Portrait of young brunette girl with tattoo on the neck

Tattoos have really come a long way from those dark days when women with tattoos were frowned upon by society. Now, women all over the world, including celebrities wear their skin art with pride.



Here are some famous female celebrities and their even more famous tattoos:



Angelina Jolie


This actress is proof that tattooed women does not necessarily mean bad women. No one could question the goodness of her heart with the post she holds as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. To prove how important human rights is for Jolie, she has gothic letters inked across the back of her neck which mean “Know Your Rights.”


Of course, there is also Jolie’s prominent Buddhist inscription for Protection that she         dedicates to her son Maddox, as well as tattoos for her other kids. She also has the Bengal tiger on her lower back. These tattoos were done by known Thai tattoo artist Noo Sompong Kanhphaiin.



Lady Gaga


Did you ever wonder what those words on Lady Gaga’s inner arm are? Well, her tattoo is a quote from the famous German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. It literally translates to “In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots the answer, and ask yourself… Must I write?”  Lady Gaga soon added “Little Monsters” as a tribute to her fans.



She also has a thigh tattoo that shows a unicorn with “Born this Way” around it, as well as a wrist tattoo of a peace sign to honor John Lennon, and a Heart with the word “Dad’ on her left back. As fans of Lady know, she has tattoos only on the left side of her body as her dad requested that she keeps the right one or the “Monroe” side clean.



Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett’s critics went crazy when she had what they called a “crudely done” tattoo of a horseshoe. Actually, that style is distinctive of a Parisian artist who specializes in street & tattoo design that is known to ditch the concept of well-composed and executed designs. His self-described “ignorant style” focuses more on a tattoo’s rawness.



She also has other tattoos, including a colorful one of a sunrise that is on her forearm and an “I Love NY” around her wrist, to show her love for her roots.



Miley Cyrus


Miley is among those who go for number instead of size. She has over 20 small tattoos all over her body! She created a buzz when she had her first one which was “Just Breathe” under her left breast, as a tribute to her grandfathers and friend Vanessa who died of lung cancer. She has a variety of other tattoos in her arms, ribs, fingers, and even the inside of her ear.



Which one is your favorite female celebrity tattoo? Would you like to have a similar one?