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Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos Have Powerful Meanings: A Guide to Her Stunning Ink

Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but that hasn’t prevented her from expressing herself with a variety of different tattoos. Many of them have special meaning to the actress, while others are simply her way of expressing herself. 

“They’re body art,” the Come Away actress said in an interview with Australian magazine Post-Modern Ink back in 2010. “I don’t think it’s abnormal that someone who spends their life in other skins wants to claim their own by marking things on it that matter to them.” 

One of Angelina’s  very first inkings on her left elbow was a quote that she still lives by to this day: “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.” She also has coordinates for her children, five vertical rows of ancient script on her back, among many other designs permanently etched on her body. It’s reported she has over 16 tattoos in total, some of which may be hidden.

Speaking of her kids, Angelina admitted that they “roll their eyes” at her body ink.

“I was quite dark when I was young. I was a punk, not the popular kid – going to thrift stores, cutting things up, burning little teeny cigarette holes into things,” she explained to Vogue in September 2023. “That was me as a teenager, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Maybe that part of me wants to push back.”

Scroll down the gallery to learn more about Angelina’s tattoos and their meanings!

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