Actress Regina King won her first Academy Award at the Oscars on Sunday night, but the tattoo on her arm to hoist the gold award also garnered some attention.
King, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in "Si Beale Street Could Talk," explained to Vulture in 2015 that the tattoo is written in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke during his earthly ministry.
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The celebrity tattoo, aged 48, means "unconditional love" – a phrase that her son, Ian, and herself have chosen together before leaving for college.
In 2017, King informed co-hosts of "The View" that she and Ian were attending Kabbalah classes together when her son told her, "Choose three [designs] and not to say who they are and what harmonizes is the one we are going to get tattooed. "
"And we both chose" unconditional love, "" she added.
"He's huge – from his elbow to his wrist – but he said," No, you can not have that size, Mom! "King told Vulture of their matching tattoos. "We looked at different solutions, but we thought it really embodied how we feel for each other."
Accepting the award for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk," which tells the story of a Harlem woman who embraces her pregnancy while her family strives to prove that her fiance is innocent Of a crime, King describes himself as an "example of what it looks like when support and love are paid to someone." "
With tears in his eyes, King said to his mother, who was sitting in the audience: "Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for letting me know that God always leans – has always leaned in my direction. "
"God is good all the time," she says in closing. In response, many in the stellar auditorium responded, "All the time, God is good."