14 Famous Women Who Love Their Meaningful Tattoos
All of us have probably wanted to get a tattoo at least once in our lifetime. Some people dreamed of getting ink when they were rebellious teenagers, others thought about it later in life. Anyway, celebrities are just like us. They also have different tattoos, some of which have a deeper meaning.
At Bright Side, we decided to get a closer look at the tattoos of 14 famous women and find out what secrets they hide.
A bird’s footprints on Emma Stone’s wrist
After Emma Stone’s mother won her battle against a serious disease, both women got matching tattoos. The bird’s footprints honor the mother’s favorite song Blackbird by Paul McCartney. It’s interesting that these tattoos were designed by Paul too.
The ancient Egyptian goddess Isis on Rihanna’s chest
One of Rihanna’s tattoos which depicts the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility is dedicated to the singer’s grandmother. After her grandmother passed, Rihanna posted a photo of her fresh ink on her Instagram, saying, “Goddess Isis — Complete Woman — Model for future generations.” This way, the singer wanted to show that her granny is always in and on her heart.
Zodiac constellations on Jessica Alba’s arm
A couple of years ago, Jessica Alba got 3 minimalistic tattoos that are very meaningful to her. The actress sought out famous artist Doctor Woo to tattoo her children’s zodiac constellations onto her arm.
Alba has 3 children with film producer Cash Warren, who she’s been married to since 2008: Honor, who is a Gemini, Haven, who is a Leo, and Hayes, who is a Capricorn.
A rose on Selena Gomez’s back
Recently, Gomez revealed the meaning behind her new tattoo of a dripping-down rose. Her best friend Cara Delevingne, who got a matching tattoo on her ribcage, calls her “Rosebud.”
An elephant on Cara Delevingne’s forearm
Cara has more than 20 tattoos, and almost each of them has a hidden meaning. A few of them depict animals, including an elephant on her right forearm, which she got in 2016.
This tattoo represents prosperity, power, good luck, dignity, and longevity. It’s very important for Cara as she got it done in memory of her late grandmother.
A flawed flower on Dakota Johnson’s hand
Dakota Johnson seems to be fond of tiny tattoos. Her sixth one is a flower. According to one of the most in-demand tattoo artists, Dr. Woo, this work is an homage to the early 20th-century Austrian painter Egon Schiele.
As for Dakota, she said that even though the design is a little flawed, it’s still a flower, like herself.
“I love you” on Lucy Hale’s forearm
Lucy Hale got a matching tattoo with her sister. A tattoo artist recreated the line which was handwritten by the women’s grandmother.
The actress wrote on her Instagram, “Nothing says sisterly bonding more than permanently tattooing your body. After years of wanting our grandmother’s writing, we did it! Our Grammy was our favorite person, and now she’s even more a part of us. Also, my sister is a badass who raises 2 kids, teaches combat classes, and goes on tattoo runs with her baby sister.”
A butterfly on Chrissy Teigen’s arm
The popular model and television personality is also a happy mother. Chrissy’s 5-year-old daughter Luna once drew a butterfly on her arm. Teigen liked it so much that she decided to make it permanent.
Chrissy admits that the ink is a little imperfect and a little messy, but it will stay.
Kaley Cuoco and Zosia Mamet’s matching tattoos in the shape of paper airplanes
The Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco, and actress Zosia Mamet are best friends. A couple of years ago, they got a chance to play together in the drama series The Flight Attendant. To honor the project launch, the actresses got matching tattoos in the shape of paper airplanes.
Mamet got her ink placed on the back of her foot while Cuoco had hers tattooed on her lower calf. They wrote on their Instagram pages, “After a full year and many adventures together we decided to get a little memento.”
“Freedom” on the back of Miley Cyrus’s palm
The scandalous singer added another tattoo to her collection, bringing her total number near the 60 mark. But this one is especially meaningful to her.
Cyrus got the word “freedom” inked a few months after she split with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
A palm tree on Zoë Kravitz’s forearm
Kravitz has a tattoo of a palm tree with the word Bahamas written along its trunk. This way, the actress wanted to honor her roots. Her paternal grandmother was from the Bahamas, and her father owns a home there.
In an interview with Vogue Australia, Zoë explained, “When I was a kid, the Bahamas was like this magical place that my dad talked about a lot with so much love and passion.”
Angel wings on Bella Hadid’s ankles
Bella’s tiny tattoos represent her dedication and love for her work. Hadid got angel wings inked on her ankles supposedly to celebrate her first appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2016.
“Maman” on Madonna’s wrist
In the past, Madonna opened up, saying that her mother’s death affected her attitude toward life.
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