Remember the old stigma that fashion models can't have tattoos? Well, not any more. With models like Cara Delevingne rocking their ink, tattoos are becoming more and more acceptable for models. In fact, there are many high-fashion supermodels that you would never guess have tattoos. Whether they like to keep them covered or are just out of sight, there are plenty of supermodels who are inked, from head to toe.
It's actually very refreshing to discover that these models have tattoos. In my opinion, it makes them more relatable to those in the non-fashion world. Tattoos can be deeply personal, so it's great to see women in the world of all things haute couture make such a bold statement. Who doesn't love to see a badass woman rocking her ink? Models no longer need to be a blank slate for anyone. What's great about many of these tattoos is how they can function for the model. Whether it's in an area that will be covered by clothes or out in the open, these tattoos are fierce and very representative of the owner.
Wondering which supermodels are inked? Here are a few high-fashion models that you may not have known have tattoos.
1. Chanel Iman
Chanel considers herself a "walking hanger." Get it? Because she's a model. This chic neck tattoo is very cool, yet often hidden by her long hair.
2. Kate Moss
Kate Moss has a tiny anchor on her wrist, two birds on her lower back, and a sun and moon on her feet. Not only is she the queen of the catwalk, but she is also the queen of tiny tattoos, as well.
3. Gisele Bundchen
Mrs. Tom Brady sports a star outline on her wrist.
4. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is one of the models that I always forget has a tattoo. Even though she is in the process of getting the swirled letters (symbolic of her ex-husband, Seal) removed, she is keeping the four stars that represent her children.
5. Bambi Northwood-Blyth
Bambi Northwood-Blyth is absolute stunner. Not to mention that she has one of the world's cutest tattoos.
6. Alessandra Ambrosio
This Victoria's Secret model has a back tattoo that she rarely shows off in photos. The tattoo is reportedly a small cat sitting on a crescent moon with a tiny, dangling star.
7. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima has a tribal swirled art piece on her foot, as well as a tiny star. This tattoo looks completely badass with heels.
8. Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prisloo has a series of circles that run from her neck to the top of her spine. It's modern, chic, and tasteful just like her!
9. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has three tattoos that you never seem to notice. She has a small heart outline on her wrist, a hummingbird on the other, and a star on her foot.
10. Lily Cole
This redheaded stunner has one of the coolest foot tattoos. Inspired by The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the side of her foot reads "Ut Apes Geometriam," which is Latin for "as bees, geometry."