Angelina Jolie - Angelina Jolie
- The undisputed reigning Queen of celebrity body art. Jolie
toppled Pamela Anderson off the top of the list of tattooed
celebrities back in 2001 and hasn't looked back since. Jolie
routinely gets up to three times as many search inquiries as
the next highest-rated tattooed celebrity. Her high-profile
relationship with Brad Pitt, who got inked within a short
time of hooking up with Jolie, and her growing family of
international adoptee's has kept Jolie firmly planted in the
Oscar-winner Jolie is an unabashed tattoo
enthusiast, collector and aficionado. This thirty-one year
old actress is blessed with stunning good looks, has at
least a dozen tattoos, and shows no signs of slowing down
her collecting of body art.
Her tattoos are a reflection of her personality, exotic
and with more than just a hint of dangerous sensuality. This
is a women with an edge and a true lover of body art. A
woman who professes she likes to play with knives in bed and
who doesn't hesitate to have the name of the man she loves
tattooed on her. And when he exits stage left, she doesn't
hesitate to laser it off and replace it a new tattoo.
Jolie made the tribal dragon one of the most popular
tattoos for women, and sparked an intense interest in the
traditional tattooing of Southeast Asia. Jolie has large
numbers of web sites devoted to her worship and her
popularity shows no signs of waning as she puts her own
personal spin on the emerging genre of female action-stars.
Jolie's tattoo commitment apparently extends to her
retaining her own make-up artist whose sole job it is to
cover-up her extensive body art, a process rumored to take
over an hour.
Nicole Richie - This is
Richie's second year as the runner-up in our celebrity tattoo
sweepstakes. A search for Nicole Richie's tattoos turns up hundreds of
entries on Google. The twenty-six year old Richie is far more
adventuresome in the body art department than her former "The Simple
Life" cohort Paris Hilton and hasn't been shy about hiding her
Richie can take solace in the fact that when it comes to tattoos, she
is far more popular online than a certain young Hotel heiress we know.
The actor and The Simple Life star has at least nine tattoos, including
a pair ballerina slippers - her father Lionel Richie wrote her a song,
Ballerina Girl - and wings on her back, to go along with the
aforementioned nipple piercing.
- This twenty-six year old singer, Mom and sometime actress has tattoos
of a fairy on her lower back, a small daisy circling her second toe on
right foot, a butterfly leaving a vine on left foot, and a flower with
Chinese symbol for mystery in middle on lower stomach. She also has
three Hebrew characters on back of her neck - her Kabala connection - a
pair of pink dice inside left wrist, and during her recent public
melt-down she added lips and a cross.
Spears also has a pierced belly
button and a pierced right nipple. Like her fashion sense and
matrimonial record, you sometimes wonder what compels Spears to do what
she does when it comes to tattoos. By getting an odd assortment of small
tattoos all over her body, she runs the risk of looking like someone has
gone crazy with a rubber-stamp. Her tattoos, the butterfly, fairy,
Chinese symbol and others, do not show a terrible amount of imagination
or originality. They are the same tattoos picked off the wall by a
million other teenage girls in a thousand tattoo parlors in every Mall
and Trailer Park in middle America. Now Ex-husband Kevin "K-Fed"
Federline is tattooed as well.
Jessica Alba - Twenty-six year old Jessica Marie Alba has a
growing collection of tattoos to go with her growing popularity. The
Actress has a flower and a ladybug on the back of her neck, a Sanskrit
character for lotus flower on her wrist, and a bow tattoo on the small
of her back. Alba does nearly as many magazine lay-outs as movies and
she is a perennial favorite on lists of sexiest women in the world. Hugh
Hefner, no stranger to arbitrating standards of feminine beauty, chose
her as the Sexiest Woman Celebrity in the World last year. Despite the
flattery, Alba didn't hesitate to threaten legal action when she ended
up on the front cover of the world's most famous men's magazine,
Playboy. Alba and Hefner did kiss and make up eventually.
David Beckham - David Robert
Joseph Beckham - The thirty-one year old soccer star is widely regarded
as the most recognized footballer - if not athlete - in the world. "Becks"
is as famed for his lifestyle, famous-in-her own-right celebrity wife,
Victoria (who is also on this list), trappings of wealth, media
attention and marketing potential as he is for the quality of his
crossings and ability to hit free kicks and corners from long range.
Beckham has the words "BROOKLYN" (son's name) across lower back, "ROMEO"
(other son) above a well-known crucifixion scene on upper back, wife
Victoria's name in Hindi, the Roman numeral VII (7 was his Man United
jersey number) on the underside of right arm and other tattoos. Beckham
wrote extensively of his tattoos and what they meant to him and their
symbolic value in his autobiography, "My Side".
Ville Valo - Vaulting on to the
list out of relative obscurity, this thirty-one year old popular
musician is the front man for Finnish rock group HIM. Valo has a full
left tribal sleeve, had stylized 'S' on left nipple (now covered with
another heart-a-gram), which stands for Suzanna, heart-a-grams on back
of neck and belly, a heart under his right wrist, HIM's cosmic pope on
one leg, an Egyptian flame on the leg, aka HIM's DSBH symbol, J on index
finger for his fiancÚ Jonna, portrait Of Timo Mukka on right forearm,
the Eyes Of Edgar Allan Poe on his back, and others. Rock stars... where
would the world of body art be without them!
Alyssa Milano - Down a
spot from last year, is Alyssa Milano. The thirty-five year Milano is no
longer the little girl we all remember from 'Who's the Boss'. Although
her acting career is perhaps less stellar than Jolie's, Milano has
worked steadily in a string of lower-budgeted films and is once again a
television star on 'Charmed'. And this is a woman who has over forty web
sites devoted to her. She has seven tattoos that we know of, some of
them beautiful work, and that have been fully revealed in photos taken
of her by paparazzi at various topless beaches and resorts around the
8. Lindsay Lohan
- Lindsay Dee Lohan It is surprising to think that this is Lohan's first
time on this list. The twenty-one year actress has a public profile for
partying and paparazzi shots that at times threatens to overshadow her
film career. Lohan has been a vocal body art enthusiast and has even
discussed opening a chain of tattoo shops. She has the words "La Bella
Vita" tattooed on the top of her right buttock cheek, a small star
tattoo on the inside of her left wrist, the word "BREATHE" in white ink
on the other wrist.
Bam Margera - Moving up ten spots
in 2006, twenty-seven year old Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera, is an actor
and pro skateboarder who has a heart-a-gram symbol tattooed on his lower
stomach, a large tattoo design on his right side, large portrait on his
right shoulder (done by Kat Von D), a large razorblade under his left
arm and several others. A fixture with the MTV and Jackass Generations.
50 Cent - Curtis Jackson - "Fiddy-Cent",
the thirty-one year old Rapper, Record Producer and aspiring actor, is
one of the most popular tattooed men on the planet these days. He is in
fact a cultural phenomenon. Every mention of his name in the news spikes
searches and interest in his tattoos.
Fifty has extensive body art, including complete coverage of his back, a
piece that has to be one of the world's most well-known tattoos. The
South Side Fifty back-piece on 50 Cent has become a signature, nearly as
recognizable as his face and his music. He is also America's most
controversial music star because of his glorification of the gangster
thug life, in which his extensive tattoo must be said to play a major
role. Many African-Americans are limited by their skin tone to getting
body art done primarily using black ink, but that has in no way limited
the quality of 50's tattoos.
The Rock - Dwayne Douglas
Johnson, born in 1972, the thirty-five year old has a Brahma bull tattoo
- he is a Taurus - tattooed on his right biceps and a large
Polynesian-style tattoo piece on upper left arm and shoulder. Johnson,
who is part Samoan, has claimed that the Polynesian tattoo is a
traditional Samoan piece, but it more closely resembles Marquessan
tattooing than the traditional Samoan Pe'a. The Rock chose the tattoo
specifically to pay homage to his ethnic heritage. Johnson first gained
popularity as a standout in the world of wrestling. In the WWE, (World
Wrestling Entertainment) before becoming The Rock, Johnson was known as
Rocky Maivia, in homage to his father, Rocky Johnson, and his maternal
grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia. Since his entry into acting,
Johnson continues to be known simply as The Rock.
Carey Hart - Thirty-two year
old Carey Jason-Phillip Hart is famous for his motor-cycle exploits on
dirt, the reality television series "The Surreal Life", being part of
the Huntington-Hart tattoo shop featured on A & E's "Inked: and of
course with his high-profile marriage to Pink. After the Beckham's, they
are the second well-known celebrity couple on this list, perhaps
replacing Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee... The Moto-cross rider's upper
body is heavily inked - including girlfriend's name PINK on his stomach.
Robbie Williams - Robert
"Robbie" Peter Maximillion Williams - The popular thirty-three year old
British Pop Star has a spectacular Maori design on his left arm, a
Celtic cross on his right hip, a lion with "BORN TO BE MILD" inscribed
underneath it and "ELVIS, GRANT ME SERENITY" above it on his right arm.
The handsome crooner also has musical notes and Beatles lyrics tattooed
on the small of his back, A Saint holding a cross with the name "JACK
FARREL" (his grandfather) underneath it on the inside of his right arm,
the word "MOTHER" on the outside of the same arm, and the French words "Chacun
A Son Gout" (everybody has there own unique style and Robbie is
apparently no exception) on top of his chest, and several others. What
sets Williams apart among celebrity tattoo enthusiasts is the large
number of Memorial tattoos dedicated to members of his family, a
sentimental side to his flamboyant public persona.
Travis Barker - The thirty-two
year old musician is best known as the former drummer of band Blink 182.
Barker has a large checkered-flag design on both sides of his neck, a
large banner inscribed with "Can I Say" across his collar bones, the
outlines of nude women on opposite sides of his upper chest, a large
"Boom Box" radio on his stomach, a large design on his mid-lower back,
both arms sleeved - meaning that they are covered in tattoo designs for
their entire length - (one arm contains a Virgin Mary dedicated to his
mother), his left leg has a logo from a Descendents album, many other
Kelis - The
Grammy-nominated twenty-eight year old Kelis Roger-Jones has four
tattoos. The singer has a saying on her right wrist, a butterfly on her
stomach, a Kanji symbol on her right calf, and a large Japanese inspired
design that runs from her buttocks, up her back all the way to the
shoulder. Kelis is married to rapper Nas, who is also tattooed.
Beckham - Victoria Caroline Beckham - The thirty-three year old
former Spice Girl (Posh Spice) has five stars on her lower back -one for
each family member, and her famous husband's initials DB - yes, that
David Beckham - on the underside of left wrist. She joins her husband on
the list for the second year running.
Christina Ricci - This twenty-seven year old actress has been
collecting body art for more than a decade. Ricci has a lion tattooed on her left
shoulder (Aslan, the lion God of Narnia), a bat tattoo on her bikini line - now
covered by praying hands, a bouquet of sweet peas tattooed on her lower back, and a
number of other tattoos.
Coral Jean Smith
- This twenty-eight year old actress is famous, and we use that word
advisedly, for her stints on MTV's reality television shows. She has
large spider tattoo on top of her right foot and that has spawned innumerable
Anna Benson - This thirty-one
year old American model has a tribal armband on her left upper arm with
her husband's nickname BENNY just above. Benny of course is Baltimore
Oriole's pitcher, Kris Benson. Benson is known for her looks and
controversial, outspoken personality. One imagines that her body art
only adds to her image.
Scottie Chapman - Television show "Mythbusters" actress has many tattoos and she is a
favorite with viewers and geeks everywhere. How can you not love a hot
tattooed chick with brains even bigger than her impressive biceps. The
twenty-eight year old "Mistress of Metal" is a whiz with a blow-torch.
Pink - The twenty-eight year old
Alecia Beth Moore is a Pop Star with a unique sense of style. The singer
has a shooting star and angel on the back of her left shoulder, "what
goes around comes around" tattooed on her right wrist, "tru luv" a
little higher up her, tattooed on her upper left thigh is "Mr. Pink", an
oriental style dragon. Pink also has a cartoon cat on her lower stomach,
and the barcode from the album Missundaztood just below her hairline on
back of her neck. Rounding out her rather eclectic collection of tattoos
are a frog on her left foot, the Japanese kanji symbol for
luck/happiness on her right ankle, an infinity sign on her hip, a red
star on her hand, and her Father's and brother's army dog tags on her
left foot, in addition to several others... Take a deep breath! Pink
married moto-cross racer Cory Hart in 2005. Hart, who is heavily
tattooed and who owns the Huntington-Hart Tattoo shop in the Palms
Casino in Las Vegas featured in the reality television show, "Inked".
Janine Lindemulder - This
thirty-nine year old Penthouse Pet of the Year, exotic dancer and Adult
film star has flowers tattooed on the back of her neck, others on her
back, a full sleeve on her right arm, and others. Lindemulder has had
high-profile relationships with tattooed bad-boys Vince Neil - who owns
a tattoo shop in Las Vegas - and Monster garage's Jesse James, whom she
married. Lindemulder has very high-quality body art and also has both
nipples and her genitals pierced.
- Steven Gilchrist Glover is a thirty-four year old dare-devil and
performer on the infamous Jackass television series and feature films.
Yes, they made not one, but TWO Jackass films. Steve O, as a Jackass
crew member, has many "dumb" tattoos, many of which are prominently
featured "plot-points". What originally earned Steve-O widespread
recognition as the go-to talent for pain among the Jackass cast members
was piercing both buttocks closed at a tattoo parlor. His ultimate
tattoo dare-devil stunt was being tattooed in the back seat of a Hummer
while it was driven off-road by Henry Rollins.
Maja Ivarsson -
The twenty-seven year old singer for the Swedish new wave band, "The
Sounds" has a tribal sun on the inside of her left arm, a pin-up girl on
the underside of her right fore-arm and apparently other tattoos. The
Sounds and Ivarsson gained wide-spread recognition when she was featured
in Cobra Starship's single and music video "Snakes on a Plane (Bring
It)", for the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. The widely-advertised film
gave an enormous amount of publicity to Maja and her band, especially in
Drew Barrymore - Tumbling down
the list from the top ten last year to the twenty-fifth spot, Drew
Barrymore . The thirty-two year old Drew Blythe Barrymore has sported
body art for more than a decade. Like Alyssa Milano, we all remember
Barrymore growing up in front of the camera, starting of course with ET.
Better yet, Ms. Barrymore is so comfortable with her skin and it's many
decorations that she posed for a famous Playboy pictorial in the January
1995 issue. As a result she has some of the best photographed tattoos of
any celebrity in the public eye. Barrymore has at least five tattoos that
we've seen so far.
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