Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has commemorated her latest visit to Cambodia with a huge Asian tiger tattoo on her back.

The Tomb Raider actress has been touring south-east Asia - the birthplace of her adopted son MADDOX - to meet with government ministers to discuss environmental and human rights issues.

After visiting Cambodia, Jolie flew into Thai capital Bangkok by private jet on Wednesday (07JUL04) for an appointment with artist SOMPONG KANPHAI, who engraved a 30 centimetre (12 inches) big cat in two hours, which was photographed for local newspaper NATION.

Kanphai told the publication he chanted an ancient hymn to bless the tiger tattoo so that its bearer would be rich and filled with power.

Jolie told reporters Kanphai's artistry was the only reason she had visited Bangkok on this occasion, after he designed another tattoo for her last year (03).

09/07/2004 19:27