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Tom Hardy: Union Jack Chest Tattoo

Tom Hardy: Union Jack Chest Tattoo

A shirtless Tom Hardy shows off his fresh new ink at Darkday Tattoo Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The 33-year-old actor recently added a Union Jack tattoo on his upper left chest when he popped into the shop, one of his favorite local hangouts while he’s been filming This Means War.

“Every tattoo I have means something to me. Each one is something that I’ve been through in my life or I’ve done or I’ve been,” Tom told Canada’s Globe and Mail.

Tom shared the significance behind some of his other tattoos — A star when he found out his then-girlfriend was pregnant with his 2 1/2-year-old son, the phrases “Figlio mio bellisimo” (“my beautiful son”) and “Padre fiero” (“proud father”), and the name of his agent (he promised her he would get it if she got him into Hollywood).

Tom also revealed that he plans to get a large angel-themed portrait on his back based on a pic he took of fiancee Charlotte Riley!

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  • joojoo

    he has a nice face but his body just isnt attractive. i dont mind tattoos but i dont like his

  • S@n

    He’s great, but to spend his free time there doing tattoos, I think a little weird!
    Well, everyone does what they want in their own skin!

  • Lilakoi Moon

    He’s so fvckin’ sexy. I don’t like the fact that he’s going for portrait tats but as a tattoo lover, I love that each one of them has a special significance to him. Ugh, he just gets me drooling<3 yum

  • lily

    An actor inked all over? Bad idea.
    Models and actors/actresses are advised NOT to get visible tattoos on their bodies because it takes hours in make up to cover them up – ask angelina jolie!
    Oh well, i don’t think he’s a talented actor anyway.

  • http://entertainmentalley.com N.

    He’s fantastic. Can’t wait to see him in something new. Loved Inception and RockNRolla.

  • Susie

    His fiancee is one lucky lady and to get a tat in her likeness (sigh)

  • debsa

    He’s SEX on a stick…

  • debsa

    He’s SEX on a stick…

  • kAITLIN

    amazing actor and future big star. the tatts, not so good….

  • goop

    ouch

  • memememe

    god what a dumba$$ – “figlio mio belliissmo!” is nonsense. The wrong way round – it should be “mio bellissimo figlio”.

    Why do these idiots get tattoos in languages which they apparently don’t even know ? How does having it in a foreign langauge which you make it more meaningful?? It’s especially weird with the contrast of the Union Jack – which is also a bad move because it is more or less always associated nowadays with the British National Party (a fascist party) who use the Union Jack in their logo. So all in all, he doesn’t seem that bright given his choices in permanent markings on his body, which is pretty damn ugly. He has man-boobs.

  • Dee

    @lily: UMMM go watch Bronson before you say that! He’s freaking amazing in that movie! I’m not one for tattoos all over guys bodies since he’ll probably look super weird with them in about 20 years or so but whatever! Insanely talented actor not to mention drop dead sexy!

  • Aylin

    He is a talented actor, but I don’t get all that hype about his looks. I just don’t find him sexy as other people do.

  • kt

    @memememe:

    The British flag is no more associated with racism than any other nation’s flag, so not so bright and well informed yourself.

  • memememe

    @kt:

    I didn’t say racism – i said fascism. If you can’t tell the difference between them, it is you who is neither bright nor well-informed.

    And yes, the British flag is indeed associated with the British National Party. If you are American, and do not know about this then don’t flaunt your ignorance about something which you apparently know nothing about. If you are British, shame on you for having had your head under a rock¨and not knowing that skinheads/ British Neo-Nazis regularly wear clothes with the Union Jack emblazoned on them , have tattoos of it and insert it into their mottos: “there ain’t no black in the Union Jack” and “reclaim the Union Jack”.

  • tpd619alder 123

    @Susie: you dont know what you are talking about, he is gay stuipd.

  • Dee

    He’s really talented! …. but it must be quite complicated to cover all tattoos …. when a character requires it!

    I’m not the “other” Dee …. of course!

  • kt

    @kt:

    All right-wing, racist, fascist movements co-opt their country’s national symbols. To suggest that the British flag is mainly associated with racism and fascism is offensive, as anyone with any sensitivity would realise. I am British.

  • memememe

    @kt:

    Calling you an idiot, which you are, is offensive. Stating that the Union Jack (which is what we’re discussing here, in case you forgot) is used as a symbol for fascists in Britain is a FACT. Whether you like it or not is irrevelant.

    I am also British but i don’t live there anymore – i live in another country whose far-right political party actually has seats in their government and an even more hostile immigrant-policy than the BNP and even they don’t use the country’s flag in their logo.

    But we’re not actually talking about other countries, are we – so why did you refer to them to begin with? We’re talking about Britain and this pretentious idiot’s decision to have it permanently inked onto his body exactly like those skinheads i was talking about.

  • ethikilla1

    lot of Wankaz in today.. black union jack.. isn’t that the S.F patch?

  • Felicia

    @memememe:

    First, Tom’s best friend is a black man from Brooklyn, so I don’t think he’s a neo-nazi.

    Second, why are you so condescending to everyone–overcompensating for something?

  • dpblu

    OMG he’s just sooo hot, droool!

  • huh

    He looks so Russian to me for some reason.

  • carea

    good job felicia for doing your homework on tom’s best friend P-nut…

    and for all the haters…go watch BRONSON…and then make an informed statement about tom hardy…he’s amazing!

  • memememe

    @Felicia:

    I never actually said HE was a neo-Nazi – i simply said that that is often associated with fascism. If you’re going to tell me off, brush up on your reading comprehension skills. I don’t know him – but if you say he can look beyond skin-colour, i’m glad to hear it. And i was not being condescending to “everyone” – i was responding in kind to the person that replied to my first comment, and only that person.

    I am female so your “overcompensating for something” comment is irrevelant – unless i’m supposedly compensating for having small boobs or something?!?

  • Tom Cruising

    @memememe: The Union Jack is also associated with Britain. It’s flown on countless building around the UK. Including royal palaces. Are all these buildings harboring fascists?
    Stupid thing to say.
    Only an idiot would be so presumptuos and ill-informed as to immediately associate the Union Flag with fascism.

  • memememe

    @Tom Cruising:

    Of course the damn flag is flying on royal palaces – it is the country’s flag after all and NO, of course they’re not harbouring fascists. I’m simply saying that it is not ONLY associated with official British identity nowadays.

    Are you the same person using different usernames, because you and the “other” two people who have commented on my posts seem to enjoy deliberately misinterpreting what i’m saying. Probably because you’re too stupid to realise that you don’t know everything about everything combined with a pig-headed refusal to learn anything that doesn’t fit into your narrow-minded vision of the world.

  • Rizo

    @memememe:

    You truly are the only person coming across as ill-informed, and it’s basically because you think you know it all. Any countries nationalist party uses the flag in their logo, dosen’t mean the flag should be thought of in “facist” terms.

    You’re trying to make a correlation between something that just isn’t there, how is Tom Hardy getting a the British flag on his chest any different from say an athlete parading the flag after their crowning achievement? Jump off your high-horse, the Union Jack does not instantly link to a minority party. It has far too much history to do so, you’re just too stubborn to admit you’re wrong. When you see a picture of a British WWII fighter jet, do you instantly think of facism because the BNP used it on their leaflets?

  • Carla

    @Rizo:

    wow, yet ANOTHER username. I see someone is very insecure and needs to make up other people to agree with them.

    Of course i don’t see a British WWII fighter jet and think of fascism. If you had bothered to read what i said before, i said of course it is originally, essentially and continues to be the nations official flag – but it is also used for other purposes such as demonstrating a hostile attitude towards immigrants or people of another race. Many of these people with these ideas have Union Jack tattoos. As someone already pointed out, Tom Hardy’s best friend is black so lluckily he is not one of those people. I just think it was a poor decision, and i know i’m not alone in that.

    And you are the one who is stubborn – but in your case, you’re too stubborn to just let it go. What does it matter to you what i think / know? You could perfectly well have just shrugged, thought to yourself “huh, this person doesn’t know what’s she talking about but hey, it’s a free world and she can think what she wants to, even if i think she’s talking out of her backside”. You know – like i’m allowed to do what with freedom of thought, expression etc etc. But NO – you had to go and lecture me. So apparently you have this idea that it’s your job to patrol comment-boards and make everyone see things the way you do i.e. out of YOUR backside.

  • Carla

    the comment above was made by memememe using the same stupid tactic that that troll Rizo/ Tom Cruising blah blah blah. Kind of dumb, isn’t it?

  • ethikilla1

    @memememe:

    It is the special forces black patch British flag or Union Jack..

    It’s an homage to his mates who serve ..

    There’s nothing wrong with being proud of our Nations soldiers and the work they do to protect us..

    The BNP have nothing to do with the Union Jack.. horrible group of tossers they are.. However the British flag is British you idiot. Have some respect for the flag

    That belongs to the people who are of Gt Britain

    People who are proud to represent their country

    When 911 happened the streets were littered and covered in Starspangled banners.. stars and stripes

    memememe you’re an idiot mate/sweetheart.. bog off to wherever you are and whine about whatever it is you like, but find some respect for the British flag and the races and creeds and religions that make up the British people…

  • http://thisisfunny ethikilla1
  • mememe

    @ethikilla1:

    keep telling yourself that. It’s easier to turn a blind / retarded eye isn’t it?

    And “bog off to wherever you are” – doesn’t really make sense does it? In order to bog off somewhere, i would have to start off from a different place than where i would be bogging off to, wouldnt i? Not so well thought-out was it? So i do believe it is you who is the idiot here. And stop posting under different names, vvanker

  • SyriaGabriella

    I love everything about him

  • lisey

    @memememe: firstly this is my first post on here before you try to make out I’m another person posting under a different name – seems like you make out only one person disagrees with you & is using loads of fake profiles, I think it’s pretty obvious alot of people would disagree with what you say, because most of it is rubbish! you seem to think you’re the only person entitled to an opinion. secondly I am british & my husband is in the british armed forces, something that Tom Hardy has alot of respect for & has friends & relatives serving, have you ever stopped to think that maybe his union jack tattoo may be as a mark of respect for that or possibly because he is proud of his country, which is a very multi-cultural country which is one of the good things about it, & many races here consider the union jack their flag, it doesn’t just stand for anything the disgusting bnp make out just because they use it, it stands for alot of things & for you to just make out Tom Hardy is stupid & a fascist because he has his country’s flag tattooed on himself is just ignorant. Tom Hardy comes across as a very intelligent & talented actor who actually does alot for charity & helping out the less fortunate & he is certainly not ugly, you may not think he’s gorgeous, everyone has different taste but I fail to see how anyone can think he is ugly, & you may not like his tattoo which is fair enough, some people aren’t into tattoo’s at all, but it is his body so his choice, it doesn’t affect anyone else. I & many others happen to love his tattoo’s & think he is gorgeous & incredibly talented.

  • lisey

    @memememe: firstly this is my first post on here before you try to make out I’m another person posting under a different name – seems like you make out only one person disagrees with you & is using loads of fake profiles, I think it’s pretty obvious alot of people would disagree with what you say, because most of it is rubbish! you seem to think you’re the only person entitled to an opinion. secondly I am british & my husband is in the british armed forces, something that Tom Hardy has alot of respect for & has friends & relatives serving, have you ever stopped to think that maybe his union jack tattoo may be as a mark of respect for that or possibly because he is proud of his country, which is a very multi-cultural country which is one of the good things about it, & many races here consider the union jack their flag, it doesn’t just stand for anything the disgusting bnp make out just because they use it, it stands for alot of things & for you to just make out Tom Hardy is stupid & a fascist because he has his country’s flag tattooed on himself is just ignorant. Tom Hardy comes across as a very intelligent & talented actor who actually does alot for charity & helping out the less fortunate & he is certainly not ugly, you may not think he’s gorgeous, everyone has different taste but I fail to see how anyone can think he is ugly, & you may not like his tattoo which is fair enough, some people aren’t into tattoo’s at all, but it is his body so his choice, it doesn’t affect anyone else. I & many others happen to love his tattoo’s & think he is gorgeous & incredibly talented.

  • lisey

    loving Tom’s tattoo’s, very sexy, such an amazing actor, can’t get enough of him. x

  • ade

    I just watched warrior. I suggest u watch the film b4 saying hes nt talented.

  • benedetto

    Also in Italy many fascists have a flag on chest. I have but I’m not fascists. If somebody thinks that having a flat tatooed on chest means that a person is fascist it’s only they have some problems. having a flag of my country on chest just means that I love my country. any other interpretation is stupid

  • sierra grace

    i don’t care what anyone says his voice and him self is so amazing and he is a really good actor don’t bring him down because your the jealous of him….

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