Vanessa Hudgens has a neck tattoo!? We don’t really know enough about the teen-celebrity scene to have a real idea of how surprising this revelation should be. However, the fact that someone who gained their fame from staring in the High School Musical series has a big tattoo of a purple and green butterfly on their neck is a bit on the strange side. The Spring Breakers star got the ink because her name derives from the Latin word for butterfly, and probably got it in such a major area in order to break away from her teen-queen image. The actress and singer also has an “Ohm” inked on her hands, which she got during a trip to the tattoo parlor with her buddy Ashley Tisdale. We respect her for getting inked at the risk of losing her career (or at least significantly altering its trajectory), but we really don’t like her tattoos; they kind of reek of trying too hard.
It seems that all the kids from High School Musical are coming out of their shells, and they’re doing it with a bang. Already the subject of plastic surgery rumors, Ashley Tisdale and fellow teen idol Vannessa Hudgens have joined Zac Efron in getting new tattoos. The two BFFs recently hit up a popular New York City Tattoo parlor to get some work done. Ashley got the very meaningful ‘jamais seule” on her foot; it means ‘never alone’ in French. Hudgens on the other hand, while still opting for meaningful, went about it in a slightly more ridiculous way, getting the two halves of an Om symbol on each hand, so that when she puts her hands together, she gets one completed symbol. We appreciate the idea and respect her spirituality, but can’t help bu think that the execution is a bit lacking; she’s showing cultural respect, not summoning a superhero. Either way, congrats on the new ink ladies!