Tattoos

Angelinas collection of tattoos spans from around 30 pieces, depending on how you count now that several has been removed, covered and additions has been made. Here are them all with all the facts we have been able to gather on when they were done, by who, the meaning behind them and different versions.

Left Arm
Dragon arm
Done in 1997.
Position: Upper left arm. Now removed.
Billy Bob
Done in 2000.
Position: Upper left arm. Now removed.
The famous dragon done in 1997 and the name of her ex husband Billy Bob added in 2000 (both removed). After removal, she said: “I’ll never be stupid enough to have a man’s name tattooed on me again.”
Coordinates
Position: Upper left arm.
Coordinates for all her kids birth places.
Cambodia, Maddox: N11º 33′ 0” E104º 51′ 00”
Ethiopia, Zahara: N09º 02′ 00” E038º 45′ 00”
Swakopmund, Namibia, Shiloh: S22° 40′ 26” E014° 31′ 40”
Vietnam, Pax Thien: N10° 40′ 00” E106° 41′ 40”
Nice, France, Knox and Vivienne: N43° 41′ 21” E07° 14′ 28”
Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA, Brad Pitt: W35° 19′ 44” W96° 55′ 26”

Lines around Coordinates
Position: Upper left arm.
Added waves around the coordinates.

Lines and signs under Coordinates
Position: Upper left arm.
Added some more lines and signs under the coordinates.
“H”
Done in 1997.
Position: Inner left wrist.
H in rune style for her brother James Haven, it was also said that it might have been for rumored former boyfriend Timothy Hutton.

“That’s an H — there are two people in my life who have this letter who I’m very close to and who I sort of love and cherish.”


“A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages”
Done in 1998.
Position: Inner left arm.
Her mother Marcheline Bertrand was present when Angelina got this quote from author Tennessee Williams tattooed.

Lines around “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages”
Done in 2009.
Position: Inner left arm.
Added waves around the Tennessee Williams quote.
XIII, Roman Numeral for 13
Position: Lower left arm.
She has mentioned that she got this tattoo because she doesn’t believe in superstitions.
XIII V MCMXL, Roman Numeral for 13 May 1940
Done in 2009.
Position: Lower left arm.
Later it became XIII V MCMXL, 13 May 1940, the date of Winston Churchill’s famous in which he said, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”
Lines around XIII
Position: Lower left arm.
Added lines around the Roman numbers.
Left lower arm, unknown
Done in 2015.
Position: Lower left arm.
First seen in Cambodia in 2015. The tattoo is believed to be of the Southeast Asian sak yant style of tattooing, which is often constructed with lines of script, geometric patterns and animal shapes. These type of sak yant tattoos are connected to Buddhist beliefs that these tattoo lend them magical powers, bringing good luck or protection from evil spirits.
Right Arm
Japanese Symbol for Courage
Done in 1994.
Position: Inner right arm. Now removed.
Angelina and her ex-husband Johnny Lee Miller had this matching tattoo and that’s why she had it removed, it didn’t feel like her own.

“That’s a tough one. When I got my first tattoo, I got death, and Jonny got courage. While he was doing Trainspotting, I was in Scotland and wanted to get another one, but I didn’t know what to get, so I just got courage. I thought, ‘Oh I’ll just match his.’ But it was never really me.”

Abstract Lines
Position: Inner Right Arm. Now covered by “Determination”.
Billy Bob designed these abstract lines and had one identical.
“Determination”
Position: Inne Right Arm.
Determination in Arabic.
Right lower arm, unknown
Position: Inne Right Arm.
Unknown script but is supposedly more in traditional Cambodian style.
Hands
The letter “M”
Position: Right hand.
The letter M in the palm of the hand in memory of her belated mother Marcheline Bertrand.

Back
Japanese Symbol for Death
Done in 1993.
Position: Left shoulder. Now removed.
This was her very first tattoo and it’s the prayer covers a kanji meaning death in Japanese.
Pali Incantation
Done in 2003 by Sompong Kanphai in Thailand.
Position: Left shoulder.
Buddhist prayer in Khmer tongue for her son Maddox.

“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.”


“Know Your Rights”
Done in 2004.
Position: Lower neck.
Got it together with ex-husband and now close friend Johnny Lee Miller and it’s a title of a song by The Clash in Gothic letters.
Lines around “Know Your Rights”
Done in 2009.
Added waves around the text.
Sak Yant Scripts
Done in January 2016.
Angelina and Brad got Sak yant tattoos together during a break from filming First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, with ex Thai monk Ajarn Noo Kanpai. The couple’s tattoos were to symbolically bind them as husband and wife.

These three tattoos (two in middle and one to the right) are also there to to protect and keep her whole family safe.


Dragon Lines
Done in 1998.
Position: Lower Back. Covered by Tiger.

Two iroquois symbols/tribals
Done in 1997.
Position: Lower Back. Covered by Tiger.
Blue Window
Position: Lower Back. Covered by Tiger.
“Is the only color I have. I’m going to turn it black, and it’s a window. It’s because wherever I am, I always find myself looking out the window, wanting to be somewhere else.”
Cambodian Tribal Tiger
Done in 2004 by Sompong Kanphai in Bangkok, Thailand.
Position: Lower Back.
The Bengal tiger tattoo is 12 inches long and 8 inches wide. The tattooist took about 2 hours to complete the placement process. To bless the tattoo design, the tattooist chanted an ancient hymn while inking it. She got the tattoo as a way of celebrating her Cambodian citizenship. And she also got the design done in a traditional Thai style. The tattooist also used a manual needle to ink it.

Stomach
Blue Dragon
Done in 1996 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Position: Left inner hip. Now covered.
“I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I’m wearing a dagger!”
Cross
Done in 1996.
Position: Left inner hip.
Angelina is said to have had the cross tattoo done the day before she married Johnny Lee Miller in 1996. In her own words: “It was all symbolic, and it was a good thing, nothing dark.”
“Quod me nutrit me destruit”
Done in 1998.
Position: Lower Stomach.
Latin words meaning “What nourishes me also destroys me”.
Legs
Whiskey Bravo
Position: Inner right thigh.
Both Angelina and Brad Pitt are licensed pilots and Whiskey Bravo are Brad Pitt’s initials in the aviation alphabet.
Other Tattoos
  • Had or has a tattoo below her naval, it is supposed to be depicted energy waves. She had it done in 1998 by tattoo artist Daemon Rowanchilde at Urban Primitive Body Design.

    “I have several. I had ‘courage’ in Japanese, and I had it removed. I have a cross, [an American Indian symbol], and two dragons, and one over my sex.”

  • She has or had a tattoo in the pubic area referring to Billy Bob Thornton.