Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor and talk-show host, revealed her latest tattoo, which has an Indian link, in a stunning Instagram picture. The 49-year-old shared a photo of her new tattoo on Instagram and stated that she plans to cover a complete sleeve by the time she is 60.
Smith appears to be crouching on the floor in a green tracksuit, with a tattoo on her forearm that is virtually that of Mata Sita, the deified Hindu character who features in the epic Ramayana. Sita represents purity, divinity, sacrifice, simplicity, and love.
In the caption, Smith writes: “I always said I would get a sleeve at 60 but tomorrow is not promised. Soooo … I’m starting to build my sleeve now! (Sic)”
“Repp’n the Divine Feminine journey within and without. ✨Jai Ma✨ #MataSita #Allat #Oshun #QuanYin”
According to a Metro report, the other names given in the caption are those of the Arabian goddess Allat, the African goddess Oshun, and the Buddhist bodhisattva of profound compassion, Quan Yin.
The actor’s new tattoo sits directly above three blossoming lotuses she got earlier this year to match her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne ‘Gammy’ Banfield-Norris.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, among others, reacted to the photo of her tattoo by writing, “Beautiful. Jai Mata Di. 😍”
Smith showed her entirely shaven head on Instagram earlier this month, stating in the post, “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT … my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed❣️😜 (sic)”
According to a People report from 2018, she discussed her “hair loss concerns” in an episode of Red Table Talk, saying, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That’s why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it.”