Adam Levine’s 31 Tattoos & Their Meanings

There’s no doubt that Adam Levine is handsome as hell and his heavily inked body enhances his rugged sexuality. This superstar has covered himself with tattoos and why not? He has got the body to flaunt that super sexy body art. All of Adam Levine’s tats are of great significance to him and have a story to tell. From the 222 tats dedicated to his band Maroon 5 to the sweet “mom” tat to honor his mother, let’s uncover Adam Levine’s tattoo and its meanings.


1. 222

222 tattoo, Adam

The door number of the studio that Maroon 5 recorded for the very first time is inked on Adam Levine’s forearm.

2. Guitar Tattoo

guitar tattoo

There is no mystery behind Adam Levine’s guitar tattoo inked on his left forearm, which is also one of his most well-known tats. The inspiration behind this incredible tattoo is quite clear. Adam Levine is not only a great singer but an unbelievable guitarist too.

3. Paw Print Tattoo

Adam Levine tattoo Paw Print

The paw print inked on Adam Levine’s right shoulder is inspired by the singer’s love for animals. All his diehard fans are aware of Adam’s huge canine crush, he loved his golden retriever Frankie Girl, who passed away. He also has Frankie Girl inked just below the paw print tattoo.

4. Tiger

adam-tiger tattoo

One of the most magnificent tats inked on Adam Levin’s body is that of a tiger crouching on his inner right elbow and the superstar is totally rocking this body tattoo.

5. Rose


A beautiful rose tattoo inked with meticulous details decorates the Rockstar’s left shoulder which is now a part of Adam’s incredible sleeve tattoo.

6. Eagle Tattoo


Adam has a huge eagle tattoo stretching across the front of his abdomen, which represents courage.

7. Sanskrit Tat

Adam's tat

Right above Adam’s heart is the word “Tapas” inked in Sanskrit script. Tapas means “Meditation Through Penance“, austerity, bodily mortification, moral virtue, etc.  Adam says, “It’s a personal thing. That’s kind of why I put it in a place that’s a bit more hidden.”

8. Dove & Cherry Blossoms


One of the most appreciated and respected body tats of Maroon 5 star is the one he got in remembrance of the many lives lost as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. The tattoo is a beautiful and intricate piece of cherry blossoms and doves inked on his left arm. Nobody can help but deeply love and appreciate this body tattoo.

9. Roman Numeral “X”

222 tattoo

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his band Maroon 5, Adam Levine got ‘X’ inked on his left bicep.

10. Mom & Heart Tattoo

mom tat

Our favorite star is certainly a mama’s boy. Adam got a tat dedicated to his mother which features a heart with the word ‘Mom’ scrolled across the heart in a ribbon on his left forearm.

11. Los Angeles

los angeles tattoo

We all know that our favorite singer, Adam Levine hails from Los Angeles and he loves his hometown just like he loves music. He has a tat inked on the top of the bicep with the words “Los Angeles.”

12. Pinup Girl Tattoo

pinup girl tattoo

A sexy silhouette of a pin-up girl sits on the left shoulder of Adam Levine. The meaning…? It’s still a mystery.

13. Shark

shark tattoo

Though Adam has admitted that sharks are his biggest fears, he still wears a tat of a shark on the left side of his rib cage.

14. Sun & Flowers 

sun with flowers tattoo

Another eye-catching piece in Adam’s collection of body art is that of a sun surrounded by flowers across his right shoulder.

15. Black Beads

black beads tattoo

Adam Levine has black beads tat in the form of a necklace decorating his chest. He got this tattoo when he was in Japan. In an interview with Inked magazine, he said,

I’m not sure why I got it — I think I was bored. But I like it.”

16. Mermaid Holding A Skull


Now is the time for the singer’s show-stopping tattoo. This tattoo covers his back entirely. And this ginormous tat is of a mermaid. It’s still a mystery though, why he got a mermaid tattoo? He got this tattoo inked on February 23, 2016, by the tattoo artist, Bryan Randolph.

17. Illegible Cursive

Adam Levine tattoo right arm

Adam Levine Tattoos

After getting married, Adam and Behati got the same tattoo inked which is- “you’re so cool” (3 times). They dedicated this tattoo to each other.

18. True Love

Adam Levine's True Love Tattoo

He truly loves his wife Behati Prinsloo, which he displayed with a “True Love” tat written across his knuckles.

19. An Ocean With A Ship  

Adam Levine's Ocean And Ship Tattoo

This complex tat on the backdrop of the Mermaid tattoo was inked by Bryan Randolph of Spider Murphy’s Tattoo San Rafael, CA, who took around 6 months to complete this tat.

20. California Guy

Adam Levine California Tattoo

Adam Levine's California Tattoo
He is a proud native Californian and has tattooed the word “CALIFORNIA” across his abs.

21. Lion Tattoo

The “lion” tat across his lower abs represents royalty and self-confidence.

Adam Levine Lion Tattoo

Shirtless AL

22. Women’s “True Love” With A Rose

The hand of a woman holding a rose with “TRUE LOVE” emblazoned upon it.

Adam Levine's Woman Hand With A Rose Tattoo

23. Butterfly Tattoo

The “butterfly” tat on his left rib represents faith, transformation, and freedom.

Adam Levine Butterfly Tattoo

24. Female Centaur Face Tattoo

The “female centaur face” on his right rib represents barbarism and unbridled chaos.

Adam Levine Centaur Tattoo

25. D & R

Adam Levine Old English Fonts Tattoo

Tattoo: He has inked alphabets “D” and “R” in Old English fonts.

Meaning: The first letter of each word of his daughter’s full name “Dusty Rose.” The meaning of this tattoo was misinterpreted by Twitteratis; as they thought it was ‘BRO,’ where Adam Levine’s nipple represented ‘O.’

Adam Levine's B R Tattoo Trolled On Twitter

26. His Middle & Last Name

His middle name and last name “Noah Levine” are written on the upper left rib.

Adam Levine Middle And Surname Tattoo

27. Flower Tattoo

flower tattoo of adam levine

Tattoo: ‘Flower’ tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: On November 2, 2019, Adam got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Sasha Masiuk. On the same day, he uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram handle, with the caption,

Cheated on @bryanrandolph for this one. @sashatattooing is an amazing talent. So much fun working with you!”

28. ‘family’ tattoo on his left pec

family-tattoo-adam levine

29. ‘Dagger with Wings’ Tattoo

dagger with wings-tattoo-adam levine

Tattoo: ‘Danger with Wings’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: ‘Dagger with Wings’ tattoo represents the protection from the divine spiritual powers and the ability of the wearer to rise above the negativity and various obstacles of life.

30. ‘Dagger piercing Heart’ Tattoo 

adam levine-dagger piercing heart tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dagger piercing Heart’ tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: Such tattoos are the symbols of heartbreak, betrayal, cheating, and sacrifice. He got this tattoo inked on January 5, 2020, by the tattoo artist, Nathan Kostechko.

31. Ocean Waves Tattoo

ocean waves tattoo of adam levine

Tattoo: ‘Ocean Waves’ tattoo on his entire left leg.

Meaning: On March 24, 2021, Adam got his entire left leg covered with the tattoo of ‘Ocean Waves’ by the tattoo artist, Nathan Kostechko. According to the sources, it took 3 days to complete this entire tattooing process. In an interview in 2016, he said,

Tattoos wind up being this strange road map or narrative over the years. They always remind me of this long, weird, awesome journey life has been.”


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