21 Savage’s 36 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, aka, 21 Savage, is an American rapper, who comes from the city of Atlanta. He got his stage name from Instagram; he used 21 because it was the name of his gang when he was growing up and Savage just came from the whim. 21 Savage has only been making music from 4 years but has become one of the biggest rappers of Atlanta. Along with his super hit singles and mixtapes, he is a pretty scary dude! He got gold encrusted teeth and tattoos all over his body. His inks are dedicated to his tough childhood and family. Let’s check the meaning behind his inscriptions.


1. “Dagger” between his Eyebrows

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Tattoo: “Dagger”

Meaning: 21 Savage got a dagger inked between his eyebrows. It is actually a tribute to his little brother, Tay Man, who was killed in a drug deal at a very young age. Tay Man initially got the dagger tattoo to represent the gang they were in. However, after he died, 21 Savage got the same ink as a mark of respect.

2.”21 and  R.I.P Larry” beside his Left Eyebrow

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Tattoo: ” 21 and R.I.P. Larry”

Meaning: 21 Savage got “21 and  R.I.P. Larry” beside his left eyebrow. ’21’ was the first tattoo he got on his face. Larry accompanied him at that time when Savage was getting inked. After Larry’s death, he got R.I.P and Larry, inked around his “21” tattoo.

3. “BLOCK BOY” on his Right Side of Face

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4. “Death Before Dishonor” below his Hairline

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5. “Jhonny B, Tamika and Larry” With Three Angels on his Chest

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Tattoo: “Jhonny B, Tamika and Larry” with Three Angels

Meaning: 21 savage got the tattoo of the name of his brother, Jhonny B, best friend, Larry and Larry’s mother, Tamika, along with three angels inked on his chest. In a video for GQ, he said that during some gang deals, they all were shot to death. When he was asked about the religious views behind the angel tattoo, he said, “It is not for any religious season, sh** just looked cool.”

6. “SLAUGHTER GANG” just Below his Chest

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Meaning: 21 Savage got, Slaughter Gang, inked just below his chest in bold letters. It is the name of his gang, which consists of Lotto Savage, Mookie Madri Gra, Young Nudy and Freaky D$MG. “Keeping it real” is the motto of this gang.

7. “EA Zone 6” on his Left Ribs

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Tattoo: “EA Zone 6”

Meaning: 21 Savage got ‘EA Zone 6’ inked on his left ribs. The Logo EA looks like the logo of EA sports, but it actually stands for East Atlanta. This is the area where he grew up.

8. “Kiddie Versions of Freddy Krueger and Jason” on his Stomach

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Tattooo: “Kiddie versions of Freddy Krueger and Jason”

Meaning: 21 got the cartoon-kid version of classic villains; Jason and Freddy Krueger, inked on his stomach. These are the character from ‘Friday The 13’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’ However, Savage is not a big fan of horror movies, but he liked these characters.

9. “Skull” on his Stomach

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10. “MISUNDERSTOOD” around his Navel

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11. “Pee Wee” on the Right Side of his Waist

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Tattoo: Cartoon Character- “Pee Wee”

Meaning: Savage got the cartoon character from Bebe’s Kid, Pee Wee who is riding a bike, inked on the left side of his waist.

12. “Stewie Griffin” on the Left Side of his Waist

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Tattoo: Cartoon Character- “Stewie Griffin”

Meaning: Savage got a tattoo of “Stewie” Griffin (Stewart Gilligan), which is a fictional character from the animated television series, Family Guy, on the left side of his waist.

13. “Face Of A Shark and Sweet Dreams” on his Right Lower Abdomen

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14. “PLAY DIRTY” on his Stomach

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15. “Pistol” on his Left Lower Abdomen

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Tattoo: Pistol- ‘Glock’

Meaning: This is the favorite tattoo of Savage. Glock is the series of polymer framed and short recoiled pistol.

16. “HEATHER” above his Belly Button

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Tattoo: “HEATHER”

Meaning: Savage got the first name of his mother, Heather Carmillia Joseph, inked above his belly button.

17. “Reaiah” on the Right Side of his Neck

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Tattoo: “Reaiah”

Meaning: 21 Savage got the name of his younger sister inked on the right side of his neck.

18. “Undefined Word and Celtic Cross” on the Left Side of his Neck

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19. “Logo of Ferrari, Maybach, and Bentley” on his Left Elbow

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20. “Celtic Cross” on the Left Side of his Neck

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21. “Celtic Cross” on his Left Upper Arm

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22. “Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in only” on his Left Upper Arm

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23. “Face of a Lady” on his Left Shoulder

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24. “GRIND HARD and SHINE HARD” on his Both Forearms

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26. “Skull Showing Tongue” on his Left Forearm

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27. “Bullet Scars” on his Right Forearm

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28. Cartoon Character “Stewie with Gun” on his Left Forearm

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29. “Pistol with something written on Ribbon” on his Left Hand

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30. “Red Monster Face” on his Left Forearm

31. “Star” on his Left Forearm

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32. “Dollar Sign” on his Left Forearm

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33. “Red Flames” on his Left Wrist

34. “Loyalty Before Royalty” on the Lower Part of his Head

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35. “Tiny Ghosts” on his Left Forearm

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36. “Celtic Cross” with some undefined design in Front of his Neck

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