Zoe Kravitz Got A New Snake Tattoo & It's The Perfect Mix Of Creepy & Cool
Zoë Kravitz isn't a stranger to the tattoo chair — the woman has over 45 tattoos and counting, and each one is more interesting than the next. There's the phrase "Sweet Kid" stenciled by her elbow, which was one of her childhood nicknames. Then there's “Mississippi *@!!?*@!” by her shoulder, for jazz legend Nina Simone's song, "“Mississippi Goddamn," which was released in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement and speaks about racial struggles. Her siblings' names are tatted across her fingers, with "Lola" on her right hand and "Wolf" on her left. And then there's a palm tree on her forearm with the word "Bahamas" written down the trunk, which is where her grandmother is from. We can go on and on, but there seems to be a fresh addition to the forever-growing collection. Kravitz got a brand new snake tattoo, and it's amazing.
The Big Little Lies star went to her regular tattoo artist, Dr. Woo (who has also worked with stars like Miley Cyrus and Sarah Hyland,) and in her appointment asked for a small snake to slither up her forearm. At this point, she doesn't quite have a sleeve but is freckled with small and meaningful tattoos down both arms. The snake is coiled and delicate, and it's nestled between a mermaid with a sword, a trio of three stars, and her brother's name — Wolf — in cursive.
Followers loved the new ink, where many were tagging friends and wondering if they should get snake tats of their own. Comments like "found your new tat" and "THE SNAKE I waaaaaaant" were being tossed around.
But there was one hilarious comment in particular that stood out, where a follower wrote, "slytherin confirmed." Could the meaning behind the tat be Kravitz announcing her Hogwarts house? One can only speculate.
If you're curious to see what her other ink looks like (and what it means,) check out the roundup below.
2. Wrist Charms
Not all of Kravitz's tattoos have meaning, and a lot of them are just fun, decorative pieces. One such decorative pieces are two hand-poked protective wrist charms that she has on the backs of both wrists. They're made out of a series of dots, chevrons, and asterisks that form a cross shape, and she got them back in 2015 by artist Talia Migliaccio.
Right by her elbow, the actress has a flying eagle tattoo done by Dr. Woo in 2015. With its wings out and mid-flight, it's got a bit of a majestic edge to it where it also has a faint halo around its head, and circles and arrows overlapping around its body.
Right behind the eagle (and it's not pictured) is a French quote that looks messily and hastily scrawled. It says “être toujours ivre,” and it comes from a line of poetry from Charles Baudelaire, which translates to “always be drunk.”
4. Protective Eye
Right underneath the anchor ink, Zoe took an old circle tattoo and transformed it into a protective eye. Featuring elaborate lashes and a decorated iris, there's light or good energy shooting out of the eyeball.
5. Decorative Feathers
No one can resist a good feather tattoo. Right next to it, in cursive, is the words "Free at last," in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech. The speech ends with the iconic line, "And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.'”
From snakes to powerful quotes, Kravitz has an amazing ink collection.