Are you a tattoo enthusiast looking for some cool Angelina Jolie tattoos? Here are some traditional Angelina Jolie tattoo ideas that you will surely love.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular actresses of all time and her tattoos are adored by thousands of her fans.
Similar to her sense of fashion, her choice of tattoos is excellent as well. Angelina Jolie’s tattoos are highly sought after by tattoo enthusiasts.
Tattoos are a great way of expressing oneself and Angelina Jolie has used her many tattoos to do just that. Most of her tattoos hold a deeper meaning for her while the rest represent certain beliefs. The popular actress has made quite an impression on the tattoo community with thousands of tattoo enthusiasts following her lead and getting similar tattoos.
By following the timeline of her tattoos, we can also learn a lot about the iconic star’s life. There are many tattoos that she has removed with time as they no longer hold any meaning in for her and there are many tattoos that she kept adding as she went through significant events in her career, relationships and life.
Tattoos were always a way for the popular actress to symbolise certain values and occasions that she holds important in her life.
Bengal Tiger Tattoo
Angelina Jolie has this exact Bengal tiger tattoo on her lower back. The tattoo in the picture is a beautiful work of art which features two Bengal tigers. However, Angelina Jolie’s own tattoo comprises a single tiger which is about 12 inches (or 30.5 centimetres) long.
This tattoo in particular symbolises her Cambodian nationality and was inked using traditional Thai needling methods. Along with being initiated with an ancient needle, the tattoo was also blessed by an ancient chant.
Angelina Jolie used to have a dragon tattoo around the same location as the Bengal tiger tattoo. However, this tattoo was later modified when the actress got the popular Bengal tiger tattoo. The dragon tattoo symbolised her search for being somewhere but later turned it into the tail of the Bengal tiger as she believed that she finally reached where she wanted to be.
Buddhist Spell tattoos
The intriguing piece of art on the left side of her back is a Buddhist spell tattoo that is dedicated to Angelina Jolie’s adopted son Maddox. This spell in this tattoo is said to be for protection.
The Buddhist text literally translates to ‘It is a symbol of security. Let my enemies escape from you. If I gain wealth may it be my own forever. My beauty is as para. All around the world people will be with you, serving and protecting you. There’ll be others who can be found nearby.’.
Arabic Script Tattoo
Angelina Jolie is a big fan of foreign languages and has tattoos in many different languages. Out of these tattoos, one tattoo stands out among the rest. Angelina Jolie’s Arabic tattoo is small and simple but it means a lot to her.
The tattoo is on her forearm and it was inked by her former husband Billy. The Arabic text literally translates to ‘determination’ and serves as motivation to keep going on for Angelina Jolie.
This is a very simple dragon tattoo that Angelina Jolie removed once she separated from Billy, her former husband. This tattoo is said to be an ancient Asian dragon tattoo. Dragons have been associated with power, honour and a fiery attitude for centuries. It is also believed that Dragon tattoos bring protection, peace and strength.
The initial tattoo had ‘Billy Bob’ written on top of the dragon, as seen in the picture here. This part of the tattoo was first removed once the couple decided to break up. Eventually, the remaining portion of the dragon was removed as well.
The Holy Cross Tattoo
This is a beautiful tattoo of a Holy Cross that the popular social figure has gotten inked on her waist. The cross is tattooed and filled with dark black ink, making it unforgettable once you see it. There are also Latin words that are inked beside the dark black cross.
The tattoo is also quite large, taking up a considerable portion of her waist area. Despite the dark choice of colours, the tattoo has no darker meaning and is symbolic in nature.
Angelina Jolie initially had just the Roman numeral 13 inked on her right forearm. Even though many cultures find the number 13 to be ominous, the actress has a deeper connection with this number.
Number 13 represents Winston Churchill’s memorable speech on the 13th of May in 1940. Her initial tattoo consisted of just the Roman numerical XIII. Eventually, she modified the tattoo and made it more specific. The movie star and icon added the Roman numerical V MCMXL to her original tattoo to represent the important date Winston Churchill had made his unforgettable speech. The final tattoo was XIII V MCMXL.
Angelia Jolie Portrait Tattoo
Rather than being a tattoo that the popular actress possesses, this is a tattoo of Angelina Jolie’s portrait. This kind of tattoo is for die-hard fans who would want to ink themselves with a portrait of Angelina Jolie’s face. If you wish, you can also get a full tattoo of the actress in a particular costume or from a specific scene in a movie.
Goth Lettering Tattoo
This tattoo features ‘know your rights’ written in gothic letters. This is another popular tattoo that most fans of the actress are aware of. The tattoo is placed right between the height of her neck region and shoulder blades. ‘Know your rights’ is a popular song from ‘The Clash’, Angelina Jolie’s favourite band. This gothic tattoo was inked in 2004.
Besides this tattoo on the left, she has another Khmer Script prayer tattoo that she got inked for her adopted son Maddox. This tattoo is said to have been inked for protecting Maddox Chivan from bad luck.
These are few of her most important tattoos. These coordinate tattoos are the actress’s favourites and they represent various geographical locations that are of significant importance in her life. She has the location coordinates of where all her six children were born. These tattoos are all inked together below each other on her left arm.
For instance, the actress has gotten inked with the coordinates of where she adopted Maddox from in Cambodia. She also inked herself with the coordinates of where Zahara was born in Ethiopia.
Similarly, she has the coordinates of her biological daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt inked in the same location on her arms. Alongside these coordinates, she also had the coordinates of Oklahoma, the birthplace of her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie Maleficent Tattoo
This is another tattoo that Angelina Jolie personally does not possess, however, there are many fans who would love to have something like this inked on them. This would be a must-have for tattoo enthusiasts who are a fan of the movie Maleficent along with being an Angelina Jolie fan. There are many tattoos like this that fans have gotten of the popular actress.
Angelina Jolie has had many other tattoos on her body including a beautiful rune style tattoo on her wrist. She also had gotten a popular symbol of death in Japanese inked on her left shoulder blade. This tattoo was later replaced with a protection incantation tattoo for her children and herself. She also inked herself with abstract lines that possess both vertical and horizontal patterns.
Alongside these, she had also gotten inked with a tattoo of energy waves near her navel region when she was in a relationship with Billy Thornton. To respect the memory of her late mother, she also got the letter ‘M’ inked on the palm of her hand. On her left elbow, she had gotten tattooed with ‘A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages’, which was Tennessee Williams’ dialogue from ‘Stairs to the Roof’.
It is also believed that she had gotten a binding tattoo for her and Brad Pitt just before they separated. Angelina Jolie’s tattoos are truly inspiring and tattoo enthusiasts can get some great ideas from the artwork she has gotten inked with over the years.
Quite a lot of tattoos that she had gotten inked with during her various relationships no longer exist while some simply do not have any symbolic value for her anymore.
Here are some more suggestions for Angelina Jolie tattoo designs:
- ‘H’ tattoo in gothic font
- Buddhist swirls tattoo
- Latin phrase tattoo
- Diamond armour tattoo
- Buddhist tattoo for driving away evil spirits
- Generic buddhist symbol tattoo
- Blue tongue tattoo
- Japanese symbol tattoo
- Attend, serve and protect tattoo
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