Adam Peaty is a British professional swimmer who created history in 2016 by winning the gold medal for the 100-meter breaststroke in Olympics Games Rio 2016. Apart from his successful swimming career, he is famous among his fans for his unique tattoos. Let’s scroll further to know the details.
1. ‘Poseidon God of the Sea’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Poseidon God of the Sea’ tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: Adam got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Andrew Radford, in April 2018. On April 21, 2018, he uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram handle with the caption,
Poseidon God of the Sea joins the Lion 💯 Crazy work by asalways @andrewradfordtattoo @satoritattoostudio 🔥🙌🏼”
Poseidon is an ancient Greek God of the sea, horses, and natural disasters like storms and earthquakes.
2. Olympic Rings Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Olympic Rings’ tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: Since Adam is an Olympic champion, he got the ‘Olympic Rings’ tattoo inked on his arm.
3. ‘equilibrium’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘equilibrium’ tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: According to several sources, this tattoo of Adam represents his belief in maintaining balance in all parts of life.
4. Lion Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Lion’ tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: Adam got this tattoo inked after winning the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at Olympics Games Rio 2016. He got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Andrew Radford, who is popularly known as Andy Radford. Lion tattoo symbolizes power, dominance, strength, courage, and victory.
5. ‘MMXVI’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘MMXVI’ tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: The Roman numeral ‘MMXVI’ means the number ‘2016’ which refers to the year 2016 in which Adam won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in Olympics Games Rio 2016.
6. ‘Dagger with Banner’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Dagger with Banner’ tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Adam got this tattoo of a ‘dagger with a banner’ tattoo that says, ‘Conquer Your Demons’ inked on his arm. He got this tattoo inked in 2019. Such tattoos are symbols of strength, power, sacrifice, and protection. In an interview, he said,
For me, the tattoo represents the character, especially in swimming where you are almost naked and you kind of have a story to tell before you begin the race.”
7. ‘Courage Integrity Belief’ tattoo on his left forearm
8. ‘Greek Goddess Athena’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Greek Goddess Athena’ tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Athena is the name of the Greek goddess of war and wisdom who is often shown wearing a helmet and holding a spear.
9. ‘Warrior-DIVIDE ET IMPERA’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Warrior-DIVIDE ET IMPERA’ tattoo on his right arm.
Meaning: Adam got the tattoo of the French warrior inked with the french quote ‘DIVIDE ET IMPERA’ which means ‘divine and rule’ in English.
10. Warrior Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Warrior’ tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Warrior tattoo symbolizes goals, strength, battle, victory, success, courage, and protection.
11. Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Cross’ tattoo on his left middle finger.
Meaning: Cross tattoo symbolizes love, faith, and respect for Christianity. It also signifies the event of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
12. ‘G A’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘G A’ tattoo on his thumbs.
Meaning: The letters ‘G’ and ‘A’ refers to the name of his son, George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, who was born on September 11, 2020.