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. Inspired by celebrities getting foot tattoos and showing them off, their fans end up getting them as well.
Since feet have less padding provided by muscle, bringing the bones and tendons closer to the surface, getting a foot tattoo is generally more painful than a regular one.
The healing process also takes time, not to mention the increased risk of infections in the future, as a tattoo essentially is a scrape.
Have a look at the following celebrities sporting foot and leg tattoos, and let us know what you think about this trend:
1. Lea Michele’s Butterfly and Imagine 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 a blue butterfly tattoo on the top of her right foot (Credit: WENN)
Lea used to have a tattoo reading “Our City / Our Love” on the outside of her right foot but later covered it up with three blue butterflies.
Lea Michele has inked three blue butterflies on the outside of her right foot (Credit: WENN)
She got ‘Imagine’ inscribed on her left foot with her former ‘Glee’ costars, Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale.
Lea Michele has the word “Imagine” tattooed on the outside of her left foot (Credit: WENN)
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.” She spoke openly about her Christian faith in an interview with Hillsong Channel.
Kelly Rowland in a bronze beaded cocktail dress by Jean Fares Couture (Credit: WENN)
Kelly Rowland at the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 23, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
Kelly and her friend Yoshi got matching ink on their feet in 2011 reading “God’s Gift.” On Twitter, she tweeted pics and messages. “Oh, I gotta a new tat………hehehe…….” and included a picture with a note explaining: “I couldn’t show ya’ll my whole foot, it’s had a HARD life! Hahaha.” Kelly also has a tiny tattoo on her wedding finger.
Kelly Rowland has a foot tattoo that reads “God’s Gift” (Credit: WENN)
3. Dania Ramirez With Numerical Foot Tattoo
The Dominican-American television and film actress has 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, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
“I am proud 2 Announce our 2 NEW BUNDLES OF JOY! Yes, I’m having TWINS! & No They Do not Belong 2 Mr.Spence. Lol! 13-5-22,” read a picture caption she shared on Instagram in July 2013.
Spence Westmore, played by Grant Show, is one of the main characters of Devious Maids. She played his maid on the television comedy-drama and mystery series aired on Lifetime for four seasons from June 23, 2013, to August 8, 2016.
Dania Ramirez has the numbers ’13-5-22′ inked on top of her left foot (Credit: WENN)
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 leaves Mari Vanna Restaurant with a male companion in Knightsbridge on May 2, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
Talking about her nine tattoos to date in an interview with Daily Mail, she said: ‘The one on my foot says, “The best is yet to come.” And I had that done the very same day that I met Omar — how weird is that?’
Tamara Ecclestone showed off her inked feet with the phrase ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ (Credit: WENN)
5. Rihanna Keeps Updating Her Foot Tattoos
The Barbadian singer/songwriter had two music notes tattooed on the inside of her right foot in 2006.
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, 2011 (Credit: WENN)
The two music notes, a treble clef (G clef) symbol and a sixteenth note, were inspired by her love of music.
Rihanna originally had music notes tattoos on her right foot (Credit: WENN)
Rihanna showing off her hand tattoo (Credit: WENN)
In an interview, she told Oprah Winfrey the meaning of her tattoo: “Back in the day, they would carve into the walls and they would carve a falcon because they didn’t have another way of saying a king in the sky.”
Rihanna showing off her foot tattoo of a large Egyptian falcon (Credit: WENN)
She also has a feminine skull tattooed on her left ankle. The petite inking was done in Miami in 2008.
Rihanna’s feminine skull tattoo on her left ankle (Credit: WENN)
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.
Zoe Saldana at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on August 7, 2011 (Credit: WENN)
Above, 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 shows off her Arabic foot tattoos (Credit: WENN)
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 of her right foot and a colorful Japanese fish (koi) tattoo on the back of her right ankle.
Charlize Theron shows off her colorful Japanese fish tattoo on the back of her right ankle (Credit: WENN)
Charlize Theron has a blue flower tattooed on the top of her right foot (Credit: WENN)
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.
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, California (Credit: WENN)
Appearing on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on February 27, 2012, Megan revealed she has “eight or nine” tattoos, though she hasn’t counted them.
“Getting them is not that bad. Your skin sort of explodes and looks like little kernels of popcorn popping up. They can’t numb it enough to make the pain go away. When I was 19, everyone told me that soon I am not going to love my tats, But I was stubborn and I thought that I would love it forever, or that it would be like a book of my life, all the things that I loved when I was younger,” Fox said about getting tattoos when she was young. “And it’s not that at all.”
I just feel like there are better things to have inked on your body than someone who suffered so much. So in getting older, I just decided that is something I wanted to get rid of,” Megan revealed about removing a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe on her right forearm.
Megan Fox toting a Bottega Veneta clutch (Credit: WENN)
“I got it when I was 18,” she told Access Hollywood about her Marilyn Monroe tattoo. “I just feel like her life was surrounded and shrouded in so much mystery and tragedy. She was troubled, and there’s negativity with her life and with her death. And I just feel like there are better things to have inked on your body than someone who struggled so much. So in getting older, I just decided that it was something that I wanted to get rid of.”
The colorful tattoo on the inside of her right ankle features the face of an orange crescent moon on top of a blue star.
Megan Fox’s multicolored crescent moon leg tattoo featuring a face on top of a blue star (Credit: WENN)
9. Paz De La Huerta’s Snake Tattoo
The American actress has a mean-looking king cobra inked on her right foot that wraps around her slim ankles.
Paz De La Huerta at the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 25, 2011 (Credit: WENN)
Best known for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire, she is happy to show off her snake tattoo on the red carpet.
Paz De La Huerta has a king cobra tattooed on her right foot that wraps around her slim ankles (Credit: WENN)
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.
Demi 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 (Credit: WENN)
She has “Let Go &” inked on her right foot and “Let God” on the left. Growing up Christian with remote Jewish ancestry, she visited Israel in 2019 and was baptized in the Jordan River, “the same place Jesus was baptized.”
Demi Lovato tattooed Let Go on her right foot in September 2012 (Credit: WENN)
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now,” she wrote on Instagram in October 2019. “Spirituality is so important to me…to be baptized in the Jordan river…I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”
Demi Lovato’s “Let God” foot tattoo symbolizes her spiritual awakening (Credit: WENN)
11. Blac Chyna’s Butterfly and Floral Foot Tattoos
In June 2017, 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’s left foot features a large floral tattoo and a yellow butterfly (Credit: WENN)
Aside from her butterfly and floral foot tattoos, Blac had the word “Pussy” inked on her right foot in April 2018. It is reportedly a tribute to her vagina and female empowerment.
Blac Chyna’s “Pussy” tattoo in tribal font with a butterfly (Credit: WENN)
12. Nicole Richie’s Cross and Rosaries Foots Tattoo
The American fashion designer, author, actress, and television personality has a tattoo of rosary prayer beads on her left ankle and foot.
Speaking with Into the Gloss, Nicole Richie made clear she really regrets her neck tattoo. “I was a 19-year-old idiot when I got this tattoo on the back of my neck. You can see it now with the short hair but people aren’t asking about it, which is nice.”
Nicole showing off her foot and leg tattoo in Christian Louboutin python ‘Numero Prive’ heels (Credit: WENN)
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, California (Credit: WENN)
“Many people ask if the Lion Tattoo on my foot is there because of my astrological sign, Leo. The answer is no. I have a Lion Tattoo on my foot because of THIS image from National Geographic’s 100 Best Pictures Collector’s Edition Vol.1 photographed by Chris Johns. This image resonated with me. Spoke to my heart. – I was going through a particularly strange time in my career and full of self-doubt but this lion reminded me to keep moving forward. Keep going despite any adversity. I admire how he is hunched over a bit with his brow furrowed while thorny tumbleweeds blow by in the sand storm… I was inspired by this Lion. Hopefully, you will feel encouraged and inspired too. #WalkOn,” she shared on Instagram in December 2014.
Charisma Carpenter has a lion’s head tattooed on the top of her left foot (Credit: WENN)
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 leg (Credit: WENN)
“Something I think, ‘I hate that one, I wish I could get rid of it,'” the Spice Girls singer said in an interview about her many tattoos. “The first one I ever got was the band around my arm, it’s just so very 90s, it just looks really dated.”
Mel C and Matt Cardle arrive in Warsaw for the TV show ‘Good Morning TVN’ on October 26, 2013 (Credit: WENN)
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 shows off her foot tattoo with the words ‘The only one that matters’ (Credit: WENN)
16. Melissa Benoist’s Bicycle Foot Tattoo
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 showed off her tattoo with a pink Solace London one-sleeved midi dress at the world premiere of the TV series “Waco”.
Melissa Benoist’s sexy feet and bicycle foot tattoo (Credit: WENN)
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 tattoo (Credit: WENN)
18. Dakota Johnson’s “Look At The Moon” Foot Tattoo
The ‘Fifty Shades’ actress was asked by Glamour to name her beauty regret and she cited some of her tattoos.
“There are a few tattoos I wish weren’t on my body, but it happens, I guess, and admittedly, I continue to get them,” she said. “I also was feeling a bit sassy this morning and cut my bangs in a whirlwind after six months of growing them out, so I hope I don’t regret that!
In addition to a tattoo which says “Look At The Moon” surrounded by little stars on her right foot, Dakota Johnson has a small tattoo behind her right ear, a tattoo of three birds on her right shoulder, the word “amor” on the back of her neck, and the phrase “acta non verba” (which translates to “deeds not words”) on her left bicep.
Dakota Johnson has the phrase “look at the moon” surrounded by stars tattooed on the right foot (Credit: WENN)
19. Eiza Gonzales’ Mysterious Tribal Tree Symbol Tattoo
Eiza Gonzalez arrives at The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party held at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2018 (Credit: WENN)
Eiza Gonzalez looked stunning in a feminine Christian Dior Resort 2018 Collection dress paired with a black belt and strappy black heels.
Eiza Gonzalez rocks a feminine dress from the Christian Dior Resort 2018 Collection with a black belt (Credit: WENN)
Eiza Gonzalez has a tribal tree tattooed on her right foot. She also has her parents’ initials inked on the inside of the same foot.
Eiza Gonzalez has a tattoo of a tribal tree on her right foot (Credit: WENN)
20. Jessica Szohr’s Numeral and Angel Tattoos
The Gossip Girl has at least 22 tattoos, including her grandparents’ anniversary on her left arm and her mother’s childhood nickname on her right elbow. Her foot tattoos include an angel design, numerals, and mysterious writing.
Jessica Szohr’s numeral and angel foot tattoos (Credit: WENN)
21. Katy Perry’s Ankle Tattoos
The popular singer, with a net worth of $330 million, has several ankle tattoos. While dating singer John Mayer, she had a cherry blossom inked on the outside of her right ankle in November 2013. He has a similar tattoo on his wrist.
Katy Perry and John Mayer have matching cherry blossom tattoos (Credit: WENN)
In July 2009, Katy Perry tattooed a smiling strawberry on the inside of her left ankle to commemorate the success of her album One Of The Boys.
Before getting the tattoo, she tweeted, “Thinking about getting my second tattoo tonight! I wanna get a cartoon-ish strawberry to celebrate this amazeballs past 15 months.”
She later shared a photo of the fresh ink and wrote “My new little friend… what shall be her name?”
Katy Perry inked a smiling strawberry on the inside of her left ankle in July 2009 (Credit: WENN)
The American singer also has a smiling cartoon peppermint candy on the inside of her right ankle. She had it inked in November 2011 to match her smiling strawberry tattoo. It represents her candy-themed Teenage Dream album cycle and California Dreams Tour.
Katy Perry’s smiling cartoon peppermint candy ankle tattoo (Credit: WENN)
22. Selena Gomez’s Sunshine Foot Tattoo
While she does not like to show off her feet in public, Selena Gomez has a tattoo on her right foot dedicated to her grandmother that reads “sunshine.” Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend has frequently referred to her maternal grandmother, Debbie Jean Gibson, as her “sunshine.”
Selena Gomez has a tattoo on her right foot dedicated to her grandmother that states Sunshine (Credit: WENN)
23. Cara Delevingne’s Sole Tattoos
The English singer/actress had “Made in England” tattooed on the bottom of her left foot to show her love for her country. It was done by Rihanna’s favorite artist, Bang Bang, in July 2013.
Cara Delevingne has a tattoo that says ‘Made In England’ on the sole of her foot (Credit: Cara Delevingne’s Instagram)
On the sole of her other foot, Cara Delevingne had the same designer ink a tattoo that says “Bacon…”.
“Well. The tattoo was inspired by my love for bacon, obviously,” Cara told New York Magazine in an interview. “I think of bacon every five seconds. It’s the meatiness. I love the salt. Bacon is love to me. Bacon will always love me back. It’s unconditional.”
Cara Delevingne has “Bacon…” tattooed on the sole of her right foot (Credit: Cara Delevingne’s Instagram)
24. Jennifer Aniston’s Norman Foot Tattoo
The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, Jennifer Aniston has the name “Norman” tattooed on her right foot.
Jennifer Aniston’s foot tattoo is in memory of her dog (Credit: WENN)
The tattoo is in memory of her dog, a Welsh corgi-terrier that passed away in 2001. Norman was her loyal companion through some of the most challenging years of her life.
Jennifer Aniston has Norman tattooed on her right foot (Credit: WENN)
25. Fearne Cotton’s Foot and Ankle Tattoo
Fearne Cotton’s intricate ankle and foot tattoo (Credit: WENN)
26. Ashley Greene’s Foot Writing
For some reason, missing an apostrophe, Ashley Greene’s foot tattoo says, “lifes a dance.” She had it inked on her left foot in December 2012 at Big Easy Tattoo in New Orleans.
The American actress/model was in the Louisiana city on the Mississippi River to film Kristy, a 2014 American horror film directed by Oliver Blackburn.
Ashley Greene’s lifes a dance foot tattoo (Credit: WENN)
27. Jenny McCarthy’s Rose Tattoo
Jenny McCarthy shows off her beautiful floral body art (Credit: WENN)
28. Kelly Osbourne’s Skulls and Crossbones
The British television personality has inked a pair of blue skull and crossbones tattoos on the top of her feet. One of each sex, the left male skull has a yellow lightning bolt on the forehead. The female version on her right foot has a red bow.
Kelly Osbourne’s sexy black pedicured toes (Credit: WENN)
Her mother, Sharon Rachel Osbourne, was reportedly angry when Kelly got the ink in 2003: “I was just like, ‘No, no more tattoos. And skull and crossbones – like, what does it mean… you’re a pirate? What is this indicating? What message does this send out?’ She says, ‘Nothing.’”
Kelly Osbourne’s skull and crossbones tattoos (Credit: WENN)
29. Adriana Lima’s Left Foot Tribal Tattoo
The Brazilian starlet has a tribal tattoo on her left foot and inner ankle that looks like an alien claw accompanied by a twinkling star. She has never publically commented on the meaning of her body art.
Adriana Lima has a two-piece tattoo design on her left inner left ankle and foot (Credit: WENN)
30. Katie Price’s Bow With Hearts Tattoo
The English media personality, singer, and author has a cute bow tattoo inked around her right ankle. It also features a ribbon with two hearts sitting on top of her foot.
Katie Price has a tattoo of a bow with two hearts on her right foot (Credit: WENN)
Katie has at least eight tattoos. Aside from her foot tattoo, she also has a huge bow inking on her left hip, a bow tattoo on her lower back, a bow garter on her thigh, hearts and stars tattoo on her wrist, a crown and rose tattoo on her left wrist with “Princess’ inked below the crown, a heartbeat tattoo on the outer side of her right wrist, and a winged tribal heart tattoo on the side of her left wrist.
31. Lily Cole’s Latin Lettering
Model slash actress Lily Cole has the phrase “Ut Apes Geometriam” inked in Gothic font across the inside of her left foot.
It’s a Latin phrase for “as bees, geometry,” in reference to a quote from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame: “I possess philosophy by instinct, by nature, ut apes geometriam.”
Lily Cole has the Latin phrase “Ut Apes Geometriam” tattooed on the inside of her left foot (Credit: WENN)
32. Alexandra Shipp’s French Foot Tattoo
Best known for playing Storm in the X-Men Apocalypse and Abby Suso in Love, Simon, Alexandra Shipp has a French phrase inked on her right ankle. It reads “C’est la vie,” a French phrase for “that’s life.”
Alexandra Shipp’s “C’est la vie” foot tattoo (Credit: WENN)
33. Mandy Moore’s Minimal Mountain Tattoo
A few years ago, Mandy Moore fulfilled her lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
To commemorate her achievement, she had tattoo artist Daniel Winter ink a minimalist line tattoo done in the shape of the said mountain on her right foot.
Mandy Moore commemorates climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a minimal tattoo in the shape of the mountain (Credit: WENN)
34. Ronda Rousey’s Lettering and Olympics-Inspired Tattoos
The professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist has several tattoos on both feet. She has four on her right foot, including cursive lettering that reads “every second” on the inner side of her foot.