Stars' Most Daring Tattoos

Check out the shocking ink on Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and 11 other stars. By Serena Kappes with Devon Thomas

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Updated: Thursday Aug 04, 2005 | 06:00 AM EDT

ANGELINA JOLIE

Talk about suffering for your art: In 2003, a former monk in Bangkok used a 15-in. needle and a hammer on Angelina Jolie's left shoulder to inscribe five lines of ancient Thai Buddhist scripture meant to ward off bad luck. A year later, he etched a 12-in. tiger on her lower back, taking two hours to complete. Not quite as painful: the "Know Your Rights" tattoo on the nape of her neck.