Kylie Jenner Reveals the Sad Reason Why She Got Her First Tattoo

Kylie Jenner, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, is often called out for her tendency to post Instagram pictures featuring all of her luxurious vacations, expensive handbags, and glamorous makeup looks. She is especially fond of posting shots of her fleet of incredibly expensive cars and skimpy club outfits. Many have accused her of being shallow and too focused on the glitzy side of stardom.

However, recently the young mogul took to social media to reveal some very personal insights about how fame and motherhood have affected her. 

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Kylie Jenner | John Shearer/Getty Images for THR

Has Kylie Jenner suffered from anxiety?

Jenner was thrust into the spotlight when she was only 10 years old when her family started filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As the youngest sibling in the family, Jenner was often the subject of the reality show, with her sisters leading her around or trying to herd the younger kids into some sort of crazy adventure.

As she grew older, Jenner started to branch off on her own, exploring her identity by dying her hair wild colors and experimenting with bold makeup looks. When she was in her early teens, Jenner started making headlines for her changing looks, including radically plumped lips and a curvier figure.

However, it seems that Jenner’s surface confidence has actually masked some serious anxiety issues. In a July 16 Instagram post, Jenner posted a long, introspective message, telling her fans that growing up in the spotlight definitely has its drawbacks.

Jenner said that her upbringing “isn’t normal,” and that she has struggled with anxiety her entire adult life, and especially since giving birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster.

She also opened up and said that she keeps a lot to herself but that she wanted to share with her followers and let them know that she’s human, and in spite of what they see on social media, her life “isn’t perfect.” Jenner also revealed the unique inspiration behind her very first tattoo.

What inspired Jenner’s first tattoo?

Jenner has a number of tattoos, but she doesn’t often show them off or describe what they mean to her. In a rare insightful moment, in the same Instagram post, Jenner stated that her very first tattoo says “sanity,” in order to remind her to stay sane every day. Jenner got that tattoo in late 2015 and revealed in an interview that she had been going through a particularly difficult time when she got the ink.

She had just gotten her lips plumped and was getting a lot of negative feedback in the press – Jenner said that the tattoo is a constant reminder to herself to not read the bullying comments and to just maintain her sanity. 

How many tattoos does Jenner have?

Like with many people, Jenner’s first tattoo was the gateway into many more sessions with a tattoo artist. She now has around seven tattoos, all done in either red or black ink.

One of Jenner’s most visible tattoos is a small red heart, drawn on the back of her left arm. She also has several tattoos honoring friends or family members, including her grandmother’s name, Mary Jo, and a best-friend tattoo that she got with then-bestie Jordyn Woods.

A few years ago, Kylie Jenner got a small letter “t” tattooed on her ankle as a tribute to then-boyfriend Tyga. She has since gotten it fixed to say “L.A” instead. 

Most recently, Jenner got a small black butterfly tattoo, to match one that her boyfriend Travis Scott had gotten. She also has a newer tattoo that she got to honor daughter Stormi Webster.

As to whether Jenner could get more tattoos, it seems likely. After all, she has the most tattoos of anyone in the Kardashian-Jenner clan.