Actor recently added to his already vast menagerie of , but this time, the tattoo has a post-trial victory significance.
Even diehard fans of the actor would be hard-pressed to find photos of the Hollywood superstar without ink, as has been a fan and collector of since he was young. Over the years, the list of has continued to grow. Depp has gotten on his , his , his , his , his chest, and other places on his body.
was first inked when was only 17 years old. His first tattoo was a Cherokee headdress tattoo–a nod to his heritage, as Depp’s great-grandmother was a Cherokee.
Depp also has a tattoo on his that features a heart and the name of his late mother, Betty Sue, who passed away in 2016 after battling a serious illness for years. The “Betty Sue” tattoo was inked by artist in 1988.
Depp once had that reflected his relationship with . It read, “Winona Forever,” but after the couple parted ways, Depp had the tattoo changed to read, “Wino Forever.”
One of ‘s many was inked over his heart and is comprised of a “suprematism triangle,” which is based on a painting by Russian painter Ilya Chashnik, doodles of three separate rectangles, and the words “Lily-Rose,” in honor of his oldest child, who was born in 1999.
“When Lily-Rose arrived, you know it was sorta like . . . boom!” said of the tattoo representing his daughter. “You hit the pavement and it’s strong beneath you and suddenly you realize, ‘Ah, that’s what it’s for. That’s why you care about integrity or doing things without compromise. It’s for that. It’s for her.”
Many fans have wondered if and the answer is yes. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has a tattoo representing on his . But the tattoo also represents his son, , who was born in 2002. has a
, whose tattoo features a bird flying away from him, as well as a nod to Depp’s only son. In addition to the “Jack” tattoo, Depp’s inner bicep is inked with a skull and crossbones, which further pays respect to , which Depp embodied from 2003 to 2017 in five installments of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.‘s “Jack” tattoo features a bird flying toward him and his son’s first name–clearly a nod to
‘s “Jack” tattoo was created by artist Mark Mahoney in 2003, shortly after he completed filming for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
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As of 2021, had amassed the ink and artwork of some 37 different . Recently, Depp upped that number to 38 with a brand-new tattoo of a on his wrist.
According to TheNews.com, Depp’s tattoo was designed by three artists at Oslo’s Attitude Tattoo Studio in Norway: , Johathan Herrera, and Tomas Kidane. It took the artists approximately six hours to complete the tattoo for Depp.
But perhaps the most interesting thing about the new tattoo is that it carries a post-trial meaning for Depp, who recently won his defamation case against his ex-wife. But rather than the tattoo symbolizing victory over another, it actually represents hope and perhaps a semblance of forgiveness.
The actor took to to share a video clip of himself as he sat for his new tattoo. You can see that clip here:
TheNews.com reports that the latest ink to join the collection of signifies “a new start and new hope after burying the battle-ax,” two things that most Depp fans agree are long overdue for the incomparable .