Art Tattoos

Dua Lipa


Dua Lipa has tattoos on both of her thumbs featuring dancing people from the works of graffiti artist Keith Haring. “My dancing thumbs! If I can’t afford an original Keith Haring piece (just yet 😜) I may aswell just keep it on me!” she wrote on her instagram.

She got the tattoos from her favorite artist Sean From Texas at Tattoo Mania Hollywood in July 2015 while filming a music video for her song “New Love.” A few quick glimpses of the tattoo session are shown in the video.

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose has a huge portrait of graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on her upper left arm, which she got from artist Jessica Mascitti Ellis at the New York City tattoo parlor East Side Ink in June 2014. She is a huge fan of Basquiat and previously tattooed his iconic crown logo on her chest.

Some fans noted a resemblance between the portrait’s whacky hairstyle and singer The Weeknd, so Ruby took to twitter to clear the air and encourage her followers to look up Basquiat’s art and the graffiti tag SAMO which he shared with fellow graffiti artist Al Diaz. “Although I love the @theweeknd no he is not tattooed on my arm. it’s Basquiat. SAMO! You’re missing out if you don’t about SAMO,” she tweeted.

Basquiat was one of the most prominent street artists of the 1970s and 1980s, but he died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. In tweet, Ruby wrote “So many people dont know Basquiat? You should watch one of the documentaries or read up beautiful soul, lost too young. My favorite Artist.”

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Miley Cyrus


In January 2016, Miley Cyrus got a tattoo of a cartoon dog on her upper right arm, just below her armpit.  The simple line drawing comes from the artwork of Ben Jones, whom Miley has collaborated with on a few occasions. He body painted Miley for a concealed-nude photoshoot with Paper Magazine and also designed sets for her Bangerz Tour. (more…)

Florence Welch


Florence Welch and tattoo artist Miso have matching “V” tattoos on the outsides of their pinkie fingers as a tribute to artist Vali Myers, who died in 2003. Miso did Florence’s tattoo for her in July 2015. Based on the photos, it seems like Miso already had her version of the tattoo a while before. (more…)

Emily Ratajkowski


Emily Ratajkowski’s first – and so far only – tattoo is on the back of her left ankle. “It’s a window, got it when I was 18. I always forget its there!” she tweeted.  It also symbolizes a feeling of home. Emily studied art at UCLA before dropping out to pursue her modeling career and the window shape is inspired by her own artistic collages.

    Melanie Martinez


    In May 2016, Melanie Martinez got this tattoo of a clock from artist Pancho Placas at High Seas Tattoo Parlor. It is inspired by the works of contemporary artist Mark Ryden, but Melanie added her own little bit of flair to the design.  She took the face of a wall clock from the 2000 painting The Butcher Bunny and put it on an old fashioned alarm clock. (more…)

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