Protection Tattoos


Wolftyla has a tattoo on her back of the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.  In October 2016 she began the process of laser tattoo removal at Erase Spa in New York City to get rid of this tattoo. “Saying goodbye to old memories …. getting this tattoo removed today.  Can’t wait to show you the end results,” she wrote in a Snapchat post. (more…)

    Ariel Winter

    Ariel Winter has a tiger tattoo on her upper back which she got in July 2016 from Dr Woo, who used a single needle technique to create the fine lines. The tiger is a symbol of protection: “I have a tiger on my back because I’ve always felt like I’ve been a protector for other people, and I’ve always had these amazing protectors in my life,” she told ET.



    Asia Argento

    Asia Argento has a large angel tattoo on her abdomen.  This decades-old tattoo was first seen on a magazine cover in 1996.  Due to its age, she had the tattoo redone by her favorite artist Marco Manzo in December 2013. “Angel is coming back with vengeance and proteçao. Getting it tattooed again by @marcomanzotattoo where it belongs since 21 years, tomorrow,” she wrote.

    The angel is a symbol of protection and it sits next to a scar from hernia surgery.  At the bottom of the tattoo is a banner with the word “Proteçao” which means “Protection” in Portuguese.


    Genesis Rodriguez

    The tattoo on Génesis Rodríguez’s is a hamsa, a hand-shaped amulet which is though to protect against the evil eye. Hamsas are common throughout the Middle East but hers has Israeli imagery with a Star of David (Jewish star) and the hebrew word chai (חַי‎) which means “life.” Génesis is not Jewish but was inspired by a trip that she took to Israel to film a TV show.

    Neon Hitch

    Neon Hitch has “Gypsy” tattooed on her wrist as a symbol of pride in her Romani heritage. Though gypsies are often looked upon with hatred, Neon is proud of her culture and says “I’m trying to stand up for my community and prove we’re not all bad.”

    Neon has added onto the tattoo multiple times. It started out with just the word “Gypsy.” Then she added shapes in red-brown ink including an Eye of Horus which is an Egyptian symbol of protection. In October 2012 she had the symbols drawn over in black ink and altered some of the shapes, transforming the circle and square into spirals. She also added an outline around the whole tattoo at this time. The most recent addition was in September 2013, at the same that she got the swirl tattoo on her hand. She put a row of tiny swirls above the Gypsy tattoo to tie together both inkings.