Charles Oliveira da Silva better known by his short name, Charles Oliveira is a famous Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. Charles is a professional competitor since the year 2008 and used to compete in small promotions until he decided to shift to UFC in 2010. Currently, he competes in the category of light division in UFC. Charles is known to be passionate about soccer too. His parents said that he used to play in the streets of Guaruja, and Brazil. It was after the major stay in the hospital, right after two months of his two-year-long stay there, he started practicing Jiu-Jitsu. Charles’ body also reveals that he is a tattoo lover too. Let us explore his inks.
“I was hospitalized for two years and doctors told my mom I couldn’t do sports anymore,” Oliveira says. “I loved soccer at the time, I had no idea what combat sports were, but stayed two years in the hospital. It sucked because I couldn’t leave. My parents had to work so I basically stayed there by myself all morning. It was hard to get used to it.”
Charles has got multiple horse tattoos on his body. As you can see his left arm is a complete dedication to the Horse tattoos.
Meaning: It is a well-known fact that Charles is a huge lover of Horse and horse races. Stretching from his left shoulder to his left wrist, there are multiple horse tattoos inked. The love for the animal connects to his love for the famous harness racing. He is a two-sport athlete who is known to try his luck at the sport, currently. His passion for the same is quite visible from his left arm dedication to the horse and the horse carts. Horse and horse rides give him peace.
Horse tattoos also symbolize bravery, power, strength, freedom, grace, and beauty. People also regard it as a perfect representation of companionship.
“Harness racing is a real passion for me. When you ride a horse, when you brush them, give them a bath, it makes me feel peaceful.”
1. Horse on Left Shoulder
2. Horse on Left Arm
3. Horse on Left bicep
4. Horse on Forearm
5. Leg Tattoo
6. Lion Tattoo
Tattoo: Covering his left forearm is the tattoo of the face of a majestic lion.
Meaning: Lion tattoos mark the personality of the wearer as courageous and powerful. The lion is the symbol of courage, strength, confidence, and intellectual being. Seeing the lion tattoo on his right arm and multiple horse tattoos on his left, now we can easily guess what kind of personality Charles has!
7. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner left wrist, Charles has got a tattoo that symbolizes his love for his partner. It shows the initials T and C followed by a love knot on the bottom.
Meaning: T represents the initial of his wife’s first name i.e. Talita Roberta Pereira and the letter C represents the initial of Charles’ first name. They both got married in the year 2014 and have a beautiful daughter too, named Tayla. The love knot shows hows strong their bond is and how much love Charles has for his wife.
8. Daughter’s Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left pec, Charles has got an adorable portrait of a smiling baby girl inked.
Meaning: The girl in the tattoo is her daughter, Tayla who was born to Charles and Talita in the year 2017 i.e. after three years of their marriage in 2014.
Charles got this tattoo inked ahead of his UFC 262 fight that was against Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.
9. Elephant Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the inner side of his right bicep, Charles has got the tattoo of an elephant.
Meaning: Elephant, the majestic animal of the jungle world is known to bring good luck. It is the universal symbol of strength, divinity, and loyalty.
10. Family Name Tattoo
Tattoo: On his top-back area, Charles has got the tattoo of the word, ‘OLIVEIRA’.
Meaning: Oliveira represents his family name. To showcase the richness of his family culture and values, he has got the name inked on his back.
11. ‘Gorilla’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a huge face of gorilla tattooed on his right inner arm.
Meaning: Gorilla symbolizes dignity, loyalty, compassion, strength, gentleness, accountability, and leadership. Some people also get gorilla tattoos as the spirit guides who are believed to grant you with inner strength which you may otherwise not realise to have in you. A fierce-looking gorilla is symbolic of intelligence and intellectual personality.
12. Heartbeat Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a heartbeat tattoo inked on Charles’ left forearm.
Meaning: It is the representation of love, power, emotion, passion, the passing time of life, and ultimately, gives the wearer the power to keep moving forward in his life irrespective of the hurdles and the difficult times.
13. Horse Cart Tattoo
Tattoo: This is another horse tattoo depicting the love for horses and horse races.
14. Tattoo on Right Bicep
Tattoo: There is another big portrait of a huge animal with minute ears tattooed on Charles’ body.