Federica Pellegrini’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

The 2008 Summer Olympic Gold Medalist Federica Pellegrini is the first female Olympic champion in the history of Italian swimmer who holds the record of being the only swimmer to have won eight medals in a row in the same event (200 meters freestyle) at the World’s Championships. Federica Pellegrini, ‘The Lioness of Verona’ has a great passion not only for swimming but also for getting body inks. She got several tattoos on the different parts of her body, which gained a lot of popularity. Let’s read further to know more details regarding her body inks along with their meanings. 

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1. ‘Sugar Skull’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Sugar Skull’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Federica got a ‘sugar skull decorated with red roses’ inked on her right forearm. Sugar skull tattoos hold different meanings behind them. Generally, in Mexican culture, it is regarded as the day of the dead and is inked in the memory of deceased someone special.

2. ‘Arabian Pheonix’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Arabian Pheonix’ Tattoo on the left side of her neck.

Meaning: Federica got an ‘Arabian Phoenix’ tattoo inked when she was 17, on the left side of her neck. It represents rebirth, transformations, and new beginnings. She got this tattoo inked when she moved to Milan from Verona.

3. ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Tattoo on the backside of her neck.

Meaning: Federica got ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ tattoo inked on the backside of her neck.

4. ‘Balu’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Balu’ Tattoo on the outer portion of her right foot.

Meaning: Federica got this ‘Balu’ tattoo inked while dating Luca Marin. There have been rumors that after breaking up with Luca Marin, Federica removed this tattoo. But, no clear information regarding this is available.

5. ‘Dragon’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dragon’ Tattoo on her right leg.

Meaning: Federica got ‘dragon’ inked on her right leg. She got this tattoo inked on her 14th birthday.

6. ‘Cat Mafalda’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Cat Mafalda’ Tattoo on the right side of her waist.

Meaning: Federica got the tattoo of her ‘Cat Mafalda’ inked on the right side of her waist. She uploaded the picture of her tattoo on her Instagram profile.

It means,

“You gave me so much that it’s hard to understand…I loved you madly and I will continue to do it in my memories…you will always be with me…now more than ever! 😻😻#Mafalda”

7. ‘Eye’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Eye’ Tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: Federica got this ‘eye’ tattoo inked on her left hand. She got this matching tattoo with her ex-boyfriend Flippo Magnini while dating him, almost 5 years ago. She uploaded a picture of her matching tattoo on her Instagram account, with the caption,

“Ti Vedo!!!”

It means, ‘I see you’. Speculations were made that she might have removed this tattoo after breaking up with her boyfriend, but no clear information about this is available.

8. ‘Roses’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Roses’ Tattoo on the left side of her waist.

Meaning: Federica got three beautiful ‘roses’ inked on the left side of her waist. Out of the three roses, two are inked in red while the other one is colorless. Generally, a rose tattoo represents protection against envious love.

9. ‘Olympic Rings’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Olympic Rings’ Tattoo on the left side of her lower waist.

Meaning: Being an Olympic gold medalist, Federica got ‘Olympic Rings’ tattoo inked on the left side of her lower waist.

10. ‘Feather’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Feather’ Tattoo on her left foot.

Meaning: Federica got ‘feather’ tattoo inked on her left foot. Feather tattoo means freedom, new beginnings, and travel.

11. ‘Tribal Design’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tribal Design’ Tattoo on her lower back.

Meaning: Federica got a ‘tribal design’ tattoo inked on her lower back. Such tattoos are inked to form a protection against evil forces.

12. ‘Phoenix’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Pheonix’ Tattoo on her right ankle.

Meaning: Federica got one more Pheonix tattoo inked on her body. This tattoo is inked on her right ankle. It represents rebirth, new beginnings, and victory of life over death.

13. ‘Unidentified Passage’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Passage’ Tattoo on the right side of her torso.

Meaning: An ‘unidentified passage’ is inked on the right side of Federica’s torso. No information regarding this is available.

14. ‘Unidentified Wordings’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Wordings’ Tattoo on her lower back.

Meaning:  Federica got an ‘unidentified wordings’ tattoo inked on her lower back. This is inked just below her tribal design tattoo. No information regarding this tattoo is available.

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