Angelina Jolie Tattoos

Angelina Jolie's tattoos chronicle how the actress rose from the young girl who appeared in music videos to an Academy Award-winning leading lady and acclaimed humanitarian. Though some of her tattoos have been removed, the faint outlines remain as a reminder of where she's been and how far she's come throughout the years.

Some of the earliest Angelina Jolie tattoos were done when she was just starting out in the entertainment business and appearing in films like "Cyborg 2" and "Hackers." Just like some of Angelina Jolie's movies have faded into history many of her early inkings have since been covered up or removed.

Perhaps her most notable tattoo was the name "Billy Bob" to honor her one-time husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton. After their marriage ended in 2003, Jolie had the tattoo, and an accompanying image of a black dragon, removed. She quickly covered over the area with a new set of heart-felt tattoos, for her children.

Rather than tattooing their names, Jolie added the geo-coordinates of the birthplaces of her six children on her upper left arm, the spot formerly occupied by the "Billy Bob" tattoo. In 2011, she added a seventh set of coordinates for Oklahoma, the birthplace of her longtime partner and biological father to three of their children, Brad Pitt. This extra step to honor her family in a unique way easily qualifies as one of the best celebrity tats.

What tattoos does Angelina Jolie have, and what's the meaning behind Angelina Jolie's tattoos? As the actress has stated she is open to adding more children to her growing brood, we can expect that her tattoo collection, at least those which honor her family members, will continue to grow as well. Other famous actors that have tattoos who are as famous as her include Chris Evans body art and Johnny Depp Ink

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    Bengal Tiger Tattoo

    Like many of her other tattoos, this bengal tiger tattoo was inked completely by hand in true Thai tattooing style. It took two hours to complete in 2004 and was said to celebrate Jolie's Cambodian citizenship.
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    Khmer Script Prayer Tattoo

    Khmer Script Prayer Tattoo
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    To cover up the Japanese kanji for the word death on her shoulder, Jolie added this Khumer script prayer. The tattoo, done by her bengal tiger tattoo artist Sompong Kanphai, translates to "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."
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    Know Your Rights Tattoo

    Know Your Rights Tattoo
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    Angelina Jolie paid homage to her favorite band the Clash with this tattoo between her shoulder blades on her upper back. The phrase "know your rights" is from a Clash song title and reportedly was added to describer her style of "humanitarian, but a little punk rock."
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    Strength of Will Tattoo

    Strength of Will Tattoo
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    Added to cover up an abstract tattoo she got when she was with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie inked the Arabic script for the word "determination" on her right forearm. The actress stated that she interprets it as "strength of will."
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    Geo-Coordinates Tattoo

    After removing the evidence of her former marriage, Angelina Jolie inked the coordinates of the birthplaces of her six children on her left arm. After adding a seventh set of coordinates in early 2011, many suspected that she and partner Brad Pitt were adopting again however the new coordinates actually point toward Pitt's birthplace of Shawnee, Oklahoma. The coordinates are:

    N 11º 33' 0" E 104º 51' 00"
    N 9º 2' 0" E 38º 45' 0"
    S 22º 40' 26" E 14º 31' 40"
    N 10° 46' 0" E 106º 41' 40"
    N 43º 41' 21" E 07º 14' 28"
    N 43º 41' 21" E 07º 14' 28"
    N 35º 19' 44" W 96º 55' 26"
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    XIII V MCMXL Tattoo

    XIII V MCMXL Tattoo
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    These two tattoos, inked separately, both feature Roman numerals but represent two different things to Angelina Jolie. The XIII, meaning 13, was tattooed first to show that she's not superstitious while the V MCMXL was added to make the date May 13, 1940, the date of Winston Churchill's "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech.
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