DC Young Fly’s 16 Tattoos & Their Meanings

John Whitfield, better known by his stage name, DC Young Fly is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to fame via his “Roasting Sessions” on Instagram and Vine. He is also a cast member of the comedy show, Wild ‘N Out.

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Young has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us go through them and explore their meanings.

1. ‘DC’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly dc tattoo

Tattoo: The letters, “DC” are tattooed right in the middle of Young’s eyebrows.

Meaning: The tattoo on his forehead represents his brotherhood, Da Crew. Everyone from the crew has a matching tattoo on their body at different places. Young decided to get it on his face so that people would know him and what he represents. The tattoo also serves as a tribute to his brother, Richie Whitfield who passed away in 2010. He explained how he got the face tattoo when face tattoos were considered crazy but now they are a completely different thing.

2. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly cross tattoo

Tattoo: The right upper arm and shoulder of the actor have a large tattoo of a cross on them. The cross also has the word, “SOLOMON” tattooed inside it. The cross also has rays of light coming from behind it and three interconnected rings in the background.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cross on his arm represents his religious views. The cross is a popular tattoo design that represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity. The name, “Solomon” inside the cross, refers to the story of King Solomon who prayed to God for  “discerning heart” and “to distinguish between right and wrong.” which is why he was blessed with wisdom, good health, and wealth. The name also signifies peace.

3. ‘Music and Stars’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly music stars tattoo

Tattoo: The entire right sleeve of the comedian is covered in a complex tattoo design. The tattoo design has many musical notes and stars connected by different shapes covering his forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo of the musical notes represents his love for music and the industry.

4. ‘Shark’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly shark tattoo

Tattoo: The right hand of the rapper has a tattoo of a shark’s head on it.

5. ‘Westside’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly westside tattoo

Tattoo: The word, “WESTSIDE” is tattooed on the side of his right forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo represents his home. Young was born and grew up on the West Side of Atlanta, Georgia.

6. ‘Jesus’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly jesus tattoo

Tattoo: Young’s left shoulder has another religious tattoo on it. His left shoulder and upper arm are covered with a tattoo of the face of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is seen crying in the tattoo and there is a pattern of clouds tattooed below him with the words, “GOD SON” tattooed on the clouds.

Meaning: The tattoo of the face of Jesus along with the words represents his religious views. Christ is known as the “Son of God” and is a very popular tattoo choice in the Christian faith.

7. Bicep Tattoos

DC Young Fly bicep tattoo

DC Young Fly design tattoo

Tattoo: The left bicep of the rapper has the word, “RESOACH” tattooed on it. The letters might have a hidden meaning or they might be scrambled word. His right bicep also has a design tattooed on it consisting of bubbles. The tattoo also has blocks tattooed in its background.

8. Design Tattoo

DC Young Fly forearm tattoo

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Tattoo: The left forearm of the actor has a wooden piece tattooed on it. The piece is also wrapped in a banner with several words written on it. There is a rocket tattooed on the side of his left forearm that is flying towards his wrist and has words tattooed on it. The rest of his sleeve is covered up with designs of musical notes, stars, and numbers like his other forearm.

9. Hand Tattoo

DC Young Fly hand tattoo

Tattoo: Young’s left hand also has a tattoo design covering it along with a name tattooed near his thumb.

10. ‘Gutta’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly gutta tattoo

Tattoo: The front of his throat has the words, “100% GUTTA” tattooed on it.

11. Neck Tattoos

DC Young Fly neck tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his neck also has a design tattooed on it along with a name.

12. Masks Tattoo

DC Young Fly masks tattoo

Tattoo: The right pec of the rapper has a pair of masks tattooed on it. One of the masks is laughing while the other one is crying. The words, “Laugh Now” and “Cry Later” are also tattooed above and below the masks.

Meaning: The tattoo design of the masks is a motivational tattoo that reminds him and his fans to always live in the moment and be happy. The original mask design comes from Greek theatre and is called the masks of Comedy and Tragedy.

13. ‘Birds and Design’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly birds design tattoo

Tattoo: Young’s left pec has a tattoo of a tiny bird on it surrounded by musical notes. There is also a large circular design tattooed on the left side of his stomach.

Meaning: The tattoo of the little singing bird represents his love for music.

14. Quote Tattoo

DC Young Fly quote tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his body has the quote, “I got more haters than supporters, but if you’re hating, then you’re supporting.” tattooed on it.

Meaning: This is another motivational message that also serves as a message to all his haters.

15. ‘Nova’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly nova tattoo

Tattoo: The name, “NOVA” is tattooed on the left side of Young’s body.

Meaning: The name represents the name of his beloved daughter, Nova. DC Young is in a relationship with Jacky Oh who gave birth to Nova in 2016.

16. ‘Quote and Portrait’ Tattoo

DC Young Fly quote portrait tattoo

Tattoo: The upper back of the rapper has a quote tattooed on it that is encased between two “Rs” that are mirror images of each other. The quote reads, “Together We Live On, Together We Are Strong, Together We Fly”. There is also a portrait of the face of a girl tattooed on the right side of his back. The words, “Princess Erica” are also tattooed below the girl along with a crown.

Meaning: Young’s back has tribute tattoos for his loved ones. The quote on his back encased between “Rs” is a tribute tattoo for his brother, Richie Whitfield who passed away in 2010. The portrait on his back is of his cousin, Erica. He got this tattoo as a tribute to her as she passed away in a shooting tragedy on July 5, 2020.

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