Mena Suvari may be best known for her role in American Beauty alongside Kevin Spacey but off screen she is a far cry from the ideal high school cheerleader-type.

That is not to say it is a bad thing, just that she has been shown to have a bit more edge, as was illustrated yesterday (February 7th) when she tweeted pictures of her latest tattoo.

The 32-year-old, who was wearing a simple white tank top, torn jeans and a silver ring, not only showcased her latest lion design, but added pictures of herself in the tattooist’s chair as he put needle to skin.

It is not the first time the actress, who split from her husband of 18-months Simone Sestito in January, has been in that position.

She has a number of tattoos decorating her physique, which appeared more trimmed down than it has in recent years.

The star is due to appear in American Reunion, another sequel to the widely-loved American Pie, due out in UK cinemas this May.

08-02-12 2 American Beauty gets inked, again