Pet Tattoos

Miley Cyrus


Miley Cyrus got a tattoo of a fish on her upper arm from artist Dr Woo in February 2015.  It is a tribute to Miley’s pet blowfish who passed away. She has a history of commemorating her pets through both her music and tattoos. She wrote a song “Pablow the Blowfish” for her digital album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz which was released in August 2015, a few months after the tattoo.

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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…)

Miley Cyrus


Miley Cyrus has a tattoo on the back side of her forearm that says “LEETLE” — a slangy misspelling of “Little.” We’re not certain who or what this tattoo refers to, as Miley has called two different dogs her “leetle gal” in social media posts. We do know that Miley’s friend Katy Weaver has a matching tattoo in the same spot.

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Kirstin Maldonado


Kirstin Maldonado got her sixth tattoo on her right forearm in August 2016. She made a special trip from Los Angeles to New York just to get tattooed by artist Stefano Alcantara during the United Ink expo.  “In 2012 I swore I’d never get my first big(ger) tattoo/art if it wasn’t @stefanoalcantara !!! SO HAPPYYY 💕💕” she wrote on her instagram.

Though it looks like a wolf, it is actually her dog Olaf, who is a husky.  He was named after the snowman in Frozen and has his own instagram account with hundreds of photos. Olaf is white with blue eyes, and the tattoo is done all in black and white inks except for the blue ink in his eyes.

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Demi Lovato


In September 2015, Demi Lovato got this writing tattoo on the inside of her left foot which is very faint in all photos. It says “Buddy was here” in memory of her dog Buddy who was killed by a coyote in her own backyard. The font was specifically chosen to look like a child’s handwriting and the letter “h” is written backwards. Demi has also created t-shirts with the same design which she sold during the Future Now Tour and in her online merch store.

Buddy, a maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle cross-breed) puppy, was a Christmas gift from Demi’s then-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in December 2014. Though she had Buddy for than a year, the adorable pup garnered a following of over 300,000 fans on his instagram page. She first announced his death in Twitter post on July 28, 2015:

“We are absolutely heartbroken to be writing this but Wilmer and I are devastated to inform you that we lost our little angel Buddy last Sunday. He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident and though I will never know why this had to happen, I do know that God only puts us through situations that we can handle so with that, together we our staying strong. We have incredible people around us and so much love and support which is holding us up in this time of need. Buddy was loved by so many people and as small as he was, he made a huge impact in our lives. He truly was human in a way and we were so blessed to have him in our lives…We will never forget our baby boy Buddy and his gentle loving spirit will live on in our hearts forever. RIP my tiniest little nightingale, Buddy…”

A few days later, she wrote on instagram “This has been the most painful week of my life but because Wilmer and I had so much love and support, I’ve been able to stay strong and will continue to get through this difficult time.”

Demi Lovato got a new dog named Batman in August 2015, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten about Buddy. “Nothing will EVER replace my little lion heart @DemisBuddy… ever ever ever… but sometimes God puts new little souls in our lives,” she tweeted. On the one year anniversary of his death, she tweeted “RIP to my baby boy Buddy. You will forever be my baby angel. I miss you so much.. Wish Batman could’ve met his big brother. 🙏🏼💔”
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