17 Tiny Celebrity Tattoos With Significant Meanings
Even the smallest tattoos can have a large amount of significance for everyday people and celebs alike. From marking an accomplishment to remembering a mantra, a little bit of ink can convey so much. Scroll on for some of Hollywood's most meaningful mini tatts.
Adele: She has the numbers 19 and 21 tattooed on her wrist as a reference to her first two albums. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Sarah Hyland: This hummingbird tattoo on the back of her neck represents the fact that hummingbirds "are little, but can travel great distances." (Photo via Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Ariana Grande: The singer's neck tattoo reads "mille tendresse," a French term of endearment that translates to "a thousand tendernesses." (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Ellie Goulding: Goulding's beautiful lotus flower ink can be spotted on her ribcage in addition to a Tibetan mantra "Om mani padme hum" on the inside of her wrist that invokes the attention and blessing of the embodiment of compassion in Buddhism. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Lady Gaga: Inspired by a Tony Bennett sketch, the trumpet on Gaga's inner arm has his birth name, Benedetto, written underneath. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Sasha Pieterse: To commemorate their experience on Pretty Little Liars, the cast got the first initial of their character's name tatted on their fingers. (Photo via Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Shay Mitchell: Here's Mitchell's version of the Pretty Little Liars inspired ink. (Photo via Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Demi Lovato: A lover of tattoos (she currently has about 20!), Lovato decked out her arm in a string of birds that she refers to as her "birdies." (Photo via Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Selena Gomez: If you look closely, you'll see the letter "G" tattooed on Gomez's neck, which is a tribute to her baby sister, Gracie. (Photo via David Livingston/Getty)
Cara Delevingne: Another fan of getting inked, Delevingne has the skeleton of a snake tattoed on her hand. The supermodel-turned-actress revealed, "At the end of it, it says feral because I think I am, and it's about reinvention, shedding of old new, new beginnings, new life." (Photo via Noam Galai/Getty)
Rihanna: "Never a failure, always a lesson," can be seen on the Fenty Beauty-founder's collarbone. She requested that the tattoo be inked backward so she can see it every time she looks at herself in the mirror. (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)
Hailey Baldwin: While in NYC, the model stopped into Bang Bang and opted for a tiny heart outline on the bottom of her ankle. Also while there, she got a tiny gun inked on the inside of her left-hand middle finger. She revealed on Instagram, "I don't know why I have this tattoo.. Just another story to tell." (Photo via Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Miley Cyrus: In 2017, Cyrus opted for a portrait of her Shetland sheepdog, Emu, on her arm right next to a tatt that says, "Love never dies". (Photo via Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty)
Jourdan Dunn: Dunn rocks a bit of ink on her upper arm of her name written in Arabic font. (Photo via Mark Milan/GC Images)
Paris Jackson: Look closely and you can spot the word "BAD" written on her hand in red ink, a tribute to her late father, Michael Jackson. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Bella Thorne: In March 2016, Thorne got a small heart outline on her chest. According to her Instagram, the tattoo represents "love, acceptance, and happiness." (Photo via Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Halsey: Though the singer has a number of tatts, she rocks a match tattoo on her forearm that coordinates with three of her fans. The match "is unlit" and "represents potential.. It can strike at any moment." (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
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