Ink overload! 2012 was packed with stars who etched themselves permanently. From smaller, nearly unseen additions like Selena Gomez‘s Roman numerals to massive, full-length arm pieces like Harry Styles‘ boat, there were practically too many to count. So, we picked 12 of the most notable celebrity tattoos of the year. Find out if your faves made the cut!
Joe Jonas’ Rope
“Two ropes (two parents) makes four ends (four brothers).” How deep is he?!
Demi Lovato’s Birds
Because her ‘faith,’ cross and half of ‘Stay Strong’ clearly needed company on her arm.
Harry Styles’ Boat
Hazza’s most recent addition’s gotten a lot of buzz.
Do you think it has to do with Taylor Swift‘s “I Knew You Were Trouble” music video?
Justin Bieber’s Owl
So far, this happens to be the cutest (in our opinion, obvi) of his million other pieces.
Miley Cyrus’ & Liam Hemsworth’s Theodore Roosevelt Quote
See, they literally complete each other.
Selena Gomez’s Roman Numerals
The fact that it’s a tribute to a close family member makes it all the better.
Likewise to Selena, Rih also got herself branded in the name of a family member.
Wonder how Rihanna’s grandmother would feel about its placement though…
Big Time Rush’s Ink
These — especially Kendall Schmidt‘s — look like they hurt. A lot.
Lily Collins’ & Jamie Campbell Bower’s New Ink
Fans of The Mortal Instruments have been suggesting that Lil’s flower(?)
and JCB’s “Always and Forever 1989” may be related. Thoughts?
Zac Efron’s Feathers
Zac proudly showed off his
biceps tat on the May 2012 cover of Men’s Health.
Beautiful placement, that’s all we gotta say.
Rita Ora & Rob Kardashian’s Names
Pretty awkward considering their current relationship status
(even if they weren’t real pieces to begin with…).
Lady Gaga’s Angel
She shaved her head during her fragrance launch for this etching.
That deserves some credit.