18:57, 12 DEC 2015 UPDATED 19:02, 12 DEC 2015
BY DOMINIC HERBERT
Hollywood star and campaigner’s latest piece of body art is a symbol which Buddhist’s believe is a symbol of good luck and protection
Movie star Angelina Jolie-Pitt shows off a new inking believed to be a tribute to her beloved Cambodia.
The actress adopted first son Maddox when he was seven months old from Cambodia and her tattoo collection includes the co-ordinates of where all her children were born.
While at the Cambodia Film Festival in Phnom Penh, fans snatched the first glimpse of the 40-year-old’s new body art.
Buddhists believe the symbol brings good luck and protection from evil.
Yantra tattooing, also called sak yant or sak yan, is a form of tattooing that originated from ancient Southeast Asia.
It consists of sacred geometrical, animal and deity designs accompanied by Pali phrases that offer power, protection, fortune, charisma and other benefits for the bearer.
The mum of seven has vowed not to stop her children from getting tattoos admitting: “My kids rebelling would be if they all became brain surgeons.”