6 Insane Celebrity Tattoos People Wished Were Fake

So sad, so true.

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Celebrities love to get tattoos and usually, fans are 100% on board. Sometimes, however, celebs get ink that fans hope (even just for a fleeting moment) might be fake.

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Ben Affleck's Phoenix Tattoo

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Ben Affleck claimed that the giant, full-color phoenix tattoo on his back wasn't real when fans first caught sight of it. It has since been proven to be very real indeed. Naturally, people think this was a giant mistake. "Next time you're feeling sad, remember that you're not Ben Affleck so you (probably) don't have a tattoo so big and so ugly and so universally ridiculed that you had to lie and say it was only temporary and just for a movie when it is so clearly not," .

Harry Styles' Butterfly Tattoo

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Harry Styles has a lot of tattoos, but even hardcore One Direction fans hoped this giant butterfly was a joke. It was not though, and it eventually grew on people. Hopefully.

Ed Sheeran's Lion Tattoo

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In August 2015, Ed Sheeran unveiled a giant lion tattoo on his chest. Fans thought the tattoo was a joke, but he in a November 2015 interview with Ellen that it was definitely real.

Cara Delevingne's Eyes Tattoo

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Cara Delevingne tapped NYC tattoo artist Bang Bang to ink a pair of eyes on the back of her neck. The art is beautiful, but also creepy. And also very real.

Miley Cyrus' Vegemite Tattoo

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Tattoo artist Dr. Woo shared a picture of Miley Cyrus' tattoo tribute to her Australian love, Liam Hemsworth: A jar of Vegemite. Some fans thought there might have been better ways to honor Liam, but to each their own.

Justin Bieber's Jesus Portrait Tattoo


Bieber has a lot of tattoos, but some fans were a little incredulous of the portrait of Jesus Christ he got on his calf.

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