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
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
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
4. “Death Before Dishonor” below his Hairline
5. “Jhonny B, Tamika and Larry” With Three Angels on his Chest
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
Tattoo: “SLAUGHTER GANG”
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
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
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
10. “MISUNDERSTOOD” around his Navel
11. “Pee Wee” on the Right Side of his Waist
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
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
14. “PLAY DIRTY” on his Stomach
15. “Pistol” on his Left Lower Abdomen
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
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
Meaning: 21 Savage got the name of his younger sister inked on the right side of his neck.