A Guide to Angelina Jolie’s Meaningful Tattoo Collection

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Angelina Jolie is the queen of body art. OK, there are a lot of other stars who have more ink than the actor, but Jolie definitely knows her way around a tattoo parlor and isn’t afraid to get a bold design. In fact, she has so many tattoos that many of us have lost count. In early 2016, the total was up to about 17 designs for the “Eternals” star, and those are just the ones that fans know about (and can see). However, she recently added two more pieces to her collection and her tattoo artist gave fans a cheeky sneak peek. Spoiler alert: the placement is super trendy.

On Aug. 22, Jolie’s artist Mr. K from Bang Bang Tattoos posted a picture commemorating the moments after completing the designs – one on each of her middle fingers. “@angelinajolie Still can’t believe that I actually grabbed her hand and tattooed her,” the caption read, alongside the blurred-out designs (the completed ink is supposed to be revealed at a later date). After asking fans what they thought she got, the artist quickly noted in the comments that the design is “NOTHING related with Brad Pitt.”

Since she loves her ink, we rounded up a handful of the tattoos Jolie has gotten over the years, as well as what they mean. As you scroll through this gallery, you’ll see that some of her body art has been done overseas – she has a soft spot for Cambodian and Thai-inspired designs – and many have deep, culturally-significant ties. A few are for her family, and others are mottos that Jolie chooses to live by. Read through to see what each of her designs mean and why she got them.

Additional reporting by Ariel Baker

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