Angelina Jolie is a famous actress with a serious love for tattoos, she's regularly featured in celebrity news magazines and websites with one of her new tattoo designs.
Angelina Jolie is best known for her lead roles in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", "Gia", "Girl, Interrupted", "Hackers","Mr. & Mrs. Smith".The focus on her many tattoos began when she embarked on a whirlwind romance with actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina Jolie currently has 13 known tattoos, including scribings of the longitudinal and latitudinal location of the birth place of her four children, three of which were adopted.Angelina Jolie tattoos
Tattooed actress Angelina Jolie and her husband Pitt have two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara, and a biological child, Shiloh.
Jolie achieved international fame for her portrait of videogame heroine Lara Croft in 2001 and since then established herself as one of the best known and highest paid actresses in Hollywood.As Lara Croft in Tomb Raider or the female assassin half of Mr. and Mrs. Smith you won’t see a single tattoo. Her tattoos are covered with makeup for her movie roles. Multiple sources report that during the Tomb Raider shoot, the makeup applied wasn’t doing a good enough job of covering the large “Billy Bob” and black dragon on her left upper arm and a digital artist was hired to go frame by frame through the film and make sure no trace of skin art could be seen.
Angelina Jolie's tattoos are perhaps just as well known as her trademark pouty lips and her performances on the silver screen. Angelina Jolie is the "world's most beautiful woman," according to the "100 Most Beautiful" issue of People magazine in 2006, and a large part of that probably has to do with her tattoos.
Angelina Jolie has had several tattoos done over the years, and she continues to frequently add new ones or change existing ones. They are not there purely for cosmetic purposes either, as it is said that each tattoo has a special meaning behind it. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does give you a bit of insight into the personality, thinking, and preferences of the popular actress.
Angelina Jolie's tattoos have been edited and added to over the years.
Angelina Jolie and her famous tattoos.
On her left arm, she once had "Billy Bob" for her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton. This is now covered by co-ordinates for where she adopted her Maddox and Zahara. These are N11° 33' 00" E104° 51' 00" (Cambodia) and N09° 02' 00" E038° 45' 00" (Ethiopia), respectively.
A dragon tattoo on her left arm can still be seen faintly on her left arm, though she has been getting it lasered for months.
A dragon she got in Amsterdam while drunk, now covered by the Latin cross. This dragon tattoo with blue tongue on Angelina's hip is covered up by the cross tattoo.
A large black cross tattoo on her left hip. This is a cover-up for a small blue dragon she says she got while drunk in Amsterdam. « Quod me nutrit me destruit » Latin words meaning "What nourishes me also destroys me".
Gothic letter tattoo between her shoulder blades says "Know Your Rights". It's the title of a song of her favorite band.
Pali Incantation, position: Left shoulder.
It is a Buddhist Pali incantation written in Khmer script, the language of Cambodia. It is there to protect her and her adopted Cambodian son Maddox from bad luck
Here's the translation:May your enemies run far away from you.If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Your beauty will be that of Apsara. (Celestial dancer from Khmer mythology.)Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.
The letter H on her left wrist. This tattoo, on the inside of Angelina's left wrist, is reminiscent of a rune, and is the letter H. It is alleged that Angelina got it to signify her then boyfriend, Timothy Hutton, but now she says it is for her brother, James Haven.
Tattoo she and Billy Bob got "a copy" of. Not clear what it means. Currently covered by "strength of will."
Arabic phrase "العزيمة" (strength of will) This is an Arabic tattoo saying "Strength of Will", located on the inside of her right forearm. This tattoo covers a tattoo that Angelina had done with Billy Bob Thornton.
The 12-inch long Bengal tiger is situated on her lower back and was done in Bangkok (Thailand) by tattoo artist Sompong Kanhphai
Two pointy black tribals on the lower parts of her back
A dragon under the tiger
A window on her lower back. On Inside the Actors Studio, she explained that she covered this tattoo, because, while she used to spend all of her time looking out through windows wishing to be outside, she now lives there all of the time.
The Roman numeral 13 (XIII) is tattooed on her left forearm. She had it done because she doesn't believe in superstitions.
On her left shoulder, she has had her tattoo with the Chinese word for "death" (死), covered up by a large prayer for her adopted son Maddox.
A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" (fromTennessee Williams, her favourite poet) on her left forearm.
Japanese for "courage". Matches one of Johnny Lee Miller's. She got it after she got "death". Says she wanted to get another but didn't know what so she decided to match her husband's.