It should come as no surprise that fans of Britney Spears are a devoted bunch, and some are obsessed enough that getting a Britney Spears tattoo is a no-brainer for 'em. After all, Britney Jean Spears has been an American icon from the moment she showed up in a schoolgirl outfit and danced her way through the hallways of a high school singing "...Baby One More Time."
If you want to prove yourself to be the ultimate B. Spears fan, getting a tattoo might be a good place to start, but you'll definitely have some competition because plenty of people already have their own Britney Spears inspired ink. Although I don't know her personally, I have a feeling Spears would approve of these tributes. She does have about a dozen tattoos of her own, ranging from a butterfly on her lower back to a crucifix and a star on her hips.
From copies of Spears' own tattoos to impeccably executed portraits to song lyrics, there are plenty of tattoo designs you can get to show your love for B forever. Here are 19 examples, in a variety of sizes and inspired by the many different stages of her career, to get you started.
1. Anime Britney
"...Baby One More Time" is a classic pop song, and Spears' schoolgirl look from the video is unforgettable. But I didn't think it was possible for B's pink pom-pom pigtails to look any cuter until I saw this anime version.
2. Britney Spears' Signature
A classic tattoo homage to any celebrity is getting their autograph inked on your skin, and when your favorite celebrity has a signature as adorable as Spears', it's hard to resist.
3. "It's Britney Bitch"
2007 was a hard year for Spears and her fans, many of whom worried if her career would ever recover. But when Britney came out with "Gimme More" in October, you heard those three breathy words at the beginning and knew that everything was going to be OK in the end because it is Britney, bitch.
4. Classic Song Lyrics
This foot tattoo is a twofer. On the top are the opening lyrics from "...Baby One More Time" followed by some lyrics from the chorus of "If U Seek Amy" from 2008's Circus. It might not be the most faithful to the timeline of Spears' discography, but the love of B is obvious.
5. Femme Fatale Logo
Femme Fatale was Britney's seventh studio album, released in 2011, and houses the dance party-worthy bangers "Till The World Ends" and "Hold It Against Me." This tattoo is proof that you don't necessarily have to be a fan of Spears' earlier works to be a fan for life.
6. "Work Bitch!"
Do you want a hot body? A Bugatti? A Lamborghini? Well, this tattoo will always remind you to work hard and play hard.
7. Circus-Inspired Seal
With the top hat and canes and feather plumes, this is clearly a homage to Spears' Circus. But really, B is the ringmaster and we're all just the clowns in her whirlwind circus.
8. Britney Inspired Half Sleeve
This fan went all-in, getting a half sleeve inspired by Spears. There's half of her face, poking out from behind a rose, with music notes by the wrist, and Spears' signature up by the elbow. The lips are reminiscent of B's own lip tattoo on her right wrist, which shows that this fan really knows what's up.
9. "Stronger" Lyrics
"Stronger" is, in my humble opinion, the best dance track off of 2000's Oops... I Did It Again. It's hard to hear it and not feel empowered to take on the world, accompanied by a heavy techno beat, because you are stronger than yesterday, and this tattoo will never let you forget it.
10. Matching Tattoos
Spears got pink dice tattooed on the inside of her wrist as a complement to the blue dice on the inside of then-husband Kevin Federline's wrist. This fan got his own set of pink dice to match B, so I guess he's inadvertently matching K-Fed, too.
11. "Oops!... I Did It Again" Portrait
The music video for "Oops!... I Did It Again" was somewhat inexplicably set on Mars, featuring Spears in a now-iconic red latex jumpsuit and slicked-back pinup hairdo, paired with white frosted eyeshadow and pale pink glossy lips. This tattoo is a pretty perfect portrait of that look.
12. Britney Spears Pinup
Spears has been compared to Marilyn Monroe in the past, and in this tattoo, the similarities are undeniable. Who knew B would make a perfect pinup girl tattoo?
13. Traditional Tattoo Portrait
This tattoo is really traditionally styled and relatively simple, but it's still instantly recognizable as B. Spears. I love how stripped down she looks.
14. Britney Jean
This neon-inspired logo is from Britney's most recent album Britney Jean.
In the video for "Toxic," Britney plays a sexy stewardess who seduces a special agent in the tiny mile-high bathroom to get his secrets and then turns into a crime fighting superhero of her own.
16. Black And White Britney Portrait
The artistry of this greyscale tattoo portrait of a laughing Spears is amazing.
17. Britney Backpiece
It's not immediately obvious from this picture, but look in the mirror, because yes, that is a giant tattoo of Britney Spears on his back. The image is one from an OUT Magazine photoshoot from 2011.
18. Britney Fairy
If you ever read the liner notes of Oops... I Did It Again, you'll remember that Spears signed the end of the booklet with a signature that turned the "B" of her name into a fairy. For a while, that fairy was part of her signature, and the Spears fairy has become one of the most popular B-inspired tattoos out there (based on my Google searches and Instagram trolling).
19. Realistic Portrait With Real Britney Spears
If you're one of a lucky few, you too could get Britney Spears' face tattooed on your arm and then meet Britney Spears and have her pose next to the tattoo version of herself for the most meta Britney Spears inspired tattoo ever.
There you have it. Go forth and be stronger than yesterday in your own B. Spears ink.
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