Angelina Jolie Tattoos & Their Meanings


Angelina Jolie is a very popular American movie actress and filmmaker. She has won tons of awards and nominations for her work in the industry. She is currently the second high pay female actress in Hollywood. Angelina was married to famous Hollywood actor Brad Pitt for five years. She has six children, three of whom are adopted. She is not just known for her work but also for her amazing tattoos, most of which are in her back. Lets know more about the tattoos of Angelina Jolie.

Tattoos on her body

  • Ancient Dragon with a window Tattoo

Where?: On her Lower Back

This Tattoo symbolizes her search for being somewhere else.  This tattoo is now covered with the Royal Bengal Tiger Tattoo.

  • The Thai Tiger Tattoo of Angelina Jolie

Where?: On her lower back

It is said that Angelina Jolie made this 12 inches long and 8 inches wide tattoo inked on her lower back to commemorate her Cambodian citizenship. This tattoos have a special significance because it was inked in traditional Thai style by using a manual needle. This Tattoo was also to cover up her old Tattoo, Ancient Dragon. 

  • Know your rights Tattoo

Where?: Upper Back 

This is the name of a song from her favourite band The Clash. These tattoos of Angelina Jolie which can be used as a quote are in fact quite famous.

  • Khmer Script Tattoo

Where?: On her back

This represents protecting her children from troubles.

  • Cross Tattoo

Where?: On her waistline 

Angelina got this tattoo to cover her old Dragon with Blue Tongue Tattoo. She got the Dragon tattoo while she was on a trip in Amsterdam. “It was symbolic, and it was good thing, nothing dark.” – She said this about the dragon tattoo cover up.

  • Arabic Language Tattoo

Where?: On her right forearm

According to Angelina this means ‘strength of will’. The literal meaning of the Arabic word is determination. 

  • Geographical Coordinates Tattoo

Where?: on her left arm

She got this tattoo to cover up her earlier Billy Bob tattoo. Billy Bob was her ex husband’s name. 

Billy Bob Tattoos of Angelina Jolie

Where?: On her left arm

Angelina got inked with this tattoo when she was with Billy Bob. She once gave a public statement saying “I’ll never be stupid enough to have a man’s name tattooed on me again. It took 5 visits to the tattoo removal clinic to erase the dragon and you can still see it a bit.”

  • ‘H’ Tattoo

Where?: On her left wrist 

This tattoo was a tribute to her brother, James Haven. 

  • ‘M’ Tattoo

Where?: On her right palm 

This was a tribute to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand. 

  • Yant Kraw Petch (Diamond Armour)

Where?: On her back

This is a Buddhist tattoo which describes the powerful virtues of Buddha that being wealth, good luck, progress, and success in career. 

  • Yant Vihan Pha Chad Sada Tattoo

Where?: On her middle back

These Buddhist tattoos were inked on both Brad’s and Angelina’s back to symbolically bind them as husband and wife.


  • Energy Waves tattoos

Where?: Below her navel

She got this tattoo in 1998 but later on removed it. There are no pictures of the tattoo on internet.

  • Tribal Pattern Tattoo

Where?: On her lower back and right hip

  • Japanese symbol of courage Tattoo

Where?: On her Body (exact location is unknown).

This was a matching tattoo with her husband Johnny Lee Miller. She removed the tattoo after their split in 1999.


Most of Angelina’s Tattoos are linked to her family and husbands. They are either to pay tribute or show love for them. She also has many Persian, Buddhist, Thai tattoos that show her strength and what she desires in her life. A couple of tattoos are there that symbolise protection for her children from evil. She has got many tattoos either removed or covered up after either splitting or after achieving the goal that she desired in her life.