The Meaning Behind Lourdes Leon’s Bold Tattoos

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Lourdes “Lola” Leon’s rebellious sense of beauty has been apparent in her latest public appearances. As demonstrated by her campaigns for Calvin Klein and Swarovski and her appearances at Kim Kardashian‘s Skims Swim pop-up shop celebration and the Versace runway during spring/summer 2022 Milan Fashion Week, Madonna‘s daughter is unafraid to draw attention to her body hair or her stark black tattoos.

The model and actor has spoken openly about wanting to be known for more than her looks and hoping to change the fashion industry so models can have greater control over their choices – and that extends to her collection of body art.

Leon made tabloid headlines when she got her first tattoo at the age of 19, and she got 10 more pieces over the course of seven years. She debuted her latest tattoo in March 2022: the word “divina” (the Spanish word for “divine”) in block font inked high on the back of her upper-left thigh, with two simple stars. Many have speculated that the tattoo is a nod to her Cuban roots. Several of her designs are more obvious in meaning, but she’s been mum about many of her tattoos over the years.

Ahead, we rounded up Leon’s collection of bold tattoos and their meanings.

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