Grayson Dolan is one of the two Dolan brothers, known as The Dolan Twins. Grayson, along with his brother, Ethan is an American comedy duo who rose to fame a few years back by posting on the app, Vine. They are currently signed with the AwesomenessTV have over 6 million followers on Vine and over 4 million on YouTube. Grayson has also won the Choice Web Star: Male Award, Choice Comedian, Choice YouTuber Awards along with his brother. Grayson has some interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Wing’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left leg, just above his ankle contains a tattoo of a small wing.
Meaning: Grayson believes that he has a guardian angel looking after him all the time so he got this tattoo as a sign. He is often seen wearing a similar earring on his left ear.
2. ‘Word and Slash’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right leg, just above his ankle contains a tattoo of the word, “MATTERS” with a slash going through it and cutting it.
Meaning: The tattoo is his representation of the saying that Nothing Matters. Grayson explained, “To me, the meaning of ‘nothing matters’ is to not get caught up in the small, stupid things that you stress about in life that aren’t going to matter in years to come”
3. Moon Tattoo
Tattoo: The right thigh of the comedian contains a tattoo of a full moon in orange and rust color surrounded by blue clouds.
Meaning: Grayson got this tattoo because of Kid Cudi’s album, Man on the Moon which is one of his favorite albums and helped him in his depressive times. He said, “The message of this album is super meaningful to me and it helped me get out of that weird, dark time in my life.”
4. Sun and Moon Tattoos
Tattoo: The inner side of his left leg, to the left of his wing tattoo contains a tattoo of the sun and the moon portrayed as humans, clearly not talking to each other.
Meaning: This is another one of his Kid Cudi inspired tattoos from the song, “Day ‘N’ Nite”. Grayson revealed, “It reminds me than I’ve been sad through the day and the night and I’ve gotten through it.”
5. Meteor Tattoo
Tattoo: The left thigh of the comedian, just above his kneecap contains a tattoo of a meteor coming down. Instead of a proper rock, it consists of a pool ball, bearing the number 7.
Meaning: Grayson loves the game of pool and considers 7 his lucky number. The fire around it is there as his sun sign is Sagittarius, which is a fire sign. Grayson told while talking about the tattoo, “Every time I see the number seven it kind of comforts me, I always find myself finding a lot of fortune after the seven reveals itself to me.”
6. ‘Words, Constellation, and Carving’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Grayson’s left leg, around his knee, contains a tattoo of the word, “OVERCOME“, tattooed over a line. The word, “NUMB” is tattooed below the same line. To the left of this tattoo is a tattoo of a carving of a pumpkin-inspired by Halloween. Above this tattoo is another tattoo of a constellation of different stars and lines connecting them to make a pattern.
Meaning: The words represent, “overcome over numb” meaning we should work instead of ignoring our problems as he said in a youtube video while explaining his tattoo. The carving is the face of a Jack-o-lantern. The constellation tattoo is a matching one he got with his twin, Ethan. The constellation represents the sun sign of Sagittarius.
7. ‘Skulls and Birdcage’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The left thigh of the comedian, just above his constellation tattoo, contains a tattoo of two skull faces and a tattoo of a birdcage with its door open.
Meaning: The skulls are actually spooky faces because Grayson likes spooky things. This tattoo is of the cage of Ethan’s pet parrot. But it also has a deeper meaning as Grayson said, “Think what you think and believe what you believe is right” while talking about the tattoo and also said that it helps him keep an open mind.
8. ‘COMMIT’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right foot, near his sole, contains the word, “COMMIT” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Grayson got this tattoo from his sister.
9. Lip Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his lower lip contains the word, “GRIND” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Grayson said that this tattoo motivates him to stay active and not procrastinate.
10. Bat Tattoo
Tattoo: The left thigh of the comedian, just above his meteor tattoo, contains a tattoo of a large bat, hanging down from a tree. The face of the bat has been replaced by that of a girl.
Meaning: This is another one of the spooky tattoos which Grayson has which he got because he likes Halloween.
11. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left thigh contains a tattoo of an Angel sitting down with large wings.
Meaning: This is another one of his Guardian Angel tattoos. Grayson suffered some problems during his birth and said while talking about the tattoo in one of his videos, “Years later when I was really young, I would have dreams about what I saw during that minute that I died, I didn’t understand what the dreams were until I got older and put them together. I always just felt like there was someone watching over me because of that whole experience. I always felt like it was like a guardian angel of mine. I just really like the whole thought of that and I guess this tat is kind of for my guardian angel.”
12. Lynx and Band Tattoos
Tattoo: The front side of his lower left leg contains a large tattoo of the face of a Lynx with blue eyes. There are also a few geometric patterns along with the tattoo which completes it. His left ankle also contains a tattoo of a black band.
Meaning: This is one of his tattoos to pay his tribute to his father who died recently after a long battle with cancer.
13. Sun Tattoo
Tattoo: Grayson’s left kneecap contains a large tattoo of the sun.
Meaning: Grayson got the sun tattooed on his knee as it is a symbol of life and energy.
14. ‘XXX’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of his left foot contains a tattoo of the letters, “XXX”. The letters are also encased between two stars.
15. ‘Tree’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right foot contains a tattoo of a small Christmas Tree.
16. ‘Skeleton Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his thigh contains a tattoo of two skeleton hands shaking hands.
Meaning: This is a tattoo symbolizing the secret handshake both the twin brothers share. The hands are made of a skeleton to carry on the usual Grayson spooky theme.
17. ‘Italian Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The comedian contains a tattoo of the words, “Famiglia per sempre” on his body.
Meaning: The location of this tattoo is not sure but both the brother have this matching tattoo which stands for, “Family Forever”. The words are tattooed in Italian to celebrate their Italian heritage.
18. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his left knee contains a tattoo of a tiger crawling downwards with its mouth open. The inner side of his knee also contains another tattoo of a tiger but this one is crawling upwards.
19. ‘Hut’ Tattoo
Tattoo: To complete his right thigh, Grayson got another tattoo, below his moon tattoo of a hut in the woods. There is a stream flowing in front of the hut along with the beautiful scenery of mountains behind the hut.
20. ‘T’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left foot of the comedian contains a large tattoo of the letter T on it. The letter also has eyes and small hands and a line at its base. The letter is made such that it is exhibiting an angry look.
Meaning: The “T” represents Grayson’s favorite band, Tame Impala. The design makes an appearance in the band’s song, “The Less I Know, The Better”. The face inside the letter was taken from the gorilla mascot, named Trevor who was also in the video.