Cara Delevingne’s 26 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Cara Delevingne is an English model, actress, singer, and supermodel who loves to get her body inked with several tattoos. Every tattoo of her is unique and has a specific meaning. Let’s have a look at all of these tattoos.

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1. ‘Lion Face’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Lion Face’ Tattoo on the index finger of her right hand.

Meaning: This ‘Lion Face’ tattoo is the first tattoo which Cara got inked on her right hand in May 2013. This tattoo was inked by New York City-based tattoo artist, Bang Bang. She uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account with the caption,

My first tattoo!! Lions rule! Thank you so much @bangbangnyc @badgalriri”

In an interview, she said,

I’m a Leo. It’s the first tattoo I got. I grew up being fearless in everything. I used to climb anything. I lost that sense of fearlessness when I started modeling. When you work a lot and don’t really know what you want, you just do it because the work is there. I lost that inner fire, so I got the lion to bring that back in my mind.”

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The first picture of ‘Lion Face’ tattoo uploaded by Cara Delevingne on her Instagram account on May 14, 2013.

2. ‘CJD’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘CJD’ Tattoo on her right hand.

Meaning: Talk about self-love, this beauty got ‘CJD’ tattoo inked on her right hand which is the initials of her full name, Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. This is the second tattoo which Cara got inked by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang, on May 22, 2013.

3. ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ Tattoo under her left foot.

Meaning: This is the third tattoo which Cara got inked by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang, on July 14, 2013. This tattoo perfectly describes the nationality of Cara, as she was born in Hammersmith, London, England. In an interview, she said,

You’re looked through, you’re not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin. I got a tattoo saying ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ on my foot to represent that I felt like a doll for so long. Because you are just a kind of puppet, you know, entertainment. You kind of feel that you need to have no soul really, to do that job, a little bit.”

4. ‘Pandora’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pandora’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Pandora is the name of Cara Delevinge’s mother.

5. ‘XII’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘XII’ Tattoo on her right ribcage.

Meaning: The Roman numeral ‘XII’ means the number ’12’ which Cara got inked on her right ribcage. The number 12 is also the birthdate of Cara, i.e., August 12, 1992. She also considers this as her lucky magic number.

6. ‘Diamond’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Diamond’ Tattoo on the inner portion of her right ear.

Meaning: A diamond tattoo is a symbol of commitment, purity, perfection, treasures, riches, and wealth. It also represents the inner beauty.

7. ‘silence’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘silence’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang. On October 17, 2013, Cara uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram post, with the caption,

Silence speaks when words can’t @bangbangnyc”

8. ‘Heart’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Heart’ Tattoo on the pinky finger of her left hand.

Meaning: Cara got the tattoo of a heart inked in red ink which represents true love, passion, feelings, emotions, and blissful relationship. It also represents a pure friendship.

9. ‘don’t worry be happy’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘don’t worry be happy’ Tattoo below her chest.

Meaning: This tattoo is an optimistic life philosophy and the song by Bobby McFerrin, an American jazz vocalist.

10. ‘Sak Yant’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Sak Yant’ Tattoo on her back.

Meaning: Sak Yant tattoos are etched into the skin with the help of bamboo needle technique. These are mostly designed and given by Buddhist monks.

11. ‘DD’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘DD’ Tattoo on the right side of her waist.

Meaning: This is the matching tattoo that Cara got inked with her friend, Jourdan Dunn, by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang, on June 10, 2014. The letters ‘DD’ refer to the last name of Cara and her friend Jourdan, i.e., Delevingne and Dunn respectively.

12. ‘breathe deep’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘breathe deep’ Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Again, this tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang, on July 14, 2014.

13. ‘White Dove’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘White Dove’ Tattoo on the index finger of her left hand.

Meaning: A ‘dove’ tattoo is a symbol of love, victory, peace, and new beginnings.

14. ‘BACON…’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘BACON…’ Tattoo on her right foot.

Meaning: On September 9, 2014, the tattoo artist, Bang Bang, inked the tattoo of ‘Bacon’ on the base of Cara’s right foot. In an interview with New York Magazine, she said,

Well. The tattoo was inspired by my love for bacon, obviously. I think of bacon every five seconds. It’s meatiness. I love the salt. Bacon is love to me. Bacon will always love me back. It’s unconditional.”

15. ‘Wasp’ Tattoo

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‘Wasp’ tattoo on the middle finger of her left hand

16. ‘Coat of Arms’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Coat of Arms’ Tattoo on her left ribcage.

Meaning: In January 2015, Cara got a ‘tiny coat of arms with a D’ inked on her left ribcage. This was inked by tattoo artist, Dr Woo, in Los Angeles.

17. ‘Five White Dots’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Five White Dots’ Tattoo on the left side of her ribcage.

Meaning: Just above the coat of arms tattoo, she got inked five white dots which according to her represents the members of her immediate family.

18. ‘AC’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘AC’ Tattoo on the pinky finger of her left hand.

Meaning: Cara had got the initials ‘AC’ inked next to her red heart tattoo. There were speculations that this tattoo is related to the initials of Cara’s ex-girlfriend, St. Vincent, who is also known as Annie Clark. The two confirmed their relationship in June 2015 which continued till September 2016.

19. ‘A’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘A’ Tattoo on her left ribcage.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked in relation to Cara’s girlfriend, Ashley Benson, with whom she started dating in June 2019.

20. ‘Stars’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Stars’ Tattoo on near her right ear.

Meaning: Cara got the tattoo of ‘tiny four stars’ inked near her right ear which specifies the fight against the darkness. It also denotes a divine relationship of a person with God.

21. ‘Elephant’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Elephant’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Cara got inked the tattoo of an elephant on her right forearm, by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo, on July 22, 2016. This tattoo represents prosperity, power, good luck, dignity, and longevity. This tattoo is really very important for Cara as she got it inked in the memory of her late grandmother.

22. ‘Snake Skeleton’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Snake Skeleton’ Tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: Cara got the tattoo of a ‘Snake Skeleton’ inked by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo, on November 9, 2016. A snake tattoo represents knowledge, wisdom, fertility, and peace.

23. ‘Geometric Flower’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘Geometric Flower’ Tattoo on the back of her head.

Meaning: Cara got inked the tattoo of a ‘geometric flower’ which was visible when she shaved off her head in 2017 for the shoot of her role in the movie, ‘Life in a Year’.

24. ‘Smiley Face’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Smiley Face’ Tattoo below her toes.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked by her ‘Suicide Squad’ co-star, Margot Robbie, who is known for giving her co-stars the tattoos. This tattoo was inked on July 24, 2016.

25. ‘Artwork’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Artwork’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: On October 24, 2018, Cara got inked the tattoo of an artwork by the tattoo artist, Bang Bang. This artwork is originally by Emil Lundgren. On October 24, 2018, Cara uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account, with the caption,

Thank you @bangbangnyc for another incredible tattoo!! You never fail to impress me with your creativity. I ❤️ you!! Original artwork by @landgreenart”

26. ‘Eyes’ Tattoo 

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‘Eyes’ Tattoo on the nape of her neck

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