By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
Bollywood stars are no longer shy and mysterious when it comes to love. Be it their partner, kids or anyone else, many B-town celebrities are now even ready to show off their true love for their closed ones in public. In 2008, the Chhote Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan, started this tradition by getting his lady love, Kareena Kapoor’s name inked on his forearm.
Since then, our tinsel-town stars have been bitten by the tattoo bug! Here are the Bollywood celebrities who got their loved ones' name inked on their body.
Our very own khiladi, Akshay Kumar already has his son Aarav's name tattooed on his back. And recently, he even got his wife, Twinkle's name tattooed on his shoulder. As her nickname is Tina, he got the same inked on his left shoulder.
The Padmavati star and leggy lass, Deepika has 'RK' initials imprinted on her nape. Well, 'RK', of course, stands for her ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor. The actress got the initials inked when she was dating Ranbir. While the diva certainly has shown no qualms in keeping the ‘RK’ tattoo even after her break up with Ranbir, what is interesting is the interest that media has shown in her decision to not only get the tattoo done but also in not getting it erased. But, this diva definitely knows how to handle it all.
No matter how hard the time has been to Sanjay Dutt, Maanayata has always been a big support for him. And, showing her love further to him, she got her ring finger inked with Sanjay’s name on it. Adorable, isn’t it?
This tattoo came in the media when Hrithik was shooting for Kites with Barbara Mori. Rumour mills were working overtime with stories about Hrithik and Barbara’s alleged affair. However, all the chatter died down when Hrithik and Sussanne posed their tattooed forearm in public to show their strong bond. Now, not too long after their 'official' separation, Sussanne has got this symbol of their 'happier times' altered. She has not only altered the star, but also got another line inked with it, "Follow Your Sunshine". Well, how far this change will affect their 'on the rocks' relationship is yet to be seen!
Often hailed as Bollywood’s Greek God, Hrithik Roshan, got his wife’s name, 'Sussanne' engraved on his left wrist as a surprise for her. He got it done when she was not in town. Well, even though their relationship has hit a definite rough patch, Hrithik has given no indications of making any alterations to his tattoos, which are a sign of his love for Sussanne.
There was another lover boy in the town not too long ago! Following Saif’s footsteps, Prateik too got his girl’s name inked on his wrist and proudly flaunted it to the world. Prateik, who was dating Amy Jackson, his co-star from his film Ekk Deewana Tha, had fallen head over heels in love with her. He still has a colourful tattoo on his wrist that says “Mera Pyaar, Meri Amy” (My Love, My Amy).
During the earlier days of her relationship with Prateik, the Singh Is Bling star, Amy too relied on Bollywood’s cliché “good friends” phrase, but finally made her relationship public with a say-it-all tattoo! This hot British girl confessed love for her co-star by getting it inked in bold letters on her hand, saying “Mera Pyaar, Mera Prateik” (My Love, My Prateik). Now, this was loud enough to pull the curtains away from their secret love affair. After their break-up, reportedly while Prateik still has the tattoo, Amy has got it removed.
Actress Celina Jaitley, who is married to Dubai-based Austrian businessman, Peter Haag, got her husband’s name tattooed too. This Bollywood actress flaunts her husband Peter’s first name on her ring finger.
Yes, we saved the obvious for the last! Bollywood’s steaming hot couple, Saif and Kareena, were the first ones to popularise this ‘Tattoo of your partner’ trend in Bollywood. Who can forget chhote Nawab’s famous tattoo for his lady love Kareena Kapoor? Saif got ‘Kareena’ inked on his forearm in the Devanagari script, when he got into a relationship with the actress. This tattoo became an overnight talk of the town and has remained so for a long time.
Well, let's just wait and watch, which of the newer crop of tinsel town lovebirds will be next to follow the trend? Or, who will be getting one erased? Don't worry, we will get you all the deets for sure! Stay tuned for more updates.