In a culture that celebrates self-expression and creativity, tattoos have become a popular form of personal storytelling and aesthetic. They tell tales of experiences, beliefs, and relationships, transforming the body into a canvas of narratives. Among those who have embraced this art form are celebrities whose public lives often carry an added layer of curiosity. Let’s discover the tattoo journeys of five celebrities who have utilized tattoos as an extension of their identity, offering inspiration for your next ink appointment.
‘Westworld’s Maeve, Thandiwe Newton debuted her chest tattoo at the 48th Deauville American Film Festival, where she accepted her the Deauville Talent Award in 2022. Wearing a pink suit which puts her new tattoo in the spotlight, Newton showed off her new ink of a drawing of a human heart.
Ashley Benson reportedly has over 25 tattoos, which are small and often hidden. Many of them have a special meaning for Ashley and commemorate the people she’s close with, such as her grandmother, friend’s daughter, best friend, and her ex, Cara Delevigne. Some of them are just food-themed and minimalist ones, such as her ‘Pomme Frites’ and milkshake tattoos.
Justin Bieber has a large neck tattoo of a long-stemmed rose, which he showed off on September 7, 2020, the same month as his second wedding anniversary with Hailey Bieber. Designed by celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo, the rose tattoo is the pop icon’s floral-designed ink. He also has a black laurel wreath design tattoo across his collarbone.
Zoe Kravitz has over 60 tattoos. In 2019, she added a script tattoo that says ‘baby’ on her neck and a dragonfly tattoo that covers a previous tattoo to her collection. Like Bieber, she chose Dr Woo as her tattoo artist. Kravitz also has a tattoo of a rattlesnake wrapped around a human heart on her forearm.
Billie Eilish revealed her new fairy tattoo at the premiere of ‘No Time to Die’ in September 2021. Although it seems like a single fairy at first glance, the tattoo is actually three fairies fluttering up her wrist toward the back of her left hand. We hope the artistry behind these tattoos can serve as inspiration for your own unique tattoo journey!