Movie star Angelina Jolie got more than she bargained for when she added to her collection of tattoos in Thailand.

The actress, who is having a piece of skin art bearing ex husband BILLY BOB THORNTON's name surgically removed, couldn't resist having a sanskrit design tattooed on her shoulder when she spotted it in a Thai parlour recently.

But the piece was only part of a scripture - and it was too late when Jolie realised the whole thing was being etched down her shoulder blade.

She says, "It was done in the traditional way, with long needles and a hammer. When I first saw the needles I thought I was going to pass out.

"They had me get on my knees and chant this prayer and it didn't hurt too much.

"I didn't know it was going to be this big. They gave me a scroll."

14/07/2003 02:51