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-three 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.
2. David Beckham - David Robert
Joseph Beckham - The thirty-two 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".
Amy Winehouse - On this list
because of her notoriety. This independent singer has a
winged ankh on her back, a feather on inside of left forearm,
lightning bolt and a singing bird on inside right forearm, several pin up girls, many,
many others... Winehouse won the Brit award for best British female
artist. She's also become something of a style icon with her unusual
combination of beehive hairdo, thick black eyeliner and numerous
tattoos. She got her first tattoo at age 15 and now has over a
dozen of them. "I just wanted a Betty Boop on my bum," she said
laughing about getting her first one.
4. Nicole Richie - This is
Richie's third year in the top five of our celebrity tattoo
sweepstakes. A search for Nicole Richie's tattoos turns up hundreds of
entries on Google. The twenty-seven 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 former 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.
Lil Wayne - Hot southern rapper
Lil Wayne began his industry climb to the top as one of the Hot Boys, a
short-lived Cash Money Records all-star group. After establishing
himself as a successful solo artist, he grew to become a critical
favorite, known especially for his entertaining underground mixed tapes.
Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans,
LA, Lil Wayne grew up in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans'
17th Ward. He has an ever growing collection of skin ink that keep
searches for his tattoos near the top of the list.
Beckham - Victoria Caroline Beckham - The thirty-four 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.
- 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.
8. Lindsay Lohan
- Lindsay Dee Lohan. The twenty-two year old 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.
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.
Bam Margera - Dropping down one spot
for 2007, twenty-nine 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.
Alyssa Milano - Down four
spots from last year, is Alyssa Milano. The thirty-six 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
Travis Barker - The thirty-three
year old musician is best known as the 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
Jessica Alba - Twenty-six year old Jessica Marie Alba has a
growing collection of tattoos to go with her ever 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.
Kat Von D - Kat Von D (Drachenberg)
was born on March 8, 1982, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and moved to
California at the age of 4. She gravitated toward tattoos at a
relatively early age, getting inked for the first time when she was 14.
It was a tattoo of an Old-English "J" on her ankle -- a memento of an
Shortly after getting her first tattoo, Kat Von D came to realize her
own natural abilities as an artist, and her friends soon started
recruiting her for their very own tattoos. The first tattoo she ever
gave someone was of the skull logo from the band The Misfits with a
homemade rig. Giving this tattoo simply felt right to Kat Von D, and she
knew she wanted to pursue a career in this art form.
Pink - The twenty-nine 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".
- Steven Gilchrist Glover is a thirty-five 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.
Justin Timberlake - Singer, actor has his initials tattooed on
ankles, a cross on his left shoulder, large pic of angel with the word
GUARDIAN above tattooed on back, others.
Whenever I hear anyone say that white guys have no style, I refer them
to Justin Timberlake. Seriously, this man is not only redefining pop
music at this very moment in time, but he is beautiful, brilliant, and
rich. Oh - and did I mention nice? What doesn't he have?
Megan Fox - Actress has tattoo of moon & starfish on on her right ankle, Marilyn Monroe portrait tattoo on right arm, "Brian" on bikini line & words "there once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART" on her left rib cage just below her armpit & the words "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" on her back shoulder,
others in a growing collection.
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.
Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp has been an ink aficionado for the better part of two decades. Many, if not most of his tattoos are sentimental reminders of the people and places he has been in his life. Tattoos for Depp are milestones to remember life's journey by. You couldn't possibly cast a better Jack Sparrow, Pirate Captain of the Black Pearl, than Johnny Depp.
Anthony Kiedis - Anthony
Kiedis is the lead singer and co-founder of the popular American rock
band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group formed in 1983, and has achieved
some serious mainstream success with a huge following worldwide over the
past two decades.
Kiedis was born November 1, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He moved to
Los Angeles at the age of 11 to live with his father, a heroin addict,
who introduced Anthony to a lifestyle of addiction that he would
struggle with well into adulthood.
|22. Ville Valo -
Dropping several spots this year, this thirty-two 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!
Bow Wow - Born as Shad
Gregory Moss, Bow Wow has been a rapper since he was five years old, Lil'
Bow Wow caught the attention of rap stars and producers such as Snoop
Dogg (who gave him his nickname) Dr. Dre and Jermaine Dupri in the late
1990s. Lil' Bow Wow first made guest appearances in songs for the movies
Wild Wild West (1999, with Will Smith) and Big Momma's House (2000, with
Martin Lawrence), and in 2000 released his debut album, Beware of Dog.
Kelis - The
Grammy-nominated twenty-nine year old Kelis Roger-Jones has at least 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.
Randy Orton - Professional
wrestler Randal "Randy" Keith Orton was born on April 1, 1980, in
Knoxville, Tennessee, and he comes from a family of wrestlers;
grandfather Bob, father "Cowboy" Bob and uncle Barry O. Randy was a
straight A student and is a graduate of Hazelwood Central High School.
He enlisted in the United States Marines Corps after high school, but he
was dishonorably discharged after he went AWOL on two separate
occasions. He made his pro debut in 2000 with the MMWA-SICW in St.
Louis, Missouri, and made his first WWE television appearance with a
match against Billy Gunn on May 6, 2001.
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