Throw a rock, and you will hit someone with a tattoo — that’s how common they are these days. And one segment of the population where tattoos are very popular is with celebrities. Some go ALL out getting oodles of ink, like David Beckham and hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa, but many others are far more selective and go with just a few pieces of art to put on their bodies. There are some common themes that celebrities like to get on their bodies, from phrases to hearts to cute little flowers on their feet. But other stars get far more unique tattoos!
Just this week, Miley Cyrus got a brand new tattoo — a portrait of her grandmother, not what you’d think the rebellious pop star would opt to get. Check out Miley’s tribute to her grandma, as well as seven other unique tattoos that celebrities possess right here:
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Miley Cyrus went old school with this tribute to her grandmother. The controversial pop star got this Kat Von D tattoo, writing she got it "because I am her favorite & she is mine."
Photo Source: Miley Cyrus/Twitter
Harry Styles 2 of 8
The tattoo artist said that the One Direction star got old ships on his arm. Yes, ships.
The tattoo artist said: "He only chose it after he arrived. He wanted a realistic looking English ship, because he misses home and needs to remind himself that he's homeward bound…What he said was: â€˜We're always on the road but my heart is at home and I want a ship.'"
Photo Source: Twitter/Harry Styles via Yahoo
Lena Durham 3 of 8
Lena Dunham of Girls fame has several tattoos, like the one above. And they seem to all be from children's books. She said her inspirations for her tats were from "Eloise, Ferdinand the Bull, a book called Pals which no one has ever heard of, and a Scottish book called Fairwater."
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Adam Lambert has a slew of spiritual tattoos that are personal to him; this one above is based on astrology.
"It represents my Astrological Birth Chart, along with Pagan, Buddhist, and Greco- Roman Archetypes related to balance and the life cycle," Adam said about his tattoo. "My chart is AQUARIUS Sun, Libra Rising, Aries Moon. All three are represented."
Photo Source: Twitter via Neon Lights
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Demi Lovato got these 12 flying birds by Kat Von D last year. In total, Demi has about 20 tattoos!
Photo Source: PR Photos and Twitter/ Demi Lovato via StealHerStyle
Scarlett Johannson 6 of 8
Scarlett Johannson showed off her tattoo done by a French tattoo artist named Fuzi Uvtpk. She has kept the meaning private, so we don't know if it's a message to herself or a message to ... ?
Photo Source: Fuzi Uvtpk/Twitter via Yahoo!
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Sean Kingston loves Mario Kart so much, he got Mario tattooed on his arm! Now that is commitment to a game.
Photo Source: Twitter/Sean Kingston via Yahoo!
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Ryan Gosling has a couple tattoos, but they are a bit hidden. You can see one above. He said of his tattoos:
"One is supposed to be a monster's hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit, so it looks like a cactus. Another one is a ghostly lady and a skeleton, and the other one is the cover of The Giving Tree, a children's book my mother used to read to my sister and me - so that one is significant."
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