Whether or not I like to admit it (I’m admitting it), if I meet someone, and behold—they have a tattoo, I immediately think they’re infinitely cooler. Perhaps it’s naiveté, or even my conservative upbringing that gets me giddy around inked skin. Whatever it is, I’m all about it, hence today’s roundup of the 16 coolest model tattoos ever. From Cara Delevingne to Catherine McNeil (she has 108, by the way), scroll down for tattoos you’re going to want to copy.
Kershaw's tattoos are for the most part concentrated by her hands. She has an owl on her middle finger, her sister's name on her wrist, and a peace sign in her palm, to name a few.
The Polish model's left wrist tattoo is of her former pet rat. "She was adorable," Rubik says.
Prinsloo, who recently wed Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine, got a tattoo of three dots on her ring finger to indicate that she's a taken woman now.
We're going to default to this Cara Delevingne tattoo guide to answer all of your ink-related questions.
McNeil has reportedly 108 tattoos, including a slice of pizza and bottle of beer on the bottoms of her feet.
Iman succinctly explained the meaning of her tattoo to Harper's Bazaar saying, "You put clothes on a hanger, and you put clothes on a model. So it represents being a model."
Werbowy has an anchor on both hands to represent her love for sailing. We know, painfully cool.
Wasson began getting tattoos at the ripe age of 17, and has a no-frills attitude toward getting inked. "I believe if you feel it, you should just do it. Don't overanalyze anything in life too much—you'll make yourself crazy," Wasson told Into The Gloss recently.
Visit this detailed breakdown of Beha's tattoos—they're all small and cool and perfect.
Ain't nothing wrong with a baby star tattoo, we always say.
Dunn has the name Riley tattooed on her hand, after her son.
A = X + Y + Z comes from an Albert Einstein quote that goes, "If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut."
Moss's miniature nautical wrist tattoo is understated and timeless. Sounds familiar.
Who needs jewelry when you can get stripes tattooed on your arm and finger? The It-girl also has a tattoo of an arrow and a stick, which is pretty cool.
Huntington-Whiteley's miniature heart tattoo complements her look quite nicely.
If ever there was a cool tattoo, it's this one. Very punk.
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