The Best Tattoos On This Year's BET Awards Nominees

BET Awards 2021: Celebrities Flaunting Their Body Art

The Best Tattoos On This Year's BET Awards Nominees

From Cardi B's elaborate peacock to SZA's meaningful maple log, these celebrities take their body art seriously

PUBLISHED ON : JUNE 25, 2021 / 04:51 PM

Written by Emerald Elitou

Creating a design that will live on your body forever is a powerful form of indiviuality and self-expression. With tattoos becoming more popular over the years, its not uncommon to see some of your favorite BET Award nominees rocking their ink with pride. 

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From Cardi B's elaborate peacock design to SZA's meaningful maple log tattoo, we're taking a look at some of the times stars caught our attention with their body art. With the BET Awards 2021 just days away, we're sure this list will grow with stars sporting their ink as accessories on culture's biggest night.  

  1. CARDI B
    Cardi B
Palms Kaos Halloween
Oct 31 2019

Photos By Denise Truscello
    (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

    Cardi B perfectly showcased her famous peacock tattoo while rocking her sexy nun ensemble for a Halloween performace during Demon Dome. 

    FYI: In 2020, the "Best Female Hip Hop Artist" nominee added to the colorful image and revealed that it took a whopping "60+ hours" to finish. 

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  2. CHRIS BROWN
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06:  Singer Chris Brown attends the premiere of Fathom Events' "Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life" at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on June 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
    (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

    Chris Brown has well over thirty tattoos on his body and he loves to show them off. While attending an event, the singer proudly showcased his body art while rocking this patterned designer vest. 

    FYI: The "Best Male R&B / Pop Artist" nominee recently added to his collection with an intricately designed, Astro Boy tattoo

  3. DaBaby
    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 26: DaBaby (c) backstage during Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2019 at Prudential Center on October 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

    DaBaby loves to flaunt his diamonds and inked up body—especially when he's in concert. Did you know that the "Best Male Hip Hop Artist" nominee has over 30 tattoos?

  4. Jhene Aiko
    attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

    Back in 2014, Jhene Aiko used her red carpet moment to show off her some of her back tattoos, which are now covered with an image of a dragon with phoenix wings.  

  5. SZA
    US singer-songwriter SZA attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
    (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

    On the norm, SZA keeps her seven tats pretty low key. But, at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, the "BET Her" award nominee had her maple log (that pays homage to her hometown of Maplewood, NJ) and butterfly tattoos on full display. 

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    Watch the BET Awards 2021 Sunday, June 27 at 8/7C.

(Photos from left to right: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage and ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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