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.

Ella Emhoff's Rabbit Tattoo

Emhoff has a black line sketch of a rabbit on her sternum, but the exact date of when she got it and what the significance is behind it are unknown.

Ella Emhoff's Cow Tattoo

In September 2020, Emhoff visited a Brooklyn-based tattooist named Ella for this cow tattoo on her left upper arm.

Ella Emhoff's Flower Pot Tattoo

On Emhoff's right inner bicep, a tattoo of a blue flower pot with three flowers poking out can be spotted. It's located in a cluster with a few of her other tattoos.

Ella Emhoff's Egg and Bacon Smiley Face Tattoo

Directly below the flower pot on her arm, Emhoff has a tattoo of a smiley face with eggs as the eyes and bacon as the smile.

Ella Emhoff's Knee Tattoo

If you look closely, Emhoff appears to have a black tattoo above her right knee, but the exact design is hard to make out.

Ella Emhoff's Cartoon Baby Tattoo

On the back of Emhoff's right arm is a black ink outline of what looks to be a cartoon baby.

Ella Emhoff's Birthday Cake Tattoo

Located on the same art as the flower pot and the breakfast smiley face is Emhoff's tattoo of a birthday cake. Ella, the artist who created the design, captioned the image on Instagram, "colorful 'boo' cake bc it's scary out there y'all."