Angelina Jolie is one of the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities Of 2012 and is famous for her amazing beauty and also for her numerous body tattoos. She has more than a dozen tattoos on her body many of which have been removed to get new ones.
And you thought that only crazy people land themselves into tattoo troubles like ‘tattoo removal’ and ‘tattooing ex husband’s names’… No! Angie has been through these dilemmas too.
Even with so many tattoos on her body, she is casted in top notch films that use an expensive amount of Photoshop and make-up for this A-list star. Unlike some crazy people, each one of Angie’s tattoos hold some meaning for her. She herself has said:
“They’re body art. I don’t think it’s abnormal that someone who spends their life in other skins wants to claim their own by marking things on it that matter to them.”
Here’s an overview with pictures of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos:
This Gothic styled tattoo is the name of her favorite band’s song “Know Your Rights.” It is situated between her shoulder blades.
This Khmer scripted tattoo is a Buddhist Pali incantation made in Bangkok by Noo Kanhphaiin. She believes it to be a protection for herself and her adopted son Maddox from Cambodia. It translates as:
May your enemies run far away from you.
If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always.
Your beauty will be that of Apsara.
Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.
This Arabic script tattoo means “Determination.” This tattoo is a cover up for her early Billy Thornton tattoo.
This tattoo, on the under side of her left arm, is the Roman number 13. This shows her non-belief in superstitions.
She added V MCMXL to this tattoo which is 13 May 1940. The date of Winston Churchill’s famous speech stating: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”.
This tattoo has been inspired by Tennessee Williams. Angie got this tattoo in front of her mom. It says:
“A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.”
This tattoo is a cover up for the dragon tattoo she got in Amsterdam. Written beside it is a Latin phrase:
“Quod me nutrit me destruit”, meaning “What nourishes me, destroys me.”
It is a rune styled H tattoo, in remembrance of her brother James Haven or her old boyfriend Timothy Hutton.
This tattoo on her arm’s side covers up an old dragon and Billy Bob Thornton tattoo. This new tattoo has the geographical co-ordinates of her children birthplaces.
- N11° 33′ 00″ E104° 51′ 00″ : the place in Cambodiawhere Angelina Jolie’s eldest son Maddox was born.
- N09° 02′ 00″ E038° 45′ 00″ : the place in Ethiopiawere her daughter Zahara was born.
- S22° 40′ 26″ E014° 31′ 40″ : the place in Namibia(Swakopmund) where Angelina gave birth to her biological daughter with Brad Pitt, Shiloh (Hebrew for “the peaceful one”), was born.
- N10° 46′ 00″ E106° 41′ 40″ : the place in Vietnamwhere Angelina’s son Pax was born.
- N43° 41′ 21″ E07° 14′ 28″
- N43° 41′ 21″ E07° 14′ 28″:5 and 6 are a place in France for the twins Knox and Vivienne.
- Angelina added a 7th line of coordinates for Brad Pitt’s place of birth in Oklahoma.
Angelina Jolie got this Bengal tiger tattoo in honor of her Cambodian citizenship. It is the latest addition to her tattoos, done in 2004. It is 12 inches long and 8 inches wide and the tiger’s tail covers up her old ‘window’ tattoo. This was done by Noo Kanhphai within 2 hours and was also blessed by the chanting of an ancient hymn. For her fans, it is the coolest of all her tattoos.
Rumor has it that Angelina Jolie also has a letter ‘M’ tattooed on the palm of her hand in memory of her deceased mother, Marcheline. There is said to be another tattoo somewhere on her body for her husband Brad Pitt. These tattoos are what make Angelina Jolie who she is and they define her in some ways as well. But most of all, these tattoos make her look all the more sexy!!!