Orlando Bloom Tattoos

Orlando Bloom Tattoos:  Real or Fake?

There always seems to be a question over which of the Orlando Bloom tattoos are real and which ones are fake.  It appears as though movies and photo shoots are bent on adding a bit of a grunge look to this pretty boy.  While fans seem to love him either way, he has drawn quite a bit of attention to himself from the tattoo society due to recent photos.

In 1997, Bloom appeared with a small part in Wilde and then two days after he graduated in 1999, he was cast in The Lord of the Rings as Legolas.  At the same time, he made an appearance in Black Hawk Down.  The success of these two films transformed him from a simple unknown actor to one of the best know celebrities in the world.  Then, when he went on to star opposite of Johnny Depp in the blockbuster hit Pirates of the Caribbean, it was made clear that Bloom had become unstoppable.

So, why is it that one of the Orlando Bloom tattoos is visible in Pirates of the Caribbean but not Lord of the Rings?  There is a very good reason for that.


The most popular of the two real Orlando Bloom tattoos is the one found on the inside of his right wrist.  Working on the Lord of the Rings trilogy was a lot of hard work.  Aside from breaking a few ribs after falling off a horse, Bloom and the rest of the cast spend about a year and a half over in New Zealand to complete the project.

The nine members who made up the Fellowship of the Ring decided to all get the same tattoo near the end of filming since they all had spent so much time together and become so close.  The word nine was chosen to be written in Tengwar script and the film’s calligrapher was kind enough to draw a few versions up to choose from.  The one that was chosen is now on Bloom’s inner wrists that you can catch a glimpse of in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Sun Tattoo

The other one of the two Orlando Bloom tattoos is one that is both elementary and universally appealing.  Bloom’s first tattoo is that of a sun that he wears on his lower abdomen.  He had this tattoo done when he was only 15 years old, right before he moved to London.  It is unclear the reasoning behind this tattoo but with how focused Bloom has been throughout his life, surely he had a good reason for it.

Fake Tattoos

One of the most popular fake Orlando Bloom tattoos is that of a tribal-looking tree growing up the right side of his body.  While photos exploded all over the internet of a shirtless Bloom talking on his cellphone, the tattoo was found to be fake.  At the time, he was working on the film called Sympathy for Delicious where he plays a DJ.  In this same photo you can also see Bloom with a double black bar around on his left forearm.

Sun Tattoos

What do Sun Tattoos Mean to You?

You will find that as a rule, always quite unique individuals get sun tattoos.  Aside from the fact that they are an excellent choice in all black or in an abundance of vivid colors, this is one very powerful symbol.  One simple sun with a slight variation either in design or color can take on a whole new meaning so it only makes sense that they offer a deep amount of mystery to the wearer.

Sun tattoos can be delicate and lovely or dark and angry.  They are popular in a tribal, Aztec or Celtic designs and they virtually can be placed anywhere on the body.  Sun tattoos are meaningful for males and females and they look great as small or large pieces.

For the ancient ancestors who were the first to witness the unparalleled beauty of the sun rising and setting, humanity became deeply enchanted by this warm, bright ball.  In many parts of the world, the sun has been revered not only as a symbol but worshiped as a deity.

Symbolism of Sun Tattoos

Of course, sun tattoos today do not necessarily mean that you literally worship the sun, but rather that the symbol has a powerful meaning to you.  Sun tattoos represent the principle of self-hood and that it is crucial to participate beyond your immediate perimeter.  The sun is a representation of the centralizing force that sustains and offers design to your individual existence.

Sun tattoos symbolize personal power, vitality, dignity, strength and leadership.  The sun represents eternal renewal and can signify a soul rising to heaven.  The sun is mysterious and untouched.  It is one place that humans will never really figure out. Also see Religious Tattoos!

Black Sun Tattoos

There has been some controversy through the years over black sun tattoos.  Keep in mind that your ink choice will influence how you are perceived and you do want to be sure that you are sending out the message you intend.  Some people have chosen a sun design to find out later that the tattoo they received was a Wewelsburg sun, a Nazi symbol.  It is always important that you research the design you choose if you are unfamiliar with it.

Less controversial and more popular black sun tattoos are tribal designs.  They incorporate a sun shape, either traditional or stylized into the graphic and curved tribal pattern to form one phenomenal design.

Sun, Moon and Stars

One of the most intriguing and  symbolic sun tattoos is that which is paired up with the moon and stars.  The sun and moon are the ultimate yin yang.  Without the sun, permanent darkness would descend and every living thing would perish.  The sun is yang energy and it is masculine in nature.

The moon is yin.  It provides feminine energy and its phases also have direct pull on earth as the tides are controlled by her gravitational force.

The number of stars and points also hold meaning as they are deities of divine power, offering light to the darkness.

• 5 Points – This symbolizes earth, air, fire, water and spirit.

• 6 Points – This represents the interaction between God and the human race.

• 7 Points – This offers a mystical symbol of luck.

• 8 Points – A symbol for rebirth and regeneration.

• 9 Points – A symbol of achievement.