It’s quite remarkable to think that before Angelina Jolie, it was a rarity to spot tattoos on the bodies of A-list Hollywood actresses. Despite criticism, Jolie has always embraced her extensive ink and never shied away from showing it on the big screen or on the red carpet. Now, as she makes her return to acting in Marvel’s Eternals, Jolie has added a new tattoo to her collection. Recently seen in New York City, Page Six reported that Jolie’s latest tattoo is a small Italian quote from Galileo, the renowned Renaissance-era scientist. The delicate script reads “eppur si muove,” which translates to “and yet it moves” in English.
The famous quote, “Eppur si muove,” has a compelling history. According to legend, Galileo spoke these words when he received a life sentence under house arrest after his trial with the Inquisition. His crime? Heresy for supporting the Heliocentrism theory, which suggests that the Earth revolves around the Sun. The Roman Catholic Church didn’t believe in this interpretation of Creation theory, and Galileo was forced to recant his work or face torture. Despite his efforts to persuade the Church and the public, he was sentenced to confinement in his own home until his passing in 1642. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Church formally apologized for their treatment of Galileo.
Jolie has a vast collection of tattoos, and her latest one is a significant addition. This particular tattoo is located above a quote from the famous poet Rumi. Additionally, Jolie boasts three Sank Yats tattoos, which are traditional talismans from Cambodia, on her back. Interestingly, these tattoos were done using steel rods by a former Buddhist monk named Ajarn Noo Kanpai. Furthermore, Jolie has inked the coordinates of her children’s birthplaces on her arm. According to reports, Jolie and her kids celebrated her birthday in New York City and even explored various art galleries in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.