Celebrity tattoos – We’re here to talk about the 20 people who are not only sexy but also full of tattoos. There are lots of celebrities in 2016 that have some variation of ink on their body, but that doesn’t mean it’s all good ink. While anybody can get some meaningless Chinese symbol or another heart tattoo, the celebrities below clearly bring their love and appreciation for tattoos to the next level. One thing is for sure, even if you are not a fan of tattoos, you’ll agree that these babes and dudes are some of the hottest celebrities in society.
Tattoos have become more accepted in society over time. What was previously reserved for ladies of the night, motorcycle gangs, and people of a certain character or class level, are now one of the most appealing parts of some people. It seems everyone wants or has a tattoo these days.
R&B singer Rihanna is known for constantly adding to her tattoos and is not afraid to be daring, whereas actress Angelina Jolie is known for being a tattooed bad-ass in the ’90s even tattooing herself with her ex-husband’s name. Speaking of bad decisions, do you know how many of these celebrities have ink that they had to get covered up? You’re about to! As you can imagine, many of these celebrities are decorated with tattoos and artwork that defines significant periods in their lives. You’ll even read about a celebrity who got his wife’s name written on him, but it wasn’t spelled right when it was translated! There is even a celebrity who loves yoga enough that he got a tattoo to symbolize it and he even takes his yoga instructor out on tour with him.
There is also no shortage of women out there that have a preference for men with tattoos. David Beckham is probably the first name that pops into the head when thinking of hot tattooed men. Or perhaps Adam Levine, the dreamy coach from The Voice who is absolutely covered in artistic tattoos.
While sometimes tattoos can clearly be a huge mistake, these 20 celebrities have tattoos that definitely add to their sex appeal.
20. Angelina Jolie
Jolie may now have six kids, but she was one of the first Hollywood A-listers to start popularizing tattoos. Angelina Jolie made tattoos look cool on women, so perhaps you aren’t surprised that it started a huge trend among women who wanted tattoos like Angie’s. Jolie has such a variety of scripture and imagery tats, it is hard to keep track of. In fact, there might even be some we still don’t know about. The Gothic letter tattoo between her shoulder blades says “Know Your Rights,” which is the title of a song from her favorite band.
Jolie has such a variety of scripture and imagery tats, it is hard to keep track of. In fact, there might even be some we still don’t know about. The Gothic letter tattoo between her shoulder blades says “Know Your Rights,” which is the title of a song from her favorite band.
The script tattoo on her left shoulder blade was done by tattoo artists Noo (aka Sompong) Kanhphaiin in a hotel in Bangkok. The script is a Buddhist Pali incantation written in Khmer script, the language of Cambodia. Jolie got the tattoo to protect her and her adopted Cambodian son Maddox from bad luck.
When translated, the tattoo reads “May your enemies run far away from you. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Your beauty will be that of Apsara. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.”
Jolie also has an Arabic script tattoo on her right arm that translates to the word “Determination.” This tattoo is actually a cover up tattoo, hiding one that she previously had gotten with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thorton.