Chris Evans Has 9 Hidden Tattoos - Here's What They Mean

  • Chris Evans has nine known tattoos to date.

  • He's said in interviews that he's "all for tattoos, but just somewhere they can be hidden."

  • Recently, some of his tattoos have made their cinematic debuts.

Think Captain America is as tattoo-free in real life as he appears in the movies? Think again. In October of 2020, fans were shocked when Avengers star Chris Evans posted an Instagram Story of himself backflipping into a pool, exposing his tat-covered torso, but the actor has secretly been hiding away several tattoos since the beginning of his career.

As he said during a June 2014 interview with Hot Hits Live From LA, "I'm all for tattoos, but just somewhere they can be hidden." While most of his ink is covered up by the iconic Captain America suit in all of his Marvel films, some of Evans's real tattoos have made cinematic debuts in other movies such as Puncture and Cellular.

After the Instagram Story frenzy, the news of Evans' secret tattoos slowly faded but later reignited in March of 2021, when Evans and his brother did a virtual interview with Ace Universe. Fans noticed that Evans had multiple chest tattoos peeking out from under his white tank top. Afterward, many people tweeted that the interview was a perfect reminder that Evans not only has tattoos, but specifically multiple chest tattoos.

Though they're often covered by makeup or hidden beneath clothes, here's everything we know about the actor's not-so-secret collection of body art.

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