Vanessa Hudgens Shows Off A New Tattoo


Vanessa Hudgens, who has just been named the 2011 celebrity spokesmodel for Candie’s and who is featured in the new issue of Details magazine, has gotten herself a new tattoo — her first! Perhaps in a show of independence after her break-up with Zac Efron, Vanessa decided to “take flight”, “spread her wings” and get a butterfly tattoo on her neck.

She became a household name playing angel-faced good girl Gabriella in the High School Musical films. But with the Disney franchise – and her long-term relationship with co-star Zac Efron – behind her, it appears that Vanessa Hudgens is keen to move on. The 22-year-old has undergone a startling makeover, stepping out at New York Fashion Week looking more goth girl than teen queen. And to truly ensure there are no more Disney roles in her future, last night Vanessa decided to get her first tattoo. The actress got inked by famed tattoo artist Bang Bang, the man responsible for Rihanna’s body art, after dinner in Manhattan with Australian music group The Veronicas and their fellow Aussie MTV VJ Ruby Rose. Her dining companions are all tattoo enthusiasts, and Ruby, 24, admitted on Twitter that she may have had an influence over Miss Hudgens. She wrote: ‘Please don’t blame me.. But I may have convinced Vanessa Hudgens to get a tattoo… Now. Her first. By bang bang.’ The DJ and model added later: ‘Vanessa is deciding between her neck or ribs what do you guys think?’ The former tween queen went through with the inking, acquiring a butterfly on her neck.

I, personally, think this is a lovely tattoo … but I think it was a very, let’s say, bold decision to get such a large tattoo inked on one’s neck. But, if Baby V wants to keep her new tattoo hidden, she should have no problem doing so:

I really hope, tho, that Vanessa decided to get this tattoo because she really wanted it … and not because she was talked into getting it. Body art is beautiful but it should not be undertaken lightly. Let’s hope that this first tattoo is one that Vanessa will love for the rest of her life and not come to regret due to poor judgment. As for the tattoo itself, what do y’all think? Do you like it?

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  • Kells

    I like it… I like what the butterfly represents. I do hope though, that she got it because it’s something she’s wanted for awhile and not because she was talked into it…

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I like it just not where it is. She will regret it one day.

    • Ashley

      I have a tattoo in the same spot that I’ve had for almost 6 years and still love it. I like it because you can show it off or cover it up easily. She may or may not regret it, but there’s always laser!

  • Monique

    ugh… butterflies. That’s about as original a chinese symbol for Love tattooed on your hip. blegh.

  • emma

    I like it condering Vanessa’s name means butterfly

  • nicole

    i like it.

  • Mara

    being the ocd/anal type, it’s a little too lopsided for me… but it does look nice.