The journey toward self-expression is one that can be shared by all, but the means in which this is finally obtained can vary greatly depending on the sort of person you are on the inside. While some dye their hair crazy colors, others act out, well, some get tattoos as a way to show who they are to the world in a creative yet personal and permanent fashion.
When it comes to an act of this nature, there are no worries about who you are in regards to the rest of the universe because this is for you and you alone. So, in this case, celebrities have as much of a right to do it than anyone else and they typically don't care what anyone else has to say about it.
Given, sometimes there are clauses in their contracts between themselves and their agents stating that they can't get this or that done, but that hasn't stopped a celebrity from doing it anyway in the past and, well, the future will be no different. A sense of rebellion is inherent in us all and even the sexiest of us have the urge to do something crazy every once in a while. On that note, feast your eyes on the hottest women who have gained fortune and fame and their even sexier body art!
20. Kaley Cuoco - Moth
Sure, a moth may not typically be viewed as the sexiest insect alive, or most likeable one for that matter, but the way that the wings compliment her lovely shoulders is quite alluring despite all odds. Having chosen her tattoo choice due to the expansive wingspan to cover up the Roman numerals that were there prior which were commemorating her marriage, she explained that the only reason why she chose it was because it was large enough to hide her past mistakes. This being said, it looks fantastic nonetheless. 2016 is the year of change for Cuoco and here's to hoping that it will bring nothing but better things her way.
19. Leigh-Anne Pinnock - Butterflies with Music Notes
Leigh-Anne Pinnock may have gotten her fame thanks to the UK's The X-Factor but she has since joined the group Little Mix and they have been gracing the stage since. Again, she may not have the hottest tattoo ever but there's something about the way that the soft lines flow against the lines of her right shoulder blade that makes it irresistible, especially from behind. There's no denying this singer's sex appeal, no matter the angle, but her ink just adds that little bit of something extra that wasn't there before. Besides, at least there's a solid meaning behind it — it commemorates her growing music career, and it's extremely seductive, too!
18. Jenny McCarthy - Rose
While Jenny McCarthy may have been 40 years old when she got this intricate rose design on her foot, it looks absolutely stunning and she's so happy whenever she gets the opportunity to show it off. Using the Super Bowl blackout to her advantage back in 2013, she decided to go to the tattoo parlour and get an extremely detailed rose with vines that had just enough of an artistic touch not to make it corny. While it may have been extremely painful to get, this Playboy model turned actress took it in stride and was even seen wearing heels the next day!
17. Evan Rachel Wood - Black Diamond
Evan Rachel Wood may be known as one of today's most talented actresses for her roles in films like Across the Universe and The Wrestler, but that doesn't mean that she's afraid of expressing herself in ink either. Having a total of nine tattoos, her wonderful body is like a canvas just waiting to be explored and she looks hot doing it. As far as her black diamond tattoo on her right ankle is concerned, it acts as a marker of how much Pink Floyd's song "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" has inspired her as well as a nod to her past since everyone was calling her a Crazy Diamond when she was a teenager. Pretty cool, huh?
16. Helen Flanagan - Marilyn Monroe
There is no denying that Helen Flanagan has gone a long way since she started her acting career in the early 2000's and her beauty has done nothing but evolve since. This blonde-haired, blue eyed beauty is not afraid to go against her upbringing and express who she truly is in whatever way she sees fit. This being said, she has been seen posing in nothing but lingerie and got a tattoo that made her mother cry for a week: a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on her forearm. By paying tribute to the original blonde bombshell in a classy and understated way, the black and white figure compliments even her most fancy dresses all while amplifying her sexiness tenfold.
15. Lily Collins - Love, Always and Forever
Lily Collins may have a famous father but the way that she handles herself is all her own. Through the exploration of who she is as a person, her style is in a constant state of flux but that doesn't mean that she is unable to hold onto those things that she holds near and dear to her heart. The tattoo that she has on the back of her neck is one of those examples. Dedicated to her long term relationship with fellow actor Jamie Campbell Bower, she decided to get a delicate and feminine tattoo on the back of her neck that reads: Love, always and forever in handwriting. While it may not be the most extreme piece of art that you ever feasted your eyes on, its subtlety is what makes it so sexy. Sometimes it's the smallest things that make a difference and that's exactly what happened here.
14. Lily Collins - A Rose with a Quote
Yes, two Lily Collins tats in a row but this is the last one, don't worry about it. There is something extra special about this particular foot tattoo though not only because of its placement but artistry. While it may only be black and white, the amount of detail that lies within it is astounding. In addition, the meaning behind it is twofold: she got an English rose because of where she is from and the state that the flower is in demonstrates that she is not only delicate due to the one pedal that is falling but strong as well. By using the quote "The nature of this flower is to bloom" she is also saying that she is always growing and blooming into who she will eventually become which is great for this British beauty.
13. Demi Lovato - Roman Numerals
Demi Lovato seems to be getting more and more tattoos every year but the one on the side of her rib cage is one close to her heart considering that it symbolizes some of the most important people in her life: her family. While the placement may not have been ideal for such a sweet sentiment, it sure is a hot one. By having the ink that close to her breast means that this young star will have to show some serious skin to have the tattoo visible and, considering her beauty, the world shouldn't be complaining. So, what will be next for this incredibly hot singer? Who knows.
12. Scarlett Johansson - Charm Bracelet
There is no denying how attractive Scarlett Johansson is both inside and out and this coy addition to her already luscious body makes her that much sexier. Who knew that was even possible? As if her arms and hips weren't getting enough attention, now there is a thin black charm bracelet replica gracing her wrist and her hand in the slightest fashion which means that every time you look at her your eyes will get drawn in and stare. Sure, the mini-charm on it reads "I [heart] New York" but that's more for her own personal sentiment and willingness to keep a part of who she is visible at all times. If anything, now her charm bracelet just gives us all one more excuse to gawk at one of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood.
11. Demi Lovato - Rose
While there may be a fair amount of drama revolving around how the rose was a coverup for a bad decision this pop star made while she was drunk, the final result was worth the wait. Sure, there may not be a huge amount of detail in it except for the shading but the size perfectly complements Demi Lovato's slender but fit arms. The beauty shown in the ink compliments the complexity paired with undeniable beauty that radiates from every part of her being and flows too nicely not to be noticed out of the corner of your eye. All in all, this super-feminine rose is too perfect for someone like Demi since she is typically viewed as super sweet but has a little bit of an edgy side when she wants to, just like the flower of romance and rock n' roll.
10. Audrina Patridge - Apple, Heart and Snake
Tattoos are all about originality and, as a result, putting your own spin on absolutely anything because, let's face it, it's your body and you should be happy with whatever it represents. If nothing else, the creativity of Audrina Patridge's 'Adam and Eve' tattoo deserves an award! By melding an anatomical rendition of the human heart together with half of a red apple and having it all surrounded by a green and blue snake, she has found a way to sum of the story and fit it on the back of her neck! While she never needed another reason to be stared at, this wonderful splash of colour brings attention to her long and slender neck, and wonderful upper body in a unique and wonderful way.
9. Ariana Grande - Mille Tendresse
This diehard Audrey Hepburn fan couldn't help but want to carry a small piece of her all-time favorite movie Breakfast at Tiffany's with her whatever she went. Because of this, she opted to get a small but eye-catching tattoo on her neck that reads mille tendresse which means a thousand tendernesses when translated. If you weren't able to put two and two together just yet, yes, it's a quote from the aforementioned movie. Considering Ariana's small stature, it makes sense that she wouldn't opt for a huge tattoo and, if anything, at least it's something close to her heart that you can look at when you're behind her with her hair back in some shape of form.
8. Demi Lovato - Birds
After everything that Demi Lovato has gone through on an emotional scale, the 12 birds that have found their permanent home on her arm seen totally fitting. Crafted by the marvellous Kat Von D these birds of flight represent freedom and she deserves nothing but. However, all this mushy stuff aside, the way that they flow along her arm is absolutely wonderful! On top of that, when she poses for pictures and has that arm up and either holds her head with it or it's just flying free it draws all of your attention inward and even acts as a frame for her gorgeous face. If not that, it guides your eye to the rest of her fantastic body and frees your mind, thus allowing it to wander wherever it likes.
7. Heidi Klum - Seal with Three Stars
Heidi Klum's daring to be different makes this model even sexier than she already is but, sadly, the whole of her tattoo will not be around for very much longer. Having gotten it to celebrate the fourth year of marriage with music superstar Seal, she is now in the process of getting it removed since the couple have since separated. That's a shame though considering that the abstract nature and placement of it brought all eyes downward and you could rightfully stare at her lower torso and simply blame it on trying to figure out her ink. This being said, the three stars with her children's initials in it will remain since they are the stars in her life. However, she still looks as sexy as ever and here's to hoping that it will stay that way!
6. Ellie Goulding - Lotus
Ellie Goulding can do more than just sing. She is a highly spiritual person and this has directly influenced the sort of tattoos that she has gotten. Back in 2014, she got what can only be described as a completely intricate and beautiful lotus flower design on her rib cage that is so different that it's incredible. The mixture between the dots and the stripes as well as the thin lines that dance along the outside of the flower... it's hard not to start rambling about how stunning it is! It can only be assumed that she got in in her search for truth due to her caption on Instagram when revealing her newest piece of art but nothing can be said for sure. Either way, it's a beautiful representation of a wonderful person inside and out.
5. Lady Gaga - Roses
Lady Gaga's cluster of roses located on the left side of her lower back and waist may not be as eccentric as she is but it's just as sexy because of it's curves and attention to detail. The grandeur of them as well as how they intertwine with one another makes it visible from even the furthest distance and draws you in for a closer look which is fantastic considering its placement. Besides, when it's designed by Kat Von D, it's got to be good. While the reason behind why she chose that specific flower may be unknown to the general public, its balance between being sexy and elegant is unlike any other and perfectly mirrors Lady Gaga's evolution as not only an artist but as a woman.
4. Rihanna - Never a failure, always a lesson (backwards)
Sure, Rihanna has many tattoos sprawled across various parts of her body and her collar bone is no different, at least in practice. With the mirror writing flowing under her wonderfully shaped collar bone and shoulder area, the simplistic grey mirror writing is simple yet striking because, let's face it, how often do you see words written backwards on someone? However, this being said, never a failure, always a lesson is something that this singer basically lives by and this will be something that she will be reminded of each and every single day. It is always nice to add a something special to your body, especially when there is meaning behind it, and with her soft yet striking features there was no better way to draw attention to herself than through this delicate touch.
3. Cara Delevingne - Breathe Deep
Again, sometimes subtlety is key and Cara Delevingne, with the help of celebrity tattoo artist BangBang, achieved it. While its meaning may not be embedded deep within the layers of ink, sometimes everyone needs to be reminded to take a deep breath and let everything just flow. When you pair this simple message with the white ink that it's written in, making it a little more artistic and unique, Cara Delevingne's strength is complimented by the girly nature of her ink. We all know that this actress is a blonde bombshell but she's human just like the rest of us and, in turn, expresses herself freely... no matter what her agency says.
2. Cheryl Cole - Entwined Roses
There may be a lot of controversy about Cheryl Cole's huge rose tattoo that spans from her back down to her upper-thigh but that doesn't mean that it's not sexy. There's something about how bold and dedicated to the job that took over fourteen hours to complete that deserves major kudos in every respect. Besides, the simple fact that she is proud of what she has done and doesn't care what other people think about it is quite hot in and of itself and her body is definitely worth the attention. Tattoos are a form of self-expression so who are we to say that it looks bad? What do you think?
1 1. Rita Ora - Pinup Girl
The sexual nature in Rita Ora's pinup girl tattoo on her rib cage is just about as in your face as her beauty. The amount of detail that is present within BangBang's wonderful piece of art is mind blowing and is a true testament to his talents not only as a tattoo artist but means to allow people to express themselves. Besides, the simple fact that it's located close to her breast seems like the perfect place to put this tattoo based on the famous illustrator Alberto Vargas back in the 1930s considering that she, too, is clutching her breast and just taking life in. Apparently it's all about trying to understand the opposite sex but it's hard to really take that into consideration since your mind immediately goes off elsewhere.