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How Many Tattoos Does Ella Emhoff Have?

Ella Emhoff Has an Impressive Collection of 18 Tattoos, and Some of the Ink Was Her Doing

After Vice President Kamala Harris's stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, caught everyone's attention at the 2021 presidential inauguration, she was practically thrown into the spotlight overnight. By the next day, almost everyone knew who she was, along with an assortment of random facts about her.

We know, for example, that Emhoff is a senior design student at Parsons and makes a lot of her own clothes, she just signed a modeling contract, and she has a deep love for tattoos. A quick glance at Emhoff's Instagram profile proves this, but she's also talked about her growing collection in the press.

Recently in a New York Times interview, she confessed she has so many tattoos, she doesn't know the exact number anymore. "Maybe around 18 now," she said, adding that her parents "may not know about" some. (Well, they do now.)

Back in November 2020, Emhoff told Garage that stay-at-home orders are partially responsible for her sudden influx of body art. She got two new pieces of ink from a Brooklyn-based artist named Ella — one of a cow and one of a birthday cake. She even took up tattooing herself for fun this past year. "I did the classic: I did my dog's name, and I did a little flower," she said. "I recently did my first big boy: [a] salmon fish with a flower hanging out of its mouth."

Some of Emhoff's tattoos are hard to spot in photographs, but if you want to get a closer look at a few of her new designs, you can find them ahead.

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