One of Gavin MacIntosh's latest Instagram photos had many The Fosters fans asking the same question: does the actor have a new tattoo on his arm? In the photo in question, Gavin is working out with his girlfriend Brooke Sorenson, and you can spy some ink peeking out of his t-shirt's sleeve.
"Back in town and working out with B 😈," he captioned his photo.
See it there, at the top of his bicep? We forgive you if you were momentarily distracted by his muscles.
Gavin saw a lot of fans asking not only if the ink was real, but what the meaning behind the design was. In response, the 17-year-old actor posted a close-up photo that shows off the design better, and shared a little bit more about the story behind the art.
"Since you all were asking - Here's my tat🕉 Hah Taew -5 Lines," Gavin posted in his Instagram caption, explaining the photo.
The 5-Line Hah Taew is a Thai Sak Yant tattoo, where each line holds a different meaning and blessing. According to a Sak Yant Tattoo site:
The first row prevents unjust punishment and leans in your favour when the area is grey, cleans out unwanted spirits and protects the place you live in.
The second row reverses and protects against bad horoscope constellations and bad fortune.
The third row protects you from the use of black magic and anyone who tries to put a curse on you.
The fourth row energizes your good luck, success and fortune in your future ambitions and life style.
The fifth row is to gain charisma and attraction to the opposite sex. It also is a boost to the fourth row.
Actress Angelina Jolie famously has a version of the design tattooed on her back, as well.
Gavin recently visited Thailand, and it seems like he was very inspired by his travels.
He hasn't shared if he got tattooed while in the Southeast Asian country, or if he got inked when he returned home, but the timing of his tattoo looks like he got the design while spending the beginning of the month abroad.
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