Vanessa Hudgens reveals the story behind her recent butterfly tattoo.
Hudgens explained, "A butterfly landed on my mom's stomach a week before I was born and that's how I got my name, because Vanessa means butterfly - it's a Latin derivative."
If that's how her mom names her children, thank god it wasn't bird sh-t that landed on her stomach, or we'd be calling her Turd Hudgens. It'd probably make for a less painful tattoo though.
Hudgens says being tatted up makes her feel tough. "It's my very first tattoo," she said during her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. "I kind of feel like a badass now."
A badass? It's a butterfly, not a teardrop. A butterfly is probably the safest one you can get! You might as well get a temporary tattoo of Spongebob Squarepants.
Hudgens does seem to be shedding her Disney days fairly well, though. She recently filmed a movie with Michael Caine and is now starring in Beastly.