Miley Cyrus’ Marriage Equality Finger Tattoo Causes Controversy

Miley Cyrus is causing a bit of a ruckus on Twitter after posting a picture of her new tattoo. The pop star’s latest ink is a small equal sign on the inside of her right ring finger that she got in a show of support for gay marriage. She tweeted a photo of the tattoo with the message “All LOVE is equal,” which ignited a storm among Cyrus’ more conservative fans.

Cyrus has long been a vocal supporter of gay marriage and did not back down from her stance (GO GIRL!) when fans began criticizing her choice. “Where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t. GOD is the only judge honey. GOD is love,” Cyrus tweeted at one upset fan. She later tweeted the quote, “if u don’t stand 4 something you’ll fall for anything.”

We dig Miley’s simple new ink (and the message behind it), which got us thinking about other celebs who let their fingers do the talking. From Beyonce to Rihanna, quite a few celebs have tattooed their digits.

Beyonce has “IV” tattooed on her ring finger. The reason? She and Jay-Z were married on April 4. The number holds further significance for the singer. We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me,” Bey says. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday and a lot of my friends’ birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.” Her hubby Jay-Z’s birthday also falls on a 4, December 4.

Lily Allen, Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan all have the same “Shhh…” tattoo. That’s probably a greater offense than wearing the same dress, right?

Rihanna originated the ink, which is on her right index finger, in June 2008. (She also has the word “Love”: tattooed on her middle finger.) A few months later, in February 2009, Lily and Lindsay got their “Shhh…” tats together at a London parlor.

What do you think of Miley’s latest tat? Let us know in the comments.

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