Maybe you have seen some images of The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress, Emma Watson, with tattoos, but were they permanent?
Emma Watson does not have any permanent tattoos. However, she has been known to sport temporary tattoos quite frequently. From a fake tattoo at the Glastonbury Festival in 2010 to her “time’s up” tattoo that had a typo, Watson is not shy about using tattoos to get a message across. She has said that she would never get a permanent tattoo.
You can read more below about Emma Watson’s different fake tattoos, her “Time’s Up” tattoo, and why she doesn’t have any real tattoos.
Watson Flaunts Fun Fake Tats
As mentioned above, Emma Watson has been known to have some fun with fake tattoos. In 2010 while attending the Glastonbury festival with then love interest George Craig, she got a temporary tattoo that read “Mother Lover.”
The tattoo was in a style that is known as banner style. The tattoo had a banner where the words were presented in a bold red. The banner was held up by two blue birds. She had it put on her left bicep. Although it wasn’t permanent, it was an interesting choice for a fun temporary tattoo.
The Infamous “Time’s Up” Tattoo Typo
In 2018, there was a movement by female celebrities called Time’s Up, which followed the #MeToo campaign and Harvey Weinstein sexual assault crimes. Time’s Up called on celebrities to take action to bring to light and support those who had been victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.
The movement began after a foundation known as National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance wrote a letter that was published in Time. The letter highlighted not only multiple accounts of sexual assault by noted Hollywood film producer Harvey Weistein, but incidents of sexual assault and harrassment experienced by female farmworkers in the United States. It was written on behalf of over 700,000 farmworkers.
Time’s Up came into being shortly thereafter on January 1, 2018. The mission statement of the now not-for-profit organization reads:
“By helping change culture, companies, and laws, TIME’S UP Now aims to create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond. We want every person — across race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and income level — to be safe on the job and have equal opportunity for economic success and security.”
In support of the movement, Emma Watson had a temporary tattoo created in a beautiful flowing cursive writing. The tattoo was then put on her right forearm for the 2018 Oscars. As is so common with tattoos, hers had a typo and read “Times Up” instead of “Time’s Up.” Fortunately, like all her previous tattoos it wasn’t real.
You can watch the below Clevver News YouTube video about her tattoo and amazing support for the Time’s Up movement.
Why Emma Watson Would Never Get a Real Tattoo
Watson is an admitted fan of tattoos. That is pretty clear through her use of temporary tattoos over the years, but would she ever get a real one? She has said no.
In 2014, she was interviewed by Derek Blasberg for the cover of Wonderland magazine. This interview went into detail on Emma’s opinion of tattoos. When Blasberg asked her if she has “ever wanted to go off the rails? Like get drunk and get a tattoo?” Her response was this:
“Ha, I love tattoos. But I love them on other people. In fact, I have a Pinterest account and a whole board of tattoos that I like – but I would never want one for myself. I don’t think I could pull it off. My own self-image would not allow it.”
So there you have it! Although Emma Watson loves using the occasional temporary tattoo to get a message across, she would never get a permanent one.