Vanessa Hudgens confesses that her recent tattoo is not real on Jay Leno

It's a fake! Vanessa Hudgens giggles in embarrassment as she confesses that her recent tattoo is not real

Male admirers may not have been able to keep their eyes off her bikini body, but eagle eyed fans of Vanessa Hudgens spotted something rather more daring in recent holiday snaps.

Hudgens was spotted with a 'tattoo' on her right foot as she frolicked in the sea.

But the former High School Musical star was forced to admit that the tattoo is actually a fake.

Another inking, Vanessa Chat show host Jay Leno holds up a magazine picture of Miss Hudgens as she made a guest appearance on his show last night

Another inking, Vanessa Chat show host Jay Leno holds up a magazine picture of Miss Hudgens as she made a guest appearance on his show last night

The actress was appearing on the Jay
Leno show last night, when he pulled out a magazine showing her on a
recent holiday in Hawaii with boyfriend Austin Butler.

He pointed to a picture of her in an orange bikini and she and her beau walked along the beach together.

But what really grasped his attention was the tattoo on her foot which read, 'all you need is love'.

When he asked whether the inking hurt or not, she smiled coyly and confessed: 'It's fake. I have this mad obsession with
drawing on myself, like, I cannot help it.

Put it away! An embarrassed Vanessa covers up the bikini shot of her...

Put it away! An embarrassed Vanessa covers up the bikini shot of her…

... before confessing that the tattoo on her foot isn't real

… before confessing that the tattoo on her foot isn't real

'I draw all over my hands,
all over my arms, obviously my foot. It's just fun. It's hard to commit
to a tattoo, like, I have a few, so, when you write on yourself it's not
that much of a commitment.'

Vanessa, 23, was on the show to promote her new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a new 3D adventure in which she stars alongside Michael Caine, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock and Sex and the City star Kristen Davis.

Stunning: Vanessa looked sensational in a strapless white dress and towering silver sparkling heels

Stunning: Vanessa looked sensational in a strapless white dress and towering silver sparkling heels

Press stop! Vanessa laughs and then looks embarrassed as Leno played a clip from her new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Press stop! Vanessa laughs and then looks embarrassed as Leno played a clip from her new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Press stop! Vanessa laughs and then looks embarrassed as Leno played a clip from her new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

She looked gorgeous in her strapless white dress and sparkling silver heels as she tottered onto the show and warmly greeted her host.

And she looked very tanned, little wonder after her recent jaunts to Australia and Hawaii.

It's Harry Potter! Vanessa hugs Daniel Radcliffe who was also a guest on the show to promote his new film

It's Harry Potter! Vanessa hugs Daniel Radcliffe who was also a guest on the show to promote his new film

Sharing a laugh: Daniel joined Vanessa and Jay for a chat about his new film

Sharing a laugh: Daniel joined Vanessa and Jay for a chat about his new film

Also on the show was Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who is shaking off the boy wizard with some very grown up new projects.

One of them being his spooky new film The Woman In Black, which is released on Friday in the US and on the 10th in the UK.

We're surprised it's not rubbed off! Vanessa showed off her foot tattoo - which she revealed to be a fake -as she holidayed with beau Austin Butler

We're surprised it's not rubbed off! Vanessa showed off her foot tattoo – which she revealed to be a fake -as she holidayed with beau Austin Butler

Beach babe: Vanessa in the orange bikini shot as shown off by Leno

Beach babe: Vanessa in the orange bikini shot as shown off by Leno