Cardi B’s Tattoos All Have Some Pretty Sweet Meanings

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In everything, from her music videos to showing off her body art, Cardi B is anything but shy. The rapper has over 13 different tattoos (that we know of, anyway), and while some are small and subtle, others are realistic works of art. Though you can see her old and new ink all over her Instagram page, weirdly enough, she plays it coy when it comes to the meaning behind most of her designs. Still, one quick look at Cardi B’s back tattoo and you will see that while she keeps mum about most of her pieces, she is a massive body-art aficionado.

While the rapper hasn’t verbally shared much about her pieces, some of the meanings are quite clear. For one, she has a script tattoo that’s a nod to her identity before stardom, Belkis, which is an abbreviation of her real name, Belcalis. She also has multiple designs representing her loved ones, including her husband Offset, her sister Hennessy, and her two kids, Kulture and Wave. With that, it’s pretty evident that there’s an ongoing theme when it comes to the star’s tattoo collection. Many of the designs are deeply personal, honoring the people she holds dear and the experiences she’s gone through in her life.

If you want to learn about her full collection, from the tiny tattoo behind her right ear to the mystery name that was on the back of her neck once upon a time, check out the gallery to see Cardi B’s many tattoos ahead.

Additional reporting by Ariel Baker

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