At the Met Gala last week Cara Delevingne said on the red carpet that she would not be going to the after party as she had to get an early(ish) night and get a tattoo. A couple of hours and one smooch with Sienna Miller later, Cara D was spotted at the after party with Rita Ora and there was no evidence of any inking.
Last week, we saw that Cara's BFF Rita did go ahead with getting a tattoo and showcased a bird on her shoulder by Rihanna's favourite tattoo artist Bang Bang - but there was still no sign of any new Delevingne tats. Instead, the mega model tweeted a photo shot by her pal Terry Richardson that saw her holding up her middle finger with a lion ring on it, with the caption 'That's my lion finger rahhhhhh.' A cheeky clue to the new addition perhaps?
Because skip forward to today and we now know Cara is the proud owner of a new animal tattoo, also by Mr Bang Bang. Cara tweeted this morning: 'My first tattoo!! Lions rule! Thank you so much @bangbangnyc @badgalriri.' Yep, it sounds like Ri-Ri had a part in the Cara Delevingne tattoo initiation after the pair were hanging out together this week.
In fact, Rihanna took to her own Instagram to spread the tattoo pic along with the caption, 'My lover @caradelevingne just came over and got tagged for the first time!! Only by the best @bangbangnyc #Zodiackilla'. They'll be sporting matchy-matchy ones in no time.
Now onto the actual tattoo. With a huge lion face swallowing up her index finger, Cara is throwing out the rule book as models are advised to remain like a blank canvas. So why the lion? Not only does it match her brilliantly wild expressions - we're predicting many, many 'ROARRR' faces to come - but CD's star sign is, yup, Leo.
So will this be the first many? If she's anything like BFF Ri-Ri, she may have caught the tattooing bug. In the meantime, see other celebrity tattoos in the gallery below...