Liam Payne just got a seriously meaningful new tattoo

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Tattoos have never been more tempting. Alongside Hollywood royalty, some of the most high profile stars on the planet (we’re looking at you Cara) are helping make tattoos a thing of beauty. It seems like turning your body into a canvas is totally on trend right now, and with such an array of celebrity tattoos we aren’t exactly short of ink-spiration (see what we did there?).

Soon-to-be new dad Liam Payne shared his latest inking on Instagram – the number ‘1993’, which has important significance to the One Direction star as it’s the year he was born. Aww.

Recently Tom Hardy told Esquire that his next tattoo has already been chosen for him by The Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio after he lost a bet. Ahead of this year’s Oscars, Leo bet Tom that the latter would be nominated for best supporting actor. The pair decided that whoever lost the bet would have to get a tattoo of the other’s choosing – and, sure enough, Tom Hardy has to get a tattoo reading ‘Leo Knows everything’. The tattoo will first need a better design, as apparently Leo’s handwriting isn’t up to scratch.

Branding yourself is becoming a particularly popular trend amongst our favourite A-listers. Brit model Cara Delevingne – who leads the way as one of the most decorated stars on the catwalk – recently inked her own initials ‘ CJD’ on her hand (as if we don’t already know her name well enough). Cara’s other inking include the letters ‘AC’ on her pinky, a lion on another finger and the word ‘bacon’ etched on her foot (don’t ask). She commissioned celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang to draw it.

Kendall Jenner – who’s previously walked in fashion shows for Marc Jacobs and Chanel – got fans talking when she debuted a tiny piece of body art. Kim Kardashian’s little sister had a white spot dotted on her finger. Will Kendall follow Cara’s lead and get another?

Bella Hadid certainly has, getting her first inking — two tiny wings on the back of her ankle — done by celeb favourite JonBoy, who’s also tattooed Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin. The internet has been speculating what they mean: could it be commemorating walking in the Victoria’s Secret show?

Other VIPs who appear to have caught the bug for getting celebrity tattoos include Rihanna, who has a number, including Maori markings and a line of script across her collarbone, Rita Ora and actress Carey Mulligan.

Girls‘ Lena Dunham has an illustration from Kay Thompson’s children’s book Eloise drawn on her back, while Nicole Richie’s shoulder blades are decorated with angelic wings. And Bella Thorne recently appears to have taken a page out of Cheryl’s book, after opting for a big and bold back tattoo.

Whatever you’re after, you’re bound to find some inspiration from our round up of the best celebrity tattoos out there. We just hope it isn’t one of the many designs tattoo artists are fed up with.

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