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It’s normal for celebrities to have tattoos nowadays – in fact, it’s harder to think of who doesn’t have one at all. While some people go through the pain of the inking process because they like an image or the colours, others choose specific designs to symbolize something special. Let’s take a look at what famous stars have tattooed on their bodies, and what it means to them!


Photo: Rihanna


Back in 2012, Riri got a very large intricate tattoo of the Goddess Isis as a tribute to her late grandmother. She tweeted “Goddess Isis – Complete Woman – Model for future generation – #GRANDGRANDOLLY – always in and on my heart.”


Photo: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Mother Monster permanently inked her love for her legion of fans when she tattooed ‘little monsters’ on her arm. She tweeted “look what I did last night.  Little monsters forever, on the arm that holds my mic. Xx.”


Photo: Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

The former Hannah Montana star caused quite a stir back in 2011 with her equal sign tattoo on her ring finger. She tweeted a photo of her tattoo with the caption “ALL LOVE is equal” as a statement in support of legalized gay marriage.


Photo: Katie Perry

Katy Perry

With porcelain-looking skin and numerous Grammys under her belt, there isn’t anything that is slowing the Dark Horse singer down! Miss Perry and her then-fiancé comedian Russell Brand got matching Sanskrit tattoos. Tattooed on their right biceps, the tattoo says “Anuugacchati Pravaha” which means “Go with the flow”.


Photo: Demi Lavato

Demi Lavato

The former X-Factor judge tattooed the word “faith” on her right arm, back in 2011. She and her friend Lauren Martin, whom she met when she was undergoing treatment at Timberline Knolls got the exact same tattoo.


Photo: Beckham’s

David Beckham

Nominated as one of the sexiest men in the world, dashing football icon David Beckham revealed his latest tattoo while attending London Fashion Week 2013. Adding to his pool of tattoos, Beckham’s latest masterpiece features his wife’s name “Victoria”.


Photo: Styles’s Right Arm

Harry Styles

The Story Of My Life singer, has a tiny “A” tattooed on his left elbow bend. Fellow band mate and friend Zayn Malik tattooed the singer as a tribute to his mother, Anne, with whom Styles is very close with.


Photo: Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp’s inverted triangle tattoo symbolises the romantic relationships he had with several ladies.


Photo: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Hawaiian heartthrob, Grammy Award winner, and the guy who would ‘catch a grenade for you’ Bruno Mars is quite a tattoo addict. One of the most significant tattoo he has are the words ‘Pete’s Boy’ in homage to his father.