Dustin Martin’ 33 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Dustin Martin is a famous professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Dustin learned to play football from his father, Shane, who used to play football for Kangaroo Flat and Harcourt in the Bendigo league. Martin is highly professional when it comes to showing his skills in the field however, he is not behind when we talk about body art in football players. Martin has got ample body tattoos done. Let us see what they are and what meanings do they hold for him.
Dustin Martin

“It’s a funny place to get your second tattoos on your neck, (but) that is just (about) my family heritage, so it means a lot to me,” Martin

“Obviously my dad (Shane) is from New Zealand. They (the tattoos) are bloodlines from my dad’s great grandmother’s tribe and the other side is like a family gathering place.”

1. ‘Angel’ Tattoo

Dustin angel tattoo

Tattoo: There is a huge angel tattoo on Dustin’s right leg.

Meaning: An angel with wings is the symbol of good luck and blessings. Also, people get it done as a tool of guidance and guardianship when they seek motherly love and a  guide and yearn for the same in their life.

2. Right Bicep Tattoo

Dustin bicep tattoo

3. Crowned Crying Lady Tattoo

Dustin crwoned princess tattoo

Tattoo: There is a portrait of crowned crying lady inked.

Meaning: The portrait is of the crying, Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary’s tattoos are symbolic of the unconditional love that the person is looking for, more like the mother’s love. Also, a piece of peace during difficult times.

4. Dollar Tattoo

Dustin dollar tattoo

Tattoo: There are multiple dollar symbols inked on Dustin’s right upper arm.

5. ‘Ace of Cards’ Tattoo

Dustin four ace of cards tattoo

Tattoo: Ace of cards is inked on Dustin’s lower right leg.

Meaning: Ace of cards is believed to symbolize good luck and good fortune.

6. Laughing Dragon Tattoo

Dustin knee tattoo

Tattoo: On his right knee cap there is a huge laughing face inked. The mask has been given the look of a dragon’s face.

Meaning: Dragon is another token of good luck and strength.

7. ‘Smile Now Cry Later’ Tattoo

Dustin Smile Now cry Later

Dustin Smile Now Cry Later Tattoo

Dustin left arm tattoo

Tattoo: On his left arm, we can see the words, inked as, ‘Smile Now Cry Later.’

8. ‘Skull and Roses’ Tattoo

Dustin left bicep tattoo

Tattoo: Dustin’s left shoulder is bicep is covered with a huge skull tattoo. There are words inked as, ‘See No Evil, Talk No Evil, and Hear No Evil’. Also, we can see pair of roses tattooed alongside.

Meaning: Skull is the symbol of death and evil however, it also symbolizes the strength and courageousness to handle difficult phases of life with ease. Roses on the other side are the symbol of love and romance. Hereby, skulls and roses altogether are the symbols of a fresh start and new beginnings.

9. Portrait on Bicep

Dustin left inner bicep portrait

Tattoo: A portrait of a young boy is tattooed on the inner side of his left arm.

10. Portraits on leg 

Dustin left leg tattoo

10. Flying Dove Tattoo

Dustin left lower leg tattoo

Tattoo: There is a flying dove inked on the left mid-arm of the artist.

Meaning: Flying dove symbolizes victory, love, and peace.

11. ‘Leg’ Tattoo

Dustin leg design

Tattoo: On his leg, there is a rose, few tools, and the word, ‘Addict’ inked.

12. Leg Tattoos

Dustin leg tattoo

Tattoo: On his leg, Dustin has got creepy tattoos done which included differennt skull inks and creepy clown tattoos.

13. Hand Tattoo


Dustin LIFE Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘LIVE LIFE’ tattooed across Dustin’s fingers.

Meaning: The idea behind getting these words have been clearly represented by the tattoo designs of money all around his both hands. Dustin is said to be money-minded and wishes to earn huge sums because he says only then, he can live his life freely. Work harder, earn four times extra and live happily and freely.

This tattoo reminds me to live freely!!

14. ‘Live Free Die Free’ Tattoo

Dustin Live Free Die Free Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Live Free Die Free’ scripted on the left side of Dustin’s stomach.

Meaning: This tattoo contains the words as said by his father. According to him, it is the saying that his father shared with him and he got it inked at the mere age of 16. However, it is not only him even his father got the same words inked.

“Me and Dad got it and it is just kind of a saying that we came up with together,” Martin said.

“He’s been a great support, as has all my family. They have been a big part of getting me here.”

“I think I got one on my stomach when I was about 16. Yeah so that was a while ago.”

15. Neck Tattoo

Dustin neck tattoo

Tattoo: On the right side of his neck, Dustin wears a Maori writing ink that can be read as  ‘Ngati Maru’.

Meaning: Dustin claims this Maori writing to be a tribute and expression of love for his extended family. The tattoos are a reference to his extended family in the North Island tribe. It is a famous tribe of Hauraki, New Zealand.

[neck tattoo] was actually my second one… I thought it would look cool at the time, so I just went and got it done.”

16. Portrait on Thigh

Dustin portait on thigh

Tattoo: Crying lady is tattooed on Dustin’s right thigh.

17. Portrait of a Man Tattoo

Dustin portrait on left lower tattoo

18. Joker Tattoo

Dustin right arm mask tattoO

Tattoo: Laughing joker tattoo is inspired by the skull tattoo. It is inked on his arm.

19. Joker on hand

Dustin right arm tattoo

Tattoo: Dustin’s left hand is inked with the face of another joker.

20. Right bicep Tattoo

Dustin right bicep tattoo

21. Skulls  on Right Leg

Dustin right leg skull tattoo

Tattoo: There are multiple skulls tattooed on Dustin’s right leg.

Meaning: Skulls are the symbol of death and evil however, they also symbolize the strength, courage, and calmness to handle difficult phases of life.

22. Angel with wings Tattoo

Dustin right leg tattoo

Tattoo: Another angle tattoo can be spotted on Dustin’s body.

23. Right Shoulder Tattoo

Dustin right shoulder tattoo

Tattoo: There is a skull with wings inked on Dustin’s right shoulder.

Meaning: This tattoo is a symbol of art and culture that relates to the history of olden times. It symbolizes the Latin saying “Memento Mori,” which means, ‘remembrance of our own death’ when translated into English. It also means a sense of character growth.

24. ‘Rolling Dice’ Tattoo


Tattoo: A pair of rolling dice is tattooed on the upper left arm of Dustin.

Meaning: Rolling dice is another symbol for good luck and good

25. ‘Roman Numerals’ Tattoo 

Dustin roman numerals tattoo

Tattoo: Roman numbers inked as ‘XXVIVIXCI’ on Dustin’s left inner forearm.

Meaning: The roman numerals here represent Dustin’s birthdate as, ’26 June 1991′.

26. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

Dustin rose tattoo

Tattoo: There is another big rose inked exactly on the center of Martin’s right mid-arm.

27. ‘Phrase’ Tattoo

Dustin skull and rose tattoo Dustin skull and rose tattoo

Tattoo: On the top and the bottom of his skull tattoo, there are words tattooed as, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil‘.

28. Left-hand Tattoo

Dustin skull tattoo

Tattoo: On the outer side of both his hands, Dustin has got a skull tattoo followed by the piles of money alongside.

Meaning: Skull is the symbol of bad and evil however, it also stands for courage and strength needed to face difficulties of life. On the flip side, money symbolizes dedication towards a good future.

“A lot of cheeky clowns…I just pick out the stuff that I thought looked cool.”

29. ‘Star Emoji’ Tattoo

Dustin star tattoo

Tattoo: There is a smiling faced star tattooed on the corner of Dustin’s left forearm.

30. Portrait on Thigh

Dustin thigh tattoo

Tattoo: Another creepy looking clown is tattooed on Dustin’s left thigh.

31. ‘Matai Whetu’ Tattoo

Dustin left neck tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Matai Whetu’ inked on the left side of Dustin’s neck.

Meaning: “Matai Whetu” is the name of a place in New Zealand. Dustin got the tattoos on his neck as a tribute to his extended relatives in New Zealand and this, tattoo represents the namce of their ancerstral meeting place.

32. ‘Friend’s’ Name

Tattoo: Dustin admitted to have got his friend cum former Magpies player Dane Swan’s name tatooed on his private part.

33. ‘Hand holding cards’ Tattoo

Dustin hand holding cards tattoo

Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Dustin has got tattoo of a hand which is holding the playing cards.

Meaning: The tattoo symbolises the person’s love for playing cards.

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