A tattoo is a form of body modification, where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.
Every tattoo is a personal statement, but there are certain common meanings and associations. There are hidden reasons behind popular tattoos from swallows to flaming shells, butterflies, roses, crosses, birds and many more. People get tattoos for an aesthetic reason and don’t realize there are often centuries-old stories behind the imagery.
Here are some of the gorgeous Pinay celebrities with tattoos:
1. GLAIZA DE CASTRO
*She is among the Pinay celebrities who got multiple inks on their body.
2. LOVI POE
*’My Wings’ and ‘My Gravity’ are marked on both sides of her ribcage. In an interview, Lovi mentioned that it was a way to remember her father, Fernando Poe Jr. She said, “He makes me fly, then, pulls me back to the ground.”
3. SOLENN HEUSSAFF
*She is marked with a number of tattoos around her body.
4. JACKLYN JOSE
*She proudly showed her red ink.
5. JENNYLYN MERCADO
*She has a the tattoo on her ankle.
6. REGINE VELASQUEZ
*She has an ankle tattoo.
7. KYLIE PADILLA
* “I want to get a freedom tattoo. Then I want to live it,” said Kylie on her tattoo.
8. MAXENE MAGALONA
*Her tattoo ‘le fille à papa’ is the French term for Daddy’s girl.
9. SAAB MAGALONA
*Her three star and a sun was also a tribute to their father, Francis Magalona
10. LOUISE DELOS REYES
*She shows some “faith” on her skin.
11. CRISTINE REYES
*She got her tattoo from an international tattoo artist, Kat Von D. Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo shop is found in Hollywood, California.
12. INA RAYMUNDO
*She flaunts her back tattoo.
13. COLEEN GARCIA
*Coleen Garcia with her anchor and butterfly tattoo.
14. RHIAN RAMOS
*She got her tattoo from Apo Whang Od who is also known as Kalinga’s last tattoo artist or mambabatok.
15. TUESDAY VARGAS
*”Think before you Ink.” – Tuesday’S advice that she posted on her Facebook account last September 2011.
16. MARIAN RIVERA
*Her butterfly tattoo was said to symbolize Dingdong Dantes’ first proposal in a butterfly dome in Macau.
17. KIM DOMINGO
*She marked herself with “loyalty.” Kim added two more small tattoos to her body–a small arrow on her right hand and the word “strength” on her left wrist.
18. MIKEE QUINTOS
*She got a tattoo written in Nchan, the writing of Encantadia, to mark her participation in the iconic telefantasya.