Career Tattoos

Bea Miller


Bea Miller got this red square tattoo on her hand as a matching tattoo with three members of her crew: makeup artist and hairstylist April Bautista, social media manager Becky Sake, and digital marketer Kelley Fox.  The four sides of the square represent the four of them. “my team > urs” wrote Bea on instagram.

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Bella Hadid


Bella Hadid has a pair of tiny angel wings on the back of her right ankle which she got from artist Jon Boy in January 2017. The discreet inkings are her first known tattoos.

She has not spoken about the wings’ personal meaning, but we have a few guesses. Bella is a Victoria’s Secret Angel, so the tattoos could be in honor of her career as a model with the iconic lingerie brand.

She also calls her mom angel, too. Bella posted on twitter for her mother’s birthday “Today marks the day that our beautiful angel, my best friend and mother was brought into this world! Thank you for EVERYTHING!!!!!! Nobody loves you more than me.”

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Margot Robbie


Margot Robbie got two tattoos on her left foot during the filming of her movie Suicide Squad. One she gave herself and the the other was a swap with co-star Cara Delevingne.

She bought herself a tattoo gun on eBay and brought it to the movie set. A large group of cast and crew members took Margot up on her offer to get matching “SKWAD” tattoos, but Will Smith was among the few who declined. “I’m a grown-ass man,” he told ET. “Margot comes bounding into work with all of her 24-year-old glory, and it’s ‘Guys! Guys! I got a tattoo gun! I got a tattoo gun! We’re all getting tattoos!’ I was like, ‘No, we’re not.'” Although Will didn’t want a tattoo for himself, he ended up participating in the event by giving a tattoo to actor Joel Kinnamen.

He may have dodged a bullet. Most of Margot’s tattoos turned out ok, but she made a spelling mistake on her very first try, writing “SWAD” instead of the intended misspelling “SKWAD.” That unfortunate mistake is branded on the arm of an assistant Simon. Luckily she got all the rest of them right, including the “SKWAD” tattoo that she gave herself on the inside of her left foot. “When we were shooting Suicide Squad we all got Skwad tattoos,” she revealed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I gave myself a tattoo on my foot.”

Margot and Cara Delevingne also decided to give each other smiley faces on the bottom of their toes, which they dubbed “toemojis.” Margot gave Cara smileys on all five toes and Cara gave Margot one tattoo on the underside of her big toe. The x’s for eyes and sticking out tongue make it resemble the iconic logo of grunge rock band Nirvana.

“We did toe-mojis, we were calling them, where we’d tattoo the bottom of our toes with, like, little faces,” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “But the thing about tattooing the bottom of your toes is that it rubs off after a while, so we have to keep redoing them.”

Now that her tattoo talents have become known, friends have started asking her for commemorative ink. “At first I had to really beg people. And then it became a thing and people ask me now. They’re like ‘Oh I’ll get one. Yeah, that’d be funny,'” she told Colbert. At least two friends at Margot’s wedding to actor Tom Ackerley received roman numeral “XIX” (19) tattoos as a tribute to the date of the December 19th 2016 event.

She also tattooed some friends for her own birthday back in July 2016, when her tattoo gun was still new. “On my birthday, my friends were like ‘what do you want for your birthday?’ I was like ‘I just want to do more tattoos.’ When I had just started. So I tattooed a little girl holding a balloon.” She drew Jimmy Fallon a sketch of the design and even he had to admit it was pretty damn cute!

All in all, she’s given out around 50 tattoos. “I’m getting worse!” she joked “I remember my first couple I was like ‘I’m really impressed with myself’ but it’s gone downhill since then.”

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose got this “MTV” knuckle tattoo to commemorate the time that she spent as an MTV VJ in her native Australia. She began working for the network after winning a nationwide search for a new host in 2007. The blue ink letters are placed on her middle knuckles, below the larger “Just Love” knuckle tattoo.

She has expressed her gratitude towards MTV in a few tweets. “Forever indebted to those who believe in me and I will never take that for granted. From my family to MTV to everyone I’ve met till now,” she wrote. “Feeling blessed, never thought I would see the day I’d be working for MTV, In NY for FW AND an agency like NEXT believes so much in me.”

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Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose has a tattoo along her right collarbone which says “Maybe she’s born with it” to commemorate her modeling work with cosmetics brand Maybelline New York, whose advertising slogan is “Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.”

Ruby has been the face of Maybelline cosmetics in her native Australia since 2010. She has commended the brand for selecting a tattooed and androgynous person like herself to be the face of a traditionally feminine brand. “4 years ago @maybelline @mnyau took a big risk and chose a tattooed rock chick to be the face of their iconic brand,” she wrote on her instagram when she got the tattoo done in March 2014.

But the biggest reason she was so compelled to get the tattoo is that the brand supported her even when she was going through personal turmoil. “I really just wanted to remind myself that a brand like Maybelline – an internationally known brand, stands by me when I don’t believe in myself,” she revealed in an interview with The Carousel. “With my depression, when I went into rehab and took time off work and they were like ‘No, we want you to be healthy, you’re a human being,’ and that’s actually a big thing for a brand to do, surprisingly.”

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Ash Costello


Ash Costello has a tattoo on her right forearm of the tally mark logo from her band New Years Days’ October 2015 album Malevolence. All of the band members and crew have their own versions of this tattoo on different body parts. Rather than having the design in red, as it appears on the album, they opted for black ink with a red outline so that it stands out more. The album artwork was designed by graphic artist Eve Saint Raven.

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