On Sunday, X Factor judge and Disney Channel alumna Demi Lovato got a series of new tattoos courtesy of Dita Von Teese wannabe Kat Von D. The freshly inked concept consists of twelve birds caught in mid-flight with the word faith imprinted alongside their tiny, flapping wings. Of course, it’s a metaphor for freedom (right?). But when it comes down to it, they’re nothing more than this decade’s favorite tattoo abomination, as ubiquitous as tramp stamps.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen them flying out of — and sometimes into — chests, backs, and, of course, crotches. Click through our slideshow to see Justin Bieber, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Harry Styles, Sienna Miller, and others with some permanent feathered friends. Let this be a lesson to us all.