A tattoo draws a lot of attention to itself. So if you're a fame-hungry celebrity in the competitive world of getting more fame, it takes a lot of confidence to dedicate a space on your body to free PR for someone else. But it happens. Here are a few celebrities who were confident enough to let another celebrity's portrait sit proudly on their flesh.
1. The anonymous-faced Ryan Cabrera has the angel-faced Ryan Gosling on his leg.
Ryan Cabrera is a singer, perhaps best known for a fling with Ashlee Simpson. He doesn't have an amazing resume. You know who does? The guy whose face is on his lower right leg—Ryan Gosling.
Here's a closer look:
Cabrera needs to figure out a way to perform with his leg poking out the top of his shirt so people think they're watching Ryan Gosling.
2. New Girl guest star Megan Fox tattooed with perennial legend Marilyn Monroe.
She explained her reasoning:
I'm removing it. It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.
As Fox explains, tattoos are energy-beacons for the bad vibes of the person they depict. Obviously.
3. Could Steve-O be the world's only fanatic Steve-O fan?
Steve-O was so confident that he'd never spiral into a world of self-hatred that he got his own huge face tattooed on his back.
At least it's on the back; that's humble.
4. Amber Rose had Wiz Khalifa accompany her on all her modeling gigs.
Amber Rose had the tattoo covered up with another, but for a significant period of time—any time at all would be significant for this, really—she rocked a big ol' boyfriend face on her left arm. There sat Wiz Khalifa, stoned out of his mind, laughing at the idea that a model would model his big stupid face day and night.
It takes forever to find the tattoo on Amber Rose’s over-saturated Instagram account, perhaps because even before she covered it up, she tried to keep it out of photos. Wiz Khalifla’s balloon-like orb of a head throws a fat joint in the gears of a model trying to quote unquote “work it.”
One benefit of searching through the bottomless swamp of Amber Rose's Instagram feed for the tattoo, though, is coming across this gem:
Amber Rose, get a Larry King tattoo.
5. Kat Von D got an image of her (now ex) boyfriend as a child needled into her side.
If you're going to get the boyfriend-as-child tattoo, you better make sure—actually, there's nothing to be sure of. You should just never, ever do that.
Kat Von D is a tattoo artist though, known for her show LA Ink, so she knows where to go to get it removed. And it must be gratifying to watch your ex-boyfriend's childhood face get zapped into oblivion eye-first.
For those of you wondering, Jesse James is a guy who's been on TV and is also the ex-husband of Sandra Bullock.
6. Zayn Malik got a caricature of a romantic interest, singer Perrie Edwards.
Tabloids report that the long-haired woman wearing a peace-shirt on Zayn's right arm is none other than his once-girlfriend, Perrie Edwards. When they broke up, fans knew just what to do—make fun of him.
Good luck reading that mean tweet on Jimmy Kimmel, you misguided kid who made the tragic mistake of believing in eternal love!
7. Justin Bieber with a tattoo of an annoyed Jesus Christ.
Just kidding with this one. Bieber does have the Christ tattoo, and the Christ does look pretty annoyed, but if you consider a Jesus tat as a celebrity face, this list would take five years to scroll through on an iPhone.
8. Drake has a portrait of late singer Aaliyah on his back. It's not that funny really.
Aaliyah, the Age Ain't Nothing but a Number singer who tragically died in a plane crash in 2001, will live forever on the back of the Champagne Papi. (Hers is the face on the far left of the image above.)
This is actually pretty classy for a back tattoo of a celebrity's face. For that reason, stop thinking about it and instead check out this Vine of Drake trying to befriend NBA player Paul Pierce during a game.