Ricardo Valdez Valentine Jr., known professionally by his stage name, 6Lack (Black) is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. His single, “Prblms” got him recognition from his 2016 album. His second album, “East Atlanta Love Letter” peaked at no 3 on the Billboard 200. 6Lack is currently a member of the Atlanta-Baltimore music collective Spillage Village and is signed with the Interscope and LoveRenaissance Records. The rapper also has a daughter named Syx, with the girlfriend, Jaycina Almond. 6lack has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Panther and Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right pec of the singer has a tattoo of the face of a black panther on it. His left pec also has the words, “Self Made” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo on his chest represents his spirit animal and the words represent how he worked hard to achieve his goals and coming into the music industry without anyone’s help.
2. ‘Diamond’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of the rapper’s stomach has a diamond tattooed on it, just above his belly button. The words, “IN THE ROUGH” are also tattooed on his waistline.
Meaning: The tattoo design together represents the phrase, “Diamond in the rough”. The tattoo also signifies his journey alone and his rise to fame without any help or a mentor to guide him. He is the “Diamond” in the rough.
3. ‘One’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his body has the words, “1 ONE G” tattooed on it.
4. ‘Bear’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a small bear tattooed on the upper side of his left forearm.
Meaning: The bear on his left forearm is a tattoo that he got for the bear that was with him on the album cover for his debut album, “FREE 6LACK”
5. ‘Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm has a crown tattooed on it.
Meaning: The crown on his arm represents self-confidence, glory, and victory.
6. ‘Hexagram’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a Hexagram on it that is tattooed inside a circle. The hexagram also has little circles at each of its tips.
Meaning: The hexagram is a popular geometrical design to get tattooed on one’s body and it also represents the Star of David which represents the religious views of Judaism.
7. ‘Claw’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left hand of the rapper is covered in a tattoo of a bear’s claw.
Meaning: The tattoo of the bear’s claw on his left hand is another tattoo that represents the bear and his first album, “FREE 6LACK”‘s cover.
8. ‘Can’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The word, “caN” is tattooed on the backside of his right upper arm.
“This reminds me that I certainly CAN do all the tasks and keep me going”.
8. ‘Circles’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of 6lack’s right forearm has a series of tattoos involving circles. They start near his wrist with one circle, then two merged ones, then three merged ones, and ends with a geometrical design of many circles.
9. ‘Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right wrist has the name, “Barbara” tattooed on it.
Meaning: 6lack got this tattoo to show his love for his mother, Barbara.
10. ‘Lines and Design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm has a tattoo of four lines joined by four points on it. There is also a design of five dots moving through rings below the tattoo of the lines.
Meaning: The tattoo of the lines on his arm is a tattoo of imaginary lines connecting the 4 stars. The tattoo is of the constellation of the sun sign, Cancer which is 6lack’s sun sign. 6lack was born on 24 June 1992. The constellation can be seen below. There is another tattoo of his zodiac sign on his arm too as you will read soon.
11. ‘Symbols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of 6lack’s right forearm contains a series of symbols tattooed on it. Starting near his elbow, the symbols are upward-pointing arrows, the sun-sign for cancer, an inverted triangle, a crescent moon, downward-pointing arrows, and a horseshoe.
Meaning: The tattoos have different meanings for the rapper. The upward arrows are a Viking symbol that represents the making of your own reality. The symbol below is the symbol that represents the sun sign, Cancer, which is the sun sign of the rapper. The inverted triangle is an alchemy symbol that represents water. The crescent moon is the symbol of growth, creativity, and attainment. The horseshoe on his wrist represents good luck and fortune.
12. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a silhouette of a rose flower stick with two leaves, tattooed on his right hand. There is another geometrical pattern tattooed on his right hand too.
13. ‘Moon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: 6lack’s right middle finger has a tattoo of three little dots on it along with a crescent moon.
Meaning: The crescent moon on his finger is a symbol of beauty and also emptiness. The three dots in continuation represents life’s journey as no matter what happens, we must continue the journey of our lives.
14. ‘Letters’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right hand also has three letters tattooed on it separated by dots but the letters have not been revealed clearly in any of his posts.