10 celebrity tattoos: why they got them and what they mean

Tattoos are the main trend of the season, or rather, they never go out of style at all. The drawings on the body have long ceased to indicate belonging to social groups, but their owners continue to put special meaning in them.

We will tell you what the tattoos on the body of famous actresses, singers and TV celebrities mean.

Angelina Jolie

Jolie's tattoo
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It is difficult to count the number of tattoos on Jolie’s body. Trying to improve relations with Brad Pitt, the actress got a Buddhist tattoo by a Thai monk – to return the family idyll. The most touching drawing on Jolie’s body is the coordinates of the birthplaces of her adopted and native children.

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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan's tattoo
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The British actress has a seagull tattoo on her right hand, but not a simple one, but a Chekhovian seagull. Mulligan got this tattoo after she played Nina Zarechnaya, the heroine of Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, in the theater in 2007. The actress admits that role in that play had a special meaning for her and now she is looking for the traits of Nina in each of her heroines.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone's tattoo
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After Emma Stone’s mother was cured of cancer, the actress decided to mark this important event with a special tattoo. She wanted the image to be associated with her mother’s favorite song – Blackbird by The Beatles. Stone found nothing better than writing a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to come up with a tattoo design. The musician did not think for long and, as a result, created tattoo design imaging blackbird’s footprints. Now it flaunts on the wrist of the actress.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson's tattoo
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The actress does not like to talk about her tattoos, believing that drawings on the body are a very intimate question. Nevertheless, she does not hesitate to demonstrate her “renovations”. One of the recent – a horseshoe drawn by the famous tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk, and the inscription “Lucky you”. However, this tattoo hardly needs deciphering – the horseshoe serves as a symbol of good luck in many cultures.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham's tattoo
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To decorate her body, Victoria Beckham chose a quote from Solomon’s Song of Songs. From Hebrew the inscription is translated as “I belong to my beloved, and my beloved – to me.” The exact same phrase is on the body of her husband – David Beckham.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston's tattoo
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In comparison with other celebrities, Aniston got her first tattoo late – at 42. The inscription “Norman” appeared on the inside of her leg near the foot. This is the name of her deceased Welsh Corgi dog, who has lived with the actress for 15 years. Aniston took the loss of a friend hard and decided to immortalize the memory of him on her body.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's Tattoo
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Lady Gaga is one of the celebrities who could compete with each other in the number of tattoos, and any new drawing on her body provokes conversations in the press. The singer says that each image for her marks a new period in her life. For example, Lady Gaga made a tattoo in the form of an evil mouse with a knife as a token of gratitude to her team of stylists who tour with her and arrange her crazy shows. At the same time, the media found out that the singer called her younger sister Natalie a mouse in childhood.

Adele

Adele's tattoo
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The modest letter “A” behind Adele’s right ear did not appear as a sign of self-love. The singer made this tattoo after the birth of her son Angelo. His name is also engraved on Adele’s right palm, and the word “paradise” flaunts on the left. According to the celebrity, this is what she feels every day after she has a baby.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba's tattoo
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Alba has a mysterious Sanskrit symbol on her wrist. Once during an interview, the actress admitted that the tattoo means “a manifesto of spiritual beauty.” She did it after she broke off a relationship with a man who was against drawings on the body, and then found herself again.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
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Before her marriage to her husband Jim Toth, Witherspoon was a convinced bachelor, in honor of which she even made a tattoo in the form of a small star in the lower abdomen. After marriage, the actress decided to capture the joy of living together – so two swallows appeared near the star. It is interesting that the image of this bird has a double meaning: on the one hand, it is a symbol of love and family life, and on the other, freedom and independence.