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    21 Pop Culture Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

    Forever marked with their favourite famous people.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us their celebrity tattoos.

    Check out the awesome photos and the stories behind them they shared below.

    1. "I am a DJ, and music is a big part of my life. When I was growing up, two major musical influences in my life were Missy Elliott and Biggie Smalls (B.I.G)."

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    "When I was old enough, I decided to get a tattoo of them! The tattoos are on the calves and were done by the talented Hannah Keuls of Good Times Tattoo, London."

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    2. "Even now, Amy is covering up scars from past abuse."

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    "Traditional-style Amy Winehouse. Even with all the negative comments I receive about her (ex: 'Why do you have that drug addict on your arm?'), she will always be my favorite, always. Her music and her voice always got me through rough times. Even now, Amy is covering up scars from past abuse. I get to look down at a person who makes me happy, instead of looking down at painful reminders from my past! RIP, AMY."

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    3. "Ben Folds drew a piano on me."

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    "I just really like Ben Folds. I also have a Weezer tattoo but it’s just a plain ol’ flying W."

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    4. "I have a stylized portrait of Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow on my right thigh. Some people think it is Katniss Everdeen or Lara Croft because of what the traditional style does to it, but I don’t mind and love that it speaks to others in different ways."

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    "The quote is obviously from Alias to the diehard fans, though, and means a lot to me as Sydney Bristow is such a badass female character. It’s actually my second of three Alias tattoo pieces. Clearly my favorite show of all time."

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    5. "Marge is a badass lady who takes care of business when surrounded by incompetent men, even the most benign ones."

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    "I got a tattoo of Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson from the movie Fargo... She is smart, kind, and capable, even at six months pregnant. I love it so much and wouldn’t ever change it!"

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    6. "The Beatles have been my favorite band since I could speak."

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    "My dad constantly played them for me, and the first actual album he purchased for me exclusively was Anthology 1. Also, in 1995 I owned a copy of Bugs and Friends Sing the Beatles, which I highly recommend. My daughter received a copy of it for her first birthday this year. She loves it."

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    7. "I wanted to put NYC on my arm because I lived there for a bit and the city is a huge part of my life. I chose three of my favorite performers who have each influenced me in different ways and personify NYC."

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    "Audrey Hepburn, Diane Keaton, and Judy Garland. These were taken from Al Hirschfeld drawings. (He created all of the caricatures in Sardi's)."

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    8. "I got my first tattoo last summer. It’s a lyric from the One Direction song 'Strong.' I got it because they helped me get through my darkest battles with mental health, and they made me stronger."

    9. "Although a comic book character. Harley is a celebrity in her own right. I got her four years ago, while I was going through a rough patch and she was the constant in my life."

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    "Yeah I know, she’s a bit out-there (and downright psychotic at times) but I love her! My tattoo isn't meant to be perfect since it is in an abstract watercolor theme. So for those of you who always have something to say about someone else’s pieces, please just don’t. People don’t get tattoos for others to love or understand, it’s a part of ourselves we wear with pride, no matter 'how bad the tattoo is.' Let's all agree to disagree on what we see as good or bad."

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    10. "Emma Watson. Such a beautiful woman."

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    "The 'Expecto Patronum' is in J.K. Rowling's handwriting."

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    11. "I have loved David Bowie since forever, so when he passed this January I decided to get the star parts from his signature on the Blackstar album. The star shards spell out B-O-W-I-E."

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    "The image is from when the tattoo was less than an hour old."

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    12. "I got this (currently unfinished) tattoo of Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy."

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    "It was done by Lucy Hawkins at Blue Cardinal Tattoo. Lucy is amazing and a fellow Buffy nerd so we had an absolute blast doing this!"

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    13. "I have a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe in her teens."

    14. "As the weird kid in school (middle and high school), I always related to Edward Scissorhands and his story in the movie."

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    "I got an Edward Scissorhands portrait done last month after a few years of wanting one... It’s cliché, I know, but the movie helped me feel less alone and like there was acceptance out there. Now as a grown-ass adult I am still weird and odd, but I have weird/odd/nerdy friends who accept me for me. I learned to wear my weirdness with pride and not care what others thought. I found friends like me in college and I’m happier for being my odd and quirky self.

    "I think that in a way my love of this movie and other projects of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s helped me feel like my oddness had a place and that I was OK just the way I am. I know this is not an original story, and many others went through much the same, but I’m sharing it anyways. Plus the tattoo is totally badass. I plan on getting the hands later on (thank you, tax return!) to complete the sleeve."

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    15. "My Alfred Hitchcock (surrounded by birds of course). I am an avid film lover, and I’m a huge sucker for the spooky and suspenseful."

    16. "He was and still is the greatest musician ever and 'Billie Jean' was the very first music video I ever saw."

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    "This is my little MJ – got it right after he died."

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    17. "Me and a friend decided to get our spirit animals tattooed – she got a cute corgi, I got two fierce bitches!"

    18. "This was my very first tattoo. I got it when I was 17 years old. I was absolutely in love with Elvis Presley and his music."

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    "I loved how his music had meaning and told stories. It was so different from what was out at that time (2006-2007). To this day I still get compliments on this tattoo."

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    19. Here's another Elvis inking...

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    "What’s more rock and roll than a tattoo of the King?"

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    20. "Like the rest of humanity, I love Tom Hardy. Especially as Bane. Coupled with my love for comics, this was just too perfect."

    21. "I have a tattoo of Betty White because she is a beautiful, independent, hilarious, animal-loving woman who is basically an immortal goddess."

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