A Peek at Rumer Willis's 20+ Tattoo Collection

  • At one point, Rumer Willis had more than 20 tattoos.
  • Willis has slowly been removing some of her ink.
  • She has a variety of meaningful designs, including tattoos for her family.

Rumer Willis has a robust tattoo collection — and at one point, it was even bigger. The actor had more than 20 tattoos, until she decided to get a few of them removed. There are a number of reasons people choose to laser off their ink — for example, Pete Davidson is doing it because they're too difficult to cover for film and TV roles — and one of them is simply because their taste has changed and they want a new look.

Some of Willis's tattoos date back to 2009, like the tiny, delicate designs she has on her fingers, while others are a bit newer. Just last month, she got two designs from New York City-based tattoo artist JonBoy, but what's different about these designs is that they're called "ephemeral tattoos" and made to fade, meaning they'll only last about nine to 15 months. (Sounds like that's right up her alley.)

While the meaning of many of Willis's tattoos is unknown, like the Picasso portrait she got from celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo in 2016, others are a bit clearer, like the bicep tattoo she got in 2015 of two people dancing after she won "Dancing With the Stars" and the script hand tattoo she has of "Sauce," her little sister's nickname.

To get a closer look at all of Willis's many tattoos, including the ones she's since gotten rid of, keep scrolling.

Rumer Willis's "Be Present" Side Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's "Be Present" Side Tattoo

Willis has script on her side that reads "be present."

Rumer Willis's Cross Finger Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Cross Finger Tattoo

Willis has a tiny cross tattoo on her ring finger that can be traced back to around 2009.

Rumer Willis's Bird Back Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Bird Back Tattoo

On her right shoulder, Willis has a bird tattoo that dates back to around 2013.

Rumer Willis's Dots Wrist Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Dots Wrist Tattoo

Three black dots can be seen on Willis's wrist. It's unknown what the tattoo means, but she's had it for years, dating back to 2013.

Rumer Willis's Forearm Script Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Forearm Script Tattoo

Willis has a block of script on her inner left forearm. It reads, "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love," which is a quote from Carl Sagan.

Rumer Willis's Foot Script Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Foot Script Tattoo

On her foot, Willis has the phrase "who are you?" in tiny lettering.

Rumer Willis's Arm Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Arm Tattoo

On the back of her upper right arm, Willis has a design that appears to have an eye in the center of it.

Rumer Willis's Star Hand Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Star Hand Tattoo

On Willis's hand, a tiny black-ink star can be seen near her thumb.

Rumer Willis's Script Hip Tattoo

Willis has a script tattoo on her inner hip, but it's unclear what it says.

Rumer Willis's "Sauce" Hand Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's "Sauce" Hand Tattoo

On the side of her hand, Willis has a tattoo that reads "Sauce," which she got in 2014 in honor of her little sister who has that nickname.

Rumer Willis's Peacock-Feathers Shoulder Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Peacock-Feathers Shoulder Tattoo

On Willis's shoulder, she appears to have a tattoo of peacock feathers, which she's had since around 2014.

Rumer Willis's Portrait Arm Tattoo

After winning the "Dancing With the Stars" competition in 2015, Willis got a tattoo to commemorate the experience of two people dancing on her bicep.

Rumer Willis's Lion Shoulder Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Lion Shoulder Tattoo

One of Willis's biggest tattoos is a lion's head on her shoulder.

Rumer Willis's Geometric Arm Tattoos
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Rumer Willis's Geometric Arm Tattoos

On the back of both of Willis's arms are medium-size geometric tattoos of a diamond shape with an arrow inside.

Rumer Willis's Tiny Wrist Tattoos
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Rumer Willis's Tiny Wrist Tattoos

Willis has a collection of tiny tattoos on her right wrist that make up the moon phases and the Leo zodiac symbol.

Rumer Willis's Portrait Forearm Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Portrait Forearm Tattoo

On her inner right forearm, Willis has a grayscale portrait of a nude figure.

Rumer Willis's Horseshoe Arm Tattoo
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Rumer Willis's Horseshoe Arm Tattoo

Just above her elbow, Willis has a black-ink tattoo that looks to be of a horseshoe.

Rumer Willis's Ephemeral Finger and Knee Tattoos

In 2022, Willis got two made-to-fade ephemeral tattoos by New York City-based tattoo artist JonBoy. The designs are a tiny bee just above her right knee and a delicate sparkle symbol on her right ring finger.