Brett Young’s 15 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Brett Young is an American country pop singer-songwriter who rose to the ladder of success when his lead single ‘Sleep Without You’ became a huge blockbuster. This star has got a few tattoos on his body, especially dedicated to his music career and his journey. Let’s take a look at each one of them along with their meanings. 
Brett Young-Tattoos

1. ‘R.M. Drake Quote-if it feels like home follow its path’ Tattoo

Brett Young-RM Drake Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘R.M. Drake Quote-if it feels like home follow its path’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Brett got the tattoo of a very famous quote by an American author, R. M. Drake on his right forearm. The tattoo says, “if it feels like home follow its path.” In an interview, Brett said,

It’s really hard to chase a lofty dream you know for me baseball you know every little boy in the world grows up wants to be a pro baseball player and a very few people are going to get the opportunity but you know I wasn’t going to quit until an injury maybe you know and then I turn around and I’m like okay music that’s just an unlikely if not more unlikely and I don’t know what it isn’t me that refuses to quit it I think it’s kind of like dare to dream if something’s gonna make you happy and you know it’s going to make you happy it’s what you want more than anything in the world you know don’t let anybody else discourages you and talk you out of doing it just because they are doubters you know it feels like home follow its path but what you won’t go get it.”

2. ‘Where Words Fail’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Where Words Fail Tattoo

Brett Young-Where Words Fail-Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Where Words Fail’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Again, Brett got a tattoo of a beautiful quote inked on his left forearm. In an interview, Brett said,

The whole quote is where words fail music speaks and I think for me as a songwriter that just speaks volumes because I’m a lyricist and sometimes I overthink what we’re saying and just kind of abandon the fact that there’s a feeling being created sometimes it doesn’t have to be the most poetic thing sometimes you got to say it right down the middle and that’s the thing people are going to connect to and sometimes aren’t listening to what you’re saying. They’re just listening to a mood or the music you know that’s backing the lyric and so I think music is a powerful thing, lyrics are a powerful thing, the whole body of it is a powerful thing. I just this is just me saying like music kind of saved my life.”

3. ‘Pearly Gates’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Pearly Gates Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Pearly Gates’ Tattoo on his left shoulder that continues till left side of his chest.

Meaning: Brett got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Bubba Irwin, in January 2017. On January 31, 2017, Brett uploaded the following picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account.

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4. ‘Caliville’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Caliville Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Caliville’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: On July 10, 2016, Brett got the tattoo of his clothing line ‘Caliville’ inked on his left arm.

5. ‘Anchor Compass’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Anchor Compass Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Anchor Compass’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: An ‘anchor compass’ tattoo is a symbol of seeking spiritual guidance.

6. ‘Guitar Head-stock’ Tattoo

Bratt Young-Guitar Head Stock Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Guitar Head-Stock’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Brett got the tattoo of ‘Guitar Head-Stock’ which is a ‘Gibson Acoustic Guitar’ on his left forearm. On this tattoo, the abbreviation ‘SWOY’ is inked which is related to Brett’s successful song ‘Sleep Without You’. In an interview, Brett also explained that ‘Date’ on which the song hit No. 1 position also inked on this tattoo.

7. ’11’ Tattoo

Bratt Young-11 Tattoo

Tattoo: ’11’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Brett Young wanted to become a professional baseball player, unfortunately, he couldn’t fulfill his dream due to an injury which eventually made him focus on his music career. The number ’11’ was Brett’s baseball number.

8. ‘Santa Monica Pier-Ferris Wheel’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Santa Monica Pier-Ferris Wheel Tattoo

‘Santa Monica Pier-Ferris Wheel’ Tattoo on his left arm

9. ‘Nashville Skyline’ Tattoo

Bratt Young-Nashville Skyline Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Nashville Skyline’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: In an interview, Brett explained that this tattoo represents his journey from Orange County, California to Nashville. Along with this tattoo, he got some musical notes inked over it.

Earlier, Brett had got the tattoo of ‘Barbed Wire’ in the same place. This ‘Barbed Wire’ tattoo was Brett’s first tattoo which he got for Pamela Anderson’s film ‘Barb Wire’. In an interview, Brett even said that he really used to regret his ‘barbed wire’ tattoo and that’s why he got it covered with ‘Nashville Skyline’ tattoo.

10. ‘Travelling Man’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Travelling Man Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Travelling Man’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: According to Brett, this ‘traveling man’ tattoo represents Brett and his journey from Orange County, California to Nashville.

11. ‘Humming Birds and Flowers’ Tattoo

Bratt Young-Humming Birds and Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Humming Birds and Flowers’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: ‘Humming Birds and Flowers’ Tattoo is a symbol of hope, new beginnings, love, joy, charm, and hard work.

12. ‘B+T’ Tattoo

Brett Young-B+T Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘B+T’ Tattoo on the ring finger of his left hand.

Meaning: This tattoo symbolizes the initials of Brett’s first name (Brett) and his wife’s first name (Taylor), respectively. They both got married on November 3, 2018.

13. ‘Last Name’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Last Name’ Tattoo on the left portion of the rib-cage.

Meaning: Brett got the tattoo of his last name ‘Young’ inked on the left portion of his rib-cage.

14. ‘Vinyl Record’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Vinyl Record Tattoo

‘Vinyl Record’ Tattoo on the inner portion of his left arm

15. ‘Jeremiah 29:11’ Tattoo

Brett Young-Jeremiah 29-11 Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Jeremiah 29:11’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: Jeremiah 29:11 is a Bible Verse which means

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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