Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento popularly known as Asia Argento is an Italian Actress and Director. She has appeared in movies like XXX, Land of the Dead, Let’s not keep in touch, Travelling Companion, etc. After the Weinstein Scandal, she has become a leader of #MeToo women’s rights movement. Asia has many tattoos on her body. Let us take a look at them and discover the meanings that they hold.
1. ‘Flower’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a pink and white Crysanthemum flower on the inner side of Asia’s left forearm.
2. ‘Peony’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Asia’s right thigh has the tattoo of a pink peony flower.
3. ‘Warrior Mermaid’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia has a huge tattoo on her back of a Warrior Mermaid. It consists of 3 Lotus flowers and a Heart along with many geometric patterns.
Meaning: The tattoo means a shield of armour for her.
4. ‘Pause’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The underside of Asia’s left wrist contains the word, pause inked on it.
Meaning: Asia got this tattoo to cover up her old tattoo which said, Panos. She got it on New Year’s Eve 2015 t represent her New Year’s Resolution to pause and enjoy the current moment.
5. ‘Spiral’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s upper right arm and shoulder are covered in a spiral design tattoo. This beads and shield design matches the tattoo on her other arm.
6. ‘Mandala’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s left upper arm and shoulder are covered in a similar dotted work mandala design with spirals which connect it to her chest tattoo.
7. ‘Hope and the Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The knuckles of her right hand contain the letters which altogether make the word, HOPE, and her index finger contains a tattoo of a staurogram cross.
Meaning: The tattoo holds religious importance for Argento.
She posted it with the bible verse 1 Corinthians 13: 11, “When I was a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I am also known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
8. ‘Cross Necklace’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of her neck contains the tattoo of a necklace with a cross as a pendant. The tattoo comes to the front and joins her chest piece.
9. ‘Chest Piece’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s chest adorns a large, beautiful tattoo inspired by Victorian Necklaces. This intricate design won the best ornamental tattoo design at the International Tattoo Expo Roma in May 2014. It was done by Marco Manzo.
10. ‘Idols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Starting from her left index finger and moving towards her pinkie, Asia’s knuckles have the names, BOB, MOZ, SID, JOE inked on them.
Meaning: These are the names of her idols. “Joe” is for painter Joe Coleman, who is a friend of hers. “Syd” is for Syd Barrett, a musician who is also the founding member of Pink Floyd. “Moz” is for singer/songwriter Morrissey and “Bob” is for the singer, Bob Dylan.
11. ‘Hip Design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side her hip and thigh contains the tattoo of Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna) berries surrounded by pink and purple shape design.
12. ‘Hip Flower’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of her hip and thigh contains the tattoo of a pink banisteriopsis caapi flower surrounded by hollow triangular designs of different colours.
13. ‘SAVED’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of her left palm contains the word, SAVED inked on it.
Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes her eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.
14. ‘Verdade Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner part of her left forearm, just below the elbow contains the tattoo of a star with the word, VERDADE inked above it.
Meaning: VERDADE is the Portuguese for Truth.
15. ‘Cat Power’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s left bicep contains the tattoo of logo design of her friend Charlyn Marie better known as (Cat Power).
16. ‘Circle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s right bicep contains the tattoo of a circle.
Meaning: Asia’s tattoo represents matriarchy.
17. ‘FIRMEZA’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Argento’s right forearm contains the tattoo of a Patriarchal Cross (☨) along with the word, “Firmeza.”
Meaning: Firmeza means stability and her steadfast believe in Christ. Both the cross and the writing are upside down so that they face inwards towards her when she looks at them.
18. ’23’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of her neck contains the number 23 inked on it.
19. ‘Stomach’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Asia’s stomach contains the tattoo of an angel with her wings spread. Right below the angel is a banner with the word, “Proteçao” inked on it.
Meaning: The angel is a protector. The word on the banner means protection in Portuguese.