The Avengers crew isn’t the first cast to get matching ink. Arguably the most notable example is the Lord of the Rings cast. After filming wrapped on The Return of the King, the original Fellowship members (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, and Ian McKellen) each got the word ‘nine’ in Elvish. Ironically, there was also one member of the Fellowship who opted out: John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli. However, the cast invited Brett Beattie, who acted as Gimli’s stunt double and stand-in, to get in on the tattoo action.