She is one of the most photographed
women in the world - and
now one of the most tattooed.
After attending the world premiere of her latest movie, A Mighty Heart,
Angelina Jolie revealed her latest set of body art - geographical map
coordinates accurately detailing the countries of birth of each member of
her "rainbow family".
Walking down the red carpet in Cannes to promote her movie, the
31-year-old actress kept the new tattoos hidden, using her boyfriend, Brad
Pitt, as a human shield.
But as the couple made their way down the festival's famous Croisette
in a chauffeur-driven car afterwards, the four-part scribing on her left
shoulder was plainly visible.
Each line, it has emerged, represents the very international map
coordinates detailing where their four children, three of which were
adopted, were born.
From the top down, and from left to right, is the longitudinal and
latitudinal location of Cambodia, where the Oscar-winning actress' eldest
son, Maddox, five, was born.
Next are the coordinates pertaining to Ethiopia, the country from which
Miss Jolie plucked two-year-old Zahara.
Third on the list is Namibia, where the Tomb
Raider star gave birth to her ten-month-old biological daughter
, Shiloh, whose name in Hebrew means
"the peaceful one".
Last but not least is a reference to the latest addition to the
couple's rainbow family - Pax Thien, who is Vietnamese by origin.
The latest tattoo is understood to be Miss Jolie's 13th to date.
She already has a discreet M on the palm of her hand - a tribute to her
mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died earlier this year.
Angelina Jolie's new tattoos have been inscribed in the same spot where
a tribute to her ex-husband Billy Bob Thronton once lay.
His name was tattooed onto her left arm along with a Chinese dragon -
the remnants of which are still faintly visible even after laser removal
She said at the time of the laser treatment: "I'll never be stupid
enough to have a man's name tattooed on me again."