Chris Brown’s 26 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Christopher Maurice Brown, popularly known as Chris Brown is an American Singer, Rapper, Video recording artist and an Actor. Chris Brown has multiple inks on his whole body. His tattoos honor the people in his life that are most important to him, besides this, there are many inks which hold religious importance for him. He got his first tattoo at the age of 13years. Let’s explore his various tattoos and their meanings.


1. ‘Chris Brown’s Jesus’ tattoo

Chris Brown Jesus Tattoo

Tattoo: Jesus Christ surrounded by music notes inked on Chris’ right bicep.

Meaning: Chris Brown got this tattoo in tribute to his talent for singing, which he thinks is a gift to him by Jesus. The tattoo signifies how ‘God gave him the gift to sing’ as said by Chris himself, thus he decided to get inked with Jesus Christ surrounded by music notes. This was Chris’s first tattoo which he got against the wishes of his mother.

2. ‘Joyce’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Joyce Tattoo

Tattoo: Brown’s inner wrist is inked with the words Joyce.

Meaning: Joyce is Chris Brown’s mother’s name.

3. ‘Chris’ Wings’ Tattoo

Chris_Brown_Angel Wings tattoo

Tattoo: There is a huge tattoo of angel wings on the singer’s chest.

Meaning: The wings signify his religious beliefs.

4. ‘The Symphonic Love’ Tattoo

Chris_Brown_Symphonic Love tattoo

Tattoo: The singer has the words, “Symphonic Love” written across his chest.

Meaning: The tattoo on his chest says Symphonic Love, which symbolizes Brown’s commitment and love for his music.

5. ‘F16 Fighter Jet’ Tattoo

Chris Brown F 16 Fighter Jet Tattoo-

Tattoo: Chris got an F16 Fighter jet tattoo just below the wings in 2012 on his torso.

6. ‘FAME’ Tattoo

Chris Brown FAME Tattoo

Tattoo: Chris has the word, “FAME” tattooed inked on his bicep.

Meaning: The FAME tattoo means, “Forgive All My Enemies“ which is also the title of the singer’s 4th album. In 2012, Chris also stated in an interview that the words FAME have another meaning, “Fans are my everything.”

7. ‘The brutally beaten woman’s Face’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Brutally Beaten Woman Face Tattoo

Tattoo: Chris has the face of a beaten woman on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: This tattoo represents,” Dios de Los Muertos” which means the Day of the Dead which is a Mexican festival to honor dead relatives and family.

8. ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Dragon Ball Z Tattoo

Tattoo: The singer is a big fan of Anime and Manga and has a 5 stared dragon ball inked on his right leg.

Meaning: The tattoo shows his liking towards the show, “Dragon Ball Z.”

9. ‘Astro boy and BAPE’ Tattoo

Chris Brown BAPE Tattoo

Tattoo: Yet another cartoon character, Astro boy is tattooed on the singer’s left leg just beside a BAPE i.e a breathing ape tattoo on Brown’s left calf.

Meaning: Astro boy might signify his love for the character and BAPE is a Japanese clothing brand. Brown is the face for BAPE’s luxe diffusion line and BAPE Black Label.

10. ‘Mega Man’ Tattoo


Tattoo: Chris has a Mega Man tattoo on his right leg.

Meaning: The mega man tattoo is another one of his favorite characters.

11. ‘The Ninja Warriors with Swords’ Tattoo

chris brown tattoo 4

Tattoo: Just below Jesus Tattoo, on the singer’s shoulder are two ninja warriors holding swords. In between them, are the words,” Darkness to Light” inked.

Meaning: The ninjas represent, ”Good and Evil.”

12. ‘The Snake and the All-seeing Eye’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Snake and All Seeing Tattoo

Tattoo: Brown has the tattoo of a snake with a triangle at the end of its tail containing the all-seeing eye, on his back.

Meaning: Chris described it as, “The impossible triangle: year of the snake!”. Brown was born in 1989 which in Chinese Zodiac is the year of the snake. The all-seeing eye in a triangle is the sign of the cult Illuminati which the singer has been linked with by some.

13. Karrueche Tran Tattoo


Tattoo: The singer has inked the face of Karrueche Tran on his elbow.

Meaning: The tattoo is to pay tribute to his ex-girlfriend.

14. ‘The feathers and The Smiley’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Smiley and Feather Tattoo

Tattoo: The singer has a tattoo of a smiley face who instead of a smile, has a grin on his back. Just above the smiley are two feathers which resemble a danger sign.

15. ‘Royalty Brown’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Royality Brown Tattoo

Tattoo: Chris Brown has the tattoo of his daughter, Royalty on his back.

Meaning: The singer got his daughter’s face tattooed on his back on her 2nd birthday.

16. ‘Aphrodite and The Bull’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Head Tattoo

Tattoo: Brown has a tattoo of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite on the back of his head and a bull inked at the center of his skull

Meaning: Chris revealed the tattoos on his Instagram saying that the bull represents his sun sign that is Taurus and has been placed on the left side of his head for the protection of his heart in the love of his goddess and his daughter Royalty.

17. ‘The Bandit’ Tattoo

Chris Brown The Bandit Tattoo

Tattoo: Right under Brown’s armpit is a tattoo of himself wearing a hood and a respiratory mask.

Meaning: Brown revealed the ink on Instagram in 2012 with the caption, “The Bandit.

19. ‘T Rex’ Tattoo

Chris Brown T Rex Tattoo

Tattoo: In 2013, Brown revealed a new ink. A dinosaur tattoo just below the left rib cage. The dinosaur is the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

20. ‘The Indian Chief’ Tattoo


Tattoo: On the left side of the singer’s neck is Wolf’s head wearing the crown of a Red-Indian Chief.

Meaning: The wolf is the symbol of guardianship, loyalty, and spirit.

21. ‘The Three Stars’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Three Stars Tattoo

Tattoo: Brown has three stars inked behind his right ear.

Meaning: Brown and his then-girlfriend, Rihanna got matching tattoos of stars on their necks.

22. ‘The Halo skulls’ Tattoo


Tattoo: Both of the singer’s hands have a simple skull laughing with a halo ring above its head.

Meaning: This is a symbol of what happens when we die. How we leave behind just bones and dust.

23. ‘The hand holding the C’ Tattoo

Chris Brown Hand and C Tattoo

Tattoo: On the left shoulder, Brown has the tattoo of a hand holding the letter, C.

Meaning: Chris explained the tattoo, that he himself designed saying that its his own hand holding out his initial, symbolic of him making his own destiny.

24. ‘Crossbones’ Tattoo


Tattoo: The singer revealed yet another tattoo of the letter X made by two bones crisscrossed on his foot.

Meaning: The singer revealed the tattoo and then posted another photo, giving out the title of his next album, X.

25. ‘The Warrior’ Tattoo


Tattoo: Just above the hand holding the C is another anime character. A warrior wearing a straw hat and holding a katana.

Meaning: The singer has got many tattoos of his favorite characters and this might be another one. Or this tattoo represents the singer’s warrior spirit.

26. ‘The spray can with twos’ Tattoo


Tattoo: Below the hand holding the C is an ink of a spray can with a face. Just above the spray can are two 2s. One with an arrow pointing up and the other one with the arrow pointing down.

Meaning: The tattoo is a symbol for Brown’s love for Virginia, the place where he grew up. And the spray can symbolize the singer’s love for graffiti art.


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