Check Out Miley Cyrus’ Profound New Tattoo and All of Her Other Ink
Miley Cyrus has a lot going on on her left arm these days. She’s the proud new owner of a sparkly engagement ring and has gotten two new tattoos on the same arm over the last couple of months. Her latest addition is a profound quote from President Theodore Roosevelt, which she showed off on her way out of Pilates this week.
“So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat,” reads the quote, which is part of a speech delivered in Paris on April 23rd, 1910.
Check out what other ink decorates the engaged star’s fit bod here:
December 2009: “Just Breathe” was Cyrus’ first tattoo, scrawled on her ribcage. The first pictures of it surfaced after she was photographed in a bikini in December 2009. The starlet has since explained that the ink is a tribute to a friend who died of cystic fibrosis in 2007, and both of her grandfathers who died of cancer. She said: “It reminds me not to take things for granted. I mean breathing – that was something none of them could do, the most basic thing. And I put it near my heart, because that is where they will always be.”
Early 2010: “Love” came next. The word is printed in all caps on the inside of her ear. She got it done when her dad was also getting a tattoo, sometime in early 2010. The first pics of it surfaced in May 2010. She’s said: “I have ‘Love’ right here to block out all the crap that everyone throws into your ears. … I don’t really care about it. [You’re] only supposed to hear the things coming from the people that genuinely love you.”
September 2010 and December 2010: The star’s third tat was the outline of a heart on her right pinkie finger. She added a simple cross on the inside of her right ring finger not long after. And apparently Ms. Cyrus had some kind of line drawn on her middle finger as well. She’s never talked about these symbols in interviews.
February 2011: The singer added her biggest tattoo to date in early 2011, a dream catcher on her right side. A friend said in an interview that Cyrus got the ink with four feathers to represent her siblings, and the “dream catcher is to protect them.”
May 2011: While touring in Brazil, Cyrus paid a visit to renowned tattoo artist Fabio Satori. He inked an anchor on the outside of her right wrist. Satori said about the choice: “Everyone had an idea in mind and references. She asked me something soft, I made two drawings and she chose one. Cyrus told her mother that she wanted something that refers to a safe port, something that reminded her that she always has a safe place to return to. The significance of the design is one of hope and a reminder to always have your feet on the ground.”
July 2011: The starlet showed off her latest ink on Twitter this weekend, a small equal sign on the inside of her right ring finger. Cyrus has been very vocal about her support of same sex marriage (at least on Twitter), and she wrote “All LOVE is equal” as the caption to the picture of her new ink.
February 2012: Cyrus, future fiance Liam Hemsworth, and a few friends showed up at a tattoo parlor one Saturday night and the gang all watched the singer add another piece of ink to her collection. She got the words “Love Never Dies” on the inside of her left bicep.
July 2012: Fresh on the heels of her engagement, Cyrus had more writing printed on her left arm. And this time it was more than three little words. In fact, it was three lines — of a 1910 speech from President Theodore Roosevelt! “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat,” her profound arm ink reads. The new tattoo is carefully written in cursive on the inside of her left arm. No word yet on the singer’s connection to the late president.