A tattoo is one of the most personal forms of art. It can used for self-expression, a tribute to a loved one, a source of inspiration, a reminder of a certain event, among many other meanings. So, despite the pain of actually getting one plus the negative stigma that some people still hold, these celebrities dared to get inked!
Tattoos aren’t just tickets to looking cool. In the case of Maxene Magalona, her first body art is a tribute to her late dad Master Rapper Francis M. Inked on her wrist are the words le fille a papa, the French translation for “Daddy’s Girl.” Her father’s nickname is France, thus the choice of language. Apart from that, Maxene has three more tattoos – a Hello Kitty bow on the right wrist, an inspirational quote on the hip, and a tiara on the nape which symbolizes her being Daddy’s princess.
Heaven Peralejo’s tattoo has a sweet and inspiring story behind. She has a matching pair of swallows with her mom, Luanne. It symbolizes their love for traveling, of holding each other’s hands as they get happily lost in unfamiliar places.
Angelica Panganiban gifted herself with tattoos on her 31st birthday in 2017. She has a lily of the valley which is known as “the one that only blooms in darkness.” A halo and a pair of angel wings decorate “11.4.86” which is her birthday.
Speaking of significant events, Yeng Constantino has a tattoo of the date of her wedding anniversary in roman numerals. She also gifted herself in 2015 with a feather on the back of her neck.
Badass women like Nadine Lustre and Sue Ramirez remind us that a female body is limitless. It can be the canvass to artistic expressions – from dainty to bold. They both share the same love for flowers and symbolism. Nadine has a lotus tats and Japanese script on opposite biceps while Sue has the evil eye and lyrics from the original soundtrack of her movie “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi.”
Other female celebs went for something more subtle like Anne Curtis’ “dream” tattoo written in script in the shape of a cross as well as a pink heart. She had both art pieces done during separate trips to South Korea.
Many fans might not know but Jodi Sta. Maria got inked in 2010. On her left ankle is a phrase from Greek philosopher Socrates, “Know Thyself.”
After a close encounter with a whale shark during a vacation trip, Jessy Mendiola decided to transform her mermaid tattoo into the said underwater creature. She added the image of a woman swimming beside it, reminiscent of her unforgettable experience.
Whose celebrity tattoo do you like most?