Jen Kish’s 30 Tattoos & Their Meanings

The most influential athlete of the CAAWS, Jennifer ‘Jen’ Kish, is Canadian Union Rugby player, who captained the ‘Seven squads’ from 2012-2016. She is a retired Olympic Bronze Medalist who returned to the fitness industry as a fitness coach to help people to achieve their fitness goals. She even has her own company called JK Elite, providing fitness training programs to people from all over the world. She is well known for her aerial skills, defense, and body inks. ‘Pretty face and criminal body’; this is what she calls to herself. Her body is decorated with many colorful inks, which is no doubt, add colors and inspiration to her life too. Let’s read further to know more about her body inks along with their meanings.

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1. ‘Rugby Canada Logo’ Tattoo 

Tattoo: ‘Rugby Canada Logo’ Tattoo on her right calf.

Meaning: Jen got a ‘Rugby Canada Logo’ tattoo with a wording ‘Till I Collapse’ inked on her right calf at the age of 16 as she wanted to play for Canada. This is the first tattoo which Jen got inked on her body. In an interview, she said,

“In 2005 at age 16, just 6 years later, my dream became a reality. I was so excited that I decided to go and get my first ever tattoo, which was the Rugby Canada Logo. Due to my age, the tattoo parlor needed a parent consent form signed before they would even touch me with a needle. My dad was out of town at the time so I gave him a call, bagged him to wire me some money and then signed his name on his behalf. When I look by on that day, It baffles me how easy it is for underage kids to get inks nowadays. Anyway, at the time my dad didn’t care too much for tattoos, but when he got back into town, I showed him what I had done and shockingly he wasn’t mad.”

She further said,

“I wanted to represent my country in the sport I love playing. It was the logo that sat right on the top of my heart (on my jersey) when I played, so to me, it was fitting. I wanted the tattoo to be big and I didn’t want to hide it. The calf seemed like the best possible spot for it.”

Later, in 2017, She went to the tattoo artist Jen Danger to cover her whole lower right leg with the maple leaves around the Rugby Canada Logo. This process continued till March 10, 2019.

On March 10, 2019, she tweeted,

“Finally completed the bottom half of my leg. Thanks to my artist Jen Danger at Enchanted.”

2. ‘Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening’ Tattoo 

Tattoo: ‘Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Jen got a very famous quote, ‘dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening’ inked on her right forearm. She got this tattoo inked with her best friend of 6 years, at the time of the first year of their friendship. In an interview, she explained the reason for getting this tattoo done. She said,

“I got this tattoo with my best friend of 6 years. We got it in the first year of our friendship and have it in the exact same spot as one another. We chose that saying because it expresses the kind of friendship we have and the kind of life we want to lead each day.”

3. ‘Love like you’ve never been hurt, Live like it’s heaven on earth” Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Love like you’ve never been hurt, Live like it’s heaven on earth’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Jen got this tattoo inked along with her best friend of 6 years. She got it inked at the same time when she got ‘Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening’ inked on her right forearm.

4. ‘FATE’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘FATE’ Tattoo inked on her right arm.

Meaning: Jen got the word ‘FATE’ inked on her right arm. This tattoo might be related to her destiny which took her to great heights in life. Her hard work and determination helped her to achieve the goals of playing for Canada, which she dreamt of achieving when she was a teenager.

5. ‘Till I collapse’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Till I Collapse’ Tattoo on her right calf.

Meaning: Jen got the wordings. ‘Till I Collapse’ inked on her right calf. This tattoo is a part of her ‘Rugby Canada Logo’ tattoo, which she got inked when she was just 16. She got this tattoo inked to represent Canada in Rugby.

6. ‘Compass’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Compass’ Tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: Jen got a ‘compass’ tattoo inked on her left hand. In an interview, Jen said,

“All my tattoos are from the experiences of my life and It’s a way how I express myself.”

Compass tattoo means the idea of finding one’s way in the world, to seek direction, and to search for passion.

7. ‘IN GOD I TRUST’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘IN GOD I TRUST’ Tattoo on the backside of her neck.

Meaning: At the age of 19, Jen got this tattoo inked on the backside of her neck. In an interview, she said,

“I got this tattoo when I was 19. I believe in God, but not an organized religion. You can’t see it in the picture, but on the top of each wing has a golden halo. One represents my father and the other my brother. My family has experienced some hard times and during that time my brother was in a phase in his life where we weren’t sure if he was going to end up in jail or dead. I believe everything happens for a reason and I do trust in a God with not only my life but the lives of the ones I love as well. For those of you wondering what ended up happening with my brother, he grew up and now owns his own trucking company.”

8. ‘Rio 2016 Olympic Torch’ Tattoo 

Tattoo: ‘Rio 2016 Olympic Torch’ Tattoo on her left calf.

Meaning: Jen got a Rio Olympic 2016 torch inked by Edmonton’s 2015 best tattoo artist, Jen Danger, on her left calf. Before getting this tattoo inked, Jen posted a picture with Jen Danger with a caption,

“I have found my tattoo artist to do my Olympic piece next week! @jen_danger who is Edmonton’s 2015 best tattoo artist! Thanks to all the other artists out there who reached out.”

Jen Kish getting her Rio 2016 Olympic Torch tattoo inked by Jen Danger

After getting this tattoo inked on her body, Jen posted a picture on her social media profile with a caption,

“Massive thx to @jen_danger who knocked this tattoo right out of the park! If ur looking for a great artist, she’s your girl. Check out her Instagram & see for yourself.”

9. ‘Hourglass surrounded by Roses and a Quote-Time Doesn’t stop’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Hourglass surrounded by Roses and a Quote-Time Doesn’t Stop’ Tattoo on her chest.

Meaning: Jen got an ‘hourglass surrounded by roses and quote-time doesn’t stop’ inked on her chest. In 2015, she uploaded a picture of this tattoo with a caption,

“Make each day count.”

10. ‘Butterflies’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Butterflies’ Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Jen got beautiful butterflies tattoo inked on her right arm. One is in yellowish-red color, and the other one is ink pinkish purple color. Generally, butterfly tattoo represents growth, freedom, and transition.

11. ‘Angel’ Tattoo 

Tattoo: ‘Angel’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Jen has got an angel inked on her right forearm. It represents protection from the guardian angels.

12. ‘Life’s a gamble’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Life’s a gamble’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Jen got ‘Life’s a gamble’ tattoo inked on her left forearm. While telling about her favorite tattoos, Jen said,

“Some tattoos which I really enjoy will be the one on my arm ‘Life’s a gamble’ which reminds me that each has to take a risk in life. It’s a piece that reminds me to take risks in life.”

13. ‘Two dices with number 7’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Two dices with number 7’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Just near ‘Life’s a gamble’ tattoo, Jen got two green-colored dices with number 7 inked on her left forearm. She got it inked as her birthday falls on Jule 7. She said,

“Dice tattoo is my favorite one. I got two dices and they have 7 on each other and my birthdate is number 7. Lucky number is my favorite number and I am glad it’s on my body.”

14. ‘Horshoe’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Horseshoe’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: ‘Horseshoe’ tattoos are known as the symbol of luck. Jen got this tattoo on her left forearm. Regarding her tattoos, she said,

“I think I would feel naked and just another face in the crowd. I have this desire to be unique and to be remembered for that. Not to mention It’s my way to express myself, the things I value and the kind of life I want to lead.”

15. ‘Number 7’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Number 7’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Jen got the number 7 inked on her left forearm. Jen’s birthdate is July 7, 1988. So, she got her birthdate inked on her left forearm. In an interview, she said,

“I have a 7 on the inside of my forearm, below the rose. 7 is my lucky number and my birthdate is 07/07. Lucky number is my favorite number and I am glad it’s on my body.”

16. ‘Musical Notes with Roses’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Musical Notes with Roses’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Jen Kish got ‘musical notes with roses’ tattoo inked her on left forearm. She said,

“I love the meaning of a  red To me a red rose means love, respect, courage, and passion. The lily and roses are my favorite flowers.”

She further said,

“The musical notes read harmony. I also have 2 doves that symbolize peace. To have peace and harmony in my life is important because without it I think I would go crazy.”

17. ‘Two White Pigeons’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Two White Pigeons’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Jen got two ‘white pigeons’ tattoo inked on her left arm. It represents blessings and good luck in life.

18. ‘Stars’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Stars’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Jen has got several stars inked on her left arm. She got them inked to fill up the spaces between the tattoos. Star tattoo has several different meanings behind it. It represents spirituality, love, passion, fight against darkness, and blessings of God. She said,

“I have stars all over my arm and back because when I was younger I used to always look up and make the same wish. My wish was to give me strength when I felt weak and it has come true many times.”

19. ‘Purple Flowers’  Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Purple Flowers’ Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Jen got several beautiful purple colored flowers on her right arm. In an interview, she said,

“Actually these flowers I added is just to fill in the space. I love flowers. They are a very beautiful piece of nature.”

20. ‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Laugh now, Cry later’ Tattoo on the left side of her waist.

Meaning: Jen got the ‘theatre masks-laugh now, cry later’ tattoo inked on the left side of her waist. This tattoo has different meanings behind it. Generally, it represents the emotions, the good and bad qualities of a person. But Jen got this tattoo for a different reason. She explained,

“This piece still has a lot of work to be done on it, but this saying to me means to enjoy life as it is, live in the moment and worry about things later when they come. I got this done when things weren’t in my favor and instead of watching the world pass me by, I decided to keep moving forward and enjoy life as it was at that moment. This tattoo was the most painful, that’s why it is not complete. PAINFUL. A high percentage of people do not go back to finish their side pieces due to the pain. I will not be one of them!”

21. ‘Peace with a flying Bird’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Peace with a flying Bird’ Tattoo

Meaning: Jen got ‘peace with a purple-colored flying bird’ tattoo inked behind her left ear. In an interview, she said,

“I get judged every day because of what’s on my skin. Some love it, some hate it, but the only thing that matters is what the tattoos mean to me. Some people express themselves through their music, different forms of art, the way they dress, piercings, and so on. Mine just so happens to be ink. Plus I like that it’s with me for life.”

22. ‘Hibiscus Flower’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Hibiscus Flower’ Tattoo on the backside of her left shoulder.

Meaning: Jen got a ‘purple-colored hibiscus flower’ tattoo on the backside of her left shoulder. In an interview, she said,

“This flower is known as ‘queen of tropics’. It’s a kind of flower that you cannot help but admire and respect because it blooms last only one day in the ground. I picked this flower not only because of its uniqueness but also because it covered up my previous tiger tattoo well. I still need to go back for another sitting to complete the piece.”

Jen got this inked to cover her previous tiger tattoo but the picture of that tattoo is not available.

23. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo

No picture available.

Tattoo: ‘Tiger’ Tattoo on the backside of her left shoulder.

Meaning: Jen had got a tiger tattoo inked on the backside of her left shoulder. This tattoo was inked on the same place where the purple hibiscus flower is inked. Jen got the hibiscus flower inked just to cover her previous tiger tattoo, which had no meaning. In an interview, she said,

“I was 19, bored, in Bali, Indonesia and wanted another tattoo. So, I pretty much went to the tattoo shop, picked out a picture I liked at the time and said, ‘This one’. The tiger had no meaning to it.”

No picture of her previous ‘tiger’ tattoo is available.

24. ‘Live True/Love Life’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Live True/Love Life’ Tattoo on the inner portion of her left arm.

Meaning: Jen got ‘Live True/Love Life’ tattoo inked on the inner portion of her left arm. It’s a very unique tattoo that Jen got. In an interview, Jen said,

“This is my favorite tattoo because it reads right-side-up and upside-down. I always want to be true to myself and love life at the same point.”

25. Three Ancient Keys’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Three Ancient Keys’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: Jen got ‘three ancient keys’ inked on her left arm. According to her, these three keys represent the paths towards love, health, and wealth. She said,

“The ancient Greeks believed that if you had all 3 keys together that you would have unlocked the doors to health, wealth, and love. To me, those are the main keys to a successful life. In the picture, you can notice that all the three keys have no color. My goal is to color all the keys when I unlock all the doors in my life. I’ve already unlocked to doors; just one more to go.”

26. ‘Hope’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Hope’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Jen got the word ‘hope’ inked on her right wrist.

27. ‘Maple Leaves’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Maple Leave’ Tattoo on her right leg.

Meaning: Jen modified her ‘Rugby Canada Logo’ tattoo with ‘maple leaves’ tattoo on her right leg. It is inked by the tattoo artist, Jen Danger. The whole leg-sleeve got completed in March 2019.

28. ‘Heart with Fire’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Heart with Fire’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Jen Kish got a ‘heart tattoo with fire coming out of it’ inked on her right forearm. This heart is inked in between the hands of the angel inked on her right forearm.

29. ‘Unidentified Word’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Word’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Jen got an ‘unidentified word’ inked in blue and purple color on her right forearm. No information regarding this is available.

30. ‘Unidentified Wordings’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Wordings’ Tattoo on her back.

Meaning: Jen got an ‘unidentified wordings’ inked on her back. No clear information regarding this tattoo is available.

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