The Inspiration Behind Famous Artists and Tattoos
Tattoos are popular among people of different backgrounds. Famous celebrities are no exemption. Famous artists and tattoos have long caught the interest of the public eye. Oftentimes, these celebrities do not just have one tattoo on their bodies. Collecting tattoos for them is equal to collecting experiences. In this article, we take the time to know these famous artists and tattoos.
One of the most popular celebrities with tattoos is Angelina Jolie. She got her first tattoo on her left shoulder, and it was the Japanese character for “death.” This served as her reminder to live her life to the fullest. Years after, she had it changed to a tattoo made by a popular tattoo artist named Noo Sompong Kanhphalin in Bangkok. The tattoo was a Buddhist inscription meant to protect her adopted son, Maddox. It was made in the traditional Thai style of tattooing and it translates to: “May your enemies run 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 & protect you, surrounding you on all sides.” Another one of her most well-known tattoos is the one located on her left arm. It shows the geographical coordinates of the locations where she first met her adopted children.
Another well-known celebrity with tattoos is former professional footballer David Beckham. Beckham’s tattoos show how much of a family man he is. His first tattoo was the name of his first son, Brooklyn, which was tattooed on his lower back. Another famous tattoo of Beckham is his wife’s name written in Sanskrit. Although most of his tattoos represent the members of his family, he is also a fan of using tattoos to express his feelings. He usually has his tattoos made by Manchester-based tattoo artist, Louis Malloy.
Another worthy addition to the list of famous artists and tattoos is actor Johnny Depp. He has a total of 32 tattoos all over his body. Depp got his very first tattoo when he was just 17 years old; a picture of a Native American to honor his Indian heritage, and it was placed on his right bicep. Aside from this tattoo, he has two more showing tribute to his heritage. Most of his tattoos show his peculiar and artistic side. For example, a tattoo with the words “No Reason” can be found on his right inner wrist. Another tattoo shows a faceless man who he said was a drawing of his Jack, his son.
These three celebrities are just some of the famous artists and tattoos. Though they have different styles and preferences in choosing and placing their tattoos, they use their tattoos as conveyors to express their thoughts and feelings, and to show the world the people, things and beliefs that matter to them.