Kiefer Sutherland Tattoos
Kiefer Sutherland is a British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director. He has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24. Since 2001 Sutherland has been associated most widely with the role of Bauer. Sutherland has also had a successful movie career and starred in films such as Stand by Me (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988) and its sequel, Young Guns II (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2003), Mirrors (2008), Melancholia (2011), and Pompeii (2014). He also has a few notable tattoos, check out our Kiefer Sutherland tattoo list below.
Kiefer Sutherland Arm Tattoos
While on tour with Rocco Deluca & The Burden he received a tattoo in Icelandic runes that means: “I Trust You to Kill Me”. The phrase, as he explains, is a way for him to remember and accept that people are coming after him and there is nothing he can do about it and he will continue to do what he does, the way he feels is right. He has it inked in pure black on the inside of his right forearm.
Kiefer’s love for ink almost never happened, as he was originally going to get a Mickey Mouse tattoo with the beloved character wearing a space helmet. If that would have been the case, then that may have been the end of it. Instead, he chose a piece of flash of a Chinese character that meant something: strength. The tattoo appears on his right shoulder above the crest and sword tattoos. Below the symbol for strength is a simple sword pointing down. The sword can mean anything form strength and power to change of self. The right bicep has another band made up of Scottish heather and a crest. The tattoo is to represent the Sutherland Clan in Scotland. The tattoo was modified slightly from a Maori Tribal band tattoo he had gotten while in New Zealand.
He also happen to had bird tattoos on his right forearm flapping each others wings.
On his inner left forearm is a tattoo of the Virgin Mary whom can represent several things depending on the faith of the individual. She can stand for truth and sacrament and ones devotion to their beliefs as a Catholic. The Virgin Mary in his case is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe and represents his neighborhood which is mostly Hispanic. This piece of ink was originally supposed to be a temporary tattoo for the show 24, but he decided to get it traditionally inked.
Inked on his left bicep is a simple band of bardbed wire. The meaning of the barbed wire tattoo varies. Many get it as a way to remind them that life is not always filled with happiness; that pain can happen and that even roses, beautiful as they are, still have thorns. The tattoo has since been modified to be ivy thistle.