13 Celebrities Who Have More Tattoos Than You Thought, From Selena Gomez To Lauren Conrad

In my eyes, getting a tattoo is a pretty serious decision. It's a big deal to get something inked on your body. They are (usually) permanent markings, so it's ideal for a tattoo to have a significant meaning to its barer. This is why a lot of celebs show off their tattoos as badges of honor and get them in prominent locations on their bodies. On the other hand, there are some stars who prefer to have more intimate, secretive tattoos.

It's no surprise that some actors might prefer tattoos that can be easily covered up to play certain roles and, similarly, some models have small tattoos that can be hidden with makeup during photo shoots. A small, subtle tattoo is one thing, but there are some stars who have a bunch of tattoos that you probably never noticed. Who? Click through to find out!

Selena Gomez

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It might be unexpected, but Selena Gomez has a bunch of tattoos. She has a hip tattoo that says “God strengthens me.” She has the Roman Numerals “LXXVI,” or “76” on the back of her neck. It’s unclear what that number represents, but it might be in honor of her mother who was born in 1976. On the upper right side of her back, the singer has an Arabic tattoo that translates to which appears to the phrase “love yourself first.” Gomez also has a music note tattoo on her wrist.

Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts is an actress who needs to transform for roles, so I never, ever expected her to have any tattoos. Roberts told Ellen DeGeneres that she actually has a few tattoos. She has tattoos of her three children’s names and her husband Danny Moder’s initials. If she was able to keep these under wraps, I would not be surprised if the actress had even more secret tats.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele has way more tattoos than I ever thought. Even though she posts all those bikini photos on Instagram, there’s a lot more tattoos on her body than I ever realized. Michele said that she has 14 tattoos! She has music notes and inspirational quotes all over her body, just very discretely.

Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad is the sweetheart of reality television and the last person that I would ever suspect to be adorned with body art. Lauren Conrad got a tattoo of the letter “J” in honor of her former boyfriend Jason Wahler, but later had it changed to an “L”. She has a “sticks and stones” tattoo which I hope is a dig at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Conrad also has the numbers “13-5-22” inked on her foot.

Zoe Saldana

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Zoe Saldana confessed that she has “almost 10 hidden tattoos” and that she is “running out of private places” to put more. How did I never notice these? Among those 10 tattoos, Saldana has the word “heal” written in Hebrew under her right breast.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is another former Disney star who has some body art. The actress has a colorful butterfly tattoo on the back of her neck. She has a tattoo of the om symbol across both of her hands. “Om” is a mantra in religions like Hinduism which is said at the start of prayer. Hudgens also has the words “all you need is love” written across her foot.

Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham seems like a pretty conservative lady these days, but her body is full of tattoos. The former Spice Girl has tattoos on her back, neck, and wrist. Among those she has her husband David Beckham’s initials inked on her wrist. She also has Hebrew, Latin, and Roman Numerals written on her body.

Hilary Duff

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I love me some Hilary Duff. She just seems perfect to me. I just never realized that the former Disney darling has at least 15 tattoos. I could never picture Lizzie McGuire getting inked up.

Susan Sarandon

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A lot of Susan Sarandon’s tattoos are mother-child tattoos that she got with her own kids. She has all of their initials written on her spine. She also has a band of letters around her wrist that reads ”A New Dawn A New Day.” Sarandon once said, “You’re never too old for a tattoo.”

Miranda Lambert

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Country singer Miranda Lambert has multiple tattoos. On the inside of her left arm, she has two guns with angel wings behind them. She also has a pink heart tattoo that’s reminiscent of a dog’s paw. Lambert loves animals so much that she has the logo for MuttNation, her foundation that helps animal charities, tattooed on her foot.

Khloe Kardashian

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I feel like I’m always staring at Khloe Kardashian’s body in jealousy, yet I never noticed her tattoos. Kardashian has “I love you” written in her father’s handwriting on her lower back. She also has a cross with angel wings that have the word “Daddy” written above it to honor her father. She even got the initials “LO” tattooed in honor of Lamar Odom. That must be an awkward tattoo to stare at every day — especially for her on-again-off-again boyfriend French Montana.

Kelly Clarkson

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When did Kelly Clarkson get 13 tattoos? I seriously had no idea. On her right wrist alone, she has two separate pieces of body art. She has the words “Love them more” inscribed on her wrist because it was advice from her preacher growing up. The singer also has a tattoo on her left hand and a puzzle piece on her back.

Scarlett Johansson

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You might not have noticed, but Scarlett Johansson has amassed a collection of tattoos. She has the phrase “Lucky You” inscribed on her rib cage. The actress also has a tattoo that looks like a charm bracelet on her wrist as a tribute to New York City. On her forearm, she has sunrise over a body of water.