Saturday, July 12, 2008

Angelina Jolie flashes her tattoos in Wanted

Actress Angelina Jolie flashes her back to display her tattoos in a scene from the movie Wanted. She got the tiger tattoo on her lower back by a well-known local Thai tattoo artist named Sompong Kanphai during her visit to Bangkok on July 8, 2004, just after her 2 day visit to Cambodia.

In the photo below Angelina Jolie flashes her tattoos in a scene from Wanted.

The tattoo design features a snarling Bengal tiger baring its teeth and claws which represents good luck, power and good fortune. Jolie spent more than 2 hours in getting the 8 inch wide by 12 inch long tiger tattooed on her lower back, where the skin is usually thicker. Sompong used the traditional method of flicking a long ink filled needle into the surface of the skin.

It was Angelina's second tattoo by artist Somphong Kanphai, who in April 2003 applied a Khmer tattoo featuring ancient script from Cambodia, meant to ward off bad luck. Sompong reportedly chanted an ancient hymn to bless the latest tiger tattoo so that its bearer would be rich and filled with power. Jolie flew back to Bangkok unannounced on a private jet from Cambodia with her Cambodian son Maddox, especially to get the latest tattoo because the first one made by the same artist made her feel that her life was filled with luck.

Below is a photo of the Cambodian Khmer tattoo

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