The Endearing Symbolism Behind Angelina Jolie’s Inked Artwork

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Angelina Jolie donned a beautiful white chiffon gown during the Dumbo premiere in Los Angeles back in March. However, what drew everyone’s attention was not the custom Versace dress, but the actress’ extensive tattoo collection. Jolie, who walked the red carpet with her four children, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, usually keeps her tattoos covered up, but with a total of 17 tattoos, it’s no easy feat. At HELLO!, we have compiled pictures of her ink work and uncovered some of the sentimental reasons behind the creative artwork.

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The tattoo on the famous person’s left arm is believed to have the most profound significance as it features the coordinates of the birthplaces of all her six children. Interestingly, the tattoo also includes the coordinates of her ex-husband Brad Pitt’s birthplace in Oklahoma. However, the tattoo has undergone some changes over the years. Initially, it used to be an inscription of her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s name above a dragon. But, after their divorce in 2003, the tattoo was removed.

left side of back

The woman has a unique body art design on the left side of her back, which is a Buddhist spell that she dedicated to her adopted son, Maddox. The purpose of the tattoo is for protection and it carries a powerful message which translates to “May your enemies stay away from you. If you attain wealth, may it be with you always. Your beauty will resemble Aspara. Wherever you go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.”

angelina jolie main back tattoo

Angelina Jolie’s back tattoos are comprised of three designs that are situated on the middle of her back. These designs symbolize four continents and the classical elements of earth, water, air, and fire. These tattoos were added to her collection while she was filming “First They Killed My Father” in Cambodia. The tattooing process involved using steel rods that were equipped with surgical steel needles. One of the tattoos is a Buddhist temple design that serves as a reminder to be compassionate towards oneself, while the one located on the far right of her shoulder is intended to bring luck and wealth. The largest piece in the center represents all four elements.

angelina jolie bengal tiger

Angelina Jolie has a Bengal tiger tattoo on her lower back which measures 12 inches and was done in July 2004. She had to wait for two hours to get it done and it was blessed by a traditional Thai needle. The tattoo is a representation of Angelina’s Cambodian citizenship that she was granted in 2005.

winston churchill tatoo

Angelina Jolie has a unique tattoo on her left forearm, featuring the Roman Numeral XIII V MCMXL, which stands for 13/5/1940. This date is significant as it marks the day when Winston Churchill delivered his iconic speech that included the famous words “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” The tattoo is a tribute to this historical moment in time.

h tattoo

The star has a unique tattoo on her wrist that resembles a rune and showcases the letter h. The meaning behind the ink remains unknown, as it could represent her former flame Timothy Hutton or her sibling Janes Haven. Interestingly, Meghan Markle has recently stopped wearing her engagement ring, sparking speculation among fans.

angelina jolie know your rights tattoo

Angelina, who is a mother of six, has a tattoo inscribed on the base of her neck that reads “Know Your Rights.” This tattoo is a reference to a song by her favourite band, The Clash.

arbaic script

Angelina Jolie sports an Arabic script tattoo on her right arm that means determination. This tattoo hides the abstract lines tattoo that she got with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton during their marriage.

inside elbow tattoo

Angelina Jolie has a Tennessee Williams tattoo on her left elbow. The tattoo consists of the subtitle of Williams’ 1941 play, Stairs to the Roof, which reads “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages”. It is subtly placed inside her elbow.

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Angelina Jolie had a cross tattoo inked on her hip the day before her wedding to Johny Lee Miller in 1995. She wanted to cover up a small dragon tattoo with a blue tongue that she got during her trip to Amsterdam. The Latin phrase “Quod me nutrut me destruit” is also tattooed beside the cross, which translates to “what nourishes me, destroys me.”

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