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The Secret and Significance of Angelina Jolie's Tattoos

Angelina Jolie has at least fourteen tattoos. Angelina's lower back showcases a Thai Bengal tiger tattoo obtained using the traditional manual needle method. In Asian countries, a tiger can symbolize strength and courage. One of Angelina's forearms displays an Arabic script tattoo that translates as "strength of will" or "determination."

Many of Jolie's tattoos are believed to reference her loved ones. On her shoulder blade, she has a Pali incantation written in Khmer, the native language of Cambodia. She believes this tattoo will protect her and her son, Maddox, from bad luck.

This is believed to be a reference to a lyric by one of her favorite bands, The Clash. Angelina has a quote from author Tennessee Williams tattooed on her other forearm. It reads, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages.