Cara Delevingne lion tattoo

Cara Delevingne/Instagram

With BFFs like tattoo-covered Rihanna and Rita Ora, it may come as a surprise that up until now Cara Delevingne was ink free.

The mega model has taken to Instagram to show off her first body art.

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In honour of her star sign, Leo, the new lion tattoo on Cara's left index finger was created by celebrity favourite artist, Bang Bang.

Fresh from the tattoo parlour, Cara tweeted her thanks along with a snap, saying: "My first tattoo!! Lions rule! Thank you so much @bangbangnyc"

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Showing her approval, Rihanna promptly regrammed the pic with the caption: "My lover @caradelevingne just came over and got tagged for the first time!! Only by the best @bangbangnyc #Zodiackilla"

We're sure it won't be long until Ms Delevingne's next go under the needle.