14 Celebrities Who Can Tell Us Some Pretty Curious Things Through Their Tattoos

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In recent years, tattoos have transcended mere decoration on the skin; they have evolved into meaningful symbols, particularly among celebrities who imbue their ink with personal significance, providing fans with insights into their personalities and inner worlds.

Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson sports a distinctive tattoo encircling her wrist like a bracelet. The ink depicts a chain motif with a petite medallion shaped like a “T”. Within this medallion, the initials “I” and “NY” are inscribed, encapsulating the sentiment of “I love New York,” with a heart at its core.

Kate Beckinsale

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In August 2022, the actress got a new tattoo that has the word “mama” written twice. This way, Beckinsale paid tribute to her mother, actress Judy Loe, and to her own daughter, Lily Mo Sheen. Since these 2 words look different, we can assume that they were handwritten by Kate’s mother and daughter.

“The two I’ll kill and die for,” Kate captioned the photo of her tattoo on Instagram.


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The rapper decided to honor his mother with a tattoo on his face. Drake got a small inking under his left eye, saying “SG.” These are the first letters of his mother’s name, Sandi Graham.

Chrissy Teigen

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The model sports a tattoo of a beautiful elephant with a raised trunk on her wrist. Chrissy captioned the photo of her tattoo with a phrase in Thai which can be translated as, “In my past life, I was an elephant.”

Willow Smith

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In March 2022, Willow shared a photo of her new tattoo online. The tattoo depicts a hand reaching out toward a galaxy. You can also see math equations along the hand. Earlier, Smith spoke about her love for the otherworldly, so this choice of a drawing seems quite logical. “I’ve always been into everything and anything extraterrestrial,” the celebrity said in an interview.

Susan Sarandon

The Oscar-winning luminary debunked the notion that age restricts tattoo choices. Susan proudly showcases her ink, “MEJ,” running down the spine of her upper back. These initials symbolize her three beloved children: Miles, Eva, and Jack.

Cara Delevingne

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The celebrity has more than 20 tattoos, and almost each of them has a deep meaning. So, Delevingne has an inking of a snake on her left hand that seems to crawl over her middle finger. “It’s about re-invention, shedding of old skin, new beginnings, new life,” Cara explained the meaning of this tattoo.


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Zodiac signs are a popular theme in tattoos, so Halsey decided to make her own Zodiac sign inking more personalized. “On my Libra scale, I’m weighing sins and forgiveness,” the singer captioned the Instagram photo of her tattoo.

Miley Cyrus


Miley has a tattoo saying “Love” on her right ear. The singer says that it is “to block out all the stuff that everyone throws into your ears. I don’t really care about it. You’re only supposed to hear the things coming from the people that genuinely love you.”

Emily Ratajkowski

In 2022, the model introduced her new tattoo with the word “Sly” placed on the inner side of her arm to her Instagram followers. It is dedicated to her son Sylvester Apollo Bear, nicknamed Sly. Her 2 close friends also got their body parts inked with this word.

Drew Barrymore

The beloved actress affectionately known as America’s sweetheart previously showcased a charming tribute to her children: tattoos of their names delicately etched on her wrist. However, she recently unveiled what she fondly termed her “lifetime note” during a special episode on The Drew Barrymore Show. The fresh ink bears the poignant inscription, “Home is where we are,” a mantra she has embraced for the past five years.

In a deeply moving behind-the-scenes clip, a visibly emotional Barrymore shared with her audience the backstory behind her new tattoo. She recounted moments from her past when she resided in rented apartments, grappling with a sense of melancholy for not providing the envisioned life for her children. Yet, amidst this reflection, she had an epiphany: home transcends physical space; it is wherever they are together.

Jessica Alba

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There are 3 constellations on the actress’s arm. They symbolize the Zodiac signs of her 3 children: Honor (Gemini), Haven (Leo), and Hayes (Capricorn).

Lucy Hale

The actress got this small elephant inked on her arm in memory of her trip to Cambodia, which she loved. “Grateful for the remarkable time I had and for the beautiful children we met. Being a very small part of something this extraordinary is something that will stay with me for life, and I can’t wait to be back to see the kids next year,” Hale shared her impressions of the country.


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Adele’s affection for her son, Angelo, is evident. The renowned singer proudly displays her maternal love through not one, but two tattoos dedicated to him. The first, bearing Angelo’s name, adorns the outer surface of her right hand. The second, a stylized “A” in a graceful font, graces the area just behind her right ear.

By the way, hidden meaning can be found not only in celebrity tattoos but also in those of ordinary people.

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