"Quod me nutrit me destruit", meaning "What nourishes me, destroys me."
Angelina Jolie had the cross tattoo done the day before she married Johnny Lee Miller in 1995. In her own words: "It was all symbolic, and it was a good thing, nothing dark."
These numbers are the geographical coordinates (longitudes and latitudes) from the locations where her children first entered her life.
N11° 33' 00" E104° 51' 00" : the place in Cambodia where Angelina Jolie's eldest son Maddox was born.
N09° 02' 00" E038° 45' 00" : the place in Ethiopia were her daughter Zahara was born. S22° 40' 26" E014° 31' 40" : the place in Namibia (Swakopmund) where Angelina gave birth to her biological daughter with Brad Pitt, Shiloh (Hebrew for "the peaceful one"), was born. N10° 46' 00" E106° 41' 40" : the place in Vietnam where Angelina's son Plax Then was born. N43° 41' 21" E07° 14' 28" N43° 41' 21" E07° 14' 28":5 and 6 are a place in France for the twins Knox and Vivienne.
Angelina added a 7th line of coordinates for Brad Pitt's place of birth in Oklahoma.
The coordinates tattoo covers the place where the dragon tattoo and name of her ex husband Billy Bob used to be before they got lasered off. You can still see the dragon a bit.
Tattoo on her left shoulder blade was, just like the tiger tattoo, done by tattoo
artist Noo (aka Sompong) Kanhphaiin in a hotel in Pathum Thani, 16 miles north of Bangkok.
It is a Buddhist Pali incantation written in Khmer script, the language of Cambodia. It is there to protect her and her adopted Cambodian son Maddox from bad luck.
Here's the translation:
May your enemies run far away from you. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Your beauty will be that of Apsara. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.
This 12-inch long, 8-inch wide Bengal tiger tattoo on her lower back is Angelina Jolie's latest. It was done in Bangkok on July 8, 2004, during a 2 hour session by tattoo artist Sompong Kanhphai who also blessed it by chanting an ancient hymn. Sompong also did her Khmer tattoo. She had the tiger tattoo done to celebrate her Cambodian citizenship.
The tiger tattoo was done in the traditional Thai tattoo style with a manual needle. The tiger's tail covers her blue window tattoo.
Angelina wants to have yet another tattoo done in Thailand.
This Gothic letter tattoo between her shoulder blades says "Know Your Rights". It's the title of a song of her favorite band.
Tattoo on her left underarm is the Roman number 13. She had it done because she doesn't believe in superstitions.
Later she had V MCMXL added to the tattoo. 13 May 1940 is the date when Winston Churchill gave a famous speech, in which he said: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat".
New tattoos: Angelina Jolie