Casey Neistat’s 9 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular YouTubers. He is a Filmmaker, Director, Producer, and of course a YouTuber. He has earned a great army of fans through his amazing and inspiring Vlogs. The New York-based filmmaker shares his life through his camera and his inspiring daily vlogs have earned him an army of fans. Covering major portions of his body are multiple inks which are meaningful to him. Let us explore them.


1. ‘Work Harder’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat Work harder Tattoo

Tattoo: Casey has a tattoo on his left hand’s wrist. This is not just the first ink on his body which is an inspiration ink. The tattoo was done by the Tattoo Artist, Eric from New Vision Tattoo, Gainesville, GA. This idea of this ink is taken from the neon signboard which hangs outside his New York studio and reads Work Harder. He’s got the same two words tattooed on his wrist. Also as a reminder to the times when did not even have a single work project throughout a year, he got ‘work harder’ tattooed on his left hand.

“just in case I forget,” he says.

2. ‘DO MORE’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat DO MORE Tattoo

Tattoo: On his right forearm, Casey has got the words, ” DO MORE” inked.

Meaning: “Do More” is a source of motivation for Casey. Besides his, “Work Harder” ink this tattoo is a continuous source of inspiration as well as the reminder that he needs to keep working hard and pursue the things which he is passionate about. He got this tattoo done when he was working on an Ad for the Nike fuel band- an Ad where he is known to have blown the budget traveling the world and showing just what it means to Do More!

3. ‘Always be closing’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat Always be closing Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left forearm, Casey has the words, “Always be closing” written on it. The tattoo is in tribute to his Grandmother.

4. Fish Bite Tattoo

Casey Neistat Fish Bite Tattoo

Tattoo: Casey has dedicated one tattoo on his body as a reminder to the time when he was bitten by a Tiger Fish in the Zambezi river while visiting the Devils Pool with his son. This particular ink according to Casey is a lifelong memory for him.

5. ‘Marathon Times’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat Thigh Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left thigh, Casey has a tattoo which represents his marathon times. Depending upon his achievements he keeps on adding line over the ink.

”I have a line–line–hash tattoo with my marathon PRs on my left leg,” Neistat says.

“Exactly. On my left leg, I have that. I only add a line if I break my PR. It looks like someone’s sketchbook. But I haven’t broken a PR in my last dozen marathons, so it’s in desperate need of an update. I only get it when I earn that update.”

6. ’30’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat 30 Tattoo

Tattoo: There are few inks on his body which represent the numbers, such as “5678” on his thigh, and “30” on his left forearm.

7. ‘Peony Flower’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat Peony Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a big tattoo of Peony Flower on Casey’s left bicep. Peony Flower is the symbol of beauty and transitory nature of our existence.

Left Arm Tattoos

8. ‘June 4. 2010’ Tattoo

Casey Neistat Date Tattoo

Tattoo: Casey has produced a show known as Neistat Brothers which was first premiered on June 4, 2010, at midnight on HBO. Thus to 8888888remember this day forever, Casey got the date inked on his left forearm. Under the date also lies an ink which shows the number, ‘5678’.

9. ‘Outline of New York’Tattoo

Casey Neistat Newyork Line Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner left forearm of Casey contains the outline of his home state, i.e New York City.

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