Vanessa Hudgens, 22, who has been linked to Zac Efron prior to their split a few months back, has been having the time of her life while single. Recently, Hudgens and her friend went to a tattoo parlor where she got her very first tattoo on her neck. Pictures have emerged showing Hudgens getting inked by Rihanna’s favorite tattoo artist, Bang Bang.
While she first gave a glimpse of her tattoo on Twitter, the final full colour version has now been unveiled. New York based Bang Bang later said: ‘Vanessa told me it was an exhilarating experience. She loves this tattoo and was a dream to work with.’ Clasping what appears to be a beer in one hand, Hudgens grinned as he filled in the outline of the freshly drawn butterfly tattoo.
Vanessa, who split from her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron in December, decided to get a tattoo after a dinner in Manhattan with Australian band The Veronicas and their friend, Ruby Rose. Model and DJ Ruby, 24, accompanied Hudgens to the tattoo parlor, East Side Ink. Rose tweeted at the time: ‘Please don’t blame me… But I may have convinced Vanessa Hudgens to get a tattoo… Now. Her first… By Bang Bang.’
Before settling on her neck at the perfect spot for the symbol of her new found independence, Rose revealed that Hudgens was also considering her ribs tweeting: ‘Vanessa is deciding between her neck or ribs what do you guys think?’ Hudgens, who is clearly eager to shed her Disney image, has already been a busy year. She has been spotted at numerous catwalk shows at New York Fashion Week where she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Kanye West and Olivia Palermo.