Angelina Jolie's Tattoos: What They All Mean [PHOTOS]
Jolie's Kids and Brad Pitt Are Inspirations for Tattoos That Cover Up Tattoos Inspired by Her Ex-Husbands
There are three things Angelina Jolie has in droves: quirks, kids and tattoos. OK, and talent. But for the purposes of this gallery, we're going to focus on the Oscar winner's infamous tats.
Her first tattoo: the Japanese symbol for death, which Jolie once said she got to remind her to live. She also once admitted the tattoo was the result of a drunken night in her younger years, which means we'll skip making fun of the idea of getting the symbol for death to remind you to live in a place you can't even see without looking backwards into a mirror.
Besides, that tattoo is now covered up -- as are many of her earlier body art images -- by a tat that's an homage to her and her first child, son Maddox.
Jolie also has a tattoo that honors all her children (all six), plus fiancée Brad Pitt … yes, it's a big tattoo, as well as tats that honor her brother, her mother, quotes by Tennessee Williams and Winston Churchill and song lyrics from The Clash.
Two tattoos missing from our collection of photos below: her newest one (more on that in the slideshow) and the tattoo that memorializes her mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand. Bertrand died in 2007, and her daughter has a small "M" tattooed on her palm in her honor.
For photos and scoop on the rest of Jolie's tattoos, flip through our gallery below:
Angelina Jolie's Roman Numeral Tattoo
The tat on her left underarm initially just spelled out the roman numerals for 13, which Jolie said she got to show that she doesn't believe in superstitions. Okaaaaaay, But since, she has added numbers to the tattoo, which now reads "XIII V MCMXL," and stands for 13 May 1940, the date British prime minister Winston Churchill gave his famous "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech.