Anthony Pettis’ 5 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Anthony Paul Pettis is an American Mixed Martial Artist, who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and competes in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions. He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Pettis was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion prior to the promotion being merged into the UFC. Anthony Pettis has few known tattoos on his body in memory of his deceased father and in tribute to his mother’s love and love for his daughter. Let us explore all of his tattoos in a closer look and try to know about their meanings.


1. Portrait Of His Mother On His Chest

Tattoo: Across the left side of Anthony Pettis’ left pec there is a tattoo of the portrait of his mother’s face along with a banner that reads, ‘All that I am or ever will be… I owe to my Mother‘ is inked. The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist Daniel Rocha on 28th, April 2019 at Seven Tattoo Studion, Las Vegas, United States.

Meaning: Anthony Pettis explained:

“this tattoo is completely for his mother he lost his father just over 10 years ago when he was 16. He was stabbed to death by a robber, and ever since then he has tried to do the best he can for her,  If I can be half the person my mom is, I’m doing a good job.”

 2. Portrait Of His Daughter On His Chest

Tattoo: On October 19, 2018, Anthony got a tattoo of a portrait of his little daughter’s face inked on his right pec. There is a banner under it that reads her name and birth date as, ‘Aria Idalis Pettis‘, ‘7-9-11‘. The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist Daniel Rocha at Seven Tattoo Studio, Las Vegas, United States.

3. Numbers On His Ribcage 

Anthonny Pettitis Right chest Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of Anthony Pettis’s ribcage is inked with the roman numerals that read, ‘III-XVII‘ inked.

Meaning: The roman numerals are decoded as date Mar 17, 2018, which is the date he got married to his longtime girlfriend Alexandra Cartagena.

4. Portrait Of His Father On His Shoulder 

Anthonny Pettitis Left Arm Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of Anthony Pettis’ left arm is inked with the portrait of his father(Eugene Pettis’s) face. On the left side of the portrait lies a date November 23, 2003, followed by the surname of his father which is inked towards the bottom of the tattoo.

Meaning: Anthony’s father was stabbed to death during a robbery attempt at a friend’s house, he got this tattoo is in his memory.

4. Todo Pasa’ On His Bicep

Anthonny Pettitis Left Arm Todo Paasa Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Anthony Pettis’s left arm’s bicep is inked with the quote that reads, ‘Todo Pasa‘.

Meaning: Todo Pasa is Spanish for “everything happens”.

5. ‘ShowtimE’ Tattoo

Anthonny Pettitis Back Tattoo

Tattoo: Across the upper back of Anthony there is the tattoo that reads, ‘ShowtimE‘.

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