Orlando Bloom is nostalgic for the good old days. The ones when the world was unaware of his preferred paddleboarding regalia, his ears were pointy, and his hair was more majestic than Katy Perry’s ever will be.
That’s why Bloom threw it back to the time he spent filming the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy on Thursday, with an Instagram of his co-stars and their matching Elvish tattoos.
Filming a fantasy epic for more than a year straight and reuniting every year for weeks of additional filming apparently bonds a cast for life. To commemorate the experience, Bloom and other members of the “fellowship,” including Sir Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, got tattoos of the Elvish number nine.
“tbt to when we all got tats cos we loved so much,” he captioned the photo where they all look like LITERAL BABIES.
In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Monaghan recalled the camaraderie on set that spurred the decision to get the same tattoo.
“It was one of those beautiful moments, where we all felt like we had been through this war, this battle, together in a lot of different ways,” Monaghan said. “That really brought together that family feeling.”
Watch the interview below: