How Many Tattoos Does Miley Cyrus Have? It's Hard To Keep Track

Recently Miley Cyrus paid tribute to her dog Floyd in a very permanent way. She and her "fwends" got tattoos to memorialize the pup who passed away in April. It seems like every other day there's a new story about the singer’s latest body ink. But how many tattoos does the 21-year-old actually have? More than two dozen! According to, Miley Cyrus has 25 tattoos. It all began when she got "just breathe" written on her ribs at age 17. At the time, she was still known as Disney’s innocent Hannah Montana, so this seemed super scandalous. But as we all know, she’s come a long way since then, and there have been a lot of tattoos along the way.

Doesn't it feel like just yesterday she got that huge dream catcher on her ribs? Let's not forget the crying cat on her inner lip. Oh, and what about beneath her feet? That's where she got "Rolling $tone" inked during an interview with the magazine. Some have obvious meanings (the word "karma" on her finger), but others are a bit ambiguous (roman numerals on her arm).

If you're already losing count, no worries! Here's a handy guide to all of Miley's tattoos (or at least the ones we know about) to help you keep track. Warning: By the time you finish reading, she may already have a new one to add to the list.

1. "Just Breathe"

In 2009, Miley got her first tattoo. Reportedly it was a tribute to a 9-year-old girl named Vanessa, who passed away from cystic fibrosis, a lung disease. She explained the placement is close to her heart, because that's where Vanessa will always be.

2. "Love"

Written on her ear, Miley's "love" tattoo is a reminder to only listen to love and tune out negativity. Fun fact: she got it around the same time she met Liam Hemsworth.

3. Heart

This is on her pinky finger! Her mom has a matching one, and reports say dad Billy Ray does, too. A family that gets tattoos together, stays together, right? Oh, wait...

4. Cross

Miley has a black cross on her righthand ring finger. It's most likely a sign of her Christian faith.

5. Dreamcatcher

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This gigantic dreamcatcher on her ribs made headlines in 2011. Many took it as a sign she was no longer the innocent Disney star they expected. Hey, she was just catching and chasing her dreams!

6. Peace Sign

Miley has a peace sign on her right middle finger. Interesting placement, huh?

7. Anchor

There's an anchor on Miley's wrist, which she got in May 2011. It's supposedly a symbol of safety and reminder to keep her feet on the ground.

8. "Karma"

Yet another finger tattoo! This one is pretty self explanatory.

9. Equal Sign

To show her support for equality, Miley got this tattoo on her ring finger and tweeted it with the caption: "All LOVE is equal." When fans questioned if supporting gay rights contradicted her religious beliefs, Miley had the perfect response, "Where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t."

10. Skull

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Turns out Miley isn't the only one with a skull on her foot — she and Liam Hemsworth have matching ones!

11. Om Symbol

She has a Hindu symbol on her wrist, which caused some controversy. Fans wondered if the symbol meant she was switching her religious beliefs. Relax, everybody! Maybe she's just really into yoga.

12. "Love Never Dies"

Slightly hard to see, but this quote is written in cursive on her inner arm.

13. Evil Eye

This little eyeball is called a Nazar and intended to ward off the "evil eye."

14. Roman Numeral

Apparently she made a mistake with this one. According to Perez Hilton, she later had it altered because the initial number "VIIXCI" didn't make sense. It's okay, Miley. Roman numerals can be confusing.

15. Teddy Roosevelt Quote

Miley must have paid attention in history class! She chose Roosevelt's quote, "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Once again, Liam has matching ink.

16. "BAD"

It's slightly hard to see because of the red ink, but this MJ inspired tattoo is on her finger.

17. Arrows

When Miley got this tattoo, the Daily Mail joked it looked like a tribute to The Hunger Games . Doubt it, but let's pretend that's true!

18. Da Vinci Heart

In March 2013, Kat Von D gave Miley a mini version of Da Vinci's heart sketch. If you're keeping track, this is her second heart tattoo. At least it's anatomically correct this time.

19. Tooth

This Twitter used guessed it was a tiger tooth. Since I'm not an animal dentist, I can't say for sure, but it definitely belongs to some type of cat.

20. & 21. Rolling $tone

Typically celebs go to restaurants for magazine cover interviews. But if you're Miley, that's too boring. She tattooed the bottom of her feet when interviewing with the mag.

22. Grandma

She posted this to Instagram with the caption, "because i am her favorite and she is mine." I wonder how the other Cyrus siblings feel about Miley being Mammie's fave.

23. Sad Kitty

Looks like Miley is the biggest emoji fan of all with this sad kitty on her inner lip. Why is it crying though?

24. Tongue

Yet another emoji tat! This one is on her finger. Based on her past history, the tongue out isn't surprising.

25. Floyd Memorial

And here it is, number 25. The heartfelt tribute to her dog Floyd.

With all those tattoos, maybe she's trying to follow in brother Trace's footsteps. It's only a matter of time before she looks like this, right?

Images: Getty Images, Miley Cyrus/Instagram