Rapper Eve, who had work done at the L.A. Ink shop last season, is best known for the paw print tattoos on her chest. "They're totally in your face, but they're soft and well done," L.A. Ink tattoo artist Kim Saigh tells Us. "They've imprinted her into a lot of people's minds, so in the worst case, it's a good business move," she jokes. "They make a statement but don't overpower her."
"Names are always a bad idea!" says Saigh of Levi Johnston's display of affection for pregnant fiance Bristol Palin. "We still call [ring tattoos] the 'curse.'" Ring tattoos, like Johnston's, are a common trend, according to our expert, but "if you really mean something, do you need to tell the whole world with [a tattoo]?"
Megan Fox, 21, has more than one tattoo, including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on her right forearm and this King Lear quote, "We all laugh at gilded butterflies," on her right shoulder blade. Says Saigh, "Tattoos [on actors and actresses] seem to have a lot [of] verbal meanings."
Sienna Miller's three small blue stars on her right shoulder most likely signify an in-depth meaning, says Saigh, but could also just be Miller's effort to showcase her girly personality. "Sienna seems like a really dainty, feminine person. I can't see her having something super big tattooed."
Paparazzi magnet Spears, 26, seen here with ink she got over three years ago - a dainty pair of dice on the inside of her left wrist - is someone who may resort to dealing with change with ink, says Saigh. Brit's ink looks like "a Las Vegas tattoo that healed poorly," she adds.
"I was actually really impressed with Rihanna having the guitar on her forearm," Saigh explains, telling Us that the singer seems like someone with a strong positive outlook.
"It's interesting when someone goes right for their hand or forearm," Saigh says of the Chris Brown's skull tattoo on his right hand. "It’s like 'Oh look, I'm tattooed!" she tells Us, calling the star "bold and extroverted" after seeing his ink.
Keith Urban's tribal bands seem more indicative of his personal aesthetic rather than a commemoration. "I've worked on a few musicians recently who have gotten music-related tattoos," she says. "But a well-planned tattoo [regardless of the image] looks so much better."
Lindsay Lohan's "La Bella Vita" tattoo on her rear end most likely satisfies a need to show some skin as well as affirm a mantra. Saigh tells Us, "Tattoos are a commitment."
After hooking up with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie considerably increased her amount of ink, often to commemorate the births of her children. "There's something about having something written on you that's kind of like your mantra, that is super meaningful," Saigh tells Us, adding that Japanese and Kanji symbols are popular at the moment, especially those that signify "courage" and "love."
Pitt, 44, often follows partner Angelina Jolie's lead when adding ink, as many of his new tattoos stand for milestones in his life. The ink on his arm is the outline of iceman, Europe's oldest natural human mummy.
Posh's ink job - reportedly the Hebrew phrase " I am my love’s and my love is mine, who browses among the lilies" - fits her girly personality. Says Saigh, "Women do get a lot of 'scripty' tattoos, where it's just really pretty and soft, but still meaningful. [She] is sexy and classy and this is a very sexy tattoo."