'Glee' star Lea Michele talks 14 tattoos -- and why she might not get any more
She's got fourteen different ones, including musical notes, a cross, writing on her rib, a gold star for her character, a bird, a butterfly, the word "Imagine" to match her co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale, lyrics from a "Spring Awakening" song -- and many more.
Lea explains that she often gets tattoos with her family. "I come from a very big Italian family, and tattoos are very popular," she says. "We'll be like, 'Let's all get tattoos.' Then we get super sentimental, and then the next day I wake up with, like, another butterfly on my foot. And I'm like, it seemed more important in the moment."
They even went to a tattoo parlor to celebrate Easter, of all things. "Some people go hunting for eggs," she told Letterman. "We go get tattoos."
She may be done getting tattoos now -- because she's run out of real estate on her body! "All my secret hidden spots are done!" she laughs.