Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus have a lot in common. Both were Disney stars, and both are fond of packing on the PDA with their respective boyfriends, Austin Butler and Liam Hemsworth. However, now that they're all grown up, the former Disney darlings have something else in common. Miley and Vanessa share the same tattoo. So who's imitating whom? Which tattooed lady is the follower and which one is the innovator.
The answer is neither star is following or leading the other. In fact, Vanessa Hudgens found out about Miley's tat only recently when the 2 young stars ran into each other at the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
"I got to see Miley that was really nice," Hudgens explained to Billy Bush. "We found out that we have the same tattoo! It's an om [symbol]."
For the uninitiated "Om" is a chant "often used in meditation and yoga." And Vanessa Hudgens' om tat is on the edges of both her pinkie fingers. The actress believes the symbol helps her "center" herself and maintain "positive energy." And where is La Cyrus' centering Om tattoo? The "Party in the USA" singer wasn't available for comment, but according to the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island star, Miley sports her Om on her left wrist.
That's actually very comforting in a way. Both girls getting inked with the same art in the same place without each other's knowledge would have been a little spooky, don't you think?
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.