17 Celebrities That Love Showing Off Their Foot and Leg Tattoos

While we’re used to seeing celebrities flaunting their tattoos on the red carpet, recently even foot and leg tattoos seem to be trending among celebrities, though not many go as far (or low) with foot tattoos as Miley Cyrus:

Miley Cyrus tattooed Rolling $tone on her feet to commemorate her first-ever Rolling Stone cover
The 20-year-old tattooed “Rolling $tone” on her feet to commemorate her first-ever Rolling Stone cover in September. Due to celebrities getting foot tattoos and showing them off, their fans end up getting them as well.

Since feet have less padding provided by muscle, thereby bringing the bones and tendons closer to the surface, getting a foot tattoo is generally more painful than a regular tattoo. The healing process also takes time, not to forget the increased risk of infections in the future as a tattoo essentially is a scrape. You can read more about the possible implications in the excellent foot tattoo guide at Whole Addiction.

Have a look at the following celebrities sporting foot and/or leg tattoos and let us know what you think about this trend:

1. Lea Michele Loves Showing Off Her Foot Tattoos

The American actress, singer and author is known to have numerous tattoos, including some decorating her feet. They are often revealed on the red carpet as Lea Michele loves showing them off!

Lea Michele has butterfly tattoos on her right foot for her cousins

Lea Michele has butterfly tattoos on her right foot for her cousins

Lea Michele has butterfly tattoos on her right foot for her cousinsLea Michele has butterfly tattoos on her right foot for her cousins

Lea Michele has the word “Imagine” tattooed on the outside of her left foot. She got it inscribed with her former 'Glee' costars, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale.

Lea Michele has the word “Imagine” tattooed on the outside of her left foot. She got it inscribed with her former 'Glee' costars, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale.Lea Michele has the word “Imagine” tattooed on the outside of her left foot. She got it inscribed with her former ‘Glee’ costars, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale.

2. Kelly Rowland’s “God’s Gift” Foot Tattoo

The American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality has a foot tattoo that reads “God’s Gift”. Kelly Rowland showed it off with a bronze beaded cocktail dress by Jean Fares Couture and sky-high Christian Louboutin heels.

Kelly Rowland in Jean Fares Couture and Christian Louboutin

Kelly Rowland in Jean Fares Couture at the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 23, 2013Kelly Rowland at the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 23, 2013

Kelly Rowland has a foot tattoo that reads God’s GiftKelly Rowland has a foot tattoo that reads “God’s Gift”

3. Dania Ramirez With Numerical Foot Tattoo

The Dominican-American television and film actress has has the numbers ’13-5-22′ inked on top of her left foot.

Dania Ramirez wearing a flowing red dress by Michael Costello at the Alma Awards in Los Angeles on September 27, 2013Dania Ramirez wearing a flowing red dress by Michael Costello at the Alma Awards in Los Angeles on September 27, 2013

Dania Ramirez has the numbers '13-5-22' inked on top of her left footDania Ramirez has the numbers ’13-5-22′ inked on top of her left foot

4. Tamara Ecclestone’s ‘The Best is yet to Come’ Foot Tattoo

The British socialite showed off her inked feet in a pink skater dress.

Tamara Ecclestone showed off her inked feet in a pink skater dressTamara Ecclestone leaves Mari Vanna Restaurant with a male companion in Knightsbridge on May 2, 2013

Tamara Ecclestone showing off her foot tattoo that says ‘The Best is yet to Come’Tamara Ecclestone showed off her inked feet in a pink skater dress

5. Rihanna Has Over 25 Tattoos

Rihanna wearing a dress by Antonio Berardi to promote her new fragrance Reb'l Fleur at the 'House of Fraser' store in central London on August 19, 2011Rihanna wearing a dress by Antonio Berardi to promote her new fragrance Reb’l Fleur at the ‘House of Fraser’ store in central London on August 19, 2011

Rihanna originally had music notes tattoos on her right footRihanna originally had music notes tattoos on her right foot

Rihanna showing off her hand tattoos and jewelryRihanna showing off her hand tattoo

During the summer of 2012, the Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress covered up her music notes tattoo and replaced it with a large Egyptian falcon. In the photo below, she’s wearing ‘Chaos’ sandals by Manolo Blahnik.

Rihanna covered up her music notes tattoo and replaced it with a large Egyptian falcon.Rihanna showing off her foot tattoo of a large Egyptian falcon

6. Zoe Saldana’s Arabic Foot Tattoos

Zoe Saldana has two tattoos in Arabic, one on her back and one on her foot. The latter says “I want to ask her”. She also has an outline of a star tattooed on the outside of her left ankle. Below she’s showing them off in a Lanvin Resort 2012 strapless dress, gold metallic Alexander McQueen pumps, Jamie Wolf and Ippolita Rose bangles, a Carla Amorim ring, and Lana double ‘Olivia’ beaded gold earrings.

Zoe Saldana at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on August 7, 2011Zoe Saldana at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on August 7, 2011

Zoe Saldana showing off her foot tattoos in gold metallic Alexander McQueen pumpsZoe Saldana showing off her Arabic foot tattoos

7. Charlize Theron –  Flower Foot Tattoo and Koi Ankle Tattoo

The South African and American actress and film producer has a blue flower tattooed on the top her right foot and a colorful Japanese fish (koi) tattoo on the back of her right ankle.

Charlize Theron showing off her colorful Japanese fish tattoo on the back of her right ankleCharlize Theron showing off her colorful Japanese fish tattoo on the back of her right ankle

Charlize Theron has a blue flower tattooed on the top her right footCharlize Theron has a blue flower tattooed on the top her right foot

8. Megan Fox’ Colorful Crescent Moon Leg Tattoo

The American actress and model showed off her yellow and orange crescent moon leg tattoo in a bold Roland Mouret ‘Darch’ dress styled with Christian Louboutin ‘Spikes’ heels and a Bottega Veneta clutch. Her colorful tattoo features a face on top of a blue star.

Megan Fox wearing a bold Roland Mouret ‘Darch’ dress at the 'This Is 40' - Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2012 in Hollywood, CaliforniaMegan Fox wearing a bold Roland Mouret ‘Darch’ dress at the ‘This Is 40’ – Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California

Megan Fox carrying a Bottega Veneta clutch at the 'This Is 40' - Los Angeles PremiereMegan Fox toting a Bottega Veneta clutch

Megan Fox showing off her multicolored crescent moon leg tattoo featuring a face on top of a blue starMegan Fox showing off her multicolored crescent moon leg tattoo featuring a face on top of a blue star

9. Paz De La Huerta in Versace Dress

Paz De La Huerta in a Versace dress at the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 25, 2011

Paz De La Huerta showing off her foot tattooPaz De La Huerta at the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 25, 2011

10. Demi Lovato’s “Let Go & Let God” Foot Tattoos

Rocking a Rag & Bone ‘Timeless’ blazer and Theory ‘Belisa’ leather pants, Demi Lovato showed off her “Let Go & Let God” foot tattoos in Christian Louboutin heels at the Redlight Traffic Dignity Gala. She has “Let Go &” inked on her right foot and “Let God” on the left.

Demi Lovato wearing a Rag & Bone ‘Timeless’ blazer and Theory ‘Belisa’ leather pantsDemi Lovato wearing a Rag & Bone ‘Timeless’ blazer and Theory ‘Belisa’ leather pants at the Red Light Traffic App launch event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 18, 2013

Demi Lovato showing off her “Let God” foot tattooDemi Lovato showing off her “Let God” foot tattoo

11. Blac Chyna’s Butterfly and Floral Foot Tattoos

The controversial former stripper showed off her tattooed feet in embellished Sergio Rossi “Puzzle” sandals. In addition to butterfly tattoos on the tops of both feet, Blac Chyna has a large floral design on her left foot.

Blac Chyna at the 2017 Maxim Hot 100 party in Hollywood on June 24, 2017Blac Chyna at the 2017 Maxim Hot 100 party in Hollywood on June 24, 2017

Blac Chyna showed off her tattooed feet in embellished Sergio Rossi “Puzzle” sandals

Blac Chyna showed off her tattooed feet in embellished Sergio Rossi “Puzzle” sandalsBlac Chyna showed off her tattooed feet in embellished Sergio Rossi “Puzzle” sandals

12. Nicole Richie Showing Off Her Cross and Rosaries Foots Tattoos

Nicole Richie at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California on February 27, 2011Nicole Richie at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California on February 27, 2011

Nicole showing off her foot and leg tattoo in Christian Louboutin python ‘Numero Prive’ heelsNicole showing off her foot and leg tattoo in Christian Louboutin python ‘Numero Prive’ heels

13. Charisma Carpenter Displaying Her Lion Head Foot Tattoo

The American actress, best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the popular TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and its spin-off series ‘Angel’, has a lion’s head tattooed on the top of her left foot.

Charisma Carpenter attends OK! Magazine's SO SEXY event at Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 2013 / Charisma Carpenter attends the 4th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California / Charisma Carpenter arrives at AltaMed Health Services' Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaCharisma Carpenter attends OK! Magazine’s SO SEXY event at Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 2013 / Charisma Carpenter attends the 4th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California / Charisma Carpenter arrives at AltaMed Health Services’ Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California

Charisma Carpenter has a lion’s head tattooed on the top of her left footCharisma Carpenter has a lion’s head tattooed on the top of her left foot

14. Mel C Showing Off Her Dragon Tattoo

The English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality has a colorful, ornate dragon on her right leg.

Mel C showing off the colorful, ornate dragon tattoo on her right legMel C showing off the colorful, ornate dragon tattoo on her right leg

Mel C and Matt Cardle arrive in Warsaw for the TV show 'Good Morning TVN' in Warsaw on October 26, 2013Mel C and Matt Cardle arrive in Warsaw for the TV show ‘Good Morning TVN’ in Warsaw on October 26, 2013

15. Leann Rimes Revealing Her ‘The Only One That Matters’ Foot Tattoo

The Country Music star got a tattoo on her right foot in 2012 with the words ‘The only one that matters’. She explained on Twitter that the phrase was inspired by a conversation she had with her husband, Eddie Cibrian. “It’s something Eddie said to me. It was sweet,” Leann Rimes told one fan. Later she added, “It’s something Eddie said I was to him.”

LeAnn Rimes showing off her foot tattoo with the words 'The only one that matters'LeAnn Rimes showing off her foot tattoo with the words ‘The only one that matters’

16. Melissa Benoist Has a Tattoo of a Bicycle on Her Foot

During a 2013 interview on ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’, the American actress and singer explained why she has a tattoo of a bicycle on the inside of her left foot. “This is kind of embarrassing,” she told the host. “I had never really learned how to ride a bicycle until I was 18 years old. …And then I moved to New York City and that’s where I learned how to ride a bike. And it was liberating! And awesome!”.

Melissa Benoist recently showed off her tattoo with a pink Solace London one-sleeved midi dress at the world premiere of the TV series “Waco”.

Melissa Benoist showing off her bicycle foot tattooMelissa Benoist showing off her bicycle foot tattoo at the world premiere of the TV series “Waco” presented by Paramount Network at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 22, 2017

17. Jenna Dewan’s Balinese ‘Side by Side’ Foot Tattoo

While on their honeymoon in Bali in 2009, Jenna Dewan and her then-husband Channing Tatum got matching tattoos in Balinese script meaning ‘side by side’. While hers is on her left foot, Channing has one on his ribcage.

Jenna Dewan's Balinese 'side by side' foot tattooJenna Dewan’s Balinese ‘side by side’ foot tattoo

After seeing these celebrities with foot and leg tattoos, would you consider getting one of your own?

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