Tattooing has existed for thousands of years and is an ancient form of body art. It has been used in memory of dear ones who have died, to show rank or status, to show signs of bravery etc. Tattooing has caught the attention of the fashion world and everyone has turned towards having tattoos done to make a style statement.
1. Steve-O’s Portrait
Though several people get the portraits of their loved ones done as tattoos Steve-O of Jackass fame had a portrait of himself done on him. In this portrait, Steve-O shows two thumbs up, has a goofy expression and there is the famous quote that reads, “Yeah dude, I rock!”
2. Angelina Jolie -Tiger
Jolie’s tiger was done by an artist in Thailand. He did the tattoo using a manual needle in the traditional method. She has various other tattoos on her body as a means of welcoming her natural and adopted children.
3. Rihanna – Shhh
If Rihanna wishes that you stop talking she just needs to show you her index finger. This is what is signaled by her tattoo on her index finger. The singer’s “Shhh…” tattoo was duplicated by others such as Lily Allen and Lindsay Lohan recently.
4. Johnny Depp- Wino Forever
An American actor and musician, Depp is known for his offbeat eccentric characters. Johnny Depp’s original tattoo read “Winona Forever” in memory of his lady love Winona Ryder. He has currently changed it to read “Wino Forever” after his separation with her.
5. Pam Anderson- Barb Wire
The barb wire tattoo of this Baywatch actress attracted masses who copied the same. Anderson has also acted in an action film by the same name. This type of tattoo design has become famous with both men and women especially for arm bands.
6. Paw Prints of Eve
Hip-hop artist and actress Eve has paw print tattoos on each of her breasts. These have become so famous that the same has been copied by several of her fans. They show her fashion sense and are mostly duplicated which shows her great fashion sense.
7. Tupac Shakur-Thug Life
This famous icon was most well known for his music, his tattoos and his tragic death. His Thug life tattoo was the most famous of all his tattoos. It symbolized his gangsta rap type of music. The tattoo showed how dedicated he was to the project by the same name. However his batch of songs bearing the same name was not released because it was considered to be very hardcore.
8. Tommy Lee-Mayhem
This American musician had a famous tattoo called “Mayhem”. It is one of the best recognized celebrity tattoos but not so great in originality or style.
9. Carey Hart
Hart who is an FMX rider is known for his popular tattoos all over his body. He took a love for this body art at the age of 18 and is still continuing to have new designs on his body. He has also started his own tattoo shop by name Hart & Huntington.
10. Facial tattoo of Mike Tyson
Tyson is a world renowned boxing champion who has displayed his warrior streak by means of a tattoo on his face. Though head and face tattoos are not accepted in the Tattoo world, many people pose tattoos on their face to look unique. Tyson’s tattoo seems to have derived its inspiration from the Maori fighters of New Zealand.