Jason Derulo’s 16 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Jason Joel Desrouleaux, professionally known as Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer, who started his singing career with solo recordings in 2009. Since then, he has been writing many songs for artists like Diddy, Cassie, Sean Kingston, Donnie Klang, Danity Kane, and Lil Wayne. Not only for his music skills, but Jason has gained popularity because of his unique style, basically, consisting of jackets, anchor chains, and high ankle shoes. He is also very fond of getting his body inked. All tattoos of Jason are unique in its own way and have different meanings. Let’s read further to know more about his tattoos along with their meanings.

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1. ‘Roman Numerals of Birthdate’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roman Numerals of Birthdate’ Tattoo on the right side of his ribcage.

Meaning: Jason Derulo was born on September 21, 2019. He got his birthdate in Roman numerals inked on the right side of his rib cage. Nowadays, such tattoos are very common among celebrities. In an interview, Jason said,

“It is called tattoos because they are the body art which stays with us for the rest of our lives. Our life experiences help to create how beautiful a person is, the same as body art.”

2. ‘Undefeated’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Undefeated’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Jason Derulo got the word ‘undefeated’ inked on his left forearm, which he had inked during his most difficult times when he broke his neck. He said,

“I have undefeated above my left wrist, which I got after I broke my neck to define me at my lowest low and not letting it defeat me.”

This tattoo shows the unbeatable and undefeatable attitude of Jason.

3. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skull’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Jason Derulo got a decorated ‘skull’ which says ‘Future History’ inked on his left arm. This was the first tattoo which Jason got inked on his body. Jason confessed,

“I love skulls and I put a music note in the forehead of this one to symbolize that music is always in my head. I went into the head-first and got a big one for my first tattoo. I hadn’t been thinking about it for a long time. I knew I wanted to get a skull but not exactly how. So, I got a decorated skull. It says ‘Future History’- the name of my second album and my publishing and record label.”

He got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist Mario in Las Vegas.

4. ‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ Tattoo on the inner side of his right arm.

Meaning: Jason got inked ‘I am my brother’s keeper’ tattoo on the inner side of his right arm. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist Mario in Las Vegas. Most of the tattoos on Jason’s body have been inked by Mario. Jason said,

“I have ‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ tattoo on the inside of my right arm. My brother has the same one. He has the same JD as well but without the music. We’re very close.”

5. ‘JD’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘JD’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: Jason Derulo got the letters ‘JD’ inked on his left hand by the artist, Mario. Jason explains this tattoo by saying,

“My mum’s name is Jocelyn, my dad’s name is Joel and my brother is Joe, so this is a family one. The ‘D’ is also a treble and a bass clef.

6. ‘Treble Clef’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Treble Clef’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: This tattoo of Jason has a dual meaning behind it. It can be assumed that the letters ‘JD’ denotes the family of Jason or the letter ‘J’ with a treble clef on the base. In the words of Jason,

“My mum’s name is Jocelyn, my dad’s name is Joel and my brother is Joe, so this is a family one. The ‘D’ is also a treble and a bass clef.”

7. ‘Retro Microphone’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Retro Microphone’ on his right forearm.

Meaning: A decorated ‘retro microphone’ is inked on the right forearm of Jason Derulo. Music is very important for him and being a singer, he got a beautiful retro microphone inked on his body. In an interview, he confessed,

“I’ve learned how much of an impact that music has on people. I get messages all the time from people telling me what my music means to them and what it has done to them. I don’t think I can ever escape from music.”

8. ‘Anchor Chain’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Anchor Chain’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Jason Derulo is very fond of wearing anchor chains and got an anchor chain inked, just below his retro microphone tattoo to give it a different look. This is basically done to decorate his previous microphone tattoo.

9. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cross’ Tattoo on his right wrist.

Meaning: Jason Derulo got inked a large cross tattoo on his right wrist. Cross tattoos are basically inked to add a spiritual touch to the personality. Jason says,

“All of my tattoos are on my top half as I always picture the bottom half as being a little feminine.”

10. ‘Dotted Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dotted Cross’ Tattoo on the ring finger of his right hand.

Meaning: Jason Derulo got a dotted cross tattoo inked on the ring finger of his right hand. This is the second cross tattoo that he has on his body. Such tattoos are generally spiritual in nature and are basically inked to add a spiritual touch to the personality.

11. ‘Tahitian Warrior Symbol’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tahitian Warrior Symbol’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: Jason got a ‘Tahitian Warrior Symbol’ tattoo on his left shoulder. This tattoo represents the strength of the person. Jason considers himself as a warrior after rising as a winner from the most difficult times of his life, especially, when he had broken his neck. Jason says,

“I’ve got this Tahitian warrior tattoo inked on my body which signifies me as a warrior. This tattoo I also got because of my injury and being a fighter. There are some markings on it which means love and energy from the sun.”

12. ‘Yesterday’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Yesterday’ Tattoo on his right elbow.

Meaning: Jason got this matching tattoo with his ex-girlfriend, Jordin Sparks, with whom he broke up after dating for almost three years. While talking about this tattoo, he said,

“On my right elbow, there’s a ‘more than’ sign ‘yesterday’ which is a matching tattoo which Jordin and I both got. It means ‘I’ll love you more than yesterday’ and we always strive to be more than yesterday.”

13. ‘Feathers with Small Birds’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Feather with Small Birds’ Tattoo on his back that extends to his left shoulder.

Meaning: He got inked a feather with birds tattoo on his back, which continues till his left shoulder. While explaining the meaning of this tattoo, he said,

“I have a feather on my back which leads into birds, signifying the music that I write taking flight.”

14. ‘Roses with a Watch’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roses with a Watch’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: A very beautiful floral pattern consisting of two large roses and a watch is inked on Jason Derulo’s left forearm. This pattern is inked on both the inner and outer portion of his left forearm. Such tattoos are basically inked as protection against envious love and to keep a track of our lives.

15. ‘Warrior’ Tattoo


Tattoo: ‘Warrior’ Tattoo on the left side of his chest.

Meaning: A ‘Tahitian Warrior’ tattoo is inked on the left shoulder of Jason Derulo. Later, he added a ‘warrior’ tattoo on the left side of his chest, which is exactly near his earlier ‘Tahitian Warrior’ tattoo. Jason considers his body as a canvas with different tattoos inked on it; having different meanings.

16.’New Beginnings’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘New Beginnings’ Tattoo on the inner portion of his left arm.

Meaning: This tattoo of Jason is inked on the inner portion of his left arm, stating, ‘New Beginnings’. The reason behind this tattoo is not clear, but there have been speculations that he got it inked to denote the good times and fresh start of his life after facing the lowest phase. Still, no official statement has been made by Jason to clarify it.

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