Consider it a sort of elite-athlete rite of passage, no matter the sport or country. From divers (Tom Daley) to basketball players (Angel McCoughtry) and swimmers (Ryan Lochte), they're almost as ubiquitous as gold medals — but probably a bit easier to get. Now, you can count one very elite athlete among those who have permanently added that Olympic pride to their bodies: Final Five gymnast and all-around badass Simone Biles.
Selena Gomez’s bindi, Kendall Jenner’s nose ring and now Beyonce’s Indian queen-esque attire have proved Hollywood’s fascination for Indian culture. While some celebs limit their admiration of the east to temporary accessories or heavy wardrobe choices, few of them take it to a whole new level and get themselves inked. Here we have 8 international celebs who have embraced their love of India and India’s ancient culture:
Royal College of Art graduate Jakob Pollág created the Personal Tattoo Machine kit, which he’s hoping to retail between $75 and $90 once it’s on the market — if it’s on the market. Pollág, who told Dazed that he has around 20 tattoos (he doesn’t keep track), doesn’t think of tattoos as beautiful.