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23 Teeny-Tiny Celeb Finger Tattoos You Never Noticed

Less is more

If you're looking for tiny tattoo inspiration, look no further than between the fingers of Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus — that's where they're hiding some of their most gorgeous tats. It's easy to miss a heart here or a letter there at first glance. But take a closer look and you'll find some seriously awesome ink. See for yourself:

  1. Rihanna's “Shhh...”
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    Way back in 2008, RiRi got “Shhh...” tattooed on her pointer finger. It was such a clever idea, Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen copied her by getting the same tat in 2009. In the years since, Rihanna's added tons more ink. Now her right hand and wrist are covered entirely in various geometric designs.

  2. Lindsay Lohan's “Shhh...”
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    Here's Lohan's copycat tat. At least the font is a little different.

  3. The Pretty Little Liars' letters

    When Pretty Little Liars wrapped its final season of filming last October, the cast got permanent reminders of the show. Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, and Janel Parrish each inked the first letter of their character's names on their “shh” fingers — a tribute to the series' opening credits.

  4. Miley Cyrus's ink
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    The Disney Channel alumna jumps at any chance to get a new tattoo. So far, she has well over 30 and is always adding more. Her collection of finger tats include a heart, a cross, a peace sign, the word “karma,” an equal sign, an evil eye, a tongue, a watermelon, an alien, and the word “bad” (a tribute to Michael Jackson's album). Phew!

  5. Ariana Grande's “Baby doll”

    Ari has “baby doll” written on her right middle finger, which must make flipping people off extra entertaining. Fans have reported seeing tattoos of the Venus symbol and the word “Honeymoon” (a reference to her 2014 Honeymoon Tour) on her fingers as well.

  6. Kylie Jenner's squiggly “M”

    Fun fact: All of Kylie's tattoos are red, including the wavy lines she got with her close friend Jordyn Woods. If you look closely, it's supposed to be a scripted letter “M.”

  7. Kendall Jenner's hearts
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    The Jenners must have a thing for matching tattoos, because Kendall got one with her BFF Hailey Baldwin. They both inked broken hearts, but Kendall chose more subtle white ink for hers. She also has a full, unbroken heart in white on other middle finger.

    “The one on my right hand is a full heart to represent an angel and my left is a broken heart — kind of like the devil side,” Jenner told fans on her app.

  8. Emilia Clarke's bumblebee
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    The mother of dragons got a teensy bumblebee — just like her Me Before You character Louisa has — courtesy of tattoo artist Doctor Woo, who's inked Ellie Goulding, Hilary Duff, and more.

  9. Katy Perry's Hello Kitty

    After left shark stole the show at Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance, she inked “XLIX” — the game's year — on her ring finger. She also has a Hello Kitty homage, pictured above.

  10. Sophie Turner's tally marks

    “It’s like a tally of 5 for my family of 5,” Turner explained to Just Jared. “I got it when I was really missing them in Canada. It was on my birthday and it was me and one person. We were the only people there. And I was like, ‘I'm on my birthday and I woke up and my parents aren't here and my family isn't here’ so I got this. I'm very tight with them.”

  11. Demi Lovato's smiley face

    Demi is no stranger to tattoos. She has 20 in total, including a dreamcatcher, which makes her tattoo twins with Miley!

  12. Dove Cameron's sun

    The Disney Channel star just revealed her fresh ink earlier this week. It's her first tattoo.

  13. Beyoncé's roman numerals

    Nope, those elaborate designs aren't a real tattoo. They're mehndi, a type of henna that Hindu brides wear. Beyoncé tried it out for her “Hymn For The Weekend” music video with Coldplay.

    But look closer and you'll see a faded “IV” on her left ring finger. After getting married in 2008, she and Jay Z got matching tats in honor of their wedding anniversary on April 4. They opted for brown-red ink instead of black, which is why it's faded over the years.

  14. Hayley Williams's “CEG”

    Speaking of couple tattoos, Paramore's frontwoman inked her husband's initials — New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert — on her fingers after their wedding.

  15. Halsey's “17”
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    Halsey's “17” is an ode to her Tumblr days, when she wrote and sang her own music under the username se7enteenblack on the website.

    “It's my lucky number,” Halsey told iHeartRadio. “My fans know it. It's on my merch. It's in their usernames on Twitter. Seventeen just means something to us. I didn't know it at the time, but 17 was the year for me where I became Halsey. I just didn't know the name yet.”

  16. Ellie Goulding's skull

    Goulding got matching skull and crossbones tattoos with her (now ex) boyfriend Dougie Poynter. They broke up earlier this year. R.I.P.

  17. Kesha's crescent moon

    Last year, Kesha inked a crescent moon over her left middle finger's knuckle. In the same tattoo session, she got a Saturn on her left palm. Clearly she was feeling at one with the universe that day.

  18. Rita Ora's heart

    Just like several other celebs on this list, Rita Ora has a heart outline on her pinky too. It's apparently quite the trend nowadays.

  19. Cara Delevingne's lion
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    Delevingne now has 20 tattoos, but her first is particularly ferocious. In May 2013, she got a lion on her index finger.

    “I’m a Leo,” she explained about the tat's meaning. “I grew up being fearless in everything. I just used to climb anything. I lost that [sense of fearlessness] when I started modeling. When you work a lot and don’t really know what you want, you just do it because the work is there. I lost that inner fire, so I got the lion to bring that back in my mind.”

  20. Iggy Azalea's “Digital Distortion”
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    Digital Distortion is Iggy Azalea's upcoming sophomore album. Her debut record, The New Classic, is tattooed on her opposite hand.

  21. Lea Michele's coffee

    The Scream Queens star got an itty-bitty cup of joe to honor her late grandmother, who introduced her to coffee.

  22. Bella Thorne's whiskers
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    Bella Thorne must prefer cats over dogs, as she inked whiskers on her finger earlier this year. She also has a cat behind her ear, so yeah, definitely no dogs allowed here.

  23. JoJo's treble clef
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    This was JoJo's first tattoo that she got at age 17 after sneaking out.

    “My mom was like, ‘It's trashy. I'm so disappointed in you.’ I was like, ‘Well, good thing it's not on your body,’” she joked to iHeartRadio. “I'm glad that she's accepting that to me tattoos are permanent accessories, and I'm an accessory girl.” Brilliantly said, JoJo.