Jennifer Aniston's first Tattoo is in "homage" to her recently deceased dog.

The hound loving actress – who starred in canine calamity movie 'Marley and Me' in 2008 – has had the name of her beloved pet of 15 years, Norman, tattooed on the inside of her right foot.

Explaining the inking on TV show Entertainment Tonight Canada, she said: "That's my dog. My baby who just passed away.

"I never thought that would ever happen. It's just my way to pay homage to him - forever."

Norman, a Welsh corgi-terrier mix, accompanied Jennifer, 42, everywhere, including on film location shoots, but he passed away in May due to complications from his old age.

The star – who is currently dating actor Justin Theroux, but has been unlucky in love in the past - has previously stated she wished some of the men in her life had shared some of Norman's characteristics.

She said: "It wouldn't be bad if, when a man comes home, he'd run to his woman with his tail wagging. This sort of excitement is something I've always missed in a man."

Norman is survived by Jennifer's other pooch, a white German Shepherd named Dolly.