Every celebrity seems to have a tattoo these days, but not all of them look good to even the biggest tattoo fan. Below are ten examples of some of the best celebrity tattoos in Hollywood. Consider these your reference points when asking your tattoo artist for some quality body art.
Johnny Depp’s Jack Tattoo
For a while, people assumed Johnny Depp got his now infamous Jack tattoo featuring a swallow flying over a sunset against the water because of his role as Jack Sparrow in the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean films. The real reason is to honor his son, Jack. However, this tattoo is not only a cool way to represent his son, but its also brought even more flair to his already over-the-top pirate character.
Mike Tyson’s Tribal Tattoo
Mike Tyson had this tattoo long before he starred in The Hangover, but the tribal tattoo was so eye-catching that it became a pseudo-logo for the films sequel. Warner Bros. got in trouble for using it without tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmills permission, but his design has surely inspired others to get their own.
Jeremy Shockeys American-Centric Tattoo
If you love America as much as former New Orleans Saints player Jeremy Shockey, then this tattoo is for you. A huge bald eagle is sprawled across his bicep as the American flag waves in the background. When the Fourth of July rolls around, no fireworks will be required with this colorful and patriotic tattoo in your midst.
Evan Rachel Woods Swirling Ankle Tattoo
Some people get classic or obvious tattoo designs, but if youre more of the enigmatic type, then go for something like Evan Rachel Woods mysterious black diamond tattoo. The tattoocomplete with intricate swirlswas originally made to cover up a botched Beatles design, but the outcome is something that is similar to Wood herselfinteresting, fashionable, unique and slightly askew.
Dwayne Johnsons Samoan tattoo
Dwayne Johnsons tattoo not only makes a powerful statement, but it also honors his Samoan heritage. Johnson, who wanted a tattoo that told the story of whats important in lifestrength, protection and loyalty to family, flew to Hawaii to get his tattoo done by a traditional Samoan artist, making this tattoo even more special. Whether or not you have to book a flight, this tattoo is bound to get you noticed.
David Beckhams Arm and Back Tattoos
David Beckhams intensity for soccer is only matched by his intensity for his family, which is shown through his highly detailed arm tattoos. Along with the guardian angels tattooed on his back, Beckham shows the world hes a committed family man.
Rihannas Star Trail Tattoo
As of late, Rihannas image has been one of Grace Jones-esque toughness, but she honors her more feminine side with a delicate trail of stars along her back. Its still got the same edginess Rihanna possesses, but provides a much softer slant to the singers overall style.
Denise Richards Fairy Ankle Tattoo
Denise Richards brightly colored, detailed fairy tattoo abounds in girlyness, but is also an alleged cover-up (supposedly, she had this tattoo done in order to cover up a tattoo affiliated with her ex, Charlie Sheen) One would never know it, however, due to the amazing handiwork done. If you like to indulge in your childhood desire to be Tinker Bell, you might be inspired by this tattoo.
Eliza Dushkus Double-Headed Eagle Tattoo
The double-headed eagle stands for courage, spiritual power and fearlessness, and Eliza Dushku obviously strives to embody these attributes by sporting a double-headed eagle tattoo on her back. Its small enough to be unobtrusive, but striking enough to get everyone’s attention.
Nicole Richies Rosary Ankle Tattoo
According to tattoo artist Karina of One Shot Tattoo, Nicole Richie made the rosary ankle tattoo famous, causing hoards of patrons to want their very own. Its easy to see whythe tattoo has style, grace, elegance, and edginess all rolled up in one.
About the Author of “The 10 Best Celebrity Tattoos in Hollywood”:
This guest post is by Edwin, a writer for the Celebutaunt blog on USDish.com .