It’s amazing to think that before Angelina Jolie, famous actresses in Hollywood rarely displayed their tattoos. However, Jolie has always been unapologetic in showcasing her extensive body art on the silver screen and at high-profile events. Now that she’s back in front of the camera for Marvel’s Eternals, Jolie has added a new tattoo to her collection. The actress was recently spotted in New York City with a fresh ink on her forearm, as reported by Page Six. The tattoo is a quote from Galileo, the Renaissance-era scientist, written in elegant cursive. The Italian phrase “eppur si muove” translates to “and yet it moves” in English.
The origin of the quote “And yet it moves” is quite remarkable. According to legend, Galileo proclaimed these words when he was sentenced to life imprisonment in his own home. He was found guilty of heresy by the Inquisition for his belief in heliocentrism, which contradicted the Roman Catholic Church’s interpretation of Creation theory. The heliocentric theory, discovered by Copernicus in 1543, maintained that the Sun was the center of the solar system. Despite encountering resistance from both the public and the Catholic Church, Galileo persisted in his efforts to prove the theory’s validity. However, he was ultimately compelled to retract his work under the threat of physical torture. He was subsequently placed under house arrest until his death in 1642. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Church formally apologized for the mistreatment of Galileo.
Jolie has a collection of tattoos, each carrying a significant meaning. Recently, she got a new tattoo located above a quote from Rumi. Additionally, she has three Sank Yats, traditional Cambodian talismans, inked on her back using steel rods by Ajarn Noo Kanpai, a former Buddhist monk. Another notable tattoo on her arm displays the coordinates of all six of her children’s birthplaces. Recently, Jolie celebrated her birthday in New York City and explored art galleries in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.