American actress Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975. Her first role was in the movie Lookin' to Get Out in 1982 alongside her father and successful actor Jon Voight. Ten years later, Angelina Jolie started officially her career, starring in many films such as Cyborg 2 (1993), Hackers (1995), George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998). Her breakthrough role was in the movie Girl, Interrupted in 1999, which earned Jolie an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The actress gained even more fame in 2001 when she portrayed the famous videogame character Lara Croft in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
This established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Angelina Jolie is also known for promoting humanitarian causes and has been often cited as the world's most beautiful women by the media. Her fame and all the attention she gets from the media and paparazzi has not prevented her from getting numerous tattoos. One of Angelina Jolie's most significant tattoos is the tiger tattoo on her lower back (1). It was done in Bangkok by a monk tattoo artist the traditional way, by chanting ancient hymns and blessing the tattoo after. Another great tattoo on Angelina Jolie is a magical Pali incantation written in Khmer (Cambodian native language) on her left shoulder blade (2).
This prayer is supposed to protect her and her kids from bad luck and reads: "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". This incantation covered a tattoo of the Japanese symbol for death she did several years before (3). Angelina Jolie used to have a black dragon tattoo on her left front hip, but had it covered by a big black cross tattoo and a Latin quote that says: "Quod me nutrit me destruit", meaning "What nourishes me destroys me" (4). She explained to the media that she got the dragon tattoo covered because it was done while she was drunk in Amsterdam and she deeply regretted it.
Angelina Jolie also has a quote tattoo saying "Know your rights" on the back of her neck (5), and the roman numeral 13 inside her left forearm (6), that indicates that she does not believe in superstition. She also has the word "Determination" tattooed in Arabic script on her right arm (7) to cover up a tattoo designs she had gotten with Billy Bob Thornton. Her left arm bears a saying from her favorite poet, Tennessee Williams, that says "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" (8).
Jolie also has a tattoo on her right inner thigh for her boyfriend Brad Pitt (12). Angelina Jolie also has tattoos that were done for her ex-boyfriends, although most of them have been removed or covered. She has the letter "H" inside her left wrist (9) for her former boyfriend Timothy Hutton, although it might also be for her brother James Haven. Jolie even had the name of her former husband Billy Bob Thornton tattooed on top of a black dragon, but got it removed by laser after their divorce (10).
As of 2011, Angelina Jolie got a tattoo of all the geographical coordinates composed of longitudes and latitudes where her children were born on her left arm (10). Here is what the tattoo looks like: N11o 33' 00" E104o 51' 00" - Birthplace of Maddox in Cambodia (adopted) N09o 02' 00" E038o 45' 00" - Birthplace of Zahara in Ethiopia (adopted) S22o 40' 26" E014o 31' 40" - Birthplace of Shiloh in Namibia (biological born) N10o 46' 00" E106o 41' 40" - Birthplace of Pax Thien in Vietnam (adopted) N43o 41' 21" E07o 14' 28" - Birthplace of Vivienne in France (biological born and twin of Knox) N43o 41' 21" E07o 14' 28" - Birthplace of Knox in France (biological born and twin of Vivienne)