The 15 Male and Female Celebrities with Their Favorite Tattoos

Tattoos have had a rich and colorful history in western popular culture for the better part of two centuries and nowhere is this better illustrated than by the rather extraordinary number of historical figures and modern day celebrities who have sported or currently have body art. Part of being a celebrity is having every detail of your life opened up to the attention of the public.

With the rise in popularity of body art, and the lessening of the stigmatic perception of things like tattoos and piercings, those who enjoy celebrity watching now scrutinize every little inking and puncture of their favorite stars. The first Western celebrities to make tattoos fashionable were the British upper class in the late 1800s. Family crests and other small signets were popular on forearms.