Dele Alli’s 33 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Dele Alli whose full name is Bamidele Jermaine “Dele” Alli, is a famous English Profesional Footballer. He plays as a midfielder for the Premier League Club Tottenham Hotspur and the England National Team. At the mere age of 11 years, Dele joined the youth system following which, he made a record of 88 appearances for the team and scored 24 goals. Alli is regarded as one of the best young midfielders of his generation owing to his skills and expertise. Competing with other footballers, Dele is not behind when it comes to body tattoos. Dele has got ample body inks. Let us explore them.

Dele Alli

1. ’96’ Tattoo

Dele 96 tattoo

Tattoo: On his upper right arm, Deele has got the tattoo of the number 96.

Meaning: 96 represents dele’s birth year as he was born on 11 April 1996.

2. ‘Avengers’ Tattoo

Dele A Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left bicep, there is a tattoo of the letter ‘A’ encircled on all sides.

Meaning: The tattoo actually is the Avengers Tattoo. It is the official logo of the Avengers series which is a famous American Superhero Film of 2012. It is also known as Marvel’s The Avengers or Avengers and is based upon the Marvel Comics Superhero team-Avengers. Dele is a big fan of the Avengers as claimed by him in one of his interviews.

3. ‘Aries Symbol’ Tattoo

Dele aries symbol tattoo

Tattoo: On his inner right bicep, there is a tattoo of the astrological sign.

Meaning: The symbol on his arm represents the ‘Aries’ symbol. The tattoo is dedicated to his birth sign since he was born on 11 April 1996.

4. ‘Family Guy’ Tattoo

Dele arm cartoon tatto

Tattoo: Dele has got the tattoo of the famous fictional character, Stewie Griffin from the series, Family Guy. It is an American adult animated sitcom.

5. ‘Flinstones’ Tattoo

Dele arm tattoo

Tattoo: On his right forearm, Dele has got another cartoon-inspired tattoo. It is the famous fictional character, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, who is the adopted son of Barney and Betty Rubble in the Flintstones series.

6. Back Tattoo

Dele back tattoo

Tattoo: On his back, dele has got the tattoo of a boy who has a football in his left arm and is seen directing with his other hand.

7. ‘Cartoon Character-Ed, Edd n Eddy’ Tattoo

Dele bicep cartoon tattoo

Tattoo: The character from the cartoon series, Ed, Edd n Eddy is inked on his body.

Meaning: Ed, Edd n Eddy is a famous 90’s cartoon series, based on three boys who try hard to survive and learn new things during their adolescence. Boys named Ed, Edd, and Eddy are the leads of the animated television comedy series which was created by Danny Antonucci for the CN network.

8. ‘Rick and Morty’ Tattoo

Dele bicep tattoo

Tattoo: On his left upper arm, there is another pair of cartoon characters tattooed on Dele.

Meaning: The characters are from another one of the famous cartoon network series Rick and Morty. It is actually an adult animated science fiction sitcom that was created for the cartoon network night show series. The American sitcom was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Its story is based upon a father and a daughter who are reunited after 20 years when Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth’s doorstep who invites him to stay with her. However, the only concern is Beth’s husband, Jerry.

9. ‘Punch’ Tattoo

Dele bug tattoo

10. ‘Guardian Angel’ Tattoo

Dele cross on arm tattoo

Tattoo: On his right forearm, dele has got a huge cross inked along with an angel who is seen holding the cross in her hands.

Meaning: The cross is the Holy Symbol of Christians. The cross and the angel symbolizes Dele’s faith in Christian beliefs. Guardian angel is symbolic of peace, beauty, love, health, faith, and protection. This tattoo is also common among people who wish to commemorate someone close to them who is no more alive. It is believed that the angels represent our dead loved ones who become the angels (messengers of God and protect us in their absence).

11. Neck Tattoo

Dele neck tattoo

Dele cross on ear tattoo

Tattoo: On the back of his neck, Dele has got Latin writing tattooed.

Meaning: It says ‘dum vivimus vivamus‘ which stands for ‘While we live’ when translated into English.

12. Finger Tattoos

Dele cross tattoo

Tattoo: On Dele’s right hand there are few symbols inked. There is an eye on his index finger followed by a cross surrounded by rays of light and another cross right under it is tattooed on his middle finger.

Meaning: An eye is a symbol of what the person actually believes in his life. It can be vision, life, focus, smartness, protection, and intuition. On the other hand, the cross is the Holy symbol of Christians. It represents the wearer’s deep faith in his religion and the blessings of Jesus Christ.

13. Feather Tattoo

Dele feather tattoo

Tattoo: Near his right hand’s thumb, Dele has got a light-shaded feather tattoo.

Meaning: Feather tattoos are often symbolic of freedom, freshness, courage, wisdom, and strength to deal with the hard aspects that life keeps throwing at us. Feather is also considered as the source of direction given from the heavens above.

14. Symbols on Fingers

Dele finger tattoos

Tattoo: His right hand is covered with other symbols such as ‘h’, ‘a red heart, ‘cross, and ‘an eye.’ The red heart is the universal symbol of love and romance, the cross is the Holy Symbol of Christians whereas, an eye tattoo represents the omnipresence of God. It means to reflect that God is above us all and is watching all our actions.

15. Feathers on Arm

Dele forearm feathers tattoo

Tattoo: Dele’s right forearm is covered with a feather tattoo. It is believed to symbolize faith, honor, trust, and strength.

16. Family Tattoo

Dele inner arm writing tattoo

Tattoo: On his inner left bicep, Dele has got a famous quote inked which says, ‘Blood makes us related. Loyalty makes you family.’

Meaning: The above saying stands for the weirdest fact of the universe that the people who are related to you by blood/or your relatives do not always inspire, encourage, and support you always. It is not necessary to be related by blood to become a family. Family is not always about blood! Your friends, colleagues, who do good and inspire you to become a better person can also become your family. What all it takes is just Loyalty.

17. ‘King and Queen Playing Cards’ Tattoo

Dele king and queen playing cards tattoo Dele king and queen tattoo

Tattoo: On his right shoulder, there is a magnificent tattoo of the king and the queen playing cards.

Meaning: King and Queen tattoo is symbolic of the love and the purest form of relationship i.e. between the couple. However, some people get this tattoo only to showcase their love for the game of playing cards.

18. ‘Mario’ Tattoo

Dele left arm cartoon

Tattoo: On his left inner forearm, Dele has got the colorful tattoo of the famous character, Mario.

Meaning: Mario is the lead of the platform game series, Super Mario.  It is created by Nintendo.

19. Arm Tattoo

Dele left arm tattoo

20. Bicep Tattoos

Dele left bicep tattoo

Tattoo: There are some letters inked in Chinese on Dele’s left upper arm.

21. ‘Vice City’ Tattoo

Dele left forearm tattoo

Tattoo: On his upper left arm, Dele has got the tattoo of the words, ‘VICE CITY’. It is actually the Grand Theft Auto which has been represented in the form of a ‘Vice City’ tattoo.

22. ‘WHY SO SERIOUS? Tattoo

Dele left forearm writing

23. ‘LOSER/LOVER’ Tattoo

Dele LOSER Tattoo

Tattoo: On his upper left arm right above his elbow, Dele has got the tattoo of the word, ‘LOSER’ which he later transformed to ‘LOVER’. The tattoo was revealed during one of the practice sessions on 23 June 2020.

24. ‘Cards Tattoo

Dele playing cards tattoo

Tattoo: There are playing cards inked on his upper right arm.

Meaning: Playing cards are the symbol of good luck, fortune, and wealth. They also represent the struggle of the opposing forces of the universe to compete and thus, win against each other.

25. ‘Psalm 23:4’ Tattoo

Dele Psalm 23 4 tattoo

Tattoo: On the left side of his stomach, dele has got the tattoo of Psalm 23:4.

Meaning: Psalm 23:4 reads, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” It is taken from The Holy Bible. The lines represent that even if you have to walk through the phases of darkness and depression through your life, you should be courageous enough because there is always a light to comfort you at the end of your struggles.

26. ‘Smiley’ Tattoo

Dele smiley tattoo

27. ‘Hope Symbol’ Tattoo

Dele star tattoo

Tattoo: His right-hand carries an eight-pointed nautical star tattoo.

Meaning: Star is the symbol of direction and guidance. The eight-pointed star actually represents the ‘Hope Symbol’. The tattoo represents an eight-pointed star that is enclosed in a circle. This tattoo has special relevance. It is the source of achieving balance in life and is also referred to as the ‘Star Knowledge’.

28. ‘This hurts’ Tattoo

Dele This Hurts tattoo

29. ‘Tic Tac Toe’ Tattoo

Dele tic tac toe tattoo

Tattoo: Near to his avenger’s tattoo on his inner left arm, Dele has got the tattoo of the tic-tac-toe.

30. ‘Vice City’ Tattoo

Dele Vice City tattoo

31. Hand Writing Tattoo

Dele writing on hand tattoo

Tattoo:The only thing we have to fear is fear itself‘ is inked on Dele’s right hand.

Meaning: It is the most memorable line said by the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the time of the Depression, he said this line to help Americans gain re-gain their faith in themselves. The quote means that we should look at the problems with confidence rather than being held back by despair, fear, and doubt. Only then we can succeed in our lives.

“”So first of all let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself–nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

32. ‘Writing on Arm’ Tattoo

Dele writing on left arm tattoo

Tattoo: Under his Mario tattoo, Dele has got the lines that say,


That’s so funny, last time I heard that I laugh so hard I fell off my dinosaur.

Dale Doback

Meaning: It is a common line that is used when you hear something which you probably haven’t heard in like million years. It is actually a famous quote by Dale Doback,  a famous character from the Step Brothers movie.

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