Scarlett Johansson’s new ‘Lucky You’ horseshoe tattoo: lame or cute?

I don’t have any strong opinions about tattoos in general. Sometimes a tattoo looks really cool or pretty to me, sometimes I think they look kind of lame. It depends on the person, it depends on the ink, it depends on the placement and it depends on the attitude of the person trying to pull it off. Like, Megan Fox’s tattoos are pretty lame and poorly done, which is why she’s getting some of them lasered off. But I really like David Beckham’s “sleeves” – I think he actually spent time and money to get quality ink, and it looks good and it’s a part of him now. As for ScarJo… well, I think the weird little tattoo that she got on her left forearm is really budget-looking, and I don’t get what the “message” was supposed to be. And now she’s added a new tatt, which you can see in these photos from the Paris tattoo artist.

She’s already amassed a fairly extensive collection of body art. And Scarlett Johansson has now added to her selection of inkings with a brand new horseshoe tattoo on her ribcage.

Inscribed with the phrase Lucky You, the etching features an outline of the traditional symbol of good luck surrounded by a series of stars. Holding up up her grey T-shirt, the 27-year-old actress showed off her brand new accessory, which she opted for while in Paris, France, last week.

The Hitchcock actress commissioned French tattoist and graffiti artist Fuzi Uvtpk to create the inking for her after recently attending an exhibition of his work at Le Salon.

Scarlett’s latest foray into the world of body art adds to her existing collection of etchings, which adorn various parts of her body. Earlier this year, the star unveiled a tattoo tribute to New York City on her wrist. Although at a first glance the piece looks like a bracelet, the words I Heart NY can clearly be seen inscribed onto the rosary bead charm.

Scarlett also has a sun rising over the sea design on her left forearm, while on her ankle she has two circles interlinked with the letter A. The blonde beauty has previously said her tattoos make her ‘happy’ but she prefers that the meanings behind them ‘remain private.’

[From The Mail]

So, the guy who designed her horseshoe tattoo is some kind of famous graffiti artist? And that was the best he could come up, a Tiffany’s pendant-necklace horseshoe? I just don’t get why that’s important enough to tattoo on your body – it’s not like it’s really a work of art…? Maybe to her it is. I kind of think ScarJo is just a woman who wants to be inked up, and she thinks of herself as that kind of hardcore, tattooed badass chick, but she can only think of really lame tattoos to get.

Tattoo photos courtesy of Fuzi Uvtpk/The Mail. Additional photo by Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Aria says:

    No, honey, no!

  2. Ang says:

    I want to look like her..that is all:)

  3. Migdalia says:

    I just don’t get that forearm tattoo…it’s randomly placed and worse…in color!

  4. Mew says:

    Her tattoos are definitely not to my taste.

    • Rhea says:

      ITA. It’s lame. Speaking about tattoo, I love Nicole Richie’s rosary bead tattoo on her ankle. It’s nicely done. And I think Jolie has the attitude to pull off her many tattoos.

    • The Original Genevieve says:

      ^^ THIS.

      And more surprisingly, it looks REALLY poorly done.

      You’d think ScarJo could afford a better tattoo artist?

  5. Starlight says:


  6. Bubbling says:

    haha omg it’s like I’ve done it! Some people just can’t pull off tattoos (ScarJo, Jessica Albla, Natalie Portman…) it’s better to just leave it…

  7. Jillian says:

    I never cared for the one on her arm.

  8. cynicalsmirk says:

    Looks like something a 9 year old drew on her with a Sharpie.

  9. LadyJane says:

    It looks like she got it in prison. It isn’t even centered properly. Gross.

    • stinky says:

      incredibly weak!!!

    • roxy750 says:

      Yea, totally off center and really crappy tattoo quality. Too bad on such a pretty woman! Why do people still get tattoos? I thought they were not cool anymore.

    • Naye in VA says:

      I think most people get tattoos for the cool factor, and that why you see so many people with bargain basement tattos that they got done at a tattoo party by some guy that can even do lines properly. Im a cheapskate by nature but there are some things you should spend good money on and tats is one of them. I only have one tattoo done by some random in a basement. I was 17 and he turned out to be a crackhead. All the rest of my tats have been done in a shop, with years b/t each for me to think them out and make sure I could find someone to draw to my level of taste. They really are works of art when done properly

    • muffintop says:

      LOL, I was just gonna comment with this. All she needs now is a teardrop by her eye.

  10. Lizzie says:

    The one on her forearm definitely looks like a temporary tattoo you’d see a kid sporting. So ugly.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      100% agree with you. It’s hideous and so is that awful new tat she got.

      Is the ‘lucky you’ meant to be for whatever guy she is banging? ie: ‘aren’t you a lucky guy for getting to bang ScarHo.’ Not.

  11. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    she’s starting to look old/haggard. and her tattoo is stupid. p.s. tatting is a kind of knotted lace made by hand with a small shuttle, used chiefly for trimming.

  12. c says:


  13. blaugaro says:

    Sorry, but I don’t think it’s lame at all, it’s actually quite cool. It reminds me of Daniel Johnston’s drawings, it is naif and dada. I think Scarlett has some idea of body art.

    • MJ says:

      I agree and I definitely see the Daniel Johnston comparison. I think it’s really cute and I like the placement. The one on her forearm is beyond hideous, however… but it’s her body, she could draw a bunch of cock’n'ballz all over it for all I care.

    • Bodhi says:

      Finally, someone with some sense!

    • AryaSnark says:

      Agreed! The artist’s style may not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s purposely crude and child-like. This is like saying all cubist paintings, for example, are “budget” because they aren’t a life-like representation of the object!

      Also, she looks better than I would have guessed without make-up!

    • Merman says:

      I agree.And not all tattoos have to be complicated with a serious meaning behind them.Also she looks quite good make up free.

  14. SallyJay says:

    She is stunning but the tattoos are budget. I like quality ink, some are truly works of art but these are not that.

  15. Sway says:

    I’m very pro expression through ink and body art, but this is just sad.

  16. ladybert62 says:

    Looks as tacky and trashy as the other one she has.

  17. BeccaZ says:

    She could get that tattoo in any tattoo shop. Not sure why she’d bother “commissioning” a well-known artist.

  18. marie says:

    *whispers* this is a secret message to Pattinson,”Lucky You” get to smell and nuzzle my pits.. ha ha, totally kidding but couldn’t resist.

  19. gillociraptor says:

    It looks like something you’d pick off a flash wall.

  20. kaligula says:

    she’s so gorgeous. that tattoo is bafflingly awful.

  21. I'm going to Guam! says:

    I don’t like tattoos.
    On anyone. They’re just tacky and ugly.

    • lilred says:

      That would be your opinion…lucky for everyone you don’t get to say what we can or cannot adorn our bodies with.

      • Jade says:

        I agree with you – going to Guam. Never seen a tattoo I liked. Most of them are trashy & tacky especially on women.

      • I'm going to Guam! says:

        Of course, it’s just my opinion.
        And I would never want to tell anyone what they can or cannot do with their own bodies.
        I’m pro-choice.

  22. sorella says:

    That one on her forearm, SO UGLY and budget looking. And this one too. She “commisonned” this dude to do a plain, run of the mill, any child could draw in horseshoe??! Even the lettering is amateurish. She has awful taste in tatoos and should stop.

    She looks buzzed in the pic showign the tattoo and what an awful pic of her with the tattoo dude, she looks like she was up all night in an alley shooting up and crawled into the place. ROUGH, she needs to wash her hair and she can look better than this.

    • Cazzie says:

      Agreed – she looks budget and rough.

      Also, if a word has five letters in it, then wouldn’t the third letter be used as the center? Why is the word “Lucky” centered over the k and not the c? Did the guy not draw a practice tattoo first? Methinks he drew that thing freehand and didn’t really think it through before he started…

      The off-balance ‘Lucky’ reminds me of those joke signs where it says, “Plan Ahead,” and the last three letters are squeezed in!

      Seriously, my nine-year-old could do a better job than that. And now it’s on her body forever. Yikes.

  23. Shannon says:

    BORING…and there is no depth to it. No shading, no nothing. Hopefully it has some meaning to her. Otherwise it’s a ridiculously lame tattoo.

  24. Kloops says:

    I agree, each tattoo is case specific. Some I absolutely love and others are pathetic. This one is pathetic. I’m embarrassed for her.

  25. Aripdx says:

    Also, isn’t this directly ripped off from Lucky brand jeans “lucky you” thing they put on the fly of their jeans? With a horseshoe?

    • jenny says:

      YES! Lucky brand jeans say “lucky you” on the zipper! But I think it is a shamrock and not a horse shoe. But that is the first thing I thought!

  26. EBeeGeeB says:

    Looks lame, but it seems to be a ‘thing’ he does –

  27. silver says:

    she’s so proud of it too, bless her heart

  28. iloveretro says:

    Good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good!

  29. Cupcake says:

    As soon as I saw this post I thought of Lucky Jeans as “Lucky You” is inscribed on their jeans. Why go to a famous graffiti artist when you can just go to the mall for inspiration? Budget ScarJo, budget!

  30. lafairy says:

    She is starting to look matronly and washed up and her tattoo speaks volume about how tacky and below average she is!
    so dull and below average? I guess her career is on the edge of ending…

  31. midnightmoon says:

    This is a story? Oyy gevalt! How totally silly. She needs to find a new strategy. Hey Scarlett, go do something helpful, like volunteer for Sandy survivors! What a waste of space!

  32. holly hobby says:

    That’s hideous. Oh well she’ll regret it when she gets pregnant and the whole thing is stretched out or her skin becomes saggy.

  33. Julie says:

    It looks unfinished.

  34. Bronson says:

    It bothers me so much when someone commissions a talented tattoo artist to do some bullshit like this. When requesting work from a legitimate artist (not just a well-known one, Kat Von D is well known, and her work is average at best) who paints and actually shows at galleries and what not, one would usually go for an original piece from that artist and not some crap that was taken off a piece of flash on the wall of their shop. These kinds of tattoos are a total slap in the face to a talented tattoo artist.

  35. Unreal says:

    man if that isnt 1 of the most jacked up tattoos i have ever seen. Definitely a candidate for Tattoo Nightmares…..haha any professional tattoo artist would tell you that a drunk child designed and tattooed that.

  36. darth says:

    A ridiculous tattoo for a ridiculous woman. She had the potential to be a respected actress if she worked at it, but she seems to be more concerned with looking hip and dating the most attention-grabbing A-listers. She’s irrelevant.

  37. Ginger says:

    It’s funny…I have tattoos and I love unconventional hair color but I never consider myself to be “bad ass” don’t get it

  38. paranormalgirl says:

    I have a bunch of tats, with a couple by Oliver Peck and several by Virginia Elwood. I like good artwork and I expect quality work. But you know, some people really like quirky crappy tats. That’s their thing. To each his/her own, you know?

  39. Amy says:

    So tacky, so budget. This looks like the kind of tattoo that a drunk tourist might get for $40 on the boardwalk.

  40. Paloma says:

    Another idiot desecrating their skin. I am sick of all of them.

  41. shixa says:

    She would have been better off getting a “Lucky Brand” sponsorship and having them foot the bill for a good one.

    ANd how about having it in a sexy spot. What’s lucky about that area…and how about a little more understated?? As someone else stated…it screams, BUDGET.

    look at this close up…not centered and the text looks SO bad! Did she have a convict draw it??

  42. Mrs.Ari Gold says:

    I actually like most of her tattoos I just don’t like *her*. I think this tatt is meant to look like that (as some others said earlier). I also think she is gorgeous on the outside. But unfortunately nothing she does is going to make her seem interesting b/c I swear she is soulless.

    Sorry, that was pretty bitchy of me!

  43. sandra says:

    Shit, it is awful.

    I could drawn a better tattoo with a pack of cheap crayons on a rock.

  44. Cletus says:

    Yes, that is stupid looking. HOWEVER, over the ribs HURTS, y’all. Maybe it was supposed to be better but she couldn’t take it. I don’t even like her, but… seriously…. ribs hurt like a bastard. When I got mine done, I was surprised that I hadn’t actually shit in my pants. And I looked like a sweaty, crumpled Kleenex when all was said and done.

  45. Cletus says:

    Also, that one on her forearm is ASS.