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7 questions on tattoos of people

Tattooed faces quiz

David Beckham stripped off after his team's victory against Juventus to reveal his latest tattoo - Jesus in a crown of thorns, on his lower abdomen. Test yourself on famous faces celebrities like to ink onto their bodies.

Beckham with his latest tattoo

1.) Multiple Choice Question

This is Beckham's new tattoo in detail. Although a long-time fan of body art, this is the footballer's first to feature a person, rather than a symbol or text. True or False?

Jesus tattoo
  1. True
  2. False

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Whose tattoo, depicting who?

Tattoo of a woman
  1. David Beckham's tattoo of wife Victoria
  2. Billy Bob Thornton's tattoo of ex-wife Angelina Jolie
  3. Eminem's tattoo of ex-wife Kim Scott

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Who is this tattoo fan, with Marilyn Monroe on her arm?

Marilyn tattoo
  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Megan Fox
  3. Amy Winehouse


Megan Fox's Marilyn tattoo on her right arm is just one of many. She also has several written in Old English script - one, on her shoulder, from King Lear, and a poem about a girl with a broken heart on her ribcage. Click NEXT to continue.

Megan Fox

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Whose body is adorned with depictions of tennis player Arthur Ashe, Che Guevera, Chairman Mao and an ex-wife?

  1. Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob
  2. Mike Tyson
  3. Pat Cash
    Pat Cash


Here's his tattoo of Arthur Ashe, an African American tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles in the 1960s and '70s. Asked about his tattoo, Tyson said: "Mr Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him."

Arthur Ashe

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Tattoo fan Diego Maradona has a fondness of representations of Latin American revolutionary leaders, but which of these does he NOT have inked onto his body?

  1. Che Guevara
  2. Fidel Castro
  3. Simon Bolivar


Maradona has Che Guevara on his right upper arm and his Cuban colleague Fidel Castro on his lower left leg. Maradona has spent time with Castro and donated money to Cuba.

Castro in person and in ink

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Eminem has a picture of his daughter - Hailie Jade Scott - on his upper right arm. But what are the words underneath?

  1. Bonnie & Clyde
  2. The Real One
  3. The Other Slim Shady

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, who is this on Sylvester Stallone's shoulder?

Sylvester Stallone
  1. Ex-fiancee Angie Everhart
  2. Ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen
  3. Wife Jennifer Flavin


  1. It's false. In 2007 he added a tattoo of wife Victoria to his already ample collection - a copy of a Brigitte Bardot-inspired photo she did for Pop magazine.
  2. It's Victoria Beckham in pin-up mode. Billy Bob Thornton has a tattoo of Angelina's name but not her face. And Eminem's tattoo of an open grave with the words "Rot in pieces" is aimed at his ex-wife Kim.
  3. It's Transformers star Megan Fox. Lady Gaga is partial to daisy and rose tattoos, and Amy Winehouse has several 1950s-style pin-up girls.
  4. It's Mike Tyson, who also sports a graphic tribal-style tattoo on his face.
  5. It's Simon Bolivar, the 19th Century leader who is still revered in many countries in South America today.
  6. The tattoo says Bonnie & Clyde, in reference to his song '97 Bonnie & Clyde which mentions his daughter.
  7. It's his wife, Jennifer Flavin. The roses represent the couple's three daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet, each of whom has the middle name Rose.

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7 - 7 : Wink

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