Hilary Duff celebrated her 12th time being on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
by revealing her numerous tattoos
scattered across the insides of her arms.
The former Disney star
's most recent ink reads "Brooklyn," a tribute to the New York borough where she filmed her TVLand series Younger
. "I have 12 [tattoos]," Duff revealed on the daytime talk show. "This is my little Brooklyn (pointing to arm). Little BK tattoo."
But why does the 27-year-old have so many little tatts? "I think that part of me loves tattoos and part of me doesn't want the full commitment of getting to see them all the time," she explained. "So when my arms are down I look just like a normie and when my arms are out I look super hardcore like a gangster."
Duff's other ink
includes a hummingbird with the message "stand by me," a tattoo of her son's name Luca, a "Thick as thieves" message which is ink she shares with her sister Haylie, a wishbone and a heart (to name a few).
Just days before April Fools' Day, Duff later revealed a huge (faux) tattoo of Ellen's face on her right thigh. Needless to say, the daytime host was shocked but still managed to quip back, "That’s so weird because I have that of you right here."
In addition to showing off her ink, Duff also shared why she decided to post such a sexy bikini pic of herself while recently vacationing in Mexico.
"Usually I’m not feeling so good. I’m like love-hate relationship with my body, and I don’t know, I was on a trip with my son and it’s been thee years since I had him," she recalled. "I’m like, 'I'm just so proud of my body and what it’s done for me.' It gave me the most beautiful little boy and I feel strong and powerful and I wanted to inspire other women."