Jaime King Shares the Meaning Behind Her New Tattoo

10/10/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Motherhood has officially left its mark on Jaime King.

The Hart of Dixie actress, and mom to 1-year-old son James Knight, showed off her latest tattoo — a sword topped with praying hands and a circle of stars — Wednesday on Instagram.

And with many of her followers guessing at the meaning behind her new ink job, King, 35, followed up with a second post on Friday to set the record straight.

“I wanted a sword for every Knight had their special one [and] to represent ‘the sword of truth,’ which I believe means to live authenticity, cut through any illusions — to be a spiritual warrior,” she writes. “It says Knight in the blade. There is a heart at the helm representing the loving trinity of myself, my husband [and] child.”

Jaime King Tattoo Instagram
Courtesy Jaime King

As for the hands in prayer, King says that they’re a nod to the fertility struggles she faced before welcoming her baby boy.

“Praying hands because we prayed for years to conceive a child [and] the stars mean that he came from the heavens blessing us with a miracle,” she shares.

But the tribute to her tight-knit trio isn’t the first time she’s celebrated her son.

Almost two months after giving birth, King stepped out in December wearing an over-sized sweatshirt that read, “James Knight All Night.”

We think it’s safe to say that King’s baby boy is truly her Knight in shining armor!

— Anya Leon

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daniel jenkins on

send me more stories anytime they, all contain movement of life as time breaks the moments wiyh real Grace to be shared with mans best frind better known as the heart.
All So:daniel.jenkins@ymail.com

AvidAthiest on

“Live authenticity”? What that mean? Some blonde Hollywood bimbo spouting off words with no clue as to syntax or meaning. Sheesh.

Diane on

Hideous! Just hideous.

Zinger on

Um an interesting meaning of tattoo.

Gina on

Dim wit.

Tee on

I think she means live “authenticly”

NP on

This is to “live authenticity”? stupid tattoo.

Anonymous on

Oh have to guess the meaning.

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