A Guide to Millie Bobby Brown's 5 Tiny Tattoos
British actor and producer Millie Bobby Brown first gained popularity with her role as Eleven in Netflix's "Stranger Things" and has since become a household name. Since the series's premiere in 2016, fans have been curious as to who she is dating, what she is studying, and, of course, what's next for her acting career. Any time the star hits the red carpet, whether for an award show or to promote an upcoming project, people take notice of every detail — including the handful of tiny tattoos often on display. If you've ever wondered what each one means, you're not alone.
Brown is no stranger to tattoos. Her most notable one may be the famous "011" tattoo given to her "Stranger Things" character at the Hawkins lab, but she also has the design in real life. In September 2023, eagle-eyed fans noticed that she had another addition, this time on her inner arm: a cowboy hat design. And before that, she debuted some brand-new ink at the "Enola Holmes 2" premiere in October 2022.
As her collection grows, it's become clear that Brown is a fan of more dainty and fine-line designs. All five of her known pieces so far err on the more delicate side, regardless of where they are. Her collection is scattered across her collarbone, wrist, ribcage, arm, and back. So if you're looking for placement inspiration, Brown has you covered.
If you're interested in learning more about each design, we've broken down each of Brown's tattoos and their meanings ahead.
Millie Bobby Brown's Ribcage Tattoo
In November 2022, Brown debuted a new ribcage tattoo at the "Enola Holmes 2" premiere. Wearing a plunging halterneck gown by Louis Vuitton, a small tattoo of the name "Ruth" was spotted along her right ribcage. It is thought to be a tribute to her late grandmother, Ruth, who passed away of Alzheimer's Disease in November 2020.
Millie Bobby Brown's "Stranger Things" Tattoo
Fans always associate Brown with the "011" tattoo seen on her character Eleven in "Stranger Things," which is indicative of the time she was a test subject in the lab on the show, but the actor also has the same piece of ink in real life. While the tattoo is easy to miss because of its small size, the numbers are etched in simple black ink on her left wrist and are a nod to her time on the popular series.
Millie Bobby Brown's Heart Tattoo
If you zoom in on Brown's collarbone at any red carpet appearance, you'll see a tiny heart tattoo that sits below her left shoulder. While it's unclear when exactly she got the ink, and although Brown hasn't commented on what the heart means to her specifically, heart designs often symbolize passion or love — but it could also be just because it's cute.
Millie Bobby Brown's Rose Tattoo
In addition to the tiny heart tattoo on Brown's collarbone, the actor also has another piece of ink that symbolizes love: a rose. As evidenced in a September 2022 Instagram photo uploaded by her boyfriend, Jake Bongiovi, the design is placed on the left side of her back, near her rib cage. She hasn't shared when she got the tattoo or its exact meaning.
Millie Bobby Brown's Cowboy Hat Tattoo
In September 2023, Brown posted a picture of her with her fiancé, Jacob Hurley Bongiovi, at what looks to be a restaurant. In the photo, there appears to be a tiny cowboy hat design on her upper right arm. Its meaning has yet to be revealed, but the tattoo falls in line with the delicate nature of the rest of her collection.