Aleksandar Rakić is the famous Austrian Mixed Martial Artist who is known to have entered the world of MMA in 2011. He used to play football at a young age, but he was removed from the team due to aggressive behaviour. From there, he shifted to kickboxing and boxing when he was just 13 thus, giving an outburst to his excessive energy and competency. Today, he competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Aleksandar has got some interesting tattoos that are spread all over his body. Let us explore them.
1. Portrait of a lion
Tattoo: On his right upper thigh, Aleksandar has got the portrait of a lion inked.
Meaning: The lion is the symbol of bravery. high competency, aggression, and courage. The tattoo completely justifies his aggressive yet courageous personality. The tattoo symbolizes the character traits of strength, power, pride, masculinity, and leadership.
2. Chest Piece
Tattoo: There is a masterpiece inked on Aleksandar’s right shoulder and chest. It includes a koi fish facing downwards towards his right pec along with the face of a sea-horse inked inside it.
Meaning: Koi Fish is a popular symbol in Asian culture; it is considered as the beautiful representation of a fish. Koi fish is symbolic of perseverance in life. Also, it is mainly used to represent the complex phases of life that the wearer must have overcome or he is trying to overcome now.
As per Japanese culture, Koi is another word for love and affection. Thus, people observe it as a symbol of love, affection, relationships, friendship, and commitment in Japan.
3. Forearm Writing
Tattoo: There is a tattoo on his left forearm, which includes some writing in Serbian Cyrillic. It is written in cursive, and says Вреди се борити – meaning “It is worth fighting for” or “Fighting is worth it.”
4. ‘Andrej’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the lower left side of his body, Aleksandar has got the tattoo of the name Andrej.
Meaning: Andrej is the name of Aleksandar’s son. In a youtube interview video released in Sep 2020, he had revealed that he was going to get married to his girlfriend of seven long years of relationship, and after a week, it was supposed to be their son’s first birthday. The name of Aleksandar’s wife is Melanie Rakic.
5. Rose and Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: On his upper right arm, Aleksandar has got the tattoo of a cross and a rose.
Meaning: Rose is the universal symbol of love, relationship, friendship, and romance, whereas a cross is the holy symbol of Christians. A rose is symbolic of purity, joy, and martyrdom as per Christian beliefs. The combination of a cross wrapped by a rose is the way of paying tribute to a loved one who is no more alive.
6. Smile Now Cry Later Masks Tattoo
Tattoo: Covering the major portion of his right shoulder and bicep, Aleksandar has the crowned masks inked, representing the Smile Now Cry Later masks.
Meaning: The tattoo is a unique way of representing the challenging phases of life that the wearer must have overcome after a long time. Also, they symbolize a reminder to self to keep living each day, each moment fully and happily, without worrying about the consequences.
7. Feathers Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right shoulder, there are a few feathers inked.
Meaning: Features are symbolic of freedom, independence, wisdom, strength, and courage.
8. ‘Fight Life’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his biceps, Aleksandar has got the word tattoos. The words can be read as ‘Fight Life’ as inked on his right and left bicep, respectively.
Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes his fight to keep up his spirits, overcome all the daily struggles, keep fighting and live, rather fight his life and live happily.
9. Samurai Fighter Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, there is a huge tattoo of the samurai fighter.
Meaning: Samurai tattoo is the common aspect of the Japanese culture however, lots of Americans like to get this tattoo as a showcase of their love or their reflection of popular characteristics of samurai and ultimately the attraction for Japanese culture.
A samurai warrior is the symbol of strength, courage, and hope.
10. Ready for War Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his left shoulder blade, Aleksandar has got the tattoo of the short phrase that says, ‘Ready For Fight’.
Meaning: The tattoo explains ALEKSANDAR’S FIGHTER SPIRIT, how sharp and ever ready he is to fight whenever called in the ring.
The tattoo is no surprise as we already know how aggressive and strong a competitor he is when it comes to fighting.
11. Roman Numerals Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm, Aleksandar has the tattoo of some roman numbers, which can be read as ‘VI-IX MMXIII‘.
Meaning: The numbers can be converted into ‘6:9:2013’. The tattoo represents a special date, and the speculations are that the date must have been the date when he proposed to his now-wife, Melanie Rakic, because he spoke about marrying her in Sep 2020 after being in seven years of a relationship with her.
12. Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a rose inked on the inner side of his bicep. Rose is the symbol of love and romance.