Cara Delevingne isn't shy about showing her body on Instagram, probably because nobody's shy about looking. Especially us.
As a result of becoming acquainted with Cara's excessive epidermis, we're thoroughly aware of her growing collection of body art. At first, it didn't seem like much — a tattoo here, a tattoo there. But pretty soon, we began to realize she was virtually covered in ink, from her fingers to the soles of her feet (then back up to her fingers again, then down to her underboob and hip).
Let us show you what we mean: Below, we present a a tour of Delevingne's body, told entirely in tattoos. Take a good look before she becomes one huge canvas of cursive scribbles and obscure bacon references.
Lion Finger Tattoo
Cara inked a lion's head on her right index finger in May 2013. "My first tattoo!! Lions rule!" she captioned the following photo on Instagram:
May 5, 2013 at 11:47pm PDT
'CJD' (Cara Jocelyn Delevingne)
A few weeks after losing her tattoo virginity, Delevingne went back to tattoo artist Bang Bang in NYC to get her initials on her hand.
May 5, 2013 at 3:14pm PDT
'Made in England'
The underside of Cara's left foot features a tattoo reading "Made in England," ironically given to her by NYC tattoo artist Bang Bang.
Jul 7, 2013 at 9:23pm PDT
Jul 7, 2014 at 2:00pm PDT
Cara has her mother's name, Pandora, inked into the underside of her upper left arm.
Oct 10, 2013 at 9:07am PDT
Sep 9, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT
Delevingne decorated her right hand once again, this time with the word "Silence" in script. "Silence speaks when words can't," she wrote in this October 2013 post:
Oct 10, 2013 at 12:34am PDT
Heart Finger Tattoo
On her left pinky, Delevingne sports the outline of a heart. Friend Kelly Osbourne has a matching one, too.
Jan 1, 2014 at 10:08am PST
May 5, 2014 at 8:30am PDT
In June of 2014, Delevingne and fellow model Jourdan Dunn got matching hip tattoos reading "DD" in honor of their (respective) last initials.
Jun 6, 2014 at 7:10pm PDT
Jun 6, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT
In the following shots from LOVE magazine and TopShop, a tattoo of the Roman numeral "XII" — reportedly her lucky number — can be clearly seen on Cara's ribcage.
Jun 6, 2014 at 10:24am PDT
Jul 7, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT
Diamond/Southern Cross Ear Tattoo
Cara has two distinct designs in and around her right ear: a diamond on the scapha, or upper external part of her ear; and a Southern Cross, or Crux constellation, inked at the front, back, top and bottom of her ear.
Jul 7, 2014 at 2:18am PDT
Delevingne got the words "Breathe Deep," in white ink, tatted onto her right bicep in early July 2014.
Jul 7, 2014 at 4:05pm PDT
Dove Finger Tattoo
Around the same time she obtained the "Breathe Deep" tattoo, Delevingne got a tiny dove tattoo on her left index finger.
Jul 7, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT
'Don't Worry, Be Happy… '
Cara's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" tattoo isn't as visible as her others, what with it being scribbled beneath her breasts ("don't worry" under her right, "be happy" under her left"), but it's been there since at least December of 2013.
Aug 8, 2014 at 4:24am PDT
It's unclear exactly what Cara's upper back tattoo means, but it makes appearances on Instagram as well as Chanel fashion campaigns.
Oct 10, 2014 at 5:52am PDT
Jul 7, 2014 at 2:10pm PDT
'Bacon … '
Delevingne has had so when she finally got this second sole tattoo in September 2014, she merely captioned the photo "It happened …"
Sep 9, 2014 at 11:40am PDT