Halle Berry shows off giant new back tattoo in topless Instagram snap

Halle Berry shows off giant new back tattoo in topless Instagram snap

It's now 2019, and tattoos are finally losing the stigma that has historically been attached to them. More and more people are deciding to decorate their bodies with ink, and even some of our favourite celebrities have started flashing their tats at red carpet events and on social media.

One such person is Halle Berry. The 52-year-old took to Instagram yesterday to show off a new vine tattoo on her spine, while she posed in a backless sequin ensemble. The design featured a leafy vine sprouting up her spine, with larger leaves towards the bottom and more delicate ones towards her neck.

"Who says I'm not a mermaid," Berry captioned the snap, with a mermaid emoji.

The actress is the latest in a slew of A-listers to get some rather noticeable ink. Lady Gaga recently got two tattoos in tribute to A Star is Born, aka the film we all can't get enough of even though it's been four months since it hit the big screen.

Gaga took to Instagram and Twitter to show off the new tat. The first tattoo was a large drawing of a rose - which spanned the length of her spine - and was framed by the words "La Vie en Rose". The phrase is an allusion to the French singer, Édith Piaf's song of the same name. And if you've watched the Oscar-nominated film, you'll recognise it; Gaga's character, Ally, sang La Vie en Rose before meeting Bradley Cooper's Jackson Maine for the first time, so it's definitely a fitting choice.

The significance for both Gaga and Cooper doesn't just end there, however. Back in 2016, the actor watched Gaga perform La Vie en Rose at the opening of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Sean Parker's house, and it was that performance that inspired him to cast Gaga in the role of Ally.

"Happy Valentine's Day," Gaga wrote on Instagram. "A tattoo toast to 'la vie en rose' by the beautiful @winterstone my spinal cord is now a rose."

The 32-year-old also got another tattoo: a series of musical notes in "G" and "A" which spell out her stage name. However, this tattoo didn't go as smoothly as the first.

"Musical crisis averted" she captioned the ensuing picture, revealing that she almost made a pretty big mistake. Too many tequilas forgot the fifth staff line poor thing. Here’s the real deal."

Another woman of the moment - Ariana Grande - frequently takes to social media to document her new tattoos.

To mark the one year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attacks, the Sweetener singer got a bee tattooed behind her ear. The bee is a symbol for Manchester and is featured in the city's coat of arms. Ariana captioned the picture, "forever".

Inspired to get a new tat yet? I sure am.