11 Models With Tattoos You Didn't Know About Thanks To Photoshop & The Tiny Ink Trend


Tattoos are everywhere in 2015. It seems like almost everyone has one tattoo or five, from moms to models. The unique thing about models with tattoos is that they tend to be at the mercy of crafty photo editors and talented makeup artists that work to hide any art that doesn't vibe with the mood of a shoot. Basically, there's a whole group of models with ink you've probably never even glimpsed.

You're likely well aware of Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn's tattoos; they flaunt them on almost a daily basis. However, did you know that oft-photographed supermodels like Gisele and Kate Moss also have tats? So do Victoria's Secret mainstays like Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima. I know. My jaw dropped too.

Since the very nature of their jobs is to show off their faces, skin, and bodies in mainstream campaigns and couture ads, models still need to be careful about how the size and placement of their inkings. Keeping tattoos manageable in size and easy to hide, to cover with makeup, or to be subjected to creative photo editing is paramount.

Check out 11 models you may be surprised to learn have tiny, peekapoo tattoos.

1. Chanel Iman

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The model has a hanger and her name tattooed on the back of neck, but she has lush, long locks, we rarely see it.

2. Kate Moss

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Kate the Great has a simple anchor on her wrist. A heavy duty concealer can cover that easily for a photo shoot.

3. Adriana Lima

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The Victoria's Secret stunner has legs for days, but did you ever notice her ankle tattoo? Me neither.

4. Gisele

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The Brazilian babe has a twin sister and a star tattoo on her wrist. Blink and you'll miss it.

5. Erin Wasson

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She has a script on the back of her arm and across her back, which is visible from the keyhole of her top.

6. Petra Nemcova

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She's out back counting stars, which live along her ankle and foot.

7. Jessica Stam

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Jessica Stam also has some foot ink not dissimilar to Nemcova's.

8. Anja Konstantinova

Lip tattoos don't last long and they are easy to hide. That's good news for a model like Russian-Aussie beauty Anja Konstantinova. Unless, of course, she pouts.

9. Hailey Baldwin

The model has a tiny "G" on behind her ear. It's a tribute to a little girl named Georgia who has a rare brain disorder.

10. Kendall Jenner

The Kardashian sister has a tiny white dot tattoo on her finger. It's totally hidden and hard to see. I am honestly not sure it even counts...

11. Alessandra Ambrosio

Since the model is often photographed in undies and bikinis, it's sorta hard to miss her lower back stamp, which is off to the side. Still, brands occasionally airbrush the ink away, so I'll give this to her.

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