Angelina Jolie’s mysterious middle finger ink has finally been revealed by her tattoo artist – Mr. K – when he also apologized to the star on Thursday for any stress caused by fan speculation on Instagram.
The Maleficent actress, 48, had initially teased the new ink with blurry photos uploaded to the tattoo artist’s Instagram page – prompting social media users to guess that the ink was a ‘f*** you’ was for her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.
However, while revealing the designs in a clear photo, the New York-based artist explained the meaning behind the tattoos located on the inside of her middle fingers.
“First of all I feel sorry for all the bad speculation and offer my sincere apologies to @angelinajolie for any stress that could have caused her,” Mr K wrote in the image’s caption.
He continued, “This tattoo represents two daggers in a geometric and abstract way / nothing related to religion or cross #angelinajolie #mrktattoo.”
Revealed: Angelina Jolie’s, 48, mysterious middle finger ink has finally been revealed by her tattoo artist – Mr. K — while also apologizing to the star on Thursday for any stress caused by fan speculation on Instagram
Fan speculation: The Maleficent actress had initially teased the new ink with sketchy photos uploaded to the tattoo artist’s Instagram page — prompting social media users to guess it was a “f*** you” for her ex-husband, Brad Pitt; seen in 2021 in London
In the photo, Angelina was seen sitting on a chair with her palms facing the camera – although the star’s face was not in the frame.
A gold bracelet and a pair of gold rings were placed on some of her fingers for an eye-catching touch as she proudly showcased the new ink designs.
Mr K also uploaded the photo to his Instagram stories and tagged the Oscar winner, followed by a red heart emoji.
Earlier on Tuesday, the tattoo artist shared a similar image to his main page, but faded the new ink to keep the design mysterious so fans would have a chance to guess what the tattoos might be.
In the caption, he wrote, “@angelinajolie I still can’t believe I took her hand and tattooed her. Guess what she has on her palm?’
One fan quipped “F*** Brad,” referring to the star’s bitter divorce battle with Pitt, 59, with whom she shares six children. Another guessed, “Had A Brad Time,” while another typed, “F**k you.”
However, on Wednesday, Mr K followed up on the comment, writing: ‘It has NOTHING to do with Brad Pitt’, to set things straight.
Her other tattoos include Bengal tiger, Khmer script, Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit, a cross, geographic coordinates of her children, Yant ViHan Pha Chad Sada and an M.
Huge fan: Mr. K also uploaded the photo to his Instagram stories and tagged the Oscar winner, followed by a red heart emoji
Mysterious: A fan joked ‘F*** Brad’, referring to the star’s bitter divorce battle with Pitt, 59, with whom she shares six children
Special Meaning: Mr. K explained, “This tattoo represents two daggers in a geometric and abstract way / nothing related to religion or cross #angelinajolie #mrktattoo”; seen Sunday in NYC
‘I love them. It’s body art,” she gushed to the exhaust at the time. “I don’t think it’s abnormal that someone who spends his life in another skin wants to claim his own skin by marking things that are important to him.”
The actress and Brad were linked in 2005 and officially said “yes” in 2014. However, Jolie filed for divorce in 2016 citing “irreconcilable differences” and the court later declared in April 2019 that they were both legally single.
The former couple has been embroiled in a protracted custody battle, with the actress seeking sole custody and Brad fighting for joint custody. Brad will win joint custody in 2021. The actress shares Pax, 19, Knox, 15, Shiloh, 17, Zahara, 18, and Maddox, 22, with Pitt.
Pitt has reportedly agreed to mediate with ex-wife Jolie over their vineyard dispute.
Documents filed last month show that both stars have agreed to mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution over Chateau Miraval – rather than taking the matter to court.
Tattoo Collection: During a previous interview with Marie Claire UK in 2020, Angelina talked about her series of tattoos; seen in 2021 in Rome
Different designs: “I don’t think it’s abnormal for someone who spends their life in a different skin to want to claim their own skin by marking things on it that are important to them,” she told Marie Claire UK; seen in 2019 in London
Tumultuous breakup: The actress and Brad were linked back in 2005 and officially said ‘yes’ in 2014, but Jolie filed for divorce in 2016 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’; former couple seen in 2015
Jolie has also said she is willing to participate in a settlement conference.
In addition, it can be revealed that Pitt has appointed a “provisional trustee” of Chateau Miraval in an attempt to resolve the war between himself and the Russians, to whom Jolie sold her share of the vineyard.
Pitt and Jolie purchased Chateau Miraval, a 1,300-acre estate in the south of France, in 2008. The former couple even got married at the property in 2014.
The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor has since moved on, recently rekindling a budding romance with Ines de Ramon – who most notably filed for divorce from Vampire Diaries alumnus Paul Wesley in February.
The two stars were first romantically linked in November 2022 when they attended a Bono concert together.
Budding romance: The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor has since moved on and sparked a budding romance with Ines de Ramon; seen in January in Paris
Recent split: The jewelry designer filed for divorce from Vampire Diaries alum Paul Wesley in February; former couple seen in 2019 in Los Angeles
At the time, a source told DailyMail.com that the pair had “been dating for a few months” and that “Brad really likes” Ines. “They met through a mutual friend. She is very nice.’
Last July, a separate insider told me People that Brad and Ines are still ‘doing very well’.
“The two have spent a lot of time together this summer as they really enjoy each other’s company and are very fond of each other,” said the source, adding, “It’s obvious to anyone who sees them together.”
Earlier this week, Ines stepped out to run some errands and was spotted wearing a ‘B’ necklace, possibly referring to the first letter of Brad’s name.