A tattoo is permanent. That is, if it's real. Jennifer Lopez went the conservative route by having her new ink drawn on for her "Follow the Leader" music video with Wisin y Yandel. But fear not, tattoo lovers: some stars are ready to commit. Check out the behind-the-scenes video, then click to see which of your favorite stars are sporting tats. You might be surprised!
1. Tattoo: J.Lo Behind the Scenes
While Jennifer Lopez only rocked these tats for the "Follow the Leader" music video with Wisin y Yandel, you've got to admit, they're certainly works of art! Check out the behind-the-scenes video to see how these tats were made, and what inspired them!
2. Tattoo: Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is one star who isn't afraid of ink. She has one on her foot, one on her abdomen and another on her back. The one on her back is rumored to be Turikish, Farsi or Sanskrit. Her right foot states in Arabic, “I want to ask her.”
3. Tattoo: Demi Lovato
After surviving one of the roughest years in her young life, Demi Lovato emerged from a Chicago-area rehab with a clear mind and some new tats. Emblazoned across each wrist are the words “STAY STRONG” as a reminder to the 19-year-old singer that she can survive anything life can throw at her. She also has a cross on her inner arm and a tatoo that reads "You Make Me Beautiful" on her rib cage. "The words were so encouraging and lifted me through a really dark time in my life," says Lovato of the tattoo, which is a phrase from the song “Beautiful” by Bethany Dillon. "It’s kind of a Christian tattoo, so for me it’s religious, but it could be for anybody." She recently added the word "Faith" to her lower arm.
4. Tattoo: Selena Gomez
The former Disney start has yet to cover herself in ink, but we have spotted she did get a tiny (and we mean tiny) music note located on her inner wrist. "I was named after a singer and music obviously is a big influence for me. And there's music stuff with my mom that means a lot to me, too." We love the nod to Selena Quintanilla and her family.
5. Tattoo: Jessica Alba
Not everyone knows that Jessica Alba is tatted up, but the star has at least three tattoos. She has the Sanskrit word "Padma" (meaning lotus flower) on her left wrist, which symbol of spiritual development as well as the manifestation of beauty and mental purity in the Hindu faith. Alba also has a tattoo of a daisy with a ladybug on it on the back of her neck, which she says she, her mom and her aunt did together as a “bonding experience,” and a girly bow adorns her lower back.
6. Tattoo: Nicole Richie
The former reality star sports six tattoos (at least that we’re aware of). Her popular rosary tattoo on her left ankle is a symbol of Richie’s faith, but she also has a pair of angel wings on her shoulder blades along with the name Richie on the back of her neck. Richie has a tiara on her lower hip area, a shooting star on her right wrist and ballet slippers—mentioned in Lionel Richie’s “Ballerina Girl”—on her lower abdomen area.
7. Tattoo: Pitbull
Pitbull has a ton of tattoos but the most significant are the musical notes on his wrists and the tattoos he got in honor of his mother and children. "This is my life, my hustle,” Pitbull has said of the music notes. “It's all about music, because music is basically what's been my avenue out of maybe being involved in things I shouldn't be."
8. Tattoo: Marc Anthony
Marc has his ex-honey Jennifer Lopez’s name inked on his left wrist, but he also has her initials on his left ring finger. These are just a few of his many tats, he also has a large cross on the lower portion of his right leg, just above his ankle and a tribal style tattoo on his right arm.
9. Tattoo: Christina Aguilera
The pop star has quite a few interesting tattoos. Her nickname, "Xtina," is tattooed across the back of her neck. On her bikini line, Christina has a Mickey Mouse tattoo, which she claims is in memory of her younger years. After her marriage to Jordan Bratman, the star got another tattoo on her inner left arm with a design that says, “Te Amo Siempre” along with her husband’s initials in Hebrew. On her lower back she has the Hebrew saying: “I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.”
10. Tattoo: Kat Von D
Kat Von D
Tattoo artist to celebs and reality star Kat Von D has more tattoos than we can count, and unlike other celebrities, Kat claims that not all her tattoos have meaning. "I like to get stuff that I like to look at. Most of my tattoos are just pretty girls and pretty flowers." One of Kat’s favorite tattoos is a portrait of her mother on her left shoulder. She originally had one star on each temple but soon after started adding more stars in honor of her favorite song: Motley Crue’s “Starry Eyes.”
11. Tattoo: Eva Longoria
Who says a tattoo is forever? A year and two months after announcing her separation from NBA star Tony Parker, Eva Longoria removed the word "Nine" (Parker's jersey number) from her neck. She also had her wedding date removed from her wrist, as well as his initials.