We’ve seen tattoos get pretty personal in recent years, and celebrities are the easiest way to gauge this popularity. No longer are famous faces getting standard angels, dolphins, flowers, and vague Asian lettering inked. There are a number of distinct aesthetic themes that celebs--and us ‘regular’ folks--have been following.
Lindsay Lohan, Rumer Willis and Hayden Panettiere have all had inspirational mantras inked on their bodies. Evan Rachel Wood and Angelina Jolie have quotations inspired by literature. Peaches and Pixie Geldof have tattoos of their relationship history and their mother’s signature, respectively.
Amy Winehouse, Sienna Miller and Kelly Osbourne all selected classic Sailor Jerry-style tattoos. And Scarlett Johannson opted to use bold strikes of color for her sunrise tattoo. Such extremely personal tattoos indicate that the art of permanent ink has transcended from an ostentatious display of rebellion to an incredibly personal artistic piece.