• The Lord of the Rings Fellowship actors all got matching tattoos. 1 / 9

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed back-to-back over an often grueling 438 days. 2 / 9

    Elijah Wood And Sean Astin In Lord Of The Rings
  • And the Fellowship cast decided to celebrate their bond with a mass tattooing session. 3 / 9

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  • They toyed with a few possible designs including the One Ring and the word ‘fellowship’. 4 / 9

    Elijah Wood As Frodo In Lord Of The Rings
  • But settled on getting the word ‘nine’ in Elvish, a fictional language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien. 5 / 9

    Orlando Bloom As Legolas In Lord Of The Rings
  • They got the tattoo inked at one of Wellington, New Zealand’s oldest tattoo studios. 6 / 9

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  • Gimli actor John Rhys-Davies famously declined to take part, however. 7 / 9

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  • Instead, his stunt double Brett Beattie got tattooed on Rhys-Davies behalf. 8 / 9

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