Miley Cyrus' Tattoo Timeline: What's the Meaning Behind Her Ink? (PHOTOS)

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It shouldn't be a surprise that Miley Cyrus loves getting inked, but have you ever wondered why she has gotten the tattoos that she has?

Last week, the 19-year-old "Party in the USA" singer stepped out and showed off some brand new ink on her forearm, which consisted of Roman numerals VIIXCI (7 and 91). While the jury is still out on what her new tat means, Celebuzz decided to break down the meaning behind her other various tattoos. If you remember, Miley got her first tattoo at the age of 17, which reads "Just breathe" on her rib cage.

Any guesses as to why she went with that particular message?

A family friend of Miley's suffers from cystic fibrosis, and dedicated her first tattoo to them.

Miley then followed up with some smaller tats, including an anchor on her pinky and "love" on her inner ear, but then got one of her largest ones to date -- a dream catcher on the right hand side of her rib cage.

We've told you some of what tattoos she has, but if you want to know why she has them, click through the gallery!

Do you think Miley's ink is too much? Or just enough? Sound off in the comments!



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  • Patrice Caval
    Patrice Caval

    Enough! And if I see one more insipid pic of her with that tongue hanging out I'm gonna barf.


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  • Michelle

    No one can tell you how painful it's going to be beasuce everyone has a different pain tolerance. I found my tattoo behind my ear to not hurt at all except when I got it touched up it hurt a bit. The first go around, it felt more like tickling than anything. Because it's such a small area, anything you put back there is going to be small my tattoo probably took less than 15 minutes (it's a music note) and I think even if it had hurt that it would have been such a short tattoo that it wouldn't have mattered. When you take a shower you just need to be ware of it and make sure your shampoo and conditioner don't trip onto it beasuce the fragrances in it can be really harmful. It wasn't that difficult but it was just something I had to focus on.

  • Minisnow

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  • afrika

    actually she looks perfect no matter what she does to her hair. well if she in your stupid eyes looks 40, then shes the hottest 40 yr old ive ever seen.. DAYUM ;)

  • Nammy

    um have u ever seen a 40 year old? it would be a dream to look like that at 40. . . or 19

  • jbd59

    she looks 40 with that stupid hairdo.

  • mileyismylife

    I LOVE THIS! it's looks so good, i swear she has the most amazing tattoos <3

  • Lucy Luu
    Lucy Luu

    She has a lot of tattoos because half of them are so small and are in the most random ass spots that it looks like she was just drawing on herself with a pen. I like the dream catcher one and the ones that actually have words. but the heart and equal sign are just sorry ass excuses of tattoos. Get something real.

  • HanBan

    looks like armpit hair. Not a good location...

  • z

    and you need to respect miley's decisions.

  • Natalio

    Miley needs to respect her body and stop the tattoos.

  • an

    LOL, some Miley fan you are mate when your slamming the crap out of her and accusing her of trying to be like Zoe. Just because she dresses the way she does, doesnt mean shes trying to copy someone its because she CHOOSES and likes to dress that way. the tattoos are because tattoos are something that most of her family members have and she gets tattoos of special things that have alot of meaning to her. so buzz off you so called fan. CIAO BAAABBESSS xxxx

  • assha+

    oi fck off whoever is being a little sh*t b*tch and pretending to be mileyismylife. as if she'd say that ya gronk, atleast have ya own name and then comment ya dirty ass shit!! please & thankya :))

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  • stillLuvMiley

    dear Miley, stop trying to be zoe kravitz with the style and the tatts. Your parents are two honkey tonk country folk, not backwood hippies. the look isn't working for you. you're starting to look like a hobo. I still love you tho.

  • Katie

    Judgemental much? I wonder if you saw someone walking in the street, you'd have the nerve to say that to them? She's wearing her hair up in a bun, because that's where she finds it most comfortable. She's not doing it to look 'hot' or 'beautiful', so lay off her.

  • Hailey

    I love her tattos. My favorite one shes gotten is "Love Never Dies" which she got in her inner arm. Its a dedication to her pappy, that even though he died her love for himwill never. I feel the same way about my daddy. She also has a tat of an equal sign om her finger to show equal rights for gays. I absolutely love her.

  • gildorg

    Tattoos are for the most part completely unnecessary. I don't find them attractive at all.

  • mileyismylife

    she makes me moist

  • Bo

    I remember too, it was for her close friend Vanessa, who suffered Cytic Fibrosis and died at the age of 11. Either way it's a beautiful tribute.

  • jbd59

    is this girl using body art for all of her crusades? before long she will be covered in this shit.

  • jbd59

    cheap and trashy.

  • jbd59

    that's just nasty.

  • Shelbs

    "Just Breathe" is a song from Pearl Jam.

  • what

    I thought it was because she has a heart problem?

  • mileyismylife

    this tattoo is super cute. :)

  • tin2x

    i love her tattoos ! miley all the way!

  • mileyismylife

    love love love this!

  • mileyismylife

    One of my favourite tattoos of hers, such a beautiful tattoo with such a gorgeous meaning.

  • c

    not being rude bebs, but it was for her grandfather.. awkies.

  • mileyismylife

    Miley is so beautiful, i love each any every one of her tattoos, every single one she has gotten is special and means something to her. <3

  • Kylie Coxhill
    Kylie Coxhill

    Just Breathe is for her friend who passed with Cytic fibrosis. My daughter has CF and I wish Miley would use her status to inform the world of this deadly and fatal disease... SPEAK UP MILEY! SPEAK UP FOR THOSE THAT ARE TO YOUNG, TO SICK, TO SCARED. AND BREATHE!

  • Yasna Gonzalez Gonzalez
    Yasna Gonzalez Gonzalez

    no me gusta ...esta niña

  • psychosis13

    She needs to gain weight and let that hair bun go.

  • Billy Ray
    Billy Ray

    I'd like to tattoo a map of Hawaii on her face, if you know what I mean.

  • Krista Keller
    Krista Keller

    I really like Miley. But she really has strong shoulders and a very short neck. Don't know why she's wearing her hair up like this. She looks great nontheless.