Scarlett Johansson’s Tattoos: The Meaning Behind The Marriage Story Actress

carlett Johansson is a fan of tattoos - the Marriage Story actress reportedly has nine inkings, including a large rose which runs across her back and a 'bracelet' on her wrist.

The meanings behind the tattoos range from professional to personal. Robert Downey Jr. previously revealed to Entertainment Weekly that "five of the original six Avengers got a tattoo. And the sixth was the tattoo artist, who gave it to five of us, the one who opted out being Mark Ruffalo."

Rose design (back)


Johansson first revealed a peek of her back tattoo at the 2018 Met Gala before showing it off in full with a cut-out crystal dress at the LA premiere of her film Avengers: Endgame in April 2019.

Though Johansson has never shared the meaning behind the black and white tattoo, she has a daughter named Rose Dorothy Dauriac. East Side Ink owner and tattoo artist Josh Lord is behind the design. In an Instagram post he revealed he has been giving Johansson tattoos for more than a decade while the actress has even returned the favor by tattooing Lord.

Accompanying her elaborate rose is a lamb design that lies under her right shoulder blade.

Bird (right ribcage)

Johansson hasn’t shown this design off in its entirety, but over the years she’s worn a few looks on red carpets and television shows that have given a glimpse of a winged design (the clearest of which came during Comic-Con 2019).

Avengers logo (right arm)

In May 2018, the cast of Avengers (minus Mark Ruffalo) decided to commemorate their roles with tattoos. The idea reportedly came from Johansson herself, and she and her other co-stars - Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner - paid a visit to Josh Lord.

Speaking with Revolver Magazine, Lord shared that he personalized each stars’ logo. “There's a symbol for everybody in the movie hidden in there,” he said, adding “Their initials are also all hidden in there.”

Bracelet (right wrist)


In the spring of 2012, Johansson was photographed with a tiny charm bracelet on her wrist. More permanent than your average accessory, the actress’s inked-on bracelet features just a single charm that says ‘I ❤ NY,’ which also happens to be where Johansson is from.

Sunrise (left arm

This is the only colored tattoo that we’ve seen Johansson sport. And while she’s not shared any specific meaning behind it, the circular design depicts an orange and yellow sun rising over blue water.

‘A’ initial (ankle)

Johansson’s other tiny tattoo popped up before her Avengers ink, but it’s much more mysterious. We don’t know the meaning behind it, but it appears to be an infinity circle with the letter ‘A’ placed inside.

Horseshoe tattoo (ribcage)

Next to the unidentifiable bird sits a horseshoe tattoo that Johansson revealed in 2012. The ink, which features the words ‘Lucky You’ and is surrounded by tiny stars, was reportedly done by French tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk.

Rose (ribcage

On the opposite side of her ribs, the 35-year-old appears to have a single rose in black and white. Could this be another reference to her daughter with ex husband Romain Dauriac?