Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera is a former American professional stunt performer, skateboarder, musician, and filmmaker. He rose to fame as one of the stars of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass in the early 2000s. Bam created shows like Viva la Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union and also directed two of his films, Haggard and Minghags. He also appears as himself in Tony Hawk’s video game franchise. Bam is a huge fan of getting inked and contains 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
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 at many places on Bam’s body and was 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 as the reality TV star asked him for help and also appeared on his show.
4. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the former skateboarded contains a large design tattooed on it from his skateboarding days.
Chest and Stomach Tattoos
5. ‘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 of his.
Meaning: Bam got this tattoo of the key to remind himself of how unlocked himself from the unshakable barrier he had in his life by going to rehab and is still working on it.
6. ‘Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s right pec contains the words, “Killing Loneliness” tattooed on it.
7. ‘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.
8. ‘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.
9. ‘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 as his logo by some. The real meaning of the symbol is both good and evil.
Right Arm Tattoos
10. ‘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 seen tattooed on the inner side of his upper arm.
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 his fans as he was the go-to guy for the most outrageous stunts.
11. ‘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: The woman in the tattoo is Bam’s mother, April Margera. He got this tattoo to show his love for his mother.
12. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm, contains a large tattoo of a portrait of a man with a tattooed arm. There is also a floral stem, coming from the underside of his forearm and reaching to his wrist.
13. ‘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 translate to, “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.
14. ‘Portrait’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains two more portraits tattooed on it. There is one of a man, just below his elbow and another one of a woman below the man’s portrait.
15. ‘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.
16. ‘Man’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his right forearm contains another portrait of a man tattooed on it.
Left Arm Tattoos
17. ‘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. There are two skulls tattooed just below the girl, with their heads split and leaves and worms in their background.
Meaning: The tattoo of the girl is of the deity, Manasa Devi from Hindu religion, who is the goddess of snakes and brings fertility and prosperity.
18. ‘Bicep’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the skateboarded 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.
19. ‘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.
20. ‘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.
21. ‘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.
22. ‘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.
23. ‘Skeleton’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a skeleton’s ribcage and spine on it.
24. ‘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 letter Os in the word have little heartagrams 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.
25. ‘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.
26. ‘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.
27. ‘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.
28. ‘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.
29. ‘Kiss’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bam’s right hand contains a kiss mark tattooed on it in green ink along with the heartagram symbol tattooed inside the open lips in red ink.
30. ‘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 lower leg and a symbol tattooed on his right calf surrounded by more words.
31. ‘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 uncle, 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.
32. ‘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 contains the words, “CRAZY KATE” tattooed on it pointing towards a silhouette of a girl with an arrow. There are also little tattoos of a board with the letters, “FDR”, glasses and a few words on his right calf.
33. ‘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.
34. ‘Quote and Spider’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his left leg contains a tattoo of the words, “Im 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.
35. Quote Tattoo
Tattoo: There are a few words tattooed on the inner side of his lower left leg too which have not yet been fully revealed.