Celebrity Tattoos

Famous Faces Line Up to be Inked!

Being a celebrity with tattoos almost goes hand in hand in mainstream pop culture these days. Pop musicians such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and R'n'B artists such as 50 Cent and Eminem have all gone under the needle - some more than others. Check out below some of the biggest names in music and Hollywood bare some flesh and show off their tattoos.

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This surge in popularity of celebrity tattoos began in the 1960s. Lyle Tuttle the forefather of American tattooing tattooed Janis Joplin. Time was when tattoos were the preserve of those on the fringes of society but now it is not uncommon to see celebrity tattoos. Even super models such as Kate Moss and Sarah O'Hare strut around flashing their body art on the cover of glossy magazines or on the cat walk.

 

Actor Johnny Depp ranks as heavily tattooed for his caliber of talent and breadth of acting work. His tattooed arms are as often painted to be blank flesh as left with their own tattoos showing and incorporated into the character.

Historically musicians were renowned for getting tattoos. Good Charlotte and Green Day are an example where the band members have a well-developed collection of tattoos. Eminem also continues to add to his tattoo collection but some critics have claimed that it will inhibit him if he wants to play a bigger acting role. Eminem's tattoos are a combination of a style that is typical of Hip Hop and R&B artists such as 50 Cent and Nelly.