7 Celebrities with Visible Tattoos on the Red Carpet

Tattoos have become a way to express art for most people, including celebrities. Recently, we’ve also seen an increasing number of stars getting foot tattoos. But while these tats may look cool and edgy with casual clothes, they can be pretty awkward and out of place on a glamorous red carpet event.

Some celebs cover up their visible ink with non-revealing dresses and even makeup, but there are also those who show them off with backless frocks.

1. Christina Aguilera

At the 2006 MTV VMAs, Christina Aguilera wore a heavily embellished Versace gown with a plunging neckline and a very, very low back that revealed her Hebrew psalm lyric tattoo that means “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”

Christina Aguilera at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 31, 2006Christina Aguilera at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 31, 2006

Christina Aguilera exposing her Hebrew psalm lyric tattoo

2. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the most tattooed A-listers in Tinseltown, but she still looks so glamorous even with visible tattoos on the red carpet. Her beaded black Gucci gown at a private ‘Maleficent’ reception showed off several tattoos, including the 12-inch-long Bengal tiger on her lower back and a Buddhist Pali incantation on her left shoulder blade, which is said to be a protection script for her son Maddox.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a 'Maleficent' film event in Kensington Palace in London, England, on May 8, 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a 'Maleficent' film event in Kensington Palace in London, England, on May 8, 2014Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a ‘Maleficent’ film event in Kensington Palace in London, England, on May 8, 2014

Angelina Jolie is one of the most tattooed A-listers in Tinseltown

3. Lena Headey

Here’s one more actress with badass tattoos. Lena Headey’s strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress revealed her big back pieces — a lotus flower and a sparrow. All her tats are covered up when she plays the villainous Queen Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones’.

Lena Headey showing off her badass tattoos at the '300: Rise of an Empire' Hollywood premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2014Lena Headey at the ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Hollywood premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2014

Lena Headey showing off her lotus flower and sparrow tattoos

4. Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari is not just a tattoo lover; she also has a tatoo artist boyfriend. The petite beauty showed off her back piece in a very festive backless Tibi “Pirouette” party dress.

Mena Suvari at the premiere of 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 2, 2011Mena Suvari at the premiere of ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 2, 2011

Mena Suvari showing off her tattoo

5. Rita Ora

Brit pop star Rita Ora’s tattoos are mostly small ones and are not easily visible in photos. But at this year’s Brit Awards, her gorgeous yellow Prada gown revealed a big piece approximately 7–10 inches long inked on her right ribcage. The tattoo is an Alberto Vargas pinup girl named Rosetta.

Rita Ora at the 2014 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London, England, on February 19, 2014Rita Ora at the 2014 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London, England, on February 19, 2014

Rita Ora revealed a big piece approximately 7–10 inches long inked on her right ribcage

6. Megan Fox

Megan Fox’s sexy Kaufmanfranco gown revealed her back quote tat from King Lear, which says “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.” She also has another one on her side and a Marilyn Monroe face on her right arm.

Megan Fox in Kaufmanfranco at the UK premiere of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England, on June 15, 2009

Megan Fox in Kaufmanfranco at the UK premiere of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England, on June 15, 2009Megan Fox in Kaufmanfranco at the UK premiere of ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England, on June 15, 2009

Megan Fox showing off her back quote tat from King Lear

7. Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie’s angel wings back ink is one of the more popular celebrity tattoos that have been copied by many fans. The stylish star rocked a gorgeous Donna Karan Atelier velvet and sheer gown with a sexy back that showed her angel wings, along with two other small tats on the back of her neck.

Nicole Richie at the 2014 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on June 6, 2014Nicole Richie at the 2014 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on June 6, 2014

Nicole Richie showing off a sexy back that showed her angel wings, along with two other small tats on the back of her neck

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