Juan Ángel López wanted to have a memory of his late mom forever. 1
Jenni Rivera's youngest son got a huge portrait of her tattooed on his right shoulder. Juan was so young when his mother passed, and we're sure having his mom right on his arm is so special to him.
Demi Lovato honored her late great-grandmother on her forearm. 2
Demi lost her maternal great-grandmother in 2016 and she honored her with a gorgeous portrait in 2019. "This is for you Mimaw. You at 26 on my arm while I’m 26, and forever. I love you more," she captioned the pic on Instagram. "❤️ Thank you @_dr_woo_ for making her come back to life for me.. it’s stunning and the most meaningful tattoo I have ever gotten."
Kylie Jenner is keeping her little baby close. 3
The beauty mogul had her baby's name "Stormi" tattooed on her left arm! Her friend, Anastasia Karanikolaou, who goes by Stassi, also got Stormi's name on her arm, which might be a little bit strange if you ask us.
Actress Lauren London honored her longtime boyfriend, Nipsey Hussle. 5
After the rapper was gunned down in March 2019, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child got a portrait of his face tattooed on her arm in his memory. "Real Love Never Dies," she captioned the post. "When you see me, you will always see him."
Demi's finger tattoo is so cute! 6
Cardi B's love for her little sister is loud and clear on her arm. 7
She has Hennessy Carolina's first name tattooed on her bicep. It makes total sense because this duo will fight tooth and nail to protect each other against their enemies.
A breakup inspired this tattoo on Jessica Alba's wrist. 8
"It's lotus in Sanskrit," she told Stephen Colbert in 2016. "It means the manifestation of spiritual beauty. He was really anti-tattoos, and I felt like after I broke up with him, I found myself again."
Selena Gomez has an Arabic tattoo on her back that translates to a special message. 9
The reason why Gisele Bündchen got a star on her wrist will warm your heart. 11
"It's a shooting star, for my grandmother," Gisele said of the tattoo. "She died when I was young. When I first moved to New York, there were no stars in the sky, so to remind me of her I drew one on my wrist and kept it there for a month, and then had someone draw it in, which is why it's a little crooked."
Jenicka Lopez chose a Portuguese word to pay tribute to her deceased parents, Jenni Rivera and Juan Lopez. 12
"Saudade (Portuguese): the love that remains after someone is gone and cannot return," she captioned this image of her tattoo. "Mom and dad, this one is for you."
The Roman numerals on Becky G's spine have a family connection. 13
Christina Aguilera's neck tattoo is iconic. 14
It is of her famous nickname "Xtina." The singer started going by that moniker during her Stripped album era where she went for an edgier image.
Rihanna got a goddess tattooed on her chest in honor of her grandmother who passed away. 15
Rihanna's grandmother passed away in 2012 after losing her battle with cancer. "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart #1love," she wrote of the tattoo on social media.
Ariana Grande chose a special symbol to honor the victims of the terrorist attack that occurred at her concert in Manchester Arena in 2017. 16
She got a bumble bee, which has historical signifance for the city. Its factories were known as "beehives" going as far back as the Industrial Revolution and the bee has remained a symbol of their work ethic.
Angelina Jolie honored her children and Brad Pitt on her arm. 18
If you blink you might miss Kendall Jenner's sentimental white dot tattoo. 19
"To her, it's the little things that matter," celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy explained to Refinery29. "And the white color was because she didn’t want it to show with modeling and all that."
Beyoncé has three dots on her ring finger. 20
It is speculated that they represent her three children: Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi. She also had the Roman numeral four on the same finger since it is a special number for her and her husband, Jay-Z. They were both born on the fourth (Beyoncé on September 4 and Jay on December 4) and got married on April 4. That tattoo was recently transformed into a different symbol that presumably has more meaning to the couple.
Hardcore fans of actress Dania Ramirez will recognize the names tattooed on her foot. 21
Zoe Saldana made the ultimate commitment to her husband, Marco Perego. 22
She has a hidden tattoo of his face on her body! "We're those kind of people," Zoe said on The Late Late Show With James Corden. "Oh, come on, be happy for us. He's had my face on his arm, so it's only fair."
The meaning of Nicole Richie's tattoo on her wrist is so unexpected. 23
It says "virgin" but it has nothing to do with sex. "Now, I am a Virgo so when I was 16 I thought, 'Ooh I'm going to be different and I'm going to put virgin, because the Virgin is the sign for Virgo," she told E! News. She regrets getting that tattoo today.
This tattoo on Eva Longoria's neck lost its meaning over time. 25
She had the number nine tattoed on her neck in honor of her ex-husband Tony Parker. That was his number when he played on the San Antonio Spurs. The actress decided to get that ink (and other tattoos) lasered off after their divorce. She documented how painful the removal process is on social media. Think twice before you get a couple's tattoo.
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Pin these meaningful tattoos inspired by celebrities to your Pinterest boards as an idea for touching ink next time!