Miley Cyrus has well over 20 tattoos. On her right hand alone she has 9 tattoos, though they are all tiny. On the sides of her fingers are an equal sign, a peace symbol, a cross, “Bad” from the Michael Jackson album, and the word “karma.” On her knuckles she has a heart, an evil eye, an alien head, and a watermelon slice. She formerly had a tongue and a triangle, but they were both covered by the watermelon.
Her right arm is home to an animal tooth on her bicep, Roman numerals inside her elbow, crossed arrows behind her elbow, a portrait of grandmother and an anatomical heart on her forearm, and an anchor on her wrist.
On her left arm she has “Love Never Dies,” a moon, a cat, a Theodore Roosevelt quote, a robot, her brother’s nickname Wukong, and an ohm symbol.
She also has “Love” in her ear, a cat on her inner lip, a skull on her ankle, and “Rolling $tone” on the soles of her feet.
The tattoo is a tribute to her friend Vanessa who died of the lung disease cystic fibrosis in 2007 and her grandfathers who both died of lung cancer. She told Harper’s Bazaar:
“It reminds me not to take things for granted. I mean breathing – that was something none of them could do, the most basic thing. And I put it near my heart, because that is where they will always be.”