Rapper Eve opens up in July's edition of Redbook as she prepares for the release of her first album in 11 years. The artist confesses that while she has made some mistakes in the past, including two tattoos -- one of a person's name, one with an error, she has no regrets.
"You can’t regret decisions you make. You were in a certain place at a certain time and it’s okay, it was meant for you at that moment, and it tells the story of you."
That's a great attitude to have. Nothing is worse than a tattoo you later regret. Not even a tattoo of someone's name that you absolutely 100 percent do not regret. Or a tattoo with an error in it that you unequivocally, under no circumstances, cherries-on-top do not regret.
We believe you, Eve. We believe you.
Click over to Redbook for more with Eve.
Lena Dunham (left) always finds a way to show off her hipster tats. The "Girls" actress dons an image of a cow in a field on her upper right arm ... but don't be fooled ... <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2259960/Lena-Dunham-reveals-kooky-tattoos-strapless-jumpsuit.html" target="_blank">there are many more where that came from.</a>
Well if that doesn't scream true love, I don't know what does. Amber Rose showed off a tattoo of her rapper boyfriend Rapper Wiz Khalifa on her tricep at the LA Premiere of the "Fast & Furious 6" on May 21. The 29-year-old model later <a href="http://www.celebuzz.com/2013-04-18/amber-rose-gets-wiz-khalifas-face-tattooed-on-arm/" target="_blank">tweeted a photo of the finished product, </a>letting the whole world know about her love for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/18/amber-rose-post-baby-body-photo_n_3298692.html" target="_blank">the father of her child.</a>
British football player David Beckham showed off his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University in March 2013 in Beijing, China. The 38-year-old soccer star, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/david-beckham-retire-end-season_n_3285420.html" target="_blank">who famously announced his retirement at the end of this season,</a> is covered in black ink. We're not so sure this hottie with a body needed the added ink to jazz anything up ...
Britain's "it" girl Cara Delevingne debuted her latest tattoo at "The Great Gatsby" Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France (May 15). The model's new best friend, Rihanna, inspired her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/carey-mulligan-it-girl_n_3285352.html" target="_blank">to get this ink on her pointer finger.</a>
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/nicki-minaj-teen-vogue-cover-june-july-2013_n_3267236.html" target="_blank">Known for her costume-wearing ways,</a> the rapper dons a tattoo of Chinese symbols that supposedly reads "God is with you." Maybe this will bring the "American Idol" judge some luck in her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/mariah-carey-nicki-minaj-feud-bitter-insecure_n_3208238.html" target="_blank">ongoing feud with co-judge Mariah Carey.</a>
Famed for her Tony Parker inspired tats <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/22/eva-longoria-tony-parker-tattoo-removal/" target="_blank">(that she's also attempted to remove)</a>, Eva Longoria flashed the crowd her "tramp stamp" at the Cannes Film Festival: a cross just dusting her behind ...
Sean "Diddy" Combs loves New York so much, he almost married it. Instead, he got something that's truly for life: a tattoo. The 43-year-old Harlem-born rapper showed off his giant ink on his Instagram page, with the font of the tattoo unmistakably that of New York magazine's logo.
Shenae Grimes and fiance Josh Beech
"90210" star Shenae Grimes and fiance, British model Josh Beech, got each other's names tattooed behind their ears as a unique way of showing their deep connection. Beech got his love's first name etched onto his skin, while Grimes marked her fiance's last name on hers.
The Biebs is a walking canvas at 18: he's got a rose tattoo, a crown, an owl, the Japanese Kanji symbol for music, a bird, the Hebrew word for Jesus and an image of Jesus, just to name a few tats. The last (but probably not least) to ink the pop idol's body are the roman numerals I, IX, VII and V -- 1, 9, 7, and 5 respectively. Why? That's anyone's guess.
Chris Brown shocked fans when he debuted a tattoo of a what looks to be a battered woman on his neck on Sept. 1. Many questioned whether or not it was meant to be Rihanna, but Brown's rep insists his ink is of a sugar skull, which is associated with the Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead. Days later, Brown debuted his tattoo of a fighter jet, which just so happens to be in the same spot as Rihanna's new ink of the goddess Isis. Hmm....
Here it is: Rihanna's latest tattoo, which she got in honor of her late grandmother. The singer posted the photo on Instagram, writing, "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart #1love." It's a beautiful tribute, but Chris Brown's follow-up ink makes us question the status of their relationship.
Ke$ha topped the list for worst tattoo back in June when she debuted her new "Suck It!" mouth ink on Instagram. We don't really know why she decided to get this tattooed on her lower lip, but to be honest, we don't really want to ...
40-year-old former playmate Jenny McCarthy got creative during the Super Bowl blackout: she got a tattoo! The TV personality showed off her new tat, featuring an intricate rose with vines, on her Twitter account the next day.
Ah, one of the most infamous celebrity tattoos: Angelina Jolie's ink tribute to her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, who she was married to from 2000-2003. Jolie has since got her "Billy Bob" tattoo removed and replaced it with the longitudes and latitudes of the birth places of her six children with fiancé Brad Pitt.
Britney Spears was thrilled when she got a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on her hip that stood for "mysterious." Sadly, Spears didn't check what she was permanently putting on her body, considering the symbol ended up standing for "Strange." Whoops ...
Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson
Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) was distraught after his wife of a few weeks, reality star Evelyn Lozada, filed for divorce on Aug. 14. The NFL player allegedly head-butted Lozada following an argument, which left him in jail and out of a job. So, in order to prove his love for his wife, Johnson tattooed her face on his right leg. Well, he better start removing that one.
Dean McDermott really loves his wife ... no, really. The actor got Tori Spelling's face tattooed on his left tricep to represent his "undying love" for her. He also has two other tattoos for Spelling, including one of an angel displaying the words "Truly, Madly, Deeply, Tori" and a cross reading "Tori Girl."
Kat Von D
Kat Von D probably regrets her decision to tattoo a picture of ex-fiancé Jesse James as a little boy on the side of her body. (The pair split last summer). At least she has enough ink to distract onlookers from catching a glimpse of the now-awkward tattoo.
She may not think it's a bad tattoo, but Kate Gosselin's ankle ink of Pooh Bear is a little disturbing. Then again, we're sure her eight kids love it ... well, until they hit their teens.
Megan Fox might have loved Marilyn Monroe when she decided to ink her famous face on her right forearm, but the actress is currently in the process of removing the tattoo. Why? Fox told <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/megan-fox-why-im-removing-my-marilyn-monroe-tattoo-2011238" target="_hplink">Amica magazine</a> Monroe was "a negative person ... disturbed, bipolar." Adding, "I'm removing it ... I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life."
Kimberly Stewart obviously loves her dad, Rod Stewart, but did she have to go as far as getting "Daddy's Little Girl" tattooed right "there"? Probably not. It just makes us uncomfortable.
Lily Allen's tattoo is pretty self-explanatory. That's why it's just unnecessary. The singer has the word "Shhh..." inked on her finger. Ironically enough, Rihanna <a href="http://www.justjared.com/2009/02/19/lily-allen-copies-rihannas-shhh-tattoo/" target="_hplink">reportedly</a> has the same one!
Margaret Cho started getting major tattoo work done in 2006 and has continued to ink herself over the years. Our favorite piece of body artwork? Her old-timey barmaid garter and gun! One of a kind.
Mike Tyson might have one of the most recognizable tattoos in Hollywood, thanks in part to his cameo in the hit movie "The Hangover." But the ink really got famous when Tyson's tattoo artist sued the producers of "The Hangover 2," claiming the face ink Ed Helms sported was too similar to Tyson's, which he owned the copyright to. The dispute was settled and Tyson's tat is still firmly inked on his face.
Steve-O doesn't just have one bad tattoo, he has dozens. But the "Jackass" star knows his tats are stupid, and that's why he loves them! "I never get a tattoo unless I know it will make somebody smile," he said. Hey, got to love him!
Hayden Panettiere's tattoo can be seen peeking out of her red-carpet dresses, but do you know it has no meaning? The "Nashville" star accidentally misspelled the Italian phrase "Vivere senza rimipianti," which means "to live without regrets" on her back. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/21/hayden-panettieres-misspe_n_206263.html" target="_hplink">Her tattoo reads </a>"rimipianti" instead of "rimpianti."
Did you know Mr. Ryan Gosling had tattoos? Well, he does. And surprisingly, he thinks they're pretty stupid. "I like when [tattoos] look bad, but no one will do bad tattoos," he told <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2010/10/michelle_williams_ryan_gosling" target="_hplink">W magazine</a> in 2010 of his various arm tattoos. "So I did one myself. That"s why it"s bad. I"m waiting to get old -- I think old guys with tattoos look good." We have no doubt Gosling will always look good.
Price check on Pink! The singer has a barcode on the back of her neck, which might just possibly be one of the silliest tats ever. Reportedly the code is made up of her birthdate (9/8/79), the release date of her album "Missundaztood" (11/20/01) and her lucky number (13).
Gucci Mane debuted his new tattoo of an ice cream cone with three scoops and the word "Brrr" across the right side of his face in January 2011. If you're wondering what it means, so are we. According <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/what-does-gucci-manes-ice-cream-cone-tattoo-mean-20110113" target="_hplink">to his rep</a>, he wants fans to know that he lives his life "Cool as ice... as in 'I'm so icy, I'll make ya say Brrr."
Marc Jacobs has a couple of interesting tattoos, but his most peculiar is an image of Spongebob SquarePants on his right bicep. "I just think the colors of that particular cartoon are really beautiful and really sophisticated and interesting," Jacobs told <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2008/02/marc_jacobs_wears_his_spongebo.html" target="_hplink">NY Magazine</a> of the unique ink.