This week Angelina Jolie displayed her sprawling tattoo collection – at the New York premiere of her new film, First They Killed My Father.
The 42-year-old’s inkings which numbers about 20 ,include a Tennessee Williams quote, a Buddhist prayer and geographical coordinates of where her children were born.
The three largest tattoos on her back were added just last year – ancient Buddhist mantras down her right shoulder blade, a temple in the centre of her back, and, below it, a grid design known as a Yantra, believed to bring good luck.
According to Daily Mail, just months before Miss Jolie split from her husband of 12 years, Brad Pitt, last year, the couple had a former Thai monk flown to Cambodia where she was filming.
He drew designs on both stars using the same ink to symbolically –– and ironically – ‘bind’ them as husband and wife.