Action Bronson’s 46 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ariyan Arslani, known popularly by his stage name, Action Bronson is an American chef, rapper, writer, and television presenter. He is best known as the host of his show, “The Untitled Action Bronson Show” and his travel program, “Fuck, That’s Delicious”. In 2017, Action published his first cookbook under the same-titled as his travel program. He has also released a number of mixtapes and albums such as Rare Chandeliers, Dr. Lecter, White Bronco, and a few others. He has also accompanied artists such as J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and 360 on tours of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Just like his many talents, his body also adorns a number of tattoos which include special ones and the ones he liked as pieces of art. Let us look at the ones he has and the meanings behind them.

Action Bronson

Head Tattoos

1. ‘Skull and Eagle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of Action’s head contains a tattoo of a skull with an eagle emerging from behind it.

Meaning: While talking about the tattoo, action explained how the tattoo is a depiction of freedom as the eagle flies in the air freely. There are many tattoos of eagles on his body as you’ll soon find out.

2. ‘Shrine’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of his head contains a large tattoo of a shrine done in vibrant colors with a crescent moon just above it. There are also little birds flying in the background and flowers tattooed on either sides of the shrine.

Meaning: The tattoo is a nod to his parent’s religion as he had a Muslim father and a Jewish mother. He was raised with Muslim traditions just like his father.

3. Lone Wolf Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his head contains a tattoo of the face of a growling wolf, which he calls the lone wolf.

Meaning: Action got this tattoo as he thought the lone wolf represents his personality and how he lives.

Chest and Stomach Tattoos

4. Name Tattoos

Tattoo: The right collar bone of the rapper contains the name, “Elijah” tattooed on it. The middle of his chest contains the name, “Hannah” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The name Hannah is the first tattoo he ever got, and it represents the name of his girl.

5. Bird and Banner Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a bird with two heads holding a banner with its claws. The name, “ARSLANI” and “AL J E” are written inside the banner.

Meaning: “Arslani” represents the family name of the chef. The initials might represent the initials of his family members. Action is very private about his family and personal life and has never revealed most of the names of his family members.

6. Beast Tattoo

Tattoo: Action’s left pec contains a tattoo of a beast with a strange-looking device on its head.

Meaning: Action explained that it is a tattoo design of a panther with a mind-control device on its head which he liked and decided to get on his body.

7. Skull and Jet Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his chest contains a tattoo of a skull, wearing a spiked helmet, with a cigar in its mouth, riding downwards on a fighter jet.

8. Rose Tattoo

Tattoo: The middle of his chest and stomach is covered with a tattoo of a heart, surrounded by rose flowers and leaves.

9. Scorpion Tattoo

Tattoo: Below the rose tattoo is a tattoo of a large scorpion on his stomach. There is also a tiny ant tattooed next to the scorpion.

10. Skull and Snake Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his stomach contains a tattoo of a skull, with a snake wrapped around it, breaking the skull’s top, and trying to get inside it.

11. Girl and Dog Tattoo

Tattoo: To the right of the skull and the snake tattoo on his stomach is another one of a girl in a bikini, holding a dog.

Meaning: The girl represents his wife, and she is holding the dog which they both are close to, named Coco.

12. Eagle and Snake Tattoo 

Tattoo: The left side of Action’s stomach contains a large tattoo of an eagle’s upper body with a snake wrapped around it trying to fight it. There is also a tattoo of a cockroach on his stomach.

13. ‘Tank’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower left side of his stomach contains another very interesting tattoo. It is of a war tank moving on terrain with clouds in the background.

Left Arm Tattoos

14. Hand Tattoo

Tattoo: The left shoulder of the rapper contains a large tattoo of a hand on it. The fingers of the hand are broken into parts and there is a staircase that can be seen on the hand.

15. Devil Tattoo

Tattoo: To the right of the hand tattoo is a tattoo a little cartoon devil, holding a staff with a skull and a pointy tail.

16. Grim Reaper Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his upper left arm contains a tattoo of the grim reaper on it. This is one of the tattoos that he regrets and plans on covering up.

17. Scale Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a balancing scale, just above his elbow on his left arm.

Meaning: The scales represent the sun sign, Libra, which is the zodiac sign of his wife.

18. ‘BMW’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a large tattoo of a BMW car on it.

Meaning: The car is a BMW M5 wagon and represents the first car that he ever bought with his own money.

19. Skull and Claw Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower side of his left forearm and wrist are covered in a large tattoo of a skull wearing a fur crown and a helmet, along with a claw that reaches up to his wrist.

20. Gorilla and Space Ship Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Action’s left forearm contains a tattoo of the face of a gorilla on it. There is also a tattoo of a spaceship, above the head of the gorilla.

Meaning: Action got the gorilla tattooed on his body to cover up one of the old tattoos that he did not like.

21. Face Tattoo

Tattoo: Action’s left hand contains a tattoo of the face of a man with long hair and blue eyes.

Meaning: The face represents the face of the Greek God of Lightning and the Ruler of Olympus, Zeus. This is another one of the tattoo designs that he liked and wanted to get on his body.

22. Snake Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a snake, covering the left bicep of the rapper.

Right Arm Tattoos

23. Matador Tattoo

Tattoo: The right shoulder of the chef is covered in a large tattoo of a matador holding a sword, standing alongside a bull.

Meaning: It is one of the most famous matador design tattoos by Dan Santoro which Action really liked and got on his body.

24. Chief Tattoo

Tattoo: The right arm of the rapper, below his matador tattoo, contains a tattoo of a woman chief, wearing a wolf’s skull as a crown.

25. Moon Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a crescent moon, with smoke coming out of its mouth on the upper right arm of the rapper.

Meaning: This tattoo shows the moon puffing out smoke after smoking pot and represents Action’s love for weed.

26. Letters and Numbers Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his right elbow contains the words,

“BA .328

HR 73

RBI 137” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The numbers represent the stats of one of Action’s favorite athletes, Barry Bonds.

27. Lamb Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right elbow contains a tattoo of a lamb on it with its sections divided by lines and Greek words labeling its parts.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the love that he has for cooking and why he picked up a career as a chef.

28. Gun Tattoo

Tattoo: The right bicep of the rapper contains a tattoo of a golden eye gun.

Meaning: It is one of the tattoos that he regrets and plans on getting changed.

29. Googles Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a pair of googles. There is also a pyramid along with a tree tattooed below the goggles.

30. Croc Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his wrist and hand are covered in a tattoo of the face of a croc wearing an attire.

Meaning: Action got this tattoo design on his hand as he liked it and calls it the Yasser Arafat croc.

31. Knife Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a chopping knife on the inner side of his right forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo represents his career as a chef and his love for cooking.

32. Baby Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a small tattoo of the face of a baby with a nipple in his mouth on the inner side of his right wrist.

33. Lion Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his right forearm contains a large tattoo of the face of a growling lion on it.

Right Leg Tattoos

34. Chariot Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a dog, riding a chariot on the right thigh of the rapper.

35. Skull and Flames Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a skull with flames coming out of its every hole, on the inner side of Action’s right knee.

36. Mummy Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a mummy’s tomb on the front side of his lower right leg.

37. Skeleton Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a skeleton wearing a costume with a band over its eyes, on the right side of his lower right leg.

38. Dog Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower side of his upper right leg contains a tattoo of a white dog, wearing an eye patch. The dog is also wearing a gold chain with the name, Coco on it.

Meaning: Action got this tattoo as a tribute to his dog, Coco whom he adored very much. He uploaded Coco’s photo on Instagram who only had one eye. He wrote, “IT BREAKS MY HEART TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND. COCO IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A DOG. HE IS OUR TEACHER OUR HEALER AND OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR. I LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM MORE THAN I COULD EVEN HANDLE. HE WENT WITH A STOMACH FULL OF THE FINEST JAPANESE A5 BEEF THAT COULD BE OBTAINED A MIND FULL OF SOUR BEING HELD BY HIS PARENTS. THIS MAN COULD NEVER BE REPLACED. 1999-2017″¬†

39. Dragon Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his lower right leg contains a tattoo of the neck and face of a dragon surrounded by clouds. There is also a tattoo of a king from a deck near his ankle.

40. Creeper Wolf Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a cartoon wolf on Action’s right calf.

Meaning: The wolf tattoo represents the Creeper Wolf, one of Action’s favorites.

Left Leg Tattoos

41. ‘Eagle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of an eagle on Action’s left knee that he calls a “kneeagle” because it is tattooed on his knee. The eagle has its wings spread and is flying in front of the sun.

42. ‘Shield, Snake, and Bird’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The front of his left lower leg, below the eagle tattoo, contains a tattoo of a hissing snake, a bird on the inner side, and a large shield with two axes on it in the shape of a cross. There is also an egg, cracking open near the snake’s mouth.

43. ‘Man and Godzilla’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a man, dunking a basketball by avoiding the Godzilla monster on the outer side of his left lower leg.

Meaning: Action got this tattoo design from the promotional poster that he has had for a long time and still has on his wall. The tattoo represents Charles Barkley, one of his favorites, and the poster was inspired by a 1992 commercial.

44. Kangaroo Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a kangaroo with boxing gloves on, just below the Charles Barkley vs Godzilla tattoo on the outer side of his lower leg.

45. Rotten Skull Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of a skull that is rotting on it.

46. ‘Skull and Bat’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Action’s left calf contains a tattoo of a skull with yellow crossbones behind it. There is also a cartoon bat raining blood drops on the skull.

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