Chris Brown, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Tattoo

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There was a time when a tattoo was an edgy, hardcore statement. Now it seems like every celeb and their mom is getting inked.

There's a huge range of style and meaning, too, from the tasteful (a famous smart guy quote on your arm) to the vulgar (looking at you, Ke$ha).

But no matter the tat, it's fun to stay on the lookout for celebs stripping down to reveal their freshly inked skins. Some consider it a hobby. We consider it an art form.

We have scoured the full of expanse of celebrity dermis over the past year to bring to you the sweetest, the most punk rawk, the most misguided, and the most meaningful tattoos in the celebrity world. From Justin Bieber's long-lasting show of faith, to Lady Gaga's inky stunt, these tattoos will make you want to track down Kat Von D right this very minute and get a piece of your own. (Or, maybe not.)

Check it out!

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