Psst! HGTV Celebs Want to Show You Their Tattoos

Anthony Carrino, Vanilla Ice and a host of other HGTV celebs share the secrets behind their ink!

Anthony Carrino, Kitchen Cousins

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Anthony Carrino of HGTV's "Kitchen Cousins" poses for a photo at the Goldstein family home while filming an episode for "Mom Caves".

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Anthony is such a fan of ink that he gets about a tattoo a year. Check out the hawk and the raven inside his forearm: "The hawk stands for tenacity, passion and the drive to go after what you want. The raven is a symbol of self-awareness and introspection."

Reinvent Yourself

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Kitchen Cousin Anthony Carrino in front of actor Chris Williams (brother of actress Vanessa Williams) home in Los Angeles, CA.

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Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Anthony says, "If something doesn't work, turn into flames, and do it again."

Rob Van Winkle, The Vanilla Ice Project

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The interior garage space was created by host and licensed contractor by Rob Van Winkle (also know as Vanilla Ice) for his DIY Network’s original series The Vanilla Ice Project. Rob poses in front of his Cadillac showing of his new work. Rob took the garage one step further creating a multi functional space. Using the Racedeck snap lock flooring and installing a LaCantina hurricane accordion glass door that leads outside to a BBQ area with a Pergola covering from Backyard America this space can be used for many uses. Don’t worry if your friends arrive at the house before you, just use the installed Liftmaster garage system and your smart phone from anywhere in the world to open the Copley garage doors to let them in. As they what for you to arrive they can marvel at the custom mural airbrushed for Rob by Mike Gold. (Interior, portrait)

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"The tattoo on my knuckles is a motocross term meaning, 'throttle wide open.' Like in car racing, the expression they say is, 'pedal to the metal.' You have to pin it to win it!"

All His Faves

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The Jill & Jill room was co designed by host and licensed contractor by Rob Van Winkle (also know as Vanilla Ice) and his daughter Keelee for his DIY Network’s original series The Vanilla Ice Project. Rob & Keelee worked together to design these two a joining rooms replaced the old flooring with Shaw carpeting and creating wall stickers to add a bit of the exotic tropical environment of Florida. The custom window treatment was created by Unique Interior design. (Interior, portrait)

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James McEntee/Gettyimages

Rob's a Scorpio, so he got a tattoo of a scorpion on his arm. His tattoo of Krusty the Clown pays tribute to his love forThe Simpsons.

Turtle Mania

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Photo by: Rob Van Winkle

Rob Van Winkle

Rob's favorite tattoo (And that's saying a lot!) is the image of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his leg. Says Rob, "The TMNT generation is currently ruling the world!"

David Bromstad, Beach Flip

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One of the reasons David Bromstad stood out with the Design Star judges was his artistry. Often seen with a paintbrush on his show, Color Splash, David continues to wow with his work.

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Since he's such a talented illustrator and designer himself, it's no surprise that David's ink is just as artistic as he is.  

Alison Victoria, Kitchen Crashers

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DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers host Alison Victoria, as seen in Nick and Sarah Colella's newly redesigned kitchen, showing off the Kitchen Crashers tattoo Nick painted on her arm...

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IRL, Alison is tattoo-free, but she did let one homeowner — who also happened to be a tattoo artist — paint the show logo on her arm.

John Colaneri, Kitchen Cousins  

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As seen on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover".

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John sports a family crest with the phrase, "fratelli culinari" meaning "culinary brothers." (We don't know what that means, exactly, though we do know that John and Anthony are delicious to watch on the show!)

It's All About Family

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As seen on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover".

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

John's wrist says, "Family is Everything," and lists the names of his brothers, mom and dad. He hopes to make this the base of a much larger tattoo of his family tree (awww!).

Mike Holmes, Holmes on Homes

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Mike's tattoos evolved from a couple of fading stamps he got as a teenager. Following his motto of doing things right, Mike replaced them and now sports two bold pieces of art on his bulging guns. The tattoo on his right arm shows a large English bulldog that proudly stands over a "Make It Right" sign, along with a saw, hammer and brick wall.

Strong Warrior

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©Image courtesy of The Holmes Group

Image courtesy of The Holmes Group

On his left arm, Mike sports a Viking on bended knee, the symbol of a strong warrior.

Amy Matthews, Renovation Raiders

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As seen on HGTV’s Renovation Raiders, Amy Matthew Licensed Contractor stands in the new home theatre that has been created by the team. Wife Sara wanted to surprise her husband Michael with the ultimate man cave, he works his tail off to make it possible for her to stay home after a back injury and she wanted to give him an oasis he can call his own. The new basement has beautiful custom soundproof red tufted walls with gold pillars, and gold sconces adds dramatic and mood lighting. Three rows of theatre seating accommodates all their friends and family and the new 40 inch tv is large enough for everyone to see. A custom concession stand with a professional popcorn maker will keep everyone happy watching the game. (portrait)

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Stephanie Rau / Getty Images

Amy loved working with Habitat for Humanity in Thailand so much that she marked the moment with a tat.  

Amy's Tat Up Close

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As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, Amy Matthews (Liscenced Contractor) show off her tattoo. It says harmony in Thai. Amy got this tatto after working on Habitat for Humanity after the Katrina storm, and working on Habitat for Humanity in Thailand.

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Stephanie Rau / Getty Images

The beautiful, flowing script means "humanity" in Thai.

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