Tattoos are a very personal thing for anyone that has them. While some people do not understand the point of tattoos, others see it as a way of self-expression. Celebrities and artists in general love getting tattoos. Tattoos are a way of expressing your inner thoughts and deepest sentiments. However, the reality is that some people’s inner thoughts are not very smart.
For some celebrities, their tattoos are part of what makes them cool. People like Angelina Jolie and David Beckham have numerous tattoos, all of which have different meanings. Each unique piece of art is representative of an important moment or person in their lives. Some celebrities show their quirky personality through these tattoos. This is a way of showing the world a little piece of your soul, which is why I think we love to know what celebrities get inked on them. It can either make you love a celebrity even more or make you question their sanity, either way, tattoos help evoke emotion.
On the other end, there are some celebrities who are sure to regret the stupid things they have had tattooed on them. From getting their former partner’s face tattooed to face tattoos, some of these celebs should have thought these tattoos out more.
The following is a list of the 8 celebrities with the coolest and most unique tattoos and 8 celebrities with the worst tattoos. We are sure you are going to agree that some of these tats are awesome while others are quite laughable.
16. Best – Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is a mother, actress, and human rights, activist. She is a unique person with a lot of special talents, most of which she has shared with the world.
Angelina Jolie is no stranger to having ink on her body. This Academy Award Winning actress has always loved tattoos and each of hers has a significant meaning to her. Not only has she gotten numerous tattoos, she has even had some removed that no longer spoke to her.
Out of all of Jolie’s tattoos, we at TheRichest love the one on the top of her back, right under her neck that spells “know your rights” in gothic letters.
Although these three letters can have so many meanings to so many people, for Jolie, it is the title of a song. However, we are sure that her involvement with human rights also played a part in this specific piece.
15. Worst – Jackson Rathbone
Celebrities have gotten a lot of weird things tattooed on them but Jackson Rathbone‘s tattoo on his leg is one that is hard to beat. The actor who is best known for his role on Twilight is one of those celebrities whose quirky personality is seen through his body art.
Rathbone has a rather large tattoo of a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup on his right calf. When asked about this unusual body art he said “I love ketchup. I got a lot of flack for it growing up from my family. My dad would always say ”Do you want a little hamburger with that ketchup?”
14. Best – Lady Gaga
Anyone who is a fan of Lady Gaga‘s will know how much of an influence David Bowie had on her as an artist. Her unique and quirky style is very much inspired by Bowie.
Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 after a hard battle with cancer was Gaga’s idol. So, when she was asked to perform a Bowie tribute, Gaga was elated. She decided that before she performed, she would get her 18th tattoo, a picture of David Bowie on her rib cage.
Gaga chose the photo from the cover of his album Aladdin Sane and when she posted her tattoo on snapchat, she captioned it “this was the image that changed my life.”
13. Worst – Nick Cannon
Although Cannon got the gigantic tattoo covered, it was so bad that we had to include it on the list because the original was that bad.
This should be a lesson to anyone that thinks it is a good idea to get a significant other’s name tattooed on you. Regardless of how much you love them in the moment, things change and then you are stuck with an even uglier back tattoo because you had to cover the first one.
12. Best – Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne is the definition of a badass b*tch, and the world loves her for it. The model made herself a household name throughout the past years and her quirky look in combination with her even more quirky personality is what makes her so awesome.
Delevingne is no stranger to getting inked out and for her 14th tattoo, she got the word “bacon” tattooed on her foot. Like all her other tattoos, there is meaning behind this one. She opened up on Jimmy Kimmel and said “Anything bacon is good, am I right? The ‘dot, dot, dot’—it’s an open-ended statement, it’s not a question. It’s just however you want to take it.”
11. Worst – Cheryl Cole
Singer Cheryl Cole inked her body with possibly one of the biggest and most horrendous tattoos we at TheRichest have ever seen.
Cole has a great body, and her behind is without a doubt one of her best features, which is why it boggles us to think that she got such an extravagant tattoo in that area. Cole first showed the world this body art on social media and stated “Here is an in progress shot of a Tattoo I’ve been covering up and reworking. Really exited to show healed shots” when later asked about it, she said “It was really painful but I think I’m done with tattoos now. It wasn’t for any particular reason, I just liked the design. It took 15 hours in total.”
10. Best – Katy Perry
For any singer, being asked to perform the super bowl halftime show is a HUGE honor. Katy Perry was one of those artists lucky enough to grace that stage with her magical performance.
Katy Perry has a killer style and an incredible amount of talent, which is why she is such a huge success in the music industry Perry, who has quite a few tattoos wanted to get something symbolic of that monumental moment in her career and decided to get XLIX (symbolizing super bowl 49), tattooed on the inside of her finger.
The ink is simple, classy and meaningful which we at TheRichest love about it. This is the kind of ink that we know she will never regret getting. It was a pretty epic performance and it should be one that she holds close to her heart forever.
9. Worst – Ryan Cabrera
Ryan Cabrera is best known for two things, dating Ashlee Simpson years ago and being a one-hit-wonder. There was always something about Cabrera that was not really cool and after seeing his tattoo, it is confirmed that he is not cool.
The singer has a tattoo of Ryan Gosling on his leg. We at TheRichest thought that maybe he wanted to admire a Ryan that was more famous than him but apparently there is a story to this specific work of body art. “My friends like to play a game called tattoo roulette, we blindfold each other. ‘You get to pick a tattoo for me, and I get to pick a tattoo for you. And you don’t get to see it till they’re both done.”
8. Best – Harry Styles
Harry Styles is one of the celebrities with the most loyal fans in the world. His good looks, talent, and charming ways are reasons why so many people around the world are in love with him and why he has become such a renowned superstar.
Heartthrob Harry Styles, became even more loveable when he got a human heart tattooed on his arm. The singer was first spotted with the ink while strolling the streets of Los Angeles and his fans went crazy over it.
Styles, who is literally now wearing his heart on his sleeve has one of the coolest tattoos in Hollywood. His badass side mixed with his romantic side made for the perfect piece of body art and us at TheRichest are totally obsessed with it.
7. Worst – Steve-O
This “celebrities” rose to fame through doing stupid, life threatening shit on camera. That is why it is not surprising that his tattoo is as stupid as his career. Saying Steve-O, who is known as one of the boys from Jackass, is a little off would totally be an understatement.
Yes, that is right, Steve-O covered his entire back with a tattoo of himself. The reality star has a self-portrait on his back that reads “Yeah dude, I rock”. Although the tattoo is pretty funny, but it is also pretty stupid.
We at TheRichest could not make this list without this horribly ugly tattoo making the cut. Although we love Steve-O for what he is, we absolutely hate this tattoo. Honestly, whoever did it for him should be ashamed.
6. Best – Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin is one of the world’s newest “it” girls. Her insane good looks, superstar circle of friends and sick style are just a few reasons why she is one of the most popular ladies on the planet.
Haley Baldwin has tons of tiny tattoos that are all amazing, it is hard to pick the one we love the most. We love how each of her tattoos tells a story and has meaning to her, some of which speak to us more than others.
Celebrity tattoo artist Jon Boy who is based in New York City has done a few on Baldwin, however, our favorite is the one she got in June of 2016. The tattoo has the letters “P” and “R” on her left index finger and the letters “A” and “Y” on her right index finger, together spelling out the word pray.
5. Worst – Hayden Panettiere
I think everyone’s worse nightmare when getting a tattoo of words is that someone somehow is going to make a spelling mistake, which is exactly what happened to Hayden Panettiere. Although the actress had the tattoo removed, it was so bad that it is a necessity to mention it in this article.
Hayden Panettiere is an A-list actress who has made a name for herself in the world of movie stars. Not only is Panettiere a super hot mother, she is also super well known which is why when she got a tattoo that spelled out “live without regrets” in Italian the world took notice…and noticed it was spelled wrong.
Her tattoo may have claimed she lived without regrets, but clearly, she regretted going to see that tattoo artist. It is a good thing that it is possible to get it removed, however, rumor has it that it is more painful to take off than it is to put on.
4. Best – David Beckham
David Beckham is one of the sexiest men to have ever walked this planet, there is no denying that. The superstar soccer player is one of those men that is universally gorgeous.
What many people do not know about Beckham is that he has 40 tattoos, each of which has some sort of special meaning to him.
Our favorite, however, is the one on his hand that says 99. Beckham got this tattoo because 1999 was the year that he married the love of his life, Victoria Beckham. We at TheRichest think it is the sweetest and most romantic tattoo that he has.
3. Worst – Tom Arnold
The only thing worse than having an ex’s name tattooed on your body is having their face there.
In an attempt of saving his relationship with actress Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold got her face tattooed on his chest. He was doing what he thought was a romantic gesture, one of which he thought would save his marriage. ‘It’s a stupid thing. Arnold previously stated “In 1984 my wife and I Roseanne, she filed for divorce in April. On Valentine’s Day that year I said I’m going to save the marriage and got a twelve-hour tattoo of her face on my chest. Stupidest thing I ever did.”
2. Best – Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood is a super talented actress who has been in some incredible films like Thirteen, Across The Universe and The Wrestler. She began acting as a child and has found a lot of success in the industry.
Wood has a unique style and cool way about her. She has a lot of little tattoos around her body and although we love them all, we, of course, love one more than the others.
The actress has a tattoo that says “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream,” from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “A Dream Within a Dream.” This quote is placed right below her neck and the beautiful saying can be seen when she is walking the red carpet while sporting a fabulous up do.
1. Worst – Mike Tyson
I think many people would agree with us when we say that Mike Tyson has one of the worst tattoos ever. Granted, the tattoo itself is famous, but not because it is appealing to the eyes.
Tyson got the tattoo year ago and it has become in a sense part of him. A few years ago on April Fools day, Tyson took to Twitter to say “At the doctor’s office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful,” but it was just a joke.
Out of all the horrible celebrity tattoos, there is no doubt in our mind that this is the most painful to look at. Although we love Tyson for being so daring and badass, we think face tattoos are a little aggressive.