I’m not opposed to tattoos. Heck, I even have a tat of a tiny exclamation point on my wrist. To be fair, I am a total tattoo hypocrite. I remember when I first got mine someone asked, “Did you draw on yourself with a Sharpie?” I was not amused. Yet, time and time again, I find myself giggling at other people’s tattoos. When I really think about it, who cares? It’s just a picture and no matter how silly a tattoo might seem to you, it probably means something to the person who got it. It’s too bad that unless you know the super cute, sentimental story behind a stranger’s tattoo you might not be super into it.
Here are 20 celebrity tattoos we wish we knew the story behind–because OMG some of them are so weird!
Rihanna “Thug Life”
Not sure what Rihanna’s life was like before she got her recording contract at the ripe old age of 16, but it’s safe to say her life isn’t Thug-like at all.
On the other hand this tat might be super cool . . . if Lindsay Lohan didn’t have the exact same one.
Lindsay Lohan “Shhh”
Not sure who got it first, but I’d be a little embarrassed at all those celeb cocktail parties.
Katy Perry “Jesus”
Everyone knows faith is important to Ms. Perry, she hasn’t made that a secret, but getting Jesus’ name on your wrist is kind of funny–it’s almost like Jesus is her boyfriend.
Katy Perry “Strawberry”
We’re not hating on this at all. It’s totally cute and fitting for her, but an odd image to keep Jesus company.
Justin Bieber (and his dad) “Jesus”
The Biebz and his dad got matching Jesus tats in Hebrew. A weird thing for a father and son to do together, especially since J.B. was only 17 years old at the time.
Lily Allen “Charm Bracelet”
I don’t know what the symbol for Communism and Homer Simpson have to do with each other, but I guess it’s original.
Lady Gaga’s “Unicorn”
Yeah, it’s a unicorn. But it’s on Lady Gaga so we guess the weirdness cancels each other out?
Frankie Cocozza’s “Young Michael Jackson”
It’s always funny when celebs get tattoos of other celebs. The X-Factor star might want to slow down with the comparisons to such a legend.
Frankie Cocozza’s “Names”
Icing on the cake. Yep, Frankie has seven girls’ names tattooed on his booty. I think this kid might be just a little too into himself.
Steve-O (from Jackass) has himself tattooed on his back and few exact replicas of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos. Well, he isn’t on a show called Jackass for nothing.
Amy Winehouse’s Tats
Gosh we miss Amy–not sure if we miss her tats. Ah, we’ll take ‘em too if we could get her back. Daddy’s Girl and a NSFW pic of a busty model right next to each other?
Kat Von D “Jesse James”
Jesse James is dumped by Sandra Bullock for cheating. Jesse James is caught wearing Nazi paraphernalia. A couple months after the divorce he marries Kat Von D. She gets a tat of him as a kid. I wouldn’t bet on this pony, Kat.
Mike Tyson “Tribal”
Tribal tattoos are already kind of cliched. The people who have them aren’t in any “tribes” that I know of. Putting it on your face? Yikes.
Megan Fox “Gilded Butterflies”
It’s like Megan’s tattoo is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The media can’t seem to quit mocking her “too sexy” appearance. Maybe she saw it all coming? Maybe she likes it that way.
Megan Fox “Marilyn Monroe”
Her Marilyn tattoo always looked more like Megan Fox than Marilyn Monroe. Glad she decided to have it removed.
Angelina Jolie “Know Your Rights”
Um, thanks for the tip. I’ll be sure to re-read the Bill of Rights.
Lil Wayne “Face Tattoo”
If he’s trying send the message, “Don’t mess with me,” he is succeeding.
Kelly Osbourne “Daddy”
It’s nice to pay homage to Dad, but I’m not going to lie . . . it feels a little creepy.
She’s not British. She’s not royalty. I guess she’s the Princess of Pickles?
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