As it turns out, Miley Cyrus doesn’t even know how many tattoos she has!
During a December 2020 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the former Disney Channel star went head-to-head with a superfan to see who knows the Hannah Montana alum better. When Jimmy Kimmel asked how many tattoos the “Midnight Sky” songstress had, they were both stumped.
“The answer is 74,” Jimmy revealed. Miley replied, “Huh?”
The singer got her first ink back in 2010, and since then, she’s slowly accumulated them all over her body. While some are super meaningful (like the one honoring her pets who have died) others, Miley revealed, she got when she wasn’t “coherent.” A few of her tats are even matching ink designs with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth — with whom she split in August 2019 — and ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson — with whom she split in August 2020.
Her first-ever tattoo were the works JUST BREATHE inked on her rib cage, a tribute to her late friend and two grandfathers.
“It reminds me not to take things for granted. I mean, breathing—that was something none of them could do, the most basic thing,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in January 2010. “And I put it near my heart, because that is where they will always be.”
When it comes to the pain of all her tattoos, it doesn’t bother Miley at all.
“It really doesn’t hurt if you’re thinking about the meaning,” she explained in the same magazine article. “I could never get a meaningless tattoo, but I think that if you’re doing something that’s important, that’s significant in your life, it takes some of the pain away.”
Years later, in December 2021, while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon alongside Pete Davidson, Miley revealed that she and the Saturday Night Live star have matching tattoos based on a skit they did during a 2017 SNL episode.
“We made this SNL sketch where we were babies that were rapping: trap babies. One of the many brilliant ideas that I bring to the SNL table,” Pete joked. Miley chimed in, “At the end, our excuse for it all, you know, [SNL host] Larry David said, ‘What is going on?’ And we said, ‘We babies.’ And for some reason, we looked at each other and were like, ‘That’s a great tattoo.'”
Pete added, “I burned mine off and you still have yours.”
Wondering what all Miley’s tattoos mean? Scroll through our gallery to see pics of all her ink, what she’s said about them, their meanings and more.
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