The Hottest, Sexiest, Most Beautiful and Most Desirable Women in the World With Tattoos -- By Vince Hemingson

Celeb Tattoos | Facts & Stats | Designs & Symbols | History | Culture | Links | Tattoo Galleries | Contact

The Hottest, Sexiest, Most Beautiful and Most Desirable Women in the World With Tattoos


Seriously, you don't have to take my word for it. The hottest, sexiest, most beautiful and most desirable women in the world with tattoos are carefully compiled in lengthy lists published every year by men's magazines like Maxim, multiple international editions, we might add, Stuff, Playboy and websites like AskMen.com. Many of the magazine lists are compiled by the editorial staff, but others like FHM, allow their readership to chime in with votes for their favorite female celebrity, be she model, actor or musician. So popular is this interactive feature, that one list claims that over ten million visitors to their website voted for their favorites.

Askmen.com top 99 women listThe Celebrity Tattoos section of the VanishingTattoo.com website has long been a favorite with our visitors, and with over a thousand tattooed stars and starlets, is large enough to keep just about anyone gazing in admiration and wonderment for as long as their mouse finger holds out. No doubt these lists are as good for newsstand sales as the vaunted Swimsuit Edition is good for the bottom-line at Sports Illustrated. Readers love lists. Men love sexy, beautiful and desirable women. Combine the two and you've got a sure winner on your hands.

As a website that tracks the impact of tattoos and body art within popular culture, the staff here at VT has both a responsibility and an obligation to check out these lists and verify just how many of the lovely ladies held up as the paradigms of feminine beauty sport their own ink. A task, a chore, a huge undertaking to be sure, but we're willing to make those kinds of sacrifices in the service of our faithful and loyal visitors. It's an honor to serve you in such a fashion.

Some of the tattooed celebrities on Maxim's Hottest 100 list 2009

We first started tracking these lists in 2002, thanks to FHM and a long overseas flight by our fearless leader, Vince Hemingson. Hemingson, who tracks the popularity of tattoos among the general population through Polls by companies like Harris and Pew, was reading FHM on a flight to Europe and was struck by the fact that a list that was compiled to feature the 100 Sexiest Women in the World, also happened to be a list filled with tattooed celebrities. Or at least so it seemed. In 2002, 36 out of the 100 women listed had tattoos that we could verify through photographs. In the intervening years a number of the women listed who did not have tattoos subsequently went under the needles of a tattoo machine. Today, of the 2002 FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World, an astonishing 54 have tattoos. The statistics of celebrities with tattoos were greater than the general population in both 2002 and 2009. An indication perhaps, that celebrities have a powerful influence on the general populations fascination and embrace of tattoos and body art.

When more than half of the women considered to be the sexiest women in the world have at least one tattoo, that is an extraordinary statistic in and of itself and it is worth pondering what that indicates about the general public's perceptions about tattoos and body art, and how women with tattoos are viewed. Any remaining social stigma that tattooing once had is clearly in full retreat. Furthermore, it has to be assumed that the women featured on the list will have a powerful influence on the fashion, styles and taste of mainstream popular culture. One last thought about the 2002 FHM list before looking at the latest lists - a staggering 20 out of the top 25 sexiest women in the world now have a tattoo. That's eighty percent.

The Tenth Anniversary of the Vanishing Tattoo website just happens to happily coincide with Maxim magazine's Tenth Anniversary List of the Hot 100, 2009.

Let us begin:

Hot 100Thirty-nine of the Maxim 2009 Hot 100 have tattoos (39%), quite a bit higher than the general population according to the latest polling research as carried out by the Pew Research Center in 2008. Also, we were never given an opportunity to see all the women listed in the buff, but had to satisfy our scholarly intellectual curiosity with hundreds and hundreds of hours of internet searches. Damn all those fashion photographers and editors who Photoshop out body art! There are probably two or three that have secret tattoos that we don't know about! One additional statistical prediction - a large number of the women on this list who are currently in their late teens and early twenties will undoubtedly acquire a substantial number of tattoos in the next decade. And, if anything, this list would skew younger than a sampling of the general female population aged 18-34. So once again, it would appear that celebrities exhibit tattoos and body art to a significantly greater degree than the general population. Not a particularly surprising revelation when you consider the personality characteristics necessary to both be a celebrity and to make this list; drive, ambition, talent, extroversion, and not averse to risk-taking behaviors.

Some of the tattooed celebrities on Maxim's Hottest 100 list 2009

Interestingly, eleven out of the top fifteen on the list have body art, a trend that is repeated throughout all of the many lists. The greater the chance that a woman has a tattoo, the higher she is likely to rank in a list of the hottest, most beautiful and most desirable women! A coincidence? A statistical aberration? We think not! Tattoos are hot. Having a tattoo makes you hotter. We suspect that in ten years, more than half of Maxim's Tenth Anniversary list of the Hot 100 will have tattoos. Worth waiting for to find out? We think so!

Vince Hemingson

Maxim.com 2009 Hot 100 Women List

wilde1. Olivia Wilde
- has tattoos
jolie26. Angelina Jolie
- has tattoos
sienna51. Sienna Miller
- has tattoos
76. Cameron Richardson
fox_megan2. Megan Fox
- has tattoos
27. Vanessa Hudgens beyonce52. Beyonce
- has tattoos
77. Stacey Kiebler
3. Bar Refaeli harris_daneel28. Danneel Harris
- has tattoos
53. Kim Kardashian patrick78. Danica Patrick
- has tattoos
Akerman4. Malin Akerman
- has tattoos
saldana29. Zoe Saldana
- has tattoos
54. Rachel Bilson king79. Jaime King
- has tattoos
5. Mila Kunis cruz30. Penelope Cruz
- has tattoos
milian55. Christina Milian
- has tattoos
80. Jamie Gunns
dushku6. Eliza Dushku
- has tattoos
duff31. Hilary Duff
- has tattoos
56. Amber Heard 81. Heidi Montag
lima7. Adriana Lima
- has tattoos
32. Ciara patridge57. Audrina Patridge
- has tattoos
82. Emma Watson
rihanna8. Rihanna
- has tattoos
33. Blake Lively longoria58. Miranda Kerr
- has tattoo
83. Whitney Portt
9. Jordana Brewster johansson34. Scarlett Johansson
- has tattoos
59. Ana Ivanovic 84. Minka Kelly
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt kournikova35. Anna Kournikova
- has tattoos
underwood60. Carrie Underwood
- has tattoos
85. Michelle Trachtenberg
biel11. Jessica Biel
- has tattoos
panettiere36. Hayden Panettiere
- has tattoos
61. Dania Ramirez 86. Ali Campoverdi
meester12. Leighton Meester
- has tattoos
37. Cameron Diaz klum62. Heidi Klum
- has tattoos
87. Summer Glau
ALBA13. Jessica Alba
- has tattoos
theron38. Charlize Theron
- has tattoos
63. Milla Jovovich 88. Diane Kruger
Christina Aguilera14. Christina Aguilera
- has tattoos
39. Ana Faris baird64. Diora Baird
- has tattoos
89. Jamie Chung
perry-katy15. Katy Perry
- has tattoos
ALLEN40. Lily Allen
- has tattoos
65. Amanda Righetti 90. Roselyn Sanchez
16. Gina Carano 41. Nadine Velazquez 66. Emma Stone 91. Chelsea Handler
spears17. Britney Spears
- has tattoos
reed42. Nikki Reed
- has tattoos
67. Emmy Rossum 92. Joanna Krupa
18. Marisa Miler 43. Elisha Cuthbert 68. Ashley Green 93. Michele Obama
19. Chan Marshall lavigne44. Avril Lavigne
- has tattoos
69. Jennifer Morrison 94. Yvonne Strahovski
20. Moon Bloodgood 45. Fergie 70. Maria Menounos 95. Padma Lakshmi
21. Annalynne McCord 46. Nicole Scherzinger 71. Gabrielle Union 96. Olivia Munn
22. Kate Beckinsale cassidy47. Katie Cassidy
- has tattoos
72. Camila Belle tomei97. Marisa Tomei
- has tattoos
lohan23. Lindsay Lohan
- has tattoos
48. Arielle Kebbel tisdale73. Ashley Tisdale
- has tattoos
98. Rebecca Mader
24. Eva Mendes 49. Freida Pinto 74. Amanda Bynes rycroft99. Melissa Rycroft
- tattoos (no pics)
25. Julianne Hough swift50. Taylor Swift
- fake tattoo
75. Tricia Helfer 100. Deanna Russo
Celeb Tattoos | Facts & Stats | Designs & Symbols | History | Culture | Links | Tattoo Galleries | Contact

top of page

See the FHM US Sexiest 100 Women List here!


Copyright © 1999- www.vanishingtattoo.com All rights reserved.

Site by DigiCom WebDesign