Elijah Wood and Sir Ian McKellan were not only the youngest and oldest members of the group respectively, but neither had ever been tattooed before, and supposedly held each otherís hands during the process. Elijah has repeatedly remarked he found the experience to be very painful. Some of that may be due to his choice to have the design placed on his right front hipbone. McKellanís tattoo is on his right upper arm and his frequent comment is ďit looks like it says 'gucci'" from his upside down viewpoint. (photo of Sir Ian McKellan: Emma Abraham)
John Rhys-Davies was the only Fellowship actor who didnít actually get tattooed. He has said he chose not to for personal reasons. He did however send along his stunt double, martial artist Brett Beattie. The scale Gimli kept the Fellowship intact and, in fact, dressed and made up identically as John, Beattie spent more film hours on location performing as the Dwarf.
See Sean Bean's, Orlando Bloom's and Dominic Monaghan's tattoos with the Fellowship Tattoo Continues!
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The visual companion books are the ones to get if you are after character pictures.