Flaunting tattoos weren't always a norm in pageantry. It’s only recently that we’ve been seeing beauty queens show off theirs on the pageant stage, and we are totally here for it! A unique tattoo has even had the power to make a candidate stand out because of its story or placement, proving that being inked should never get in the way of your pursuit for a crown.
Below, we list five Filipina Miss Universe and Miss Universe Philippines contestants who have proudly graced the stage and social media with their gorgeous inks. Check them out below!
5 Beauty Queens Who Love to Flaunt Their Tattoos
1. Bea Gomez
Aside from her powerful walk and wit, one eye-catching detail of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez is her statement armband tattoo.
In a TV show interview, Beatrice revealed that she got it on her 23rd birthday. According to her, an armband tattoo is known to symbolize "death," but she chose to give it a different take by making it a symbol for a new chapter in her life. "It [represents] the end of my being a 'girl'," she said, while the cherry blossom detail on the design represents her transition to womanhood.