Alexander Lars-Åke Gustafsson, better known as Alex “The Mauler” Gustafsson is a retired Swedish professional mixed martial artist. He competed in the Light Heavyweight Division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His most notable fight of his career is when he knocked out Florian Muller in the second round in 2008. He has won 18 of the 24 matches that he has played in his career. Alexander Gustafsson has some interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and explore the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Dog Face’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left pec of the mauler contains a tattoo of the face of a dog.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his own dog, Ghostface who he loves very much and considers his best mate. You can also visit his dog’s Instagram page here-
2. ‘Red Indian’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of Alex contains a tattoo of the face of a Red Indian Chief with a crown of a bird on its head extending towards his left collar bone.
3. ‘Spade and Triangle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right upper arm of the fighter contains a large tattoo of the Spade from a deck of cards. Below the spade are tattoos of inverted triangles, filled in, some of which are empty. The back of his neck also contains a tattoo which hasn’t been fully revealed yet.
Meaning: Each of the triangles represent his pro fights. The filled-in ones are the fights that he has won. The tenth triangle is empty, representing his loss to Phil Davis. The UFC Light Heavyweight Title fight that he had with Jon Jones is half-filled. When asked about it, he explained how he thinks that he won the fight but lost the decision of the judges so that’s why it is only half-filled.