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The Truth Behind Miley's Tat

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As much shiz as we've given her this week for getting a tattoo, the meaning behind Miley's "Just Breathe" tat is pretty heartwarming.

Seems that Cyrus was inked to honor the memory of Vanessa, one of her close friends that passed away due to Cystic Fibrosis over three years ago.

And apparently "Just Breathe" is the slogan for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


You caught us by surprise, Smiley!

Just don't go tatting boyfriends' names on your bod!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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211 comments to “The Truth Behind Miley's Tat”

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  1. 1

    thats nice, but she couldn't have found another place to put it…?

  2. 2

    that still doesnt make it right wen its right under her tit and shes barely 17, she goin down the britney roooaaadd

  3. 3

    So once again Perez you make an ass out of yourself; congratulations!!!

  4. 4

    that's nice, but she's still UNDERAGE.

  5. 5

    Aw well that just makes it better now does it?. *sighs* if you think its alright for her to get that slogan then you should think its alright for her to get anything as a tattoo.

  6. 6

    i think she has it there because thats near the lungs because of the meaning of it and looks better than it would if it was right on her boob

  7. 7

    Its no big deal. I got my first Tattoo when I was only 14, and that was just the 1990s. Get over it people.

  8. 8

    That still means her parents let a tattoo artist near their underage daughter's breast. Hopefully, it was a woman. Not that that makes it better - gag. I only hope this tattoo craze goes away soon. I can't think of anything so tacky.

  9. 9

    okay well then why did she have to get it there. she is fucking underage and hello there pedophiles. I think she's just a slut and wanted to get it somewhere "hot". Her parents are a fucking disgrace! have some fucking morals, some self respect or something. its not like that was the only place on the body to get a tattoo!

  10. 10

    yeah i still don't think that makes it acceptable. she's still under age.

  11. 11

    That's sweet…I bet she was going for near the heart when she picked that spot.

  12. 12

    In Florida it's legal to get a tattoo if you are at least 16 years old and your parents are there to sign a consent form. Hers looks trashy though.

  13. 13

    Re: xgirrl – The spot is significant.

  14. 14

    How does a sixteen year old get a tattoo, and what the hell makes a sixteen year old think she can get into a club?
    Where the hell where her parents when she was trying to get into a club?
    I guess the law doesn't apply to celebrity's…

  15. 15

    LOTS of teenagers get tattoos now adays. Nothing wrong with that people. You people are looking at it the wrong way. Its not "under her tit" as some people put it. Its on her rib cage, her lungs, which is the organ that cystic fibrosis effects. dumb asses.

  16. 16

    I think ppl have to understand that the public isn't freaking out about gettin a tattoo but more that she placed it in the wrong spot. You have a girl who's been acting slutty and she's underage then she goes and gets a tat in a place where she obviously wants the attention. there's definitely a better and more appropriate place for a girl who just turned 17. And it is illegal even tho I don't think yu should be 18 to get a tattoo it's still illegal.

  17. 17

    That is so fuckin' stupid, why under her left breast. Miley thinks she is so cool getting a tattoo, she thinks she is so grown up. That a dumb ass excuse to get a tattoo. She always wanted to get a tattoo, she just got a 'reason' to get it. Miley you are so dumb

  18. 18

    she is 17 not 5! seriously my first tattoo was at 17, and my Christian up-tight mom went with me! Tattoos don't mean she is going down a bad road, now a days tattoos are very common. Chill out people.

  19. 19

    Re: mathisol
    She didn't go to that club!!!It has been prove that she wasn't there!!And even if it was true,i wouldn't be schocked,i'm fifteen and i've already been in a club,i'm french…but you gotta be 16 if you want to enter a club in France,and i didn't respect this rule,but whatever,that's not a big deal…i love America,but sometimes,i find americans way too…i don't know how to say it,but i think you'll get it.

    I find that story very sad,that's so sweet from Miley to have a tattoo,and i think it's supposed to be close of her heart,that's why she's got it under her boob.

  20. 20

    tatoos are trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy
    she is trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy trashy

    so it made sense she got one

  21. 21

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! I GIVE A STEAMING CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. 22

    Re: xgirrl – I agree. Weird place for a tribute to a friend who died from CF.

  23. 23

    It's underneath her 'breast' because that's where your lungs are usually located, dumbasses.

  24. 24

    Re: mathisol – She's 17 sweet heart

  25. 25

    should check your facts, nowhere on the cf cite is this "slogan" mentioned.

  26. TiaC says – reply to this


    Didn't Lindsay Lohan get the same or a similar tattoo a few years ago? But it's on her wrist I think. Very original, Miley.

  27. 27

    Bullshit. She's still a minor. Couldn't she wait a year til it could be legal?

  28. 28

    I got a 17 year old daughter and I wouldn't let her have a tattoo, I allowed her to have a piercing. On the other hand, if she has had a friend who's died of something and she'd ask me to have that in memory of the friend I would probably say yes. What parent would say no to that? in memory of a dead friend??

  29. 29

    Re: bitchest bitch – Tats are cool douche!!!!!!!!!

  30. 30

    While I would NEVER get a tattoo, it is no big deal! I have friends who went on their 16th birthdays (with their parents) to get a tattoo and it is totally legal. One of them actually got it in the same place as Miley and it is scripture about always having God in her heart or something. That friend is not a slut - she is a good person. She's been dating the same guy for 3 years and hasn't had sex with him (she's waiting for marriage). She dresses like she jumped out of a j.crew catalog (so conservatively), and has a 3.9 at NYU. Point is, just because Miley chose to get the tattoo there doesn't mean that she is a slut. People need to stop passing all this judgement and get over themselves.

  31. 31

    Re: KeeperOfEdwardsSexuality – It is still not right, little girls looked up to her.

  32. 32

    Mario..i hear your name is on Ga Ga's ass!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

  33. 33

    well i guess it makes her reason for getting a tattoo a little bit better… but i think that she still shouldnt have gotten one or put it in a different place..

  34. 34

    Vanessa was extremely close to Miley and Miley talks about her all the time of course Miley wanted to do something for her honor. And you no soul people keep trashing her and the reason its in the place it is, is because its on her lung y her heart symolizing the slogan. And to the people calling her a little 16 y/o girl no she seventeen now and the tattoo was not made to look trashy or be cool it was made to support a lost friend if you people had a heart you would understand.

  35. 35

    HEARTWARMING indeed :) SOOO nice of her. I still think though that it's not real, that's just a henna. Miley said herself in an interview that she hates needles that's why she doesn't want to have a tatt. Althought she likes henna tattoe.

  36. 36

    Don't you people understand! This is a close friend whom she lost! She chose this place on her body because it is close to her HEART and LUNGS without being obvious to the public at all times! This is a loving and warm gesture. One more thing, just because she has a tattoo doesn't mean she is trashy. This tattoo means an awful lot to her and will for the rest of her life! I think it is beautiful Miley. You are a deep person and whom-ever doesn't see this is just narrow minded or STUPID!!!

  37. Lucas says – reply to this


    Good for her, but an underage "kid" getting a tat under her boob is still wrong. She should have donated that money to the CF foundation, or memorialized her friend in another way. Can you tell, I'm not a tat person — especially on kids — regardless of the sentiment. Hey, my mother died, and I didn't have to ink my body to remember her (and she was my best friend).

  38. 38

    She probably had the tattoo done there because Disney doesn't allow visible tattoos. Whenever she has to make any appearances as Hannah Montana, or Miley Stewart that location will be covered up. I also agree that it is closer to her heart and lungs that way.

  39. 39

    nice perez, you gave her alot of shit for a tattoo that's meaningful and has a good reason behind it.

  40. 40

    I like the sentiment behind it…but what about the BS you posted a few months ago where her older brother said he "couldn't wait until she's old enough to get a tattoo…we'll get one together…" So, was that a lie, or is he so far gone he doesn't realize she already has one?!

  41. 41

    Why didn't my comment get posted?

  42. 42

    As for the position of the tat…you do realize it's over her lung?! Symbolic… So, STFU about it already!!!

  43. 43

    and people need to chill the fuck out OMG MILEY GOT A TATTOO LET'S BE DOUCHES ABOUT IT, so many teenagers get tattoos and you people act like just because she's famous she can't have one, at least the tattoo is meaningful and not some random writing.

  44. 44

    Re: Justagirl89 – you seriously make me laugh with the lil girls look up to her..WHat Miley did was heart warming she did something her bff that died to support her memory. Thats a good role model and little girls should know that having a heart like Mileys is a good thing. And another thing the tattoo is onn her lungs I highly doubt little girls would see it.

  45. 45

    Re: Justagirl89
    Your comment made me laught so hard(beacause of the stupidity)…but then,i told myself it wasn't funny at all,Miley gets a tattoo wich honnors her friends who died,and you…think she made it only because she wanted a tattoo..of course she had a tattoo because she wanted one!!But she would have choice another tattoo,like a butterfly or something.If she had "just breathe" under her breast,that's beacause it has a meaning!

  46. 46

    i didn't know she got one? Where was I last week? That's really sweet but she is still only 17. I can't believe her parents let her do that

  47. 47

    Re: tkbutler – No fair! My mom will not let me no matter what. What tattoo did you get?

  48. 48

    Re: Hum0rMe
    Oh STFU douche bag….aren't you the "type" that want freedom of this…freedom of that…etc…?
    As for your picture, Is that your boyfriend tugging at the back of your head as he's bangin you? haha lol nasty dog

  49. 49

    she got it on her ribcage (under her tit) because it's close to the lungs, which is the organ affected by CF.

  50. ap076 says – reply to this


    If the tattoo says something as specific as "Just Breathe" I have to take her word that it is for a friend who died of CF whether it was on the site or not. When as person with CF is in a coughing fit or state of shortness of breath I could she friends using this phrase as a method of focusing his/her breathing down to an acceptable level. As a Respiratory Therapist I have worked with lots of these patients and their early deaths can just break your heart.

  51. 51

    Why'd it have to be under her titty?

  52. kis95 says – reply to this


    She's still too young, regardless of the reason behind it. Is "Just Breath" really a slogan for CF? I don't want to sound like an ass, but isn't that the issue with CF? The inability to breath due to horrible amounts of mucus in the lungs? "Just breath" sounds kind of…patronizing. Anyway, she's underage for a tattoo, period. That's the law.

  53. 53

    That's nice of her but she couldve put it somewhere else besides under her boob.. Maybe cuz that's where her lung is..?

  54. ap076 says – reply to this


    As to the location of the tattoo I can see where the location under the breast is unfortunate or fortunate depending upon your attention seeking level, because for the foreseeable future when dressed in a top like that people's attention will be drawn there.
    At the same time it is over the thoracic cavity without being on the breast. As part of a CF patient's friends or family you may put your hands there on both sides to encourage equal chest expansion or because of the thick mucus CF patients have, family, friends, and health care workers may place their hands there to perform percussion (clapping) and vibration to help clear the secretions. Again just my immediate thoughts being a respiratory therapist.

  55. 55

    The slogan might not be on the site, but if you search google for CFF & Just Breathe, you get hits that mention both. CFF affects the lungs & breathing therefore "Just Breathe" is a perfect slogan for it. For all we know, Miley could have donated to CFF AND gotten the tattoo in memory of her friend. She's 17 people, she's not really a minor anymore & if her parents didn't have a problem with her getting this tattoo, I don't see why any of us, who don't even know her personally, should.

  56. 56

    Re: ashleygirl31 – nice………….rack by the way!!!!! :o )

  57. 57

    serves you right….always gettin on everyone's case about little stuff

  58. 58

    Re: kis95 – Um…actually it isn't illegal with parental consent…

  59. 59

    W H I T E T R A S H M I L E Y C H R I S T I A N I T Y

  60. 60

    oh please she just wanted a tat..great excuse,,trashy

  61. 61

    MFilma says – reply to this

    that's nice, but she's still UNDERAGE.

    - i have a tattoo and I'm 16. no one's "underage"

  62. 62

    Some of you need to get a grip and leave this child alone! Is she your kid? No? Then stfu and let her parents deal with it and if they don't oh well. I can think of worse things for a kid to be doing at her age—I know plenty of people who HAVE done worse at her age. I think a ton of you are jealous because she's got way more freedom than you ever had at that age and way more money than you'll ever have. She may have more than me but I'm not going to waste my time hating on a KID, lmao.

  63. 63

    Sure…. heartwarming, that's why she got it up under her tit right? Pulease

  64. 64

    Re: erickaenvy – i love the hypocrisy there— how you call a kid a slut in one breath then lament her lack of morals in the next. you have probs, try therapy instead of making fun of kids on PerezHilton.com, lol

  65. 65

    I think thats quite sweet, My sister's best friend who was like a sister to us passed away from Cystic Fibrosis (sixty-five roses; if you want to pronounce it right). She did it in a spot that is not so in your face that she will regret it in the future and its on her lungs which is what that disease does. Most people that have it die before they are 18.

  66. 66

    Re: Justagirl89 – Not his name, just the imprint of his fat fase from shoving his nose up her ass so much.

  67. 67


  68. 68

    What the hell is wrong with you people. She's 17 17 is not that young. omg are you all like retarded or something. It's not that big of a deal. You people are the most dumbest people in the world. Who gives a fly fuck if she gets a tattoo.

  69. 69


  70. 70

    Re: nosy55

    Hey It actually is the slogan, if you get a wrist band it is on that. I have done many walks to raise money/awareness for them and that is the genuine slogan for CF.

  71. 71

    I think this is very sweet of her. I do have CF and although she is underage, I'm glad Miley is honoring her friend. I hope her friend can now breathe deeply wherever she may be. Hopefully Miley can contribute to CF organizations that help raise awareness and money so people with CF can live longer lives.

  72. 72

    Re: Justagirl89 – yeah. Little girls look up to her. and rightfully so. If I had a daughter I would gladly let her get a tattoo if it was something that meant so much to her. I don't have any, nor do I plan on getting any tattoos. But at least she chose something symbolic to her and she didn't just go and get something dumb, like a boyfriends name, or something that will only mean something for a while, or something she will regret. Its a tattoo that will mean something to her forever.

    If it were somewhere flashier, like her lower back, or somewhere that is visible 24/7, that I would say something different, but it is somewhere where not a whole lot of people will see it. Suck it up butternut! I would gladly let my kids look up to her! Maybe not dress like her, but definitely look up to her!

  73. 73

    That's sweet.
    Who cares if she is 17 btw. She will be 18 in no time, a year wont make a difference.

  74. 74

    Oh my gosh this girl has a tattoo!? WHAT A SLUT!!!!!! And it just had to be below her tit. Theres just a point where you have to let someone be who they are. A mother fucking walking STD like this bitch.

  75. 75

    Some of you people are dumb. It's her body & it's near her lungs…DUH!! What if her parents had a female do the tattoo? It's no big deal & for you people saying she's too young. Try telling that to the people who make the law. It a lot of states you only have to be 16 with a parents permission, so NO, it's not too young, she has every right as long as her parents gave her permission. Why are so many people worried about what other people in the spotlight do? I don't get it. Don't hold these people to higher standards.

  76. 76

    It's sad that her friend died but to tattoo her name is ridiculous. Isn't there a better way to honor her without marking youir body? Dumb ass parents.

  77. 77

    do you people realise you're debating over a 17 year-old's tattoo, while there are more important issues in the world… ?

  78. 78

    It's a fantastic sentiment, but what good parent would let their child get a tit-tat? A tattoo for a dead friend is somewhat reasonable, but not on your adolescent boob.

  79. 79

    Gee, pity such a rich celebrity couldn't find a more productive way to honor her late friend like, I dunno, getting involved with the cystic fibrosis foundation like Mackenzie Rosman did.

  80. 80

    Re: xgirrl
    she put it there because its on her lungs
    hence "just breathe"
    your a little bit stupid
    its logic

  81. 81

    Too bad that doesn't make me like her any better.

  82. kis95 says – reply to this


    Re: bflymc – Um…it depends on where you are. And there's a reason the law says someone is a minor until their 18th birthday. Not their 17th birthday. Not when they're 'almost' 18.

  83. 83

    Human body is an active portal (Star Gate). Through our bodys we are connected with all extraterestial, multidimentional life in unmaterial or just looser state then our universe. Tattoo placed in particular place will atract attention of viewer and canalize energy of his emotions to that particular world or particular entity. Watch your emotions connected to that view then you will know who you feed.
    Slowely souly dieing has begun agent Miley…
    Much Love however.

  84. 84

    wow perez and you dissed it

  85. 85

    Too bad she couldn't get Taylor Swifts face tattooed over hers.

  86. 86

    Re: SerenityMarie – that maybe possibly why. i never thought of that. but really does anybody need to get a tatoo to honor or remember somebody? i still wouldn't do it but if her parents agree that's fine.

  87. 87

    some of you guys are fucking dumb! you say she's underage, well every state has different laws; therefor, she probably had her parents sign the consent form! personally i would never get a tatoo. i don't like needles but that's me. if her parents agree then who gives a flying shit.
    another thing it's probably under her breasts because that's where your lungs are.

  88. Betzy says – reply to this


    wow, miley!

  89. 89

    Re: xgirrl – its probably because thats where your lungs are so 'just breathe' there makes sense. as much as i dislike her, its a nice gesture on her part

  90. 90

    Re: jeeperscreepers – well then thank you for the anatomy einstein

  91. 91

    O FFS people, get off your high horses. The tattoo is a wonderful reminder for her. You wonder why she put it there? First of all close to the heart and on the lung. Next, Well, your lame ass remarks and think a little. You´d all be trashing her anyway so why should she put it anywhere in plain sight. WHo are you to mean something about her anyway GET A LIFE!

  92. 92

    Re: Twoboys2 – So I suppose the tattoos I have celebrating the birth of my 2 children is wrong then too huh? Absolutely ridiculous. Yes, it bothers me that a 17 year old got a tattoo under her breast. However, if it is meant to honor her friend and the location of the tattoo does that, then who cares? It's not your child, it's not your body… Just because it's under her breast, does not mean that the tattoo artist touched her there. I have a tramp stamp, doesn't mean the tattoo artist touched my butt, because he didn't. The person getting the tattoo holds the body part in question out of the way NOT the tattoo artist. It's a tattoo, if at some time in the future she regrets it guess what? She can then have it removed. Who are we to judge her and what she does? How would you like it if we saw a picture of you and started tearing you apart because of 1 tiny "problem" we saw?

  93. 93

    To all you commentors.
    1. It's legal with parental consent.
    2. What is near your left boob? Your LUNGS. "Just Breathe"
    Yeah, LUNGS. Idiots.

    Having a tattoo under her breast DOES NOT MAKE HER A SLUT.
    SO STFU YOU ASSHOLES. She is legally allowed with permission from either Tish or Billy, which guess what? SHE OBVIOUSLY HAD!!

    Think before y'all speak.

  94. 94

    Regardless of the tat, she still had nip slip pics from THIS day when this picture w/ the tattoo was taken. She's a slut and is completely heading down the Britney Spears road, even earlier than Brit did herself. She JUST turned 17 and she is already showing her boobs off… really? This is why little girls everywhere are whores now. Lovely role models to look up to.

  95. 95

    although its a nice thought, shes stuck with that tattoo for the rest of her life. rage.

  96. 96

    although its a nice thought, shes stuck with that tattoo for the rest of her life. rage.

  97. 97

    uhm so she is a walking tombstone?

  98. 98

    Love her!

  99. 99

    Re: xgirrl

    thats nice, but she couldn't have found another place to put it…?


    her tattoo is over the lungs.

  100. 100

    Aww, thats nice

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