Cara Delevingne’s New Ear Art Isn’t What You Think It Is

Cara Delevingne

by Georgia Aspinall |
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Cara Delevingne may not have attended many shows in Fashion month, but where she has, she’s made quite the statement. In only her second appearance so far, she attended the Dior show looking fabulously chic in a navy suit, wool coat and pageboy hat, adding the brand’s hugely popular logo-band undergarment to complete the look.

However, one important detail you may have missed was the strange ear art she seemed to be sporting. Her antithetical folds appear to look as if they’re ribbed, in what many assumed was down to the new tattoo trend, scarification. After all, Cara is famous for her many many tattoos, which we have a complete guide on here.

Cara's ear

As it turns out, on further inspection it’s clear the ridges are just prosthetics, as her ear tattoos – which could be seen when she walked in the Burberry show last week- are also covered up. According to W, the ear art is part of her character costume for upcoming supernatural TV show Carnival Role. Cara plays a fairy, and so having ribbed ears would seemingly fit that character description.

It could simply be that Cara wanted to make another daring fashion statement, after all she did turn up to the Met Gala last year with her bald head painted silver and bedazzled, and in 2016 had her body painted in trees and flowers for the event. So, it wouldn’t be beyond Cara’s realm of rebellious fashion statements to have this ear art done just for fun. It seems we will have a while to wait to be certain, since Carnival Role isn’t expected to be released until autumn 2019.

Until then, check out our gallery of all of Cara’s tattoos...


SEE: A Complete Guide To Cara Delevingne's Tattoos (And Their Meanings)

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The tattoo on her back (first seen at her sister Poppy's wedding)

This is one of Cara's most intricate tattoos, a magical symbol on the back of her neck inspired by yantra tattooing.

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The white dove tattoo on her finger

Cara got her white ink dove tattoo at the same time as the white 'breathe deep' tattoo on a visit to Bang Bang NYC.

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An elephant on her arm

Though the actor has yet to debut the elephant tatt, Doctor Woo unveiled the artwork on his Instagram.

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A serpant on her left hand

Her go-to tattoo artist - Doctor Woo - revealed a darker inking for the model-turned-actor. Could there be a hidden meaning behind her new skeletal snake tattoo - debuted days after her ex, musician Annie Clark (aka St Vincent) made her first red carpet appearance with Kristen Stewart. Hmm...

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The Roman numerals and

During a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Cara got a couple of tattoos from tattoo artist Daniel Tucci - including the number 12 in Roman numerals on her side and a Southern Cross behind her ear.

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The coat of arms tattoo on her left ribcage and 18. the mysterious white dots above it

In January 2015, Cara got a tiny coat of arms with a 'D' at the bottom on her ribcage, inked by tattoo artist Dr Woo in LA.Just above it, she also inked five white dots, which she has said represents the members of her immediate family.

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Her mum's name, Pandora, on her bicep

Cara kept it in the family for her fourth tattoo by getting her mum's name, 'Pandora', on her arm. She got the tattoo on a trip to Bang Bang NYC HQ with her friend Rita Ora, who got a tattoo of an Alberto Vargas pin-up girl on her ribcage.

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The 'breathe deep' white tattoo on her bicep

Cara has 'breathe deep' in white ink on her bicep, a reminder to herself to keep cool.

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The 'Made in England' tattoo written on her left foot

Cara explained to The Guardian that her 'Made in England' tattoo on her foot represents how she feels as a model. 'You're looked through, you're not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin. I got a tattoo saying 'Made in England' above my foot to represent that, that I felt like a doll for so long. Because you are just a kind of puppet, you know, entertainment. You kind of feel that you need to have no soul really, to do that job, a little bit.'

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The bacon tattoo on the botton of her left foot

Cara has a 'Made in England' tattoo on the bottom of her right foot, and a 'Bacon' tattoo on her left. Cara explained the tattoo to The Cut: 'The tattoo was inspired by my love for bacon, obviously. I think of bacon every five seconds. It's the meatiness. I love the salt. Bacon is love to me. Bacon will always love me back. It's unconditional.'

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The initials 'CJD' on her right hand

Cara's 'CJD' tattoo on her wrist stands for her initials, Cara Jocelyn Delevingne. This was also done by Bang Bang NYC.

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The diamond in her right ear

Cara had a diamond tattooed inside her ear in February 2014 - perhaps a nod to her pal Rihanna's song Diamond?

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The 'DD' tattoo on her hip

Cara and Jourdan have matching 'DD' tattoos on their hips, inked by Bang Bang NYC back in June 2014.

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The toemoji tattoo

Following actor Joel Kinnaman and director David Ayer, who allowed fellow Suicide Squad members to ink the word 'SKWAD' on various body parts, Cara decided join to them. Margot and Cara gave each other matching toemojis - which is the art of a smiley face etched on to the bottom of one's toes.

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The wasp tattoo on her middle finger on her left hand

On the other hand to her lion finger, Cara has a small black wasp on her middle finger. She posted a picture of the new inking in November 2014.

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The 'silence' tattoo on her wrist

Cara added the word 'silence' to her wrist claiming, 'Silence speaks when words can't'. The ink was done at Cara's tattoo parlor of choice, Bang Bang NYC, run by the artist Keith McCurdy who goes by the name Bang Bang.

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The red heart on her pinky

Cara got the outline of a red heart drawn on her pinky by - you guessed it - Bang Bang.

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