Billy Bob Thornton was actually born William Robert Thornton in Hot Springs, Arkansas August 4, 1955. While not blessed with the standard Hollywood good looks, Billy Bob made his mark playing a mentally challenged man in Sling Blade. He also wrote and directed it. So I’ll say the guy is excellent at playing mentally ill people. But when you think of Billy Bob let’s face it, you think the guy who had Angelina Jolie. Well that disaster didn’t last long and nether have the 5 other times Billy Bob’s been married. He also has a total 5 children. This man has many talents. Billy Bob is also well known for his randomly placed bad tattoos. He has a plethora of tats evenly distributed on all the common open spaces of his arms and legs and anywhere else you have some room to put some ink. He has a combination of some common themes found on the walls of your local tattoo parlor– roses, hearts, crosses, names, a few unique pieces and the Texas flag – “Remember the Alamo”. Also note that almost any tattoo looks better with a black Metallica t-shirt. Rock on Billy.
Billy’s 1st tattoo
A Small heart with an arrow going through it on his forearm. The Banner on the heart has the name BILLY written in it. Like many people Billy just picked anything off the wall for his first piece.
Rose Tattoo – This is a Cover up job. Billy Bob originally got this tattoo for a girl he met back in 1977. Its rumored Angelina Jolie made Billy Bob cover it up. This beauty is Located on his left arm, at the top of the forearm.
LEO the lion tattoo. Guess what astrological sign Billy Bob is?
Remember the Alamo – I know this sounds exactly like one of those “You might be a red neck if…” jokes, but Billy Bob really has a remember the Alamo tattoo. If you thought the tattoo is a tribute to the Alamo you are half right. The piece is a reminder of the movie the Alamo Billy Bob stared in, not the actual historical event.
Constance – This is Billy Bob’s tribute to Connie, the mother of his daughter Bella. The tattoo is on his spine and is a reference to Connie having his back. What a loon right?
Nothin’ Doin’ – Another heart tattoo. Back a few centuries ago Billy played in a band called Nothin’ Doin’ This tat is on Billy’s left arm. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Lotus Flower – Located on his right arm, upper bicep at the top
The Angie Magic Mushroom – This winning tattoo is a tribute to both Angelina and Billy Bob’s favorite band the Allman Brothers. It appears all of the members of the Allman Brothers have mushroom tattoos. A concept taken from their Eat a Peach album released in 1972. This winner is on his right calf. Billy Bob got this at the world famous Sunset Tattoo in Hollywood, CA
Soaring Eagle with Family Names – This tattoo has the names of -Willie, Harry, and Maddox– Billy’s sons, and of course Angelina’s name is right there. I wonder if he will Angelina’s name on the tattoo.