From the early 1990's on, there has been a tremendous increase in
the popularity of tattooing among the general public in North
America and Europe, a trend that has since spread around the world.
Anyone who has taken even the most cursory glance at the mainstream
media during the past decade could quite easily come away with the
impression that the current popular interest in tattoos and other
forms of body modification, such as body piercing, has arisen out of
a cultural void and that there is scant evidence to suggest where
the roots of the resurgence might lie. In point of fact, nothing
could be further from the truth.
Tattoos have had a rich and colourful history in western popular
culture for the better part of two centuries and nowhere is this
better illustrated than by the rather extraordinary number of
historical figures and modern day celebrities who, have sported or
currently have body art.
CELEBRITY INDEX LISTS
We are in the process of compiling
indexed listings of all things celebrity tattoo related! From Movies
and TV, to Actors &
Actresses, Athletes, Musicians, Models, Historical Figures,
and more! While we do that please take the time to check out our
Celebrity Index Pages
HOTTEST 101 MEN & WOMEN WITH TATTOOS
After years of compiling lists in
which we divulged who among the numerous annual inventories of the
"sexiest", "most desirable" and "most beautiful" women in the world
had tattoos, we decided to simply put together our own list. See who
the World's Hottest 101 Women with Tattoos for 2007
and the World's Hottest 101 Tattooed
Men for 2009 are!
MOST POPULAR 25 TATTOOED CELEBRITIES FOR 2009
The 2009 list of the 25 most popular
celebrities with tattoos (based on internet searches)
The 2009 list has its share of well-known celebrity favorites
plus your celebrity newcomers - the celebrity flavor du jour, if you
will. How long their fame will last is anyone's guess.
Check out past list of the
Top Twenty Five Tattooed Celebrities for
100 SEXIEST WOMEN in the WORLD... HOW
MANY HAVE TATTOOS?
FHM Magazine and Maxim magazine publish their annual list of the 100
Sexiest / Hottest Women in the World as voted on by their readers. The
polls offer a fascinating insight into the popularity of tattoos
among female celebrities and an interesting glimpse into popular
culture. A quick look at the latest
Maxim.com Hot 100 Women List
list reveals that one of the things that many of the women picked
have in common is body art, i.e. tattoos!
You'll be astonished at how many of these beautiful women have
tattoos - more than twice the rate of the rest of us mere mortals!
Compare the 2005 stats
with the 2002 list.
AskMen.com has an annual poll of their readers and staff to decide
who the worlds most desirable women are. Find out
how many of these
beautiful females from the 2006 list have tattoos! Playboy
magazine's own list
Playboy's Top 25 Sexiest
Celebrities 2005 has 14 of the 25 women with tattoos! The
Playboy's Sexiest 25
in 2006 list has 16 with tattoos!
TATTOOS & EARLY EUROPEAN ROYALTY
As with most cultural and artistic styles and trends, tattoos and
tattooing have weathered various cycles of popularity, waxing and
waning over the years, but never disappearing and never far from the
public's imagination. Tattoos have long been associated with sailors
and seamen and military personnel, but did you know that
Royalty were the first well-known members of society, the first
celebrities so to speak, to spur an interest in tattoos and body
That's right. In the late nineteenth century many of the crowned
heads of Europe wore their tattoos with pride. And they influenced
many members of their respective aristocracies to get "exotic" body
art. It was a topic that caused quite a stir in the
popular press of
TATTOOS / BODY ART & CELEBRITIES
Today, tattoos and tattooing are taking on an increasingly
larger, ever more visible role in today's mainstream pop culture.
Now you see all kinds of tattooed celebrities, both men and women;
tattooed rock stars,
stars with tattoos, sports stars sporting ink, even elite
models proudly displaying their body
SO WHO HAS TATTOOS???
While the tattooed celebrity may seem ubiquitous today - on the
cover of every other magazine it seems - and there are many you will
know about, there are sure to be some names on the Celebrity Tattoos
list that will surprise you and a few that may even shock you!
Below are the links to the lists of celebrity tattoo stars and
tattooed historical figures. Check back often, as we are always
adding more names and pictures to the Net's largest list of
celebrities, historical figures and their tattoos.
The Celebrity Tattoo directory listings are sorted by the LAST names of the
celebrity. Celebs using just ONE name can be found under the letter
their name begins with. Kings, Queens, Princes & Princesses can be found on the
You can also use the Google search box at the bottom
of the page to help track down
that elusive celebrity and their tattoos.
CELEBRITY TATTOOS SORTED BY LAST NAMES:
Currently popular tattooed celebrities for LETTERS H-O:
- ANNA KOURNIKOVA
MARY KATE OLSON