Phillip Jack Brooks is an American mixed martial artist and retired professional wrestler, who is popularly known by his ring name, CM Punk. He’s has won three-time WWE Championship, three-time WWE World Heavyweight Championship, one-time ECW, and one-time ROH World Championship. Apart from his wrestling career, he also showed his interest in getting body inks which is evident from the number of tattoos he got on his body. Most of his tattoos are the symbols and mantras followed by him in his life. Every tattoo is unique and perfectly suits the personality of Punk. Let’s scroll further to know more details regarding his tattoos along with their meanings.
1. ‘STRAIGHT EDGE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘STRAIGHT EDGE’ Tattoo on his stomach.
Meaning: ‘Straight Edge’ is a culture followed by people who refrain themselves from using alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet, and not taking caffeine and prescription drugs. Punk follows the straight edge lifestyle. This is one of the oldest tattoos of Punk which he got inked on his stomach. In an interview, he said,
“I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I don’t use drugs. That may be boring for some people, but that’s just me. that’s how I live my life.”
2. ‘Pepsi Globe Logo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Pepsi Globe Logo’ Tattoo near his left shoulder.
Meaning: Punk got the Pepsi logo tattoo to emphasize his straight edge beliefs. Whenever Punk is asked about his Pepsi logo tattoo he replies,
“I like Pepsi.”
Not only this, but this Pepsi logo is also related to his two signature moves.
3. ‘LUCK IS FOR LOSERS’ Tattoo
4. ‘Four Ace Playing Cards’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Four Ace Playing Cards’ Tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: Punk got this tattoo inked to express his love and tribute towards ‘Ace Steel,’ a very famous American professional wrestler. Regarding his tattoos Punk said,
“Tattoos are like wearing your heart on your sleeve, It’s about showing who you are on the inside by showing it on the outside. You shouldn’t go into a tattoo parlor and pick something off the wall, that’s just boring. Each tattoo you get should have some deep, deep meaning.”
5. ‘Horseshoe’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Horseshoe’ Tattoo on his left elbow.
Meaning: Horseshoe tattoos symbolize good luck, protection, success, and powers.
6. ‘No gimmicks needed’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘No gimmicks needed’ Tattoo on his left hand.
Meaning: Punk got this tattoo inked on his left hand as a tribute to deceased wrestler Chris Candido, who died because of pneumonia. He said,
“The thing is, I don’t even believe in luck, The four aces may symbolize luck to some people, but they’re really a tribute to Ace Steele, the man responsible for breaking me into the wrestling business.”
7. ‘DRUG FREE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘DRUG FREE’ Tattoo on the knuckles of his hands.
Meaning: The tattoo ‘DRUG FREE’ truly justifies the ‘straight edge’ lifestyle of CM Punk.
8. ‘Four-Leaf Clover’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Four-Leaf Clover’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: ‘Four-Leaf Clover’ symbolizes good luck and faith.
9. ‘Cobra Command Logo’ Tattoo
10. ‘Arshikage Ninja Clan’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Arashikage Ninja Clan’ Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Arshikage is a fictional ninja clan from the military-themed G. I. Joe’s series of comics, television shows, and action figures. Punk got this tattoo on his right forearm.
11. ‘Spider web with number 13’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Spider web with number 13’ Tattoo on his right elbow.
Meaning: CM Punk considers the number 13 as his lucky number. So, he got this number inked inside his spider web tattoo on his right elbow. In an interview, he said,
“I’ve got Spider-Man hanging off the web with the lucky 13 in it — again with the good luck.”
12. ‘Bouncing Souls Band logo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Bouncing Souls Band Logo’ Tattoo on his left bicep.
Meaning: The Bouncing Souls are an American Punk band from New Jersey, formed in 1989. Punk got the logo of the band on his left bicep.
13. ‘Lighting Bolt’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Lighting Bolt’ Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: The ‘lighting bolt’ tattoos are often related to Greek God Zeus. It’s a symbol of power.
14. ‘Cobra’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Cobra’ Tattoo on his chest.
Meaning: Punk got greenish-colored cobra inked on his chest. Along with this cobra tattoo, a skull piece and red color flowers are also inked. He said,
“I had just quit my job at some Speedway, so I decided to get the cobra and the ‘spitfire.’ I think I got the Pepsi tattoo was right before that one.”
15. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
16. ‘Fish Skeleton’ Tattoo
17. ‘Mini Skull’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Mini Skull’ Tattoo near his right wrist.
Meaning: The skull tattoos have both negative and positive meanings related to them. Negatively, it represents death and mortality. Whereas, in a positive way it represents one’s ways of overcoming the obstacles in life.
18. ‘Skull Pez Dispenser’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Skull Pez Dispenser’ Tattoo on his right arm.
Meaning: Punk got a ‘Skull Pez Dispenser’ tattoo with an unidentified text on the banner inked on his right arm.
19. ‘Rosie The Riveter’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Rosie The Riveter’ Tattoo on his right bicep.
Meaning: CM Punk ‘Rosie The Riveter’ tattoo with the words ‘There is war’ below it, on his right bicep. Rosie The Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories during the war, to produce war supplies.
20. ‘Kissing Lips’ Tattoo
21. ‘HONOR’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘HONOR’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: Punk got a red-colored heart with a dagger going through it and a banner stating, ‘HONOR’ in bold letters is inked on his left forearm.
22. ‘Brass Knuckle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Brass Knuckle’ Tattoo near his left wrist.
Meaning: Knuckle tattoos have different meanings behind them. Commonly, it means that the person is strong enough to face any difficulty in life. It also denotes good fortune.
23. ‘Japanese Koi Fish’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Japanese Koi Fish’ Tattoo on his left arm.
Meaning: Punk got a three-eyed Japanese Koi fish tattoo on his left arm which represents good luck, prosperity, determination, positivity, and strength.
24. ‘Paw’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Paw’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: This paw tattoo along with the word ‘Callee’ is of Punk’s pet dog.
25. ‘Dices’ Tattoo
26. ‘ROMANCE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘ROMANCE’ Tattoo on his fingers of both hands.
Meaning: CM Punk got the word ‘romance’ inked in bold letters on the fingers of both hands. Along with the word romance, he got a tiny red-colored heart on his pinky finger. This tattoo might be related to his lady love, April Mendez, popularly known as AJ Lee.
27. ‘Anchor’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Anchor’ Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: It represents hope, salvation, calmness, and composure.
28. ‘Dagger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Dagger’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: A large ‘dagger’ going through his ‘brass-knuckle tattoo is inked on his left forearm.
29. ‘Evil Mask’ Tattoo
30. ‘Different Symbols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Different Symbols’ Tattoo on his right arm.
Meaning: Punk got the pattern of different symbols like a tiny anchor, stars, dots, and ice-cream inked on his right arm. These might be inked to cover the spaces in between his sleeve tattoos. Regarding these tattoos, he said,
“I’m also a fan of traditional tattoos. I like old school traditional tattoo art, which includes some of the stars and a few anchors I have on my arm; there is a lightning bolt on there somewhere, too.”
31. ‘Callee’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Callee’ Tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: Callee is the name of Punk’s dog. In an interview, he said,
“That was from my dog Callie, who I still think is cooler than most humans I know. I made a print of her paw and got it on my arm so I’d remember her.”
32. ‘Lita’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Lita’ Tattoo on his right arm.
Meaning: Lita is an American professional wrestler, whom CM Punk dated between 2012-13. During the time of dating her, Punk got her tattoo inked on the inner portion of her right arm. Still, no confirmation by punk is made regarding this tattoo.
33. ‘Flying Bird’ Tattoo
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Tattoo: ‘Flying Bird’ Tattoo on her left forearm.
Meaning: A red-colored flying bird is inked on Punk’s left forearm, representing freedom.
34. ‘Dagger with a Japanese Dragon’ Tattoo
35. ‘SPITFIRE’ Tattoo
36. ‘Evil Skull of Virgin Mary’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Evil Skull of Virgin Mary’ Tattoo on the inner portion of his right arm.
Meaning: In an interview, Punk stated this tattoo. He said,
“It’s like a prayer card but it’s a skull. I love the portrait, there is just something romantic about it. I think it’s very cool.”
37. ‘Green Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Green Rose’ Tattoo near his right wrist.
Meaning: The green rose tattoos mean ‘lucky in love’.
38. Tattoo on his right wrist
39. Tattoo on his left arm
40. ‘Rabbit Foot’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Rabbit Foot’ Tattoo near his left shoulder.
Meaning: Rabbit Foot is a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
41. ‘Blue-Colored Boot’ Tattoo
42. ‘Tiny Bat’ Tattoo
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Tattoo: ‘Tiny Bat’ Tattoo on his left arm, near his Pepsi Logo tattoo.
Meaning: The bats’ tattoo represents rebirth.
43. ‘Skull with GFY’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Skull with GFY’ Tattoo on his right leg.
Meaning: Skull with GFY is an acronym of ‘Go Fuck Yourself.’
44. ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on his right leg.
Meaning: CM Punk got this tattoo inked in on his right leg in 2013. On August 23, 2013, CM Punk uploaded the picture on his Twitter account with the caption,
“A genius at work. #captured.”
No more information regarding this tattoo is available.
45. ‘Number 31’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Number 31’ Tattoo behind his left ear.
Meaning: The number 31 is related to the soccer jersey number of his younger sister. The stars surrounding this number represents his other siblings and the bond between each one of them.
46. ‘Operation Ivy Dancing Ska Man’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Operation Ivy Dancing Ska Man’ Tattoo on his left leg.
Meaning: Operation Ivy is a rock band formed in 1987. Punk got the logo of this band inked on his left leg. In an interview, Punk said,
“I thought it was cool, and I love Operation Ivy’s music.”
47. Tattoo on his left arm
48. Tattoo on his left leg
49. ‘OUT OF STEP’ Tattoo
50. ‘Crystal Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Crystal Star’ Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: It represents positive energies and harmony.
51. ‘Pizza Slice’ Tattoo
52. Tattoo to Honor Harley Race
Tattoo: Tattoo on his left leg.
Meaning: On February 13, 2021, CM Punk got this tattoo inked to honor the legendary WWE star ‘Harley Race’ by the tattoo artist, Nick Colella, on his left leg. On February 13, 2021, the tattoo artist, Nick uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram handle, with the caption,
Stoked to do this memorial for pro wrestler Harley Race on his friend @cmpunk thanks for the trust.”
In an interview in 2019, CM Punk said,
[I have] two [sports tattoos] – I’ve got the cup for the Hawks and I got a little goat after the Cubs won the World Series. I guess the Misawa boot would be #3, I don’t know if I have any other wrestling related tattoos.”