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Glimpse at Regina King's Hebrew Tattoo and Its Meaning

Bettina Dizon
Oct 15, 2020
10:30 P.M.
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Regina King has a Hebrew tattoo on her forearm that matches with her son, Ian Alexander Jr.'s. The tattoo has a special meaning for the duo.


Tattoos are a form of art and expression manifested in one's body through intricate craftsmanship. Many celebrities have gotten inked to symbolize something meaningful in their lives.

Among the many designs available, a crowd favorite among stars are those with Hebrew letters and Jewish symbols. Regina King is among those who have permanently marked herself with an interesting tattoo.



Regina has two tattoos, one on her arm and one on her foot. The one on her foot is an illustration of a naked woman with huge butterfly wings spread out from her back. However, the ink on her arm seems to intrigue fans more.

In 2014, [Kendall] Taylor got a tattoo of a chest armor in the medieval era with Fantasia written on it...

The actress displayed her forearm illustration several times in the past, always making others wonder what the Hebrew symbols meant, especially during her appearance at this year's Emmy Awards.



The "Watchmen" star previously revealed that the three-letter Aramaic excerpt matched that of her son's, Ian Alexander, Jr., which they got while taking Kabbalah classes. She shared:

"He said let's choose three each, and not tell each other which ones they are, and whichever ones are matching, that's the one we're gonna get a tattoo."

They both chose "unconditional love." The three-letter-sequence is apparently Biblical in context and comes from the Book of Exodus. According to Lior Zaltzman, they "are considered to be 'names of God.'"

Regina King during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images



Other well-known celebrities have also lifted biblical quotes and had them tattooed in Hebrew, including power couple David and Victoria Beckham. The two have matching inks which in English translates to, "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine who browses among the lilies."

David once admitted that he considers himself a Jew based on ancestry. "My grandfather was [Jewish], and every time we went to [the] synagogue, I was a part of that," he shared.

Several other stars also have similar symbols including Christina Aguilera, Naya Rivera, Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Steph and Ayesha Curry.


David Beckham during the Inter Miami CF team at Inter Miami Stadium and Training Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | Source: Getty Images


Getting inked has also been done as a gesture to honor someone, be it a family member or lover. Before their marriage, Fantasia Barrino's husband, Kendall Taylor, dedicated a new tattoo to his wife.


In 2014, Taylor got a tattoo of a chest armor in the medieval era with Fantasia written on it as a pledge of loyalty to the 2004 "American Idol" winner and his then wife-to-be.

The couple tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in July 2015. "God made him just for Me and me Just For Him," Barrino wrote alongside a photo of their wedding day.