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In Focus: Heart Evangelista Reveals The Story Behind Her Tiny Wrist Tattoo

In Focus: Heart Evangelista Reveals The Story Behind Her Tiny Wrist Tattoo

On her 33rd birthday, actress Heart Evangelista gifted herself with her first tattoo.

She documented the entire process on Instagram stories. After getting a piercing from P&P Tattoo, she asked her followers whether to push through with her desired ink. By then she already had the stencil drawn on her left wrist. Not long after, the star left the shop with an outline of a red heart.

 
 
 
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By March, Heart would go to another shop, 55Tinta, and have her minimalist artwork redone—this time, filling in the rest of the design with the same shade of red.

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We met the actress at the press conference of Beauty Library, a cruelty-free, women-founded personal care brand of which Heart is now endorses. When asked about the ink, she gently pulled the sleeve of her blazer and smiles. It’s something, she revealed, she’s been wanting for a long time. She’d have likely gotten tatted in her teens, had her parents permitted so.

 
 
 
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Nevertheless, Heart is thankful. It’s a subtle design that not only matched her name but also something she felt she won’t tire of. That, and listening to mom and dad paid off. (In fact, they advised her to wait until she had a clear sense of identity before acting on the decision, she said.)

[related: PHOTOS: The mysterious meanings of celebrity tattoos—revealed]

 
 
 
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Whether she’ll be adding to the collection is another story. “I don’t know if I’ll feel cluttered. I’m kind of O.C. with my accessories. It has to be balanced,” she explained. Heart then raised her inked wrist in the air, and pointed for the press to see. If I’m wearing here, I have to wear a certain number here (referring to the other wrist). If I find the right balance, if I’m really certain…maybe,“ she said.

 
 
 
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Banner Image courtesy of Heart Evangelista's official Instagram account

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