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We’d like to think that a meaningful, well-thought-out tattoo would look good in any location, but we’ll admit that we’re strong advocates of hand tattoos over here. Getting a design on this area isn’t the most comfortable – they’re actually one of the more painful spots – but you can always count on them grabbing everyone’s attention. No matter what design you get, it’s bound to be the first thing someone notices when you’re talking with your hands or just showing off your manicure.

While hand tattoos can look pretty dreamy on anyone, it’s understandable if you’d want to look at some inspiration pictures before you decide whether you really want to take the plunge. One of our favorite hacks when trying to decide on a new hair, nail, or makeup trend is to look to celebrities who have done what we’re trying to emulate. Luckily for you, there are plenty of Hollywood stars who are big fans of hand tattoos. From Rihanna to Angelina Jolie, there are several stars out there who have been able to bear the pain and walk away from their tattoo artists with some dope designs on everything from their palms to their fingers. If you’ve been thinking about getting a hand tattoo lately – because there is a lot to think about – let these celebrities and their respective inks be your guide.

Additional reporting by Ariel Baker