14 Celebrities’ Tattoos That Have a Hidden Meaning

People tend to express themselves in different ways: some people channel their creativity through their appearance and clothes, while others do it through arts, like music, drawing, or tattoos. This body art has long stopped being just meaningless pictures on the skin, especially when it comes to celebrities who seem to add deeper meaning to their inkings, thus letting their fans learn their personality better.

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.

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.”


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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.

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.

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.


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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.

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.

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.”

Taye Diggs

The actor sports a tattoo saying “I love daddy” on his arm, which was handwritten by his son Walker at the age of 5.

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).

Ashley Tisdale

The actress decided to have a tattoo dedicated to her little daughter and got her name, Jupiter, inked on the neck. “Thanks for always doing the most meaningful pieces on me,” Tisdale thanked her tattoo artist on Instagram.

Lea Michele

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The Glee star dedicated this tiny tattoo on her finger to her grandmother. She captioned the photo of it with these touching words, “I lost my beautiful grandma this week... She wasn’t your typical grandma. She gave me my first cup of coffee when I was 8 years old. She said something inappropriate to every boyfriend I’ve ever had. She never made pie or knit me a sweater. But she was my grandma, and I loved her... More than anything... I love you, Grandma.”

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.

Selena Gomez

The singer spent a lot of time and effort on her new album and decided to commemorate its release with a new tattoo. Gomez got its name inked on her neck, in the font used on the album’s cover.

Do you have a tattoo that has deep meaning? Tell us about it.

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