Canelo Álvarez’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Canelo Álvarez is a Mexican professional boxer who is known as an excellent ‘counterpuncher’. He is also a four-division world champion who is ranked as the world’s best active boxer in November 2019. Apart from his boxing career, he has got some beautiful tattoos especially on the left side of his body. Let’s take a look at each one of them along with their meanings.canelo alvarez tattoos

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1. ‘Portrait of Daughter’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Portrait of Daughter’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: In February 2018, the boxing star Canelo got the tattoo of his daughter, Emily Cinnamon Alvarez, inked on his left forearm. This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Bolo, on February 24, 2018. Bolo uploaded the following pictures and video of Canelo’s tattoo on his Instagram.

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Canelo Alvarez with his daughter, Emily Cinnamon Alvarez

2. ‘NO BOXING NO LIFE’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘NO BOXING NO LIFE’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: To show his dedication towards his boxing career, Canelo got the tattoo ‘NO BOXING NO LIFE’ inked on his left arm in 2017.

In an interview, Canelo said,

I like boxing. I respect boxing. Boxing is my life. I keep training. I’m still learning. I like it. I respect my team and they say we need to train, so we train. That’s why I’m here in this position.”

3. ‘Eyes’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Eyes’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Canelo got the tattoo of his girlfriend, Fernanda Gomez’s eyes inked on his left forearm. This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo, in 2019.

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Canelo with his girlfriend Fernanda Gomez

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Canelo and Fernanda Gomez with their daughter ‘Maria Fernanda’

4. ‘Portrait of Daughter Maria’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Portrait of Daughter Maria’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: On February 25, 2020, Canelo got the tattoo of his daughter, Maria Fernanda, inked on his left arm. Again, this tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo.

5. ‘Matching’ Tattoos

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Tattoo: ‘Matching’ Tattoos on his left forearm.

Meaning: Canelo and his girlfriend, Fernanda Gomez, got these tattoo of ‘king and queen crown’ on their respective left forearms. Along with the crowns, the matching roman numerals ‘XXIII. XI. MMXIV’ is also inked. This number is translated as ’23 November 2014′ which might be some special date for the couple.

6. ‘XXIX-X-MMV’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘XXIX-X-MMV’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: The roman numbers ‘XXIX-X-MMV’ is translated as ’29 October 2005′. According to Canelo, this date is very special to him which changed his life completely, as on this day, he made his professional debut as boxer just at the age of 15 in Chololo Larios Arena in Tonala, Jalisco Mexico.

7. ‘XII.X.MMVII’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘XII.X.MMVII’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: These roman numerals ‘XII.X.MMVII’ is translated as ’12 October 2007′ which is inked on the left forearm of Canelo. No more information regarding this tattoo is available.

8. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rose’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: A rose tattoo is a symbol of new hopes, new beginnings, good change, promises, and true love. It also symbolizes a mature love and protection against the envious lover. This rose tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Dr Woo.

9. ’27-08-2018′ Tattoo

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’27-08-2018′ tattoo on his left wrist

10. ‘Quote’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Quote’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Canelo got the tattoo of the quote saying,

Destiny is not a matter of chance It’s a matter of choice Life is hard but never give up Keep on fighting & always believe in yourself to achieve your Dreams.”

inked on the left side of his back.

11. ’28 Dic 2017′ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’28 Dic 2017′ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked in the Spanish language which means ‘Dec 28, 2017’ in English. This might be some special date for the star.

12. ‘Lady with Plume’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Lady with Plume’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: To pay tribute to his Mexican roots, Canelo has got inked the tattoo of ‘lady with plume’ on his left forearm.

13. ‘perseverancia’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘perseverancia’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: In October 2019, Canelo got this tattoo inked on the right side of his neck. It is written in the Spanish language which means ‘perseverance’ in English.

14. ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.

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