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It seems that fatherhood has brought out a devotion in Brad Pitt that transcends just sharing the same faux-hawk haircut with his adopted son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

Hello! Magazine reports that the Hollywood hunk has gotten a Buddhist blessing tattooed on his lower back to honor Maddox. Written in Sanskrit, “the body art, a prayer of protection for the little boy, matches five black columns that [Maddox’s mother, Angelina Jolie] has etched on her shoulders,” the magazine reports.

Introduced to Buddhism while filming “Seven Years in Tibet,” Pitt was described as “not particularly spiritual” in a 1997 Time magazine cover story about the film and “America’s fascination with Buddhism.” In that same piece, he said that he’s “always paid attention to religion because I grew up in a religious background, but I’ve never felt a part of any of them.”

Perhaps this box-office superstar is just like many parents who turn, or return, to spirituality and faith when the kids arrive.

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