Previously, there are few artists who display their tattoos.
Majority of the celebrity tattoos were usually seen on rock stars that need to disregard the convention.
Janis Joplin was the first to have a tattoo openly and she had a tattoo around her wrist with a flowery design while Ozzy Osbourne has a bigger choice of design like faces, bats, and even his own name that is printed on his own fingers.
In the following years the tattoos had a bigger following already as more celebrity stars display their preferred body art.
The celebrity tattoos may be viewed in movie theaters, print and on the playing fields.
Two known tattoo buffs are David Beckham and Angelina Jolie.
The latter bears many tattoos like a quote of Tennessee Williams on her left arm, an incantation of Buddhist Pali written on her shoulder, and a Bengal tiger found on her lower back, among others.
David Beckham flaunts a whole excess of tattoo art with good meaning.
Some tattoos display art pieces and scripts intended to symbolize his wife and children.
There are also some kanji script, Roman numerals, crosses and angels in his tattoos.
The more famous celebrity tattoos have religious or some mystical implications.
These tattoos usually present religious writing quotes often in the native language of the script and even signs like enso or circle of enlightenment, Aum or symbols of Shield of David.
There are many celebrities who like to show their passions through tattoos.
Such passions may be about their particular art or their own passion of those they loved.
With more stars having tattoos, it is now very common to see people having celebrity tattoos.
The designs range from the precise replicas of the tattoo of a favorite star to the image of a well loved artist.
The portraits are from modern to classical artists.
Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the well-known classical artists, was used as a celebrity tattoo because his music served as an inspiration to many and also because of his determined expression and passionate stance he became one of the most well-known archetypal figure.
A modern example would be Madonna.
There were many tattoo portraits of this artist which presented her in her previous embodiment with the heavy makeup, teased hair and dressed in clothes that were revealing.
She is often exhibited in front of a microphone or even relaxing in bed with her arm covered with lace behind her head.
The tattoos have no way of showing that it will go away whether you definitely agree with body art or not.
Such symbols increased from the unknown and have been planted in the modern day culture.