Cleo Pires Ayrosa Galvão, popularly known as Cleo Pires is a Brazilian singer and actress. She has appeared in many films such as Benjamin, Operações Especiais, Rio I love you, Time and the Wind. She has also appeared in many TV Series such as America for which she won, Melhores do Ano, Prêmio Extra de Televisão, Meus Prêmios Nick, and Prêmio Contigo! de TV Awards. Cleo has many interesting tattoos on her body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings they hold.
1. ‘Hunter and Serpent’ Tattoos
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Tattoo: The left arm of the actress, just above her elbow contains the word, “HUNTER” tattooed on it. Cleo’s left shoulder contains a tattoo of a serpent.
Meaning: The word Hunter reflects her personality as Cleo is also very active in fighting for women’s rights. The snake is the symbol of a new beginning in life which is also the reason behind Cleo getting the serpent tattoo on her body.
2. Quote on Right Arm
Tattoo: The right arm of the actress, just above the elbow contains a quote tattooed on it which encircles her arm like a band. The quote reads, “Le But La Vie C’est La Maturation De L’ame”
Meaning: The French quote means, “The purpose of life is the ripening of the soul” which Cleo loved very much and got it tattooed on her body.
3. Symbols Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her right wrist contains three symbols tattooed on it. The symbols resemble the letters, A, T, and Y.
4. Truth Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of her left forearm, just above her wrist contains the word, “TRUTH” tattooed on it in a unique design.
Meaning: Truth is one of the virtues of the actress. She believes that honesty can avoid so many problems.
5. Knuckle Tattoo
Tattoo: The left hand’s knuckles of the actress contain four different symbols for the letter I, D, E, and M. The letters collectively form the word, “idem”.
Meaning: Cleo got this matching tattoo with her ex-boyfriend, Romulo Neto. This is a response from the movie, “Ghost from the Other Side of Life” where one of the characters responds with idem when told, I love you.
6. Map Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her right forearm contains a tattoo of the map of the world.
7. Word Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the actress contains the word, “Souers” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The word is again, French meaning sisters. She got this tattoo to show her love for her sisters, Antonia, Ana, Krizia, and Taina.
8. ‘Music Notes’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her left forearm contains a large tattoo design. The tattoo is a phrase tattooed in another foreign language.
Meaning: The language is actually African and the tattoo translates to , “To get rich you must give.” which is one of the principles Cleo follows in her life.
9. ‘Mamma’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right part of her chest contains the word, Mamma tattooed on it.
Meaning: The actress got this tattoo to show her love for her mother, Gloria Pires.
10. ‘Fever’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left breast of the Brazilian contains a tattoo of the word, “Fever” on it.
11. ‘OneLove, Diamond, Liberte, and Japanese letters’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The back of the actress contains several tattoos on it. The left side of her upper back contains a tattoo of a Diamond. The middle area of her upper back, just below her neck contains the word, “oneLove” tattooed on it. A little to the right of the words are two Chinese characters tattooed. The left side of her body, to the left of her breast, contains the word, “Liberté” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The diamond is there which shows a meaning to know your worth which is another one of her women’s rights tattoos. The one love tattoo was gotten by her as it is one of her favorite singers, Bob Marley’s line. The Japanese characters are the characters for Love and Friendship. Cleo loves getting tattoos in multiple languages and has many tattoos in French, English, Japanese, and Portuguese. The word, Liberte is French for Freedom and Cleo got this matching tattoo along with a few of her friends.
12. Dragon Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower back of the actress, just above her waistline contains a tattoo of a Chinese Dragon on it.
Meaning: The Chinese dragon is one of the traditional Chinese tattoos which represents wisdom, strength, power, and loyalty.
13. Phrase Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of her body, above her hips contains a tattoo of a phrase which reads, “Live and let die”
Meaning: The phrase is the title of the hit song by The Beatles that was also recomposed by Guns N Roses. Cleo might have gotten it due to her love for music but then perhaps it might be just a phrase to her and how she chooses to live her life.
14. ‘Nha kretcheu’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The belly of the actress, just below her left breast contains the words, “Nha kretcheu” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Cleo got this tattoo while she was in Africa and it is a Creole dialect and the Portuguese translation to the words, “Nha kretcheu” is a boyfriend or a very special person.
Tattoo: The backside of her left leg, just below her hip is another tattoo of a quote which reads, “RIDE or DIE”
Meaning: This is one of the most famous quotes said by Vin Diesel’s character Dom in the Fast and Furious Series. Cleo is a big fan of the series so she decided to get this tattoo on her body.
16. Flower Tattoo
Tattoo: The right forearm of the actress, just below her elbow contains a tattoo of a flower.
Meaning: This is the latest tattoo that Cleo has got.
17. Stars Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of her right foot contains a tattoo of two stars on it.
Tattoo: The left side of her waist, contains another French line tattooed on it which runs along her waistline and reaches her back.
Tattoo: The right side of her body contains a tattoo of a heart being pierced by an arrow.
Meaning: The arrow piercing the heart is the symbol of getting hurt from romantic love. Cleo got this tattoo when she separated from her ex-boyfriend.
Tattoo: The right hand of the actress, just along her thumb contains a tattoo of a phrase that is hard to make out.
21. Teenage Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of her neck contains the word, “Teenage” tattooed on it.
22. Wolf Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of her right leg contains a large tattoo of the face of a wolf tattooed on it.
Meaning: A wolf tattoo symbolizes strength and loyalty which is the reason Cleo also got the magnificent creature tattooed on her body.
Besides this tattoo, Cleo also had another tattoo of a poem inked on her body. But she got it in the henna so it was a temporary tattoo.
23. Poem Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Cleo’s hip had a temporary tattoo of a poem which she said was one of Fernando Pessoa’s apocryphal texts. She liked it so much that she decided to get it tattooed on her for the time being.
Meaning: The lines of the poem roughly translate to, “There is a time when we have to give up our worn clothes, which already have the shape of our bodies, and forget our ways. , which always takes us to the same places. It is the time of the crossing: and if we dare not do so, we will be forever on the fringes of ourselves.”