With 258 million Instagram followers and counting, Khloé Kardashian has one of the most iconic bodies in Hollywood. She and her sisters are known for their stunning looks and influence in the beauty world. It’s reasonable to be curious about where the trend-setting family stands in terms of tattoos and what ink they choose for themselves.
Kim Kardashian is notoriously anti-tattoo, having asked Wendy Williams in 2009, “Honey, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” However, the SKIMS founder doesn’t seem to have a problem with tattoos on her loved ones. After all, Pete Davidson branded Kim’s name on himself, which The Kardashians star absolutely gushed about on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Apparently she doesn’t mind bumper stickers on her boys.
Khloé doesn’t seem to agree with Kim’s personal attitude and decides to get several pieces of body art. In the same interview with Williams, Khloé explained that “everyone [her] Tattoos are meaningful.” But what exactly do they mean? And how has your ink collection grown – or shrunk – since 2009?
Khloe Kardashian’s first tattoos honored her father
Khloé Kardashian’s tattooing journey began when he was just 16, according to People. That means her tattoo deadline is in the early 2000s, and the ink she chose reflected the trends of that era. The piece she chose was a Gothic cross and angel wings with the word “Daddy” written on it in italics. For a long time, fans thought this tattoo was unique to Kardashian. However, in a 2021 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Kris Jenner revealed that her daughter’s first tattoo actually matched hers.
Though Kardashian-Jenner’s mother still has her tattoo, Kardashian documented the process of removing her “vagrant” in 2015. “The end of an era…” she captioned a video on Instagram. “I got this bad boy when I was 16….Not so cute anymore. I should have listened to Kim…Bye bumper stickers!”
Fortunately, she had already found a new way to honor her father. In 2009, she showed off a tattoo on The Wendy Williams Show. Placed on her wrist, the tattoo reads “I love you” in her father’s handwriting, which she pulled from a birthday card. She also noted that she had the initials “KK” tattooed underneath in white ink in an apparent tribute to herself.
Khloe Kardashian got ink for Lamar Odom
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one whose husband has tattoos honoring his relationship. Khloé Kardashian and ex-husband Lamar Odom used to have matching ink, with the former Dallas Maverick getting a “KK” tattoo on his hand and Kardashian getting a cursive “LO” tattoo on her hand. After her divorce, Khloé debated whether or not to keep it. On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the good American mogul said (via ABC News), “What am I supposed to do with this? I don’t want to remove it. I like tattoos on my hands but I could change the words.”
However, the tattoo is noticeably absent from Kardashian’s Instagram feed, showing what seems like a change of heart. Odom was also spotted by InTouch Weekly with obvious scars on his hand from his own removal.
While Kardashian’s tattoo collection has shrunk to her wrist, it seems like she still values tattoos as an aesthetic and an art form. For example, on June 30, she posted on Instagram to support Kim’s SKKN line. In the pictures, the outfit she chose was a nude bodysuit, giving the illusion that the star was covered in tattoos. We have to say Khloé pulls through getting tattooed!