Celebrity ink can be a controversial topic at times, but have you ever wondered if the James Bond star Daniel Craig has any?
Yes, Daniel Craig has at least five tattoos that are publicly known. However, he does not speak about them much in public, nor has he ever explained what any of them mean. He likes to keep them private; much like the rest of his life.
Read on to learn what is known about Daniel Craig’s ink!
Daniel Has Several Tattoos
Daniel Craig is, perhaps, most famous for his work as James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre; but he has a much richer body of work than just his 007 films. Daniel made his big-screen debut in The Power of One in 1992 – and this is still considered to be one of his best films. Other non-James Bond hits include the Oscar-nominated WW2 movie, Defiance; the gangster movie, Layer Cake; Steven Spielberg’s Munich; and some others like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Road to Perdition. Before he was this famous, Daniel also starred in the star-studded biopic, Elizabeth – alongside names like Cate Blanchett. This film received seven Oscar nominations.
The sort of fame that Daniel has now led to a great amount of curiosity from the public about his personal life. One of the things that many people are curious about is whether or not he has any tattoos. As we have said, Daniel does indeed have a handful of tattoos. Daniel’s most prominent tattoo is on his right shoulder; it is condor-like and is done in the style of Peru’s Nazca lines. He also has some text tattooed on the inner and upper side of his right arm. It says, ‘a time for timelessness’ followed by the initials ‘HGS.’ This is a quote by the contemporary Canadian poet Heather Grace Stewart.
Daniel has the letter ‘e’ tattooed on one of his biceps as well. This is for his daughter Ella’s name. Ella is Daniel’s first daughter from his previous marriage to Fiona Loudon. Daniel spoke later on about how he had been too young to be a father when Ella was born, but he still clearly loves her and wants her in his life! A couple of other tattoos that Daniel has include the letter ‘H’ on his right hipbone, as well as a design on the inside of right calf; which hasn’t been photographed enough to be clear.
Daniel has spoken about how these tattoos are a part of him and private to him. When asked about some of his newer tattoos, he said, “They are two very personal tattoos. Yes, they are (new). They’re just part of a stage I’m in.” This was in 2011, the same year he secretly got married to Rachel Weisz!
Daniel Keeps His Life Private
Given the sort of roles he usually plays, people expect Daniel to be a tough, intense guy, but he is actually quite the opposite! Not only is Daniel laid back and low-key, but he is also a very private person – which is why many details of his personal life, including the stories behind his tattoos, are not well-known.
For instance, while James Bond may be famous for being a womanizer, Daniel Craig himself is quite the opposite; he has been with the same woman for years and married her in secret too – the woman being fellow British actress Rachel Weisz. The two of them were friends for many years before they became romantically involved. They began dating in 2010, after being cast as a couple in the 2010 thriller, Dream House. They got married in an extremely private ceremony – with just a handful of people in attendance – in 2011, and currently live in Liverpool with their two kids
Daniel once spoke about his decision to keep his marriage, and his life in general, private – saying, “We did it privately and we’ve got a lot of people to thank for that … but that was the point; we did it for private reasons because we didn’t want it f**ked up, because that would be sharing a secret. And the whole point is that it was a secret. A secret is a secret in my mind.”