Celebrity Ink – Tom Hardy
Fighting Irishman on right outer bicep.
Large tribal design covering much of upper right arm.
Til I die SW (for ex-wife Sarah Ward)
Large dragon on inner left bicep (for ex-wife Sarah Ward born in the year of the dragon)
Lindy King (honouring a promise that he would get his agent’s name tattooed if he made it into Hollywood)
Tribal scorpion on left shoulderblade.
Star on left shoulder (inked when Hardy found out that the was becoming a father)
Renaissance inspired portrait of the Madonna cradling a baby with stylized graffiti background covering left upper arm.
London skyline above left elbow.
Union Jack on left pectoral.
Padre Fiero (proud father) on left clavicle.
Figlio mio belissimo (my beautiful son) around lower right bicep.
Single line cross on inner right shoulder.
Quill with the wird “Skribe” on inner right bicep.
Comedy and tragedy masks with “Smile Now Cry Later”
1338046 on upper right pectoral a tribute, the Marines Corps. number of his best friends father.
Angelic portrait of fiance Charlotte on back left ribs.
To the surprise of many particularly those whose interest has only been piqued recently in the juggernaut that is Tom Hardy, the tattoos that he has on display in his film, Warrior, are all real. The only cosmetic touching up that was done was covering the Fighting Irish tattoo on his right shoulder and filling in the existing tribal piece.
His tattooing journey started at 15 when, much to the dismay of his mother, he had the fighting irish tattoo done on his upper shoulder, since then he has had his life documented in tattoos, each one having a deep and personal meaning. The latest pieces, including his Union Jack, Madonna and child and the portrait of his fiancee have been inked by the Bryan Glatiotis of Darkday Tattoo Studios in Vancouver while filming This Means War.