 'virgin' written across my wrist – and I have to explain it."

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria [37] celebrated her marriage to Tony Parker by getting his basketball jersey number, nine, tattooed on the back of her neck in 2008.

Pamela Anderson

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

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [38] has a large cross covered in vines on her right ankle.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba [39] 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 [40] has an anchor on her wrist and a small heart on her pinky finger.

Adele

Adele got a tattoo of the word "Paradise" on her left hand during a visit to NYC.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [41]'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 [42] has her favorite numbers, "883," tattooed above her right ankle.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus [43] got tattooed by Kat Von D with two small arrows crossed above her elbow on her right arm.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick debuted a large design on the small of her back.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson [44] picked a colorful sunrise scene in 2007. She's since said, "It makes me happy when I look at it."

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [45] has the word "breathe" tattooed on her inner left wrist.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham [46] 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 [47]'s right foot tattoo is Arabic and apparently means, "I want to ask her."

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano [48] sports a chain of roses around her right ankle.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry [49] and Russell Brand [50] 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 [51] has an outline of a tiny star on her left foot, near her big toe.

Miley Cyrus

In May 2012 Miley Cyrus [52] had "VIIXCI" tattooed on the inside of her right forearm.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens [53] had a colorful butterfly drawn on her neck at NYC's popular Bang Bang parlor in February 2011.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has characters running up her arm.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham [54] has David Beckham [55]'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.

Rihanna

Rihanna [56] got "Never a failure, always a lesson" written backwards on her chest from NYC tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy.

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 two tattoos on her right foot — one is a butterfly that was drawn by her cousin and the other reads "our city, our love."

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano [61] has two tattoos on her back, a rosary cross and a Buddhist symbol.

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.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf [66] has dates scribed on the inside of his right wrist that say: "1986-2004." In an interview Shia talked about the dates and referred to the timespan as a reference to his "childhood."

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey got "paradise" permanently tattooed on the side of her left hand.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie [67] has a pair of pink ballet slippers on her lower right hip. She used to dance ballet as a little girl. Her father, Lionel Richie, wrote a song titled "Ballerina Girl" for Nicole in 1986.

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith made her love for husband Antonio Banderas [68] permanent in 2000 with a tattoo of his name on her arm.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron [69] 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 [70] has a colorful strawberry snake tattoo on the back of her neck.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears [71]'s first ink was a fairy on the small of her back.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [72] got a dragon tattoo on her abdomen during a drunk night in Amsterdam, and later covered it up with a large black cross. She also has ab ink of the Latin words "quod me nutrit me destruit," which means, "what nourishes me, destroys me."

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake [73] 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.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie [74] has the geographical coordinates of each of her six children's birth places on her left arm. The last coordinate is the latitude and longitude of Shawnee, OK, where her husband Brad Pitt [75] was born. The ink covers a former dragon tattoo and her ex's name, Billy Bob.

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed [76] has Russian script tattooed under her right arm.

David Beckham

In October 2011, David Beckham [77] revealed "Love" on his left hand. He added the word to his tattoos three months after the birth of his daughter, Harper.

Kelly Osbourne

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

Nicole Richie

One of Nicole Richie [78]'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 a keyboard design inked on her right forearm.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman, raised Buddhist, has a large lotus flower and a Tibetan Sanskrit message which reads "to play" inked on the upper part of her back.

Lana Del Rey

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

David Beckham

David Beckham [79] has angels decorating his left arm.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie [80] has a tiny shooting star tattooed on the outside of her left wrist.

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 [81] has a dream catcher tattoo on her rib cage.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller [82] has had a set of three stars in a triangle shape on her upper right arm for at least six years.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears [83] has a daisy with a Chinese symbol that stands for "mystery" on her right hip.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller [84] got a tattoo of a swallow on her wrist with then boyfriend Jamie Burke in 2007. Later, her ex Rhys Ifans got one to match.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling [85] has the cover of his favorite children's book, The Giving Tree, placed on his left shoulder.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields [86] has a tiny flower on her left ankle.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron [87] 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

Rihanna [88] got a Maori-inspired geometric design in New Zealand in 2008 and explained, "It's tribal. It represents strength and love."

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus was candid about the loss of her dog [89], 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 [90] 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.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie [91] has a red bow tattooed on the back of her neck, along with her last name in a cursive script.

Nick Cannon

Following Nick Cannon's April 2008 nuptials to Mariah Carey [92], he was spotted with "Mariah" prominently displayed on his back.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [93] has the outline of a little bird tattooed on the inside of her right arm.

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr [94] has a cherub and the numbers "29:11" and "4:13" etched on her foot.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox [95] tattooed the quote "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" from Shakespeare's King Lear on her back in an old English font. It's one of eight.

Kelly Osbourne

A little butterfly tattooed on her right shoulder is one of Kelly Osbourne's 15 tattoos.

Rihanna

The group of stars on the back of Rihanna [96]'s neck were completed in different sittings.

Eve

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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