9 Fabulous Megan Fox Tattoo Designs And Their Meanings

Discover the hidden meanings behind all her tattoos and draw inspiration from the designs.

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The tattoos of Megan Fox are as popular as her exquisite sense of style, acting skills, and personality. Engraved all over her body, this Hollywood diva rocks her stunningly incredible tattoos like a boss.

The Transformers actress has never shied away from talking about her tattoos. She has often expressed that she enjoys getting this body art inked. Each of Megan Fox’s tattoos is unique and symbolizes beautiful things for her. While some of her tattoos are visible and can be easily spotted, some are covered. She has also erased and reconstructed a couple of them.

In one of her interviews, Megan declared that she would quit Hollywood altogether if she ever lost a role because of her tattoos! Check out her mind-blowing tattoos and the beautiful meanings that each of them holds for her.

Megan Fox’s Tattoos And Their Meanings

1. Megan Fox Tattoo Sleeve


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Megan Fox flaunts a gorgeous full-sleeve tattoo on her left arm. It is drawn using thin lines and light shades. If you look closely, the main elements of the tattoo include cherry blossom and phoenix. Phoenix tattoos signify rebirth and resilience, and cherry blossom tattoos are a sign of the transience of life.

2. Megan Fox Collarbone Tattoo


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On the left collar, Megan Fox flaunts a tattoo that reads, “el pistolero”. It is a Spanish tattoo that translates to ‘the gunman’. It is written in cursive and certainly has a charm of its own. People speculate that the tattoo is a tribute to her fiance as his stage name is Machine Gun Kelly.

3. Megan Fox’s Marilyn Monroe Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Marilyn Monroe Tattoo
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This is Megan Fox’s most famous tattoo that was once on her right forearm – a large image of actress and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe. She got the tattoo done when she turned 18 and considered Marilyn her idol. Megan grew up listening to Marilyn’s songs and felt a strong connection. She even claimed that Marilyn’s songs used to make her cry every time she heard her voice during her childhood. She later decided to get the tattoo removed as she feared she would end up in depression and have a tragic life like Marilyn Monroe.

4. Megan Fox’s Back Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Back Tattoo
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‘We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.’ There is something fancy and sexy about quote tattoos. This famous Shakespearean quote is inscribed on Megan Fox’s back. She has it engraved in a fancy Victorian Gothic font on the upper back, over her right shoulder. The quote is slightly altered and roughly taken from Shakespeare’s play, King Lear. This line portrays Megan’s attitude towards life. She is often seen flaunting this tattoo at red carpets and events. If you are looking for quote tattoo inspirations, you can opt for these ones like Megan Fox tattoo. Pick any famous or meaningful quote or statement that relates to you or your personality and get it done.

5. Megan Fox’s Tribal Wrist Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Tribal Wrist Tattoo
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Megan Fox’s wrist tattoo is a beautiful piece of artistry of the popular Yin-Yang symbol. This tribal tattoo is done in black ink and is located on the inside of her left wrist. Her wrist tattoo portrays two interlocking waves that create a yin-yang. Megan said that the iconic tattoo design was selected to pay tribute to her love of surfing. But she got it removed later on as she was not happy with the way it turned out.

6. Megan Fox’s Rib Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Rib Tattoo
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‘There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART.’

Megan Fox’s rib tattoo is a beautiful poem she wrote, which is roughly inspired by Nietzsche’s quote. This tattoo is done on her rib cage and is definitely one of Megan’s sexiest tattoos. It is said that she got this tattoo done for Mickey Rourke, with whom she supposedly had a fling while the two were working on Passion Play. Megan usually never flaunts this tattoo unless she is on her beach trips.

7. Megan Fox’s Hip Tattoo

Megan Fox has a ‘Brian’ tattoo on her pelvic hipbone, dedicated to her long-term boyfriend and husband, Brian Austin Green. He was the star of Beverly Hills–90210. They eventually got married after dating on and off for 6 years in 2010 in an intimate wedding ceremony in Hawaii. The tattoo reflects her love for him and shows how much she values their relationship.

8. Megan Fox’s Moon And Star Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Moon And Star Tattoo
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Megan Fox has a cute little colorful tattoo on the inside of her right ankle. The tattoo is of a yellow and orange crescent moon with a face overlapping a 5-pointed blue star. This tattoo is the only colorful tattoo amongst all the other tattoos on her body. It definitely stands out as it represents and compliments her choices and personality. The moon and star tattoo is probably the only relationship she holds closely with her father, Franklin Fox.

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The star and crescent moon tattoo represents divine power, knowledge, blessings, positivity, and protection.

9. Megan Fox’s Chinese Tattoo

Megan Fox’s Chinese Tattoo
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Megan Fox has a Chinese symbol () on the back of her neck, which means ‘strength.’ This was the first-ever tattoo that Megan got done. This tattoo rarely gets the attention it deserves as it is mostly covered by her hair. But once in a while, when she opts for a hair updo, she flaunts this cute little Chinese tattoo on the back of her neck. Megan has confessed that this Chinese tattoo is her personal way of giving herself strength and reminding her to stay centered and focus.

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Machine Gun and Megan Fox Kelly furthered their romantic relationship by getting matching tattoos. The phrase “the darkest fairytale” in their chosen design is a specific reference to the start of their romance.

Megan Fox’s Tattoo Removal Details

As we have seen earlier, Megan Fox opted to get rid of two of her tattoos after a certain time. She first got the Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed from her right forearm as she feared that the negative influence of Marilyn’s life might also jinx onto her life. Marilyn went into depression and passed away early. Hence, Megan Fox decided she doesn’t need to hold on to that tattoo anymore.

Megan also got the yin-yang wrist tattoo removed and retouched as she did not like the way it looked on her wrist and wasn’t a huge fan of the design anymore. Megan also said in one of her interviews that even though she loved some of her tattoos, she had to get them removed as they didn’t suit her personality anymore.  

Weren’t these some really lovely tattoo designs? Megan Fox’s tattoos surely add oomph and seductive and bold charm to her overall personality. If you are planning to get a tattoo and are also a Megan Fox fan, this article surely can give you lots of insights and ideas.

Infographic: Megan Fox Inspired’ to ‘Megan Fox-Inspired

Everyone is aware of Megan Fox’s sense of style, charisma, and acting prowess, as well as her ink. Her tattoos are special and have meaningful significance for her. Some of them make references to literature or celebrities. Others are odes to her loved ones. If you want to learn more about her tattoos, check out the infographic below.

5 megan fox inspired tattoo ideas (infographic)

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Megan Fox’s sense of style, personality, and acting skills are known to all, including her tattoos. She loves being inked and has got several tattoos on her body and reconstructed a few of them. Her tattoos are unique and signify beautiful meanings for her. Her tattoos include quotes, a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a Yin-Yan symbol, her husband’s name, a star tattoo, and Chinese tattoos. However, she has removed some tattoos or reconstructed them when she felt those no longer suit her personality. We hope our list of Megan Fox tattoos has helped you get insight and ideas if you want to get inked.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Megan Fox’s tattoo say on her collarbone?

The tattoo on Megan Fox’s collar bone reads “el pistolero” which means “the gunman” in Spanish. The exact meaning behind the tattoo is unknown but it is speculated that it may be a tribute to her current partner, Machine Gun Kelly.

Did Megan Fox get laser tattoo removal?

Yes, Megan Fox revealed on “The Tonight Show” that she went through a laser removal procedure to remove the Marilyn Monroe tattoo.

Does Megan Fox have any other tattoos besides the well-known one?

Yes, she has many small tattoos with various meanings that are not that well known. She has her children’s birthdates in Roman numerals on her left elbow and a tattoo of a mermaid on her right forearm.

Are there any controversies or stories related to Megan Fox’s tattoo?

Yes, her “we will all laugh at the gilded butterflies” quote from Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”, garnered a lot of attention due to its spelling and connotations. Many believed it to be a sign of her struggle with Hollywood or her first husband Brian Austin Green.

Key Takeaways

  • Megan Fox has seven known tattoos. Her first-ever tattoo was the Chinese symbol for “strength” on her neck.
  • She got a Marilyn Monroe tattoo at age 18 as she idolized her, but later removed it.
  • The Shakespeare quote on her back (“We will all laugh at gilded butterflies”) reflects her attitude towards life.
  • Her tribal wrist tattoo is a tribute to her love of surfing, and her rib tattoo with a poem was inspired by her alleged fling with Mickey Rourke.
  • The moon and star ankle tattoo represents her relationship with her father.

Check out the captivating video below as it unravels the meaning behind each of Megan Fox’s exquisite tattoos. Discover the personal stories behind her ink and get inspired!

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care and has 4 years of experience on writing in these genres. When this social media junkie isn't stalking the world of fashion...read full bio

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