Idris Elba’s 12 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Idris Elba is a British actor, rapper, singer, songwriter, and DJ who has appeared in different television series and films. In May 2019, he is declared as one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors. Idris has got several tattoos on his body. Let’s have a look! Idris Elba-Tattoos

1. ‘The Black Star of Ghana’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘The Black Star of Ghana’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Since Idris’ mother ‘Eva Elba’ is from Ghana so he got the tattoo of ‘The Black Star of Ghana’ inked on his right hand. Inside the star, there is a lion’s face which represents ‘Sierra Leonean Symbols’ from where his father ‘Winston Elba’ belongs. He got this tattoo inked in 2013.

2. ‘Baby’ tattoo on his right shoulder

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3. Tattoo on his left hand

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4. ‘One Life’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘One Life’ tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Idris got this tattoo inked to pay the tribute to his father ‘Winston Elba’ who died of lung cancer in September 2013. In an interview in 2019, Idris said,

That’s it. That’s all we’ve got. I watched my dad die, and he and I had big plans. I never got to show him the fruits of my labor. We talked about things he could have if I made it, then he got sick. It was heartbreaking, but it also grounded the fuck out of me.”

5. ‘Idris’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Idris’ tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: Idris got his name ‘Idris’ inked on his shoulder.

6. Tattoo on his left arm

Idris Elba-Tattoo-Left Arm

7. Tattoo on his left forearm

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8. ‘The Long Awaited Lift Bearer’ tattoo on his right forearm

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9. Tattoo on his right wrist

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10. Tattoo on his left forearm

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11. Tattoo on his right forearm

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12. Tattoo on his left pec

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