If ever there were a group of people with an undying devotion to love, it’s celebrities, who fall so deeply for each other that a marriage certificate is often not enough to signal their commitment. Sometimes the only thing that will sufficiently demonstrate a cosmic celebrity bond is an indelible mark that won’t wash away with time. Celebs need ink on skin to make sure they stick it out through thick and thin, richer and poorer, good reviews and bad, etc.
There are a lot of celebrity couples with matching tattoos but we’ve narrowed it down to the eight most meaningful. You can bet these couples are going the distance. Unless, of course, they’ve already booked an appointment with the laser surgeon.
Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson
Back in 2008, when lady love was still in the air, former actress/jailbird Lindsay Lohan and her DJ pal Samantha Ronson got tiny black hearts on their left hands. Because there’s nothing that expresses love more deeply than admitting one’s heart is small and black.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
California Gurl Katy Perry and Surrealist Swordsman Russell Brand are set to be married this year, despite the warnings of the wisest man in music, Morrissey. They both have tattoos on their inner right arms of the Sanskrit saying Anuugacchati Pravaha, meaning “go with the flow.” Considering both have moved away from previously damaging obsessions (Brand and sex, Perry and Christianity), it’ll be good to remember this if either one reverts.
Nikki Sixx and Kat Von D
When one half of a couple is a tattoo artist and the other is a hair metal star from the ’80s, skin art is to be expected. What’s less clear is what the hell is going on here. Sixx and Von D got matching tats of a man in a top hat with a red shirt, boots, breeches and a cane. What could it mean? Is it a Victorian carny or a Brooklyn hipster? Whatever it is, it didn’t help these two stay together. They’re each now hunting for a new human canvas.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe “Not Kim” Kardashian and Lamar “Not Kobe” Odom got each other’s initials tattooed on their hands. As Kardashian said, “When we were at dinner, I just knew I wanted a tattoo for Lamar in the web of my hand.” While this may not be what most people think at dinner, one thing is for sure: These tats are certainly more permanent than Odom’s ability to knock down an 18-foot jumper. Sports burn!