Jae Crowder’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Corey Jae Crowder is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was 200 pounds while growing up and had to take his father’s (NBA player Corey Crowder) help in reducing his weight and increasing height, thus significantly improving his physical conditioning. Just like other Basketball players, Jae has followed the trend and has got multiple tattoos inked on his body.

Jae Crowder

1. ’99’ Tattoo

Jae 99 Tattoo

Tattoo: Near his right wrist Jae has the tattoo of Number ’99’ tattooed.

Meaning: Jae’s No. 99 on the gridiron as a defensive lineman at Faulkner University. He says that though he no longer plays, however, he still wears 99 to bring the toughness with the odd number.

Jae Crowder

“When I got traded from Dallas, my best friend was wearing No. 99,” Crowder recalled. “I was No. 9 and going to Boston, so I didn’t want to take Rajon Rondo’s number out of respect to him so I decided to put a No. 9 on it just like my best friend.”

“When I got traded from Dallas, my best friend was wearing No. 99,” Crowder recalled. “I was No. 9 and going to Boston, so I didn’t want to take Rajon Rondo’s number out of respect to him so I decided to put a No. 9 on it just like my best friend.”

2. ‘A Tiny Basketball’ Tattoo

Jae Basketball Tattoo

Tattoo: On his right forearm we can also see a very tiny cross and a basketball tattooed.

Meaning: A basketball tattoo shows us the love for his game, Basketball.

3. ‘BOSS’ Tattoo

Jae BOSS Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left forearm there is a tattoo of the word, ‘BOSS’.

Meaning: There have been lots of different reactions of his followers with many of them claiming it to be Jae’s way of showing his machismo, but he calls it to be a meaningful acronym for him.

“It means I was built on self-success,” Crowder says, “but you’ve got to get to know me to know about that.”

4. ‘CJC’ Tattoo

Jae CJC Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left bicep carries the letters, ‘CJC’ tattoo.

Meaning: CJC represents the initials of his full name, i.e. ‘Corey Jae Crowder’.

5. ‘Cross’  Tattoo

Jae Cross on Right Arm

Tattoo: A small cross is inked on Jae’s right forearm.

Meaning: Cross tattoo tells us about Jae’s religious faith and beliefs.

6. ‘A Basketball Cross’ Tattoo

Jae Crowder Cross and Baskteball Tattoo

Tattoo: Jae’s right bicep is tattooed with a huge eye-popping tattoo that shows us cross with a basketball inked on its center.

Meaning: Cross, as we know is the symbol one’s religious beliefs, however, a basketball cross tattoo is the symbol of seeking a continuous blessing for Jae’s professional and favorite sport that is Basketball and is depicted through a basketball designed right on the center of the Cross.

7. ‘Dollar’ Tattoos

Jae Crowder Dollar tattoos

Tattoo: We can see two dollar sign tattoos inked on his left forearm.

8. ‘Faith’ Tattoo

Jae Faith Tattoo

Tattoo: Jae is a very religious person and claims to have too much faith in his God, i.e. ‘Jesus Christ’. Thus, in its honor he has got the tattoo of the word, ‘Faith’ inked on the inner side of his left bicep.

9. ‘Five-Pointed Shooting Star’ Tattoo

Jae Five Pointed Star Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a double-lined five-pointed star inked on the center of his left bicep. It seems more like a shooting star which is the symbol of the fact that Jae is a big wisher of his dreams and loves to follow the best things which he wishes to own and achieve in his life.

10. ‘I CAN DO ALL THINGS’ Tattoo


Tattoo: As a continuous reminder of self encouragement, Jae has this tattoo on his right forearm that says, ‘YOU CAN DO IT’.

11. ‘Daughter’s’ Portrait

Jae Portrait on Right Arm

Tattoo: On his left forearm Jae has got his daughter’s portrait inked. The tattoo also carries her name inked her the portrait as, ‘JADA’.

12. Stary Arms

Jae Stars on Left Arm

Jae Stars on Right Arm

Both of Jae’s arms are totally inked with multiple stars from top to bottom.

Meaning: Stars are considered to be the guiding lights in our lives. Jae, as we all know, holds a lot of faith in God and Destiny and stars are actually the symbol of the divine relationship that a human has with God.

13. ‘Work hard, Play Hard’ Tattoo


Tattoo: On his right firearm Jae has got a quote tattooed which says, ‘Work Hard Play Hard’.

Meaning: This one is a continuous source of motivation for Jae as he claims it to be. Jae has grown up working hard to reach where he is today. He says he wants to keep working harder and play harder to keep up his spirits and to succeed in his goal.

 “I just tried to take advantage of my opportunities along the way. I knew I could play in this league. I knew the amount of work I put in would pay off at some time, so I stayed the course of working hard and believing in myself.’’

“I had it since I was young, growing up in a tough environment. And then when I got to college, especially at Marquette, I really learned how to work and not waste my time in the gym. From that point on, I ran with it. It’s been installed in me to prepare like a champion.’’

14. ‘LOYALTY’ Tattoo

Tattoo: In an interview Jae had revealed that he has the word tattoo on his stomach, ‘LOYALTY’ and it is his favorite one. However, no image of this is available.

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