Scarlett Johansson’s Back Tattoo Is Only 1 of Many in Her Collection

When she’s not busy running a skin-care brand or starring in one of the most famous movie franchises in history, Scarlett Johansson is providing beauty inspiration left and right. Still, when she steps onto a red carpet in a back-baring dress, you might not be looking at her signature red lip or Old Hollywood updo. You’re probably entranced by her mᴀssive back tattoo.

Despite her being in the spotlight for more than two decades, what many people may still not know about the star is that she has an impressive tattoo collection, with at least eight pieces of ink known to the general public so far. Save for Johansson’s back tattoo, most of the designs seem to be more minimalist and harder to spot, which makes them the perfect inspiration if you’re looking for your own tiny tattoo.


Though Johansson has kept the meanings behind most of her tattoos close to her chest, the designs all seem to have some sort of significance to the star, as evidenced by the Avengers logo on her inner-right arm — a nod to her role in the Marvel movie franchise. Whether you’re curious about the reason behind designs like Johansson’s back tattoo or on the prowl for inspiration for your own, take a look at all the pieces that make up the actor’s tattoo collection ahead.

Scarlett Johansson’s Back Tattoo
For the New York premiere of “Asteroid City” in June 2023, Johansson wore back-baring dress that showed off her two back tattoos. Fans have speculated that her first design, which includes roses on a vine and extends across the top of her back, could be a tribute to her daughter, Rose. The first official glimpse we got of the new ink was in 2017.

The second tattoo, located on her right shoulder blade underneath the roses, appears to be a lamb. Johansson has not shared the meaning behind the design.

On display at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival was Johansson’s bracelet tattoo. The design appears to be a nod to the hammer of Thor, from the Marvel movie “Thor.”

Scarlett Johansson’s Horseshoe Tattoo
While on the red carpet for the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party, Johansson offered a glimpse of the horseshoe tattoo located on her right ribcage. Around the design are the words “lucky you” with stars.

On her left ribcage, Johansson sports another illustration of a rose — another possible nod to her daughter.
Scarlett Johansson’s Sunrise Tattoo
The only tattoo of hers to have color, Johansson has a depiction of a sunrise inside her left forearm. She’s never revealed the meaning of the design, but it features a sun coming up behind a body of water, surrounded by clouds.

Scarlett Johansson’s Avengers Tattoo
On the inside of her right upper arm, Johansson has an A in a circle, also known as the Avengers logo. The actor has been a part of the franchise since 2010, and her costar Robert Downey Jr. told Entertainment Weekly that she and four of the original Avengers actors all got matching designs.
Scarlett Johansson’s Owl Tattoo
On her lower-right ribcage, Johansson has an owl in flight, which was on display at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party. Though this is another design that she’s never revealed the meaning behind, owls are said to represent wisdom and knowledge.

Scarlett Johansson’s “A” Tattoo
Different from the Avengers tattoo, Johansson has another “A” inside two interlocking circles on her right ankle. She’s never revealed the meaning of the tattoo.

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