She’s probably one of the most tattooed actresses in Hollywood, with an estimated 17 different designs. And now Angelina Jolie has added yet another inking to her already-vast collection, debuting the new etching as she began work on her new movie in Sydney, Australia, on Monday.
The lengthy piece of writing on her right arm appears to be in Arabic, and sits directly below another Arabic script tattoo Angelina has which means Determination. Angelina displayed the new tattoo as she strolled along the dock to catch a water taxi to head to work in Sydney.
Looking casual but chic, Angelina wore a black T-shirt, trousers and flip flops, carrying a hat to ensure her porcelain complexion didn’t get burned by the strong Australian sun. She finished off her look with mirrored aviator sunglasses and left her brunette hair loose, smiling as she strolled along in the sunshine.
It is thought Angelina, who is known for getting inkings to mark important developments in her life, may have had the tattoo done following her double mastectomy operation earlier this year. Some of her other meaningful etchings include a quote from Tennessee Williams in memory of her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, and the geographical coordinates of where each of her six children were born.
Angelina is currently in Australia with her brood to film her new movie Unbroken, while fiancé Brad Pitt stays in the UK shooting his latest project. While it was originally reported that she would film Unbroken in Hawaii, it seems her plans changed following a whirlwind 24-hour visit with son Pax back in July.
It is the second feature film Angelina will direct, following 2011’s In The Land Of Blood And Honey, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. Unbroken tells the inspirational true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and air force second lieutenant who survived for 47 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean without food or water when his plane crashed during World War II in 1943.
After enduring endless shark attacks and aerial strikes, he was eventually captured by the Japanese and tortured in a prisoner-of-war camp until the end of the war in 1945.
Meanwhile, it was revealed last week that Angelina is set to be honoured with her second Oscar – this time for her humanitarian work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the star with the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Governors Awards on November 16.
‘The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s honorees,’ reads a statement by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, which was released on Thursday.
It will be the second Oscar for Jolie – she received a gong for Girl, Interrupted in 1999 – who the Academy praised for being an ‘impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organisations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative.’