Asia Argento Tattoos


Asia Argento tattooed her right hand knuckles with the names of four of her artistic idols:

  • “Joe” is for painter Joe Coleman, who is a friend and collaborator of hers. He has painted portraits of Asia and also acted in her 2000 directorial debut Scarlet Diva.
  • “Syd” is for Syd Barrett, a musician and painter who was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd.
  • “Moz” is for singer/songwriter Morrissey
  • “Bob” is for singer/songwriter Bob Dylan

She got the “Bob” tattoo first in February 2014 and then added the remaining three in April 2014.  All of the names were tattooed by artist Michele Agostini.

The “Syd” tattoo serves double duty as it also represents her friend Sydney Zekley. Syd has a tattoo of Asia’s name along the side of her finger.

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In May 2013, Asia Argento got this tattoo on her left forearm of the Patriarchal cross (☨) and “Firmeza” — a Portuguese word meaning firmness or stability.  It represents her steadfast belief in Christ. Both the cross and the writing are upside down so that they face inwards towards her when she looks at them.

She shared a photo of the tattoo along with a Portuguese hymn “Firmeza firmeza no amor / Firmeza firmeza aonde estou /Eu estou firme com meu Jesus / Eu estou firme nesta luz / Aonde estou” which translates to “Firmness firmness in love / Firmness steadfastness where I am / I am firm with my Jesus / I am firm in this light / Where I am”

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Asia Argento has a large angel tattoo on her abdomen.  This decades-old tattoo was first seen on a magazine cover in 1996.  Due to its age, she had the tattoo redone by her favorite artist Marco Manzo in December 2013. “Angel is coming back with vengeance and proteçao. Getting it tattooed again by @marcomanzotattoo where it belongs since 21 years, tomorrow,” she wrote.

The angel is a symbol of protection and it sits next to a scar from hernia surgery.  At the bottom of the tattoo is a banner with the word “Proteçao” which means “Protection” in Portuguese.

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