Tattoos are a big investment. Not only are they expensive, but they’re permanent, so it’s always good to put a little thought into what you get. And who better to look to for inspiration than artistically inked up celebrities who have invested in wearable art that makes a truly stylish statement. From Joe Jonas’ pared down forearm tattoo of a woman and Billie Lourde’s ankle galaxy — even Paris Jackson’s elaborate spiritual sternum tattoo.
Continuing her reign as the queen of cute ink, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer debuted her new finger tattoo on Instagram on June 28, 2019. Done by celeb favorite Winter Stone, the tiny typewritten “me” sends a strong message sitting on the inside of her left ring finger, hinting at a commitment to loving herself.
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On June 28, 2019, the Jersey Shore alum took to Instagram to show off her new inner arm tattoo courtesy of tattoo artist Tiffany Perez. The sleek script reads three names — Lorenzo, Giovanna and Angelo — in honor of her children.
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On June 19, 2019, the “Thank You, Next” singer posted a video to her Instagram Story showing off her new finger tattoo courtesy of her go-to artist, Mira Mariah. While it used to be the Harry Potter reference “9 3/4” is now a leaf-covered vine that wraps around her right pointer finger. It’s unclear if this is another post-Pete Davidson cover-up, but fans are speculating that it is since he has two Harry Potter tattoos himself.
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On June 18, 2019, the 21-year-old showed off her new clean and chic leg tattoo courtesy of Winter Stone in an Instagram post. Although it’s too far away to make out, it appears to be a script written from left to right above and below her knee. “Paint me like one of your American girls,” she wrote in the caption.
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Spotted at the premiere of Murder Mystery on June 10, 2019: The star’s new wrist tattoo, which appears to end with the number 11. Also, it is a possible shoutout to her birthday on February 11.
The Teen Mom star thanked her tattoo artist Lance Kellar for her colorful new ink honoring her 3-month-old daughter, Vaeda Luma, on Instagram on May 17, 2019. “Thank you @lancekellar666 at @lancekellarstudios for doing Vaedas footprint,” she captioned the pic. “We made it a rainbow since she’s our rainbow baby it’s almost completely healed!”
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The BFFs showed off their matching “Stormi” tattoos on the Kylie Cosmetics founder’s Instagram Story on May 17, 2019.
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The “Confident” signer worked with L.A.-based artist Doctor Woo on a portrait tattoo that pays tribute to her late great-grandmother, who she affectionately called “Mimaw.” “This is for you Mimaw. You at 26 on my arm while I’m 26, and forever. I love you more,” she captioned an Instagram selfie on May 16, 2019. “Thank you @_dr_woo_ for making her come back to life for me.. it’s stunning and the most meaningful tattoo I have ever gotten.”
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The late-night host showed off her explicit new ink on Instagram in April 2019. She shared that Dre Li at Third Eye Gallery in Dallas was behind the foot tattoo, which features her “favorite illustration” of an ice skater by artist Geoff McFetridge alongside the words “f—k em.” “Weirdly true to form and as things always tend to be, it really always only hurts a little. ,” Philipps said of the experience.
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The Queen of Pop showed off her gorgeous new tattoo in an Instagram Story on Tuesday, February 19. Underneath the scroll-written “Lola” are sharp graphic designs of a crescent moon and star constellations.
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The former Pretty Little Liars star showed off a new tattoo she got on the back of her arm on Instagram on Thursday, February 14, and shared the empowering message behind it. “Soo here’s the deal…I got this tattoo recently as a symbol of self love. And that’s what this last year has been about…being alone (but not lonely), not settling and truly finding my inner light & loving who I am,” she captioned the pic. “This Valentine’s Day while I don’t have a significant other, I am so happy with the place I’m in and unbelievably grateful for the overflowing love I have in my life from my family and friends. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO MYSELF AND TO YOU. Whether you got someone or not .” She also thanked illustrator Frédéric Forest for the heart-like design and tattoo artist Rob Green for the actual ink.
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Mother Monster showed off her intricate new ink on Instagram on Thursday, February 14. “Happy Valentine’s Day. A tattoo toast to ‘la vie en rose’ by the beautiful @winterstone my spinal cord is now a rose,” Gaga wrote of the floral illustration. But that’s not all! She also got a staff inked on her forearm, and while the musical design was initially missing a fifth line, she soon had it rectified. “Musical crisis averted,” she captioned a pic of the tattoo. “Too many tequilas forgot the fifth staff line poor thing. Here’s the real deal .”
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On January 30, the Skyscraper singer posted an Instagram Story to show off her new tattoo. Which is a sketch of her dog with “Buddy was here” scrawled underneath. While all were courtesy of tattoo artist Doctor Woo.
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Adding to her already-extensive collection of body art, the 20-year-old posted an Instagram Story that showed four new tattoos on her arm to represent the rock band Led Zeppelin.
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The musician, who recently topped 4 billion streams on Spotify, was paid a housecall by her favorite tattoo artist Madame Buraka. Who inked Dua with 245 written in the graphic font on her arm. While the meaning behind it is: the chart-topper recently completed her 245th show on tour — a massive feat. Also, the singer showed off her new tat on her Instagram feed on Monday, October 29.
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Jackson debuted a sternum tattoo on her Instagram feed on September 3, 2017. Furthermore, she vertical ink is a graphic decal of the various chakra alignments and their associated symbols.
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Miley’s baby sister got a tribute tattoo of a butterfly on her wrist and forearm to match the one sported by her mother, Tish Cyrus, courtesy of ink artist Jon Boy. While she debuted the tat on her Instagram on September 30, 2018.
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Also, the actress and activist debuted a complex yet intricate celestial scene on her forearm in July 2018. It seems that Wilde called in the services of Dr. Woo for the expansive ink which takes up the underside of her entire forearm.
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The middle Jonas brother tapped tattoo artist Curt Montgomery for a linear drawing of a woman inside of a square on his forearm with a simple red corner detail in March 2018. Also the best part: Jonas’ fiance Sophie Turner has a similar image tattooed on her leg.
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Ink artist extraordinaire Dr. Woo gave The Suspiria star a delicate wilting flower on her forearm. While it is a replica of an Egon Schiele flower painting. Furthermore, it has meant to symbolize beauty in the imperfections, in September 2017.
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Finally. the American Horror Story star paid tribute to her late mother, Carrie Fisher, with a galaxy tattoo. While it is similar to the one Fisher had on her ankle, courtesy of Jon Boy in October 2017. Fisher and Lourde both appeared in the most recent iterations of Star Wars together, and Fisher starred in the originals.