No fear of needles here! 8 Celeb tattoos that had us talking

By admin
01 January 2014

It was nice to see Rihanna post a pic of her nails covered in the South African flag nail art. She posted the pic on Instagram ahead of her Diamonds World Tour performance in Johannesburg at the FNB Stadium. But what was attention grabbing about her pic, was the new tattoo she got on her hand after her recent visit to New Zealand. It’s such a bizarre tattoo but we know Riri is not the only celeb with a bizarre tattoo. So here is YOU’s list of bizarre celeb tattoos 2013.

We've always wondered how people can endure hours of inking, especially celebs are who seem addicted to getting themselves inked. We look at a few who made headlines this year thanks to their tattoos.

Rihanna recently got a traditional Polynesian tattoo on her right hand during her trip to New Zealand for her Diamonds World Tour. The Polynesian tattoo is tribute to the indigenous people of New Zealand.


The technique used for the tattoo looks extremely painful. The tattoo artist used a chisel, a mallet and ink pigment. In the video that was shot showing how the tattoo was done, Rihanna is shown looking away in pain and discomfort. The songbird already has more than 20 tattoos all over her body. Heaven knows how great a pain threshold she has!

Check out the video

Miley Cyrus has made headlines more for twerking than tattooing. Still, hope she isn't ticklish: her recent profile article in Rolling Stone Magazine inspired her to get inked under her feet.


British model Cara Delevingne got herself a tattoo of lion’s head on her right forefinger. It was her first tattoo and she opted for the lion design because, she says, “Lions rule!”

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Singer Cheryl Cole’s tattoo covers her entire bottom, lower back and top of her thighs. All we can say is ouch. The British popstar told her followers on her Twitter page that: “'I have personal meaning behind it but English roses are my favourite flowers.”


One Direction’s Liam Payne has unusual tattoo on his right arm. His tattoo is of arrows/chevrons. Some suggest the four arrows facing in One Direction (geddit?) represent Liam’s four band members.


Another One Direction band member with a rather bizarre tattoo is Louis Tomlinson. Louis has a, well, a teacup and saucer tattoo on his right arm. Some say Louis’s tattoo is reference to the lyrics of One Direction’s song, “Little things”. There is a line in the song that says “You can’t go to bed without a cup of tea”. #FortheloveofTea.


Justin Bieber has about 20 tattoos all over his body. In the middle of this year he got a tattoo of a knight figure and a castle surrounded by crashing wave on his left arm, completing his inked sleeve.


American model Amber Rose left us with a question mark when she stepped out with an inverted cross on her forehead earlier this year. People immediately accused her of been a Satanist. Amber, who is married to rapper Wiz Khalifa, defended her tattoo by tweeting: “An upside down cross is a St Peter’s cross… is not satanic. Look it up before u speak ignorance. Good Day.”



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