Insane Celebrity Tattoos People Wished Were Fake

So many giant chest tattoos.

Insane Celebrity Tattoos People Wished Were Fake
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Celebrities love to get tattoos and usually, fans are 100 percent on board. Sometimes, however, celebs get ink that fans hope (even just for a fleeting moment) might be fake.

1. Harry Styles' Butterfly Tattoo

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Harry Styles has a lot of tattoos, but even hardcore One Direction fans hoped this giant butterfly was a joke. It was not though, and it eventually grew on people. Hopefully.

2. Ed Sheeran's Lion Tattoo

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In August 2015, Ed Sheeran unveiled a giant lion tattoo on his chest. Fans thought the tattoo was a joke, but he confirmed (opens in new tab) in a November 2015 interview with Ellen that it was definitely real.

3. Cara Delevingne's Eyes Tattoo

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Cara Delevingne tapped NYC tattoo artist Bang Bang to ink a pair of eyes on the back of her neck. The art is beautiful, but also creepy. And also very real.

4. Miley Cyrus' Vegemite Tattoo

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Tattoo artist Dr. Woo shared a picture of Miley Cyrus' tattoo tribute to her Australian love, Liam Hemsworth: A jar of Vegemite. Some fans thought there might have been better ways to honor Liam, but to each their own.

5. Justin Bieber's Jesus Portrait Tattoo

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Bieber has a lot of tattoos, but some fans were a little incredulous of the portrait of Jesus Christ he got on his calf.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.