Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera is a former American professional stunt performer, skateboarder, musician, and filmmaker. He rose to fame as one of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass stars in the early 2000s. Bam has also created shows like Viva la Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union and also directed two of his films, Haggard and Minghags. Recently, Bam was a part of a rehab program for drug and alcohol abuse. Bam is a huge fan of getting inked and carries many interesting ones all over his body, including a few dirty ones too. Let us take a look at the ones he has and the meanings they hold.
1. ’45’ Tattoo
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Tattoo: The number, “45” is tattooed below his right ear.
2. ‘Anathema’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of his neck contains the word “Anathema” tattooed on it. There is also another word tattooed below it in a cyphered language. The same language appears at many other places on his body as you’ll soon find out.
3. ‘dr. Phil’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his neck contains a tattoo of a heart, merged with a triangle, along with the words “dr. Phil” tattooed near it. There is also a design tattooed below it and a few words tattooed on either side of this tattoo.
Meaning: The symbol of the heart, along with a triangle, is called a heartagram that symbolizes love and hate or sometimes life and death. The symbol appears in many places on Bam’s body and is known to have been created by his friend as the modern Yin and Yang. Bam’s product line also uses the same symbol. The tattoo was dedicated to Dr.Phil T.V. the reality TV star asked him for help and also appeared on his show.
The tattoo is actually the representation ofH.I.M.e symbol of the ‘HIM’ Band.
4. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the former skateboarded contains a large design tattooed on it from his skateboarding days.
5. Tattoo on this neck
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo inked in March 2021. On March 3, 2021, he uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account with the caption,
New tattoo. Danny way in Striggoi!❤️👑”
Chest and Stomach Tattoos
6. ‘Key and Eye’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The middle of his chest contains a tattoo design of an eye surrounded by geometric tentacles. His left pec contains a tattoo of a large, intricate key with the bow of the key being made up of the same heartagram symbol as his.
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo of the key to remind himself of how he unlocked himself from the unshakable barrier he had in his life by going to rehab and is still working on it.
7. ‘Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s right pec contains the words “Killing Loneliness” tattooed on it.
8. ‘Stem’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a large, curved floral stem tattooed on the left side of his body in the shape of the letter S. The stem starts at his left pec and ends at his waistline.
9. ‘Design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his body contains the largest tattoo that he has on his body. It contains an intricate design made up of Bam’s heartagram symbol, floral designs, swirls, and stars to make a tattoo that stretches from his chest and covers his ribcage and love handles.
10. ‘Heartagram’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The area in the middle of his stomach, where his waistline is, contains a tattoo of the heartagram symbol with vines emerging from it.
Meaning: This is just another one of the heartagram symbols on his body which is also considered his logo by some. The real meaning of the symbol is both good and evil.
However, ‘HIM’ is actually the name of the band.
Do you about the real fact why Beam got the ‘HIM’?
Heartagram is a symbol relatedH.I.M. a well-known HIM band (occH.I.M.lly spelled H.I.M.), a Helsinki-based Finnish gothic rock band. Under the handle, His Infernal Majesty, vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko “Mige” Paananen started the Band in 1991. Still, it split after just a few years, only to be resurrected in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko.
It was in 1996 that the Band shifted its name from being, His Infernal Majesty to HIM, purportedly because Finnish people had difficulties remembering and pronouncing “His Infernal Majesty.”
Now we get to the point: why does Cooper have so many Heartagarm tattoos?
It is due to his affection for the most popular vocalist, Ville Hermanni Valo. He is the lead vocalist of the gothic rock band HIM and a well-known Finnish singer, songwriter, and musician.
Right Arm Tattoos
11. ‘Ryan Dunn’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the former stuntman, on his collar bone, contains a tattoo of the face of Ryan Dunn along with the words “Random Hero” tattooed below it. The words “EAT SHIT +1” can also be tattooed on his upper arm’s inner side.
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo as a tribute to his best friend and co-star of Jackass, Ryan Dunn, who died in 2011 in a car crash. He also put the words “Random Hero” below the tattoo as it was the nickname given to him by hisT.V.ans as he was the go-to guy for the most outrageous stunts.
12. ‘Woman’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His right upper arm contains a large tattoo of the upper body of a woman surrounded by floral designs and swirls.
Meaning: This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist Kat Von D.
13. ‘Portrait of Andy McCoy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Portrait of Andy McCoy’ on his right arm.
Meaning: Andy is a Finnish musician.
14. ‘Equation and Chinese’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the former reality TV star contains a mathematical equation tattooed on it. It also has a few words in the Chinese Language tattooed on it. The word “GALORIS” is also tattooed above the Chinese letters.
Meaning: The Chinese words, when translated into English, stand for, “I am dehydrated because I had too much sex, and I need a lemonade – a fresh cooling drink.” Bam posted his new tattoo on Instagram and gave a gift hamper to the first fan who guessed what the tattoo said.
15. ‘Portrait’ Tattoos
Tattoo: There are multiple ‘Portraits’ tattooed on his right arm.
Meaning: The portrait on the upper portion is of ‘Chad I Ginsburg’, an American musician. The portrait on the lower portion is of a Finnish singer and songwriter, Ville Vallo.
16. ‘Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right wrist contains a few words tattooed on it in the same cyphered language as the one in front of his neck. There is also a heart tattooed on the inner side of his wrist. There is also a small penis tattoo to the left of the heart.
17. ‘Portrait of Jussi 69’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Portrait of Jussi 69’ on his right forearm.
Meaning: Jussi 69 is the drBandr of the Finnish band, ‘The 69 Eyes’.
Left Arm Tattoos
18. ‘Skulls and Girl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s left shoulder contains a tattoo of a girl praying with her hands joined and a design behind her head. The girl is surrounded by leaves and trees and an enormous snake that is wrapped around her. Two skulls are tattooed just below the girl, with their heads split and leaves and worms in the background.
Meaning: The tattoo of the girl is of the deity Manasa Devi, from the Hindu religion, who is the goddess of snakes and brings fertility and prosperity.
19. ‘Bicep’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the skateboard contains a tattoo of an envelope on it with a heart in the middle of it. The envelope is also decorated with little designs on its corners.
20. ‘Love and Flowers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left wrist contains the word “LOVE Metal” tattooed on it, surrounded by a design of flowers and leaves.
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo to show his love for his brother, Jess Margera, who is a musician.
21. ‘Man’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm, just below his elbow, contains a tattoo of a portrait of a man wearing a hat.
22. ‘Alien’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of an alien wearing a large gown with the crest of Knights Templar on it.
23. ‘Hearts’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s left arm contains a tattoo of two hearts intertwined on the area where his elbow folds.
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo of his spouse, Nicole Boyd, and his own hearing, intertwined, to show his love towards her.
24. ‘Skeleton’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a skeleton’s ribcage and spine.
25. ‘Book Worm’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Each of his fingers contains a letter tattooed on it. The ones on his right hand contain the letters that make up the word “BOOK,” and the ones on his left one contain the letters that make up the word “WORM”. All the letters Os in the word have little heart grams tattooed inside them.
Meaning: Together, the words on both of his hands make the word “BOOKWORM”. Bam got this tattoo as a joke as he thought it would be funny as most people would never expect such a word tattooed on his body, considering his lifestyle and likes.
26. ‘Heartagram’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right hand contains a tattoo of his logo, the heartagram tattooed on it, merged with some floral vines.
Meaning: The heartagram symbol is used by Bam and appears at many places on his body and represents good and evil.
27. ‘Name and Number’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The side of his right thumb contains a long line of numbers tattooed on it. The side of his wrist contains the name “TOM PENNY” tattooed on it too. There is also a symbol tattooed on the upper side of his hand.
Meaning: Bam got the name of his fellow skateboarder and friend, Tom Penny, tattooed on the side of his hand.
28. ‘Till the Wheels Fall Off’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right palm contains the quote, “Till the wheels fall off!!” tattooed on it.
Meaning: This quote represents a song that Bam sang under his alias, Fuckface Unstoppable.
29. ‘Quote and Number’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper side of his right hand contains the same “45” tattooed on it along with the quote, “And then the cops came”. The side of his hand also contains a long line of numbers tattooed on it.
30. ‘Kiss’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s right hand contains a kiss mark in green ink and the heartagram symbol tattooed inside the open lips in red ink.
Red lips are the symbol of love, romance, and the very mark of love between loved ones.
31. Tattoo on his left hand
32. ‘Dick’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right lower leg contains a tattoo of a dick on it near his ankle. There are also a few words tattooed on his right calf, along with some symbols.
33. ‘Don Vito’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of a portrait of a man’s face on it.
Meaning: The face in the portrait is of Bam’s F.D.R.le, Vincent Margera, also known as Don Vito. Bam got this tattoo of his uncle’s face as a joke in the form of a cartoon.
34. ‘Eye, intercourse, and Crazy Kate’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The inner side of his right thigh contains a tattoo of an eye on it. Below the eye is a tattoo of a couple having intercourse with the letters “ED” tattooed beside them. The inner side of his right lower leg contaiT.V. the words “CRAZY KATE” tattooed on it pointing towards a silhouette of a girl with an arrow. There are also little tattoos on a board with the letters “FDR”, glasses and a few words on his right calf.
35. ‘Jersey Shore’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of the words “JERSEY SHORE WHORE”, along with the word “DxLAY,” tattooed below it. The words “6 years squatters right”, are also tattooed there.
Meaning: Bam got the words “JERSEY SHORE WHORE” tattooed on his body as a fun memory when he appeared on the TV show Jersey Shore.
36. ‘Quote and Spider’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his left leg contains a tattoo of the words, “I’m Not here to fuk spiders mate”. There is also a penis tattooed behind a spider, just below the quote.
Meaning: This is another one of the tattoos that Bam got on his body as a joke. Bam has never been serious about his inks and his body is a big example of this.
37. Quote Tattoo
Tattoo: There are a few words tattooed on the inner side of his lower left leg.
38. Tattoo on his left leg
Meaning: On March 9, 2021, Bam shared a picture of his swollen left leg due to the staph infection due to his long sitting hours in the hot tub after getting the tattoo. He uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram handle with the caption,
“I love how I did not take care of my tattoo, now I have to deal with the pain of a staff infection. In Farsi it says “great news” aka Navid. But I let my great news get infected 🤣high five me because I’m an asso who deserves it 😂❤️”