Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1 at Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA on September 9, 2017.
Asia Argento got a tattoo of a peony on her inner thigh in May 2016. This full-color traditional tattoo is a different style than most of her ink, so she went to a different artist: Tokyo-based tattooer Akilla who specializes in traditional Japanese style tattoos. She traded tattoos with the artist, giving him a small tattoo on the back of his wrist.
Asia Argento has a “Warrior Mermaid” full back tattoo with three lotus flowers, a heart at the bottom, and lots of swirls and geometric patterns. The custom design was drawn by Francesca Boni and tattooed by Marco Manzo in January 2016. It represents a shield of armor.
Asia Argento got rid of the old “Panos” tattoo on her left wrist with laser tattoo removal. She had it replaced with a new tattoo that says “Pause” in delicate cursive letters on December 31, 2015 to commit herself to her new year’s resolution of pausing to experience the present moment.
Asia Argento got her left upper arm tattooed shortly after the right in May 2015. The ornamental designs on her chest and both arms are all the creations off Marco Manzo and Francesca Boni. “Thank you for making me one of your living canvases #Respect #admiration,” she writes.
The beads and shield on the top of both shoulders are the same, but the left arm has a spiral mandala design.
Artist Marco Manzo expanded Asia Argento’s ornamental jewelry tattoo onto her left arm in May 2015. He created a dotwork mandala design and placed strands of beads across her shoulder to connect it to to her existing chest piece.
Asia Argento got the word “HOPE” tattooed on her right hand knuckles in December 2014. It has a religious meaning to her and goes with the staurogram cross on her index finger. She shared a picture of the tattoo along 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.