Tattoos have been a form of creative expression in Great Britain going back to as early as 1862 when the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (Queen Victoria‘s son), started a fad with his first tattoo being a Jerusalem cross. The inked-elite of modern day include British actors, singers, athletes, even military, showing off their body art.
Check out this snapshot of Brits using their own bodies as a canvas:
E!’s Kelly Osbourne gets situated for the tattoo artist.
Here’s a closer look at Osbourne’s “stories” tattoo.
Singer Cheryl Cole doesn’t hold back with this rose tattoo on her bum.
Model Cara Delevingne has “Made in England” stamped on the bottom of her foot.
Delevingne’s lion tattoo on her finger isn’t as discreet.
Bonus: Helen Donahue, Anglophenia intern, has a Doctor Who-inspired arm tattoo:
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