Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilon, popularly known as Jhené Aiko is an American singer and songwriter. Jhené is a big fan of tattoos but has got only a few tattoos on her body. Each tattoo of her is unique and has a specific meaning behind it. Let’s read further to know more details regarding her tattoos along with their meanings.
1. ‘Dharma Chakra’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Dharma Chakra’ Tattoo on her right shoulder.
Meaning: ‘Dharma Chakra’ is one of the sacred teachings of Buddhism. It is also popular in other religions like Hinduism and Jainism. It represents the path of reaching Nirvana, an ultimate state which a person can achieve. This Dharma Chakra is also known as ‘Wheel of Law.’ It has various parts called Spokes, Hub, and Rim. Usually, it has eight spokes (Eightfold Path) representing ‘Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Concentration, and Right Mindfulness.’
Time and again, Jhené is seen posting the pictures of this tattoo on her Instagram account with different captions. She uploaded a picture of ‘Dharma Chakra’ on her Instagram account on January 31, 2014, with the caption,
Wheel of Dharma ( eightfold path) ” 1.Right Intention ; 2.Right Speech ; 3.Right Action ; 4.Right Livelihood ; 5.Right Effort ; 6.Right Mindfulness ; 7.Right Concentration ; 8.Right View ….. the wheel’s in motion…. steady sailing #SouledOut #316 #88 💛”
2. ‘Pisces Symbol’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Pisces Symbol’ Tattoo on her right wrist.
Meaning: Since Jhené is a Pisces as her birthday falls on March 16, 1988, she got the two fishes inked, which is called the primary symbol of Pisces sign. The two fishes that are linked to each other are simultaneously swimming but in the opposite direction representing that the person born under the Pisces sign are often torn between the two extreme worlds, one the world of intellectual thoughts and another the world of deep emotions.
3. ‘Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo’ Tattoo on the left side of her collarbones.
Meaning: Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo was the name of Jhené’s elder brother who died on July 19, 2012, because of cancer. Several tattoos on Jhené’s body represent the designs that her brother wanted to have before his death. After the death of Miyagi, Jhené was so depressed that she got his name inked on her body. She got this tattoo inked on July 25, 2012, and uploaded the picture of this on her Instagram account with the caption,
Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo ! to infinity and BEYOND!”
Jhené was very close to her brother. She is often seen posting various pictures of her brother on her Instagram account with various captions. One of them is,
I’m thinking about you at every moment in everyday . I love you, Miyagi ! If there wasn’t a heaven for a G before, i know there’s one now 4sure . #myANGEL 🙏”
Before his death, she recorded a song ‘For My Brother’ on her laptop. Unfortunately, Miyagi died soon after hearing the recording. This song was released on YouTube on July 25, 2012. Till today, this song has more than 6.9 million views on YouTube.
4. ‘Why aren’t u smiling?’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Why aren’t u smiling?’ Tattoo on her left wrist.
Meaning: These were the last words which Miyagi, Jhené’s elder brother, tweeted to her on May 15, 2012. After the death of her brother on July 19, 2012, she got these words inked on July 29, 2012.
5. ‘Egyptian Scarab’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Egyptian Scarab’ Tattoo on her right forearm.
Meaning: The Egyptian Scarab tattoo represents immortality, resurrection, rebirth, transformation, the cycle of birth and death, good luck, and protection. She got this tattoo inked on December 8, 2015. She uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account with the caption,
when a bike ride turns into a spontaneous sacred Scarab 💙 new friend William at Tattoo Addiction in Venice came through 🙏🏼 #bro”
She calls her ‘Egyptian Scarab’ tattoo by the name ‘Juice.’
6. ‘7 Principles of the Samurai’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘7 Principles of Samurai’ Tattoo on her right leg.
Meaning: The 7 Principles of Samurai refers to the code of conduct adopted by Japanese Warriors. It says, Gi, Rei, Yu, Meiyo, Jin, Makoto, and the Chu. It means integrity, respect, heroic courage, honor, compassion, honesty and sincerity, and duty and loyalty respectively. Her brother Miyagi had same tattoo on his back. After the death of Miyagi on July 19, 2012, she got this tattoo inked on her leg on July 25, 2012. She uploaded the pictures of her tattoo on her Instagram account with the different captions,
same tat my brother has on his back . you’re with me ALWAYS Miyagi!”
7 principles f the Samurai , just like my brother 🙏”
Gi, Rei, Yu, Meiyo, Jin, Makoto, Chugi #7PrinciplesoftheSamurai 🇯🇵🙏”
7. ‘Galaxy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Galaxy’ Tattoo on her left arm.
Meaning: Soon after divorcing from the producer Dot Da Genius in 2016, Jhené started dating the American rapper and singer, Big Sean. In 2017, Jhené got the tattoo of Big Sean’s portrait on her left forearm, which was inked by the tattoo artist, Miryam “The Witchdoctor” Lumpini. When the couple started facing some differences in their relationship in 2018, she got covered ‘Big Sean’s Portrait’ tattoo with a beautiful galaxy tattoo. Not only this, she got covered her all back tattoos with ‘Dragon with Phoenix Wings’ tattoo. After covering up her ‘Big Sean’s Portrait’ tattoo, she made many official statements like,
Don’t let this distract you from the fact that I also covered my buddha and Bible verse… but still love and respect Buddha AND Jesus lol. have a good day, kids.”
She further tweeted,
I covered ALL my tats w/ a big ass Dragon w/ a Phoenix wing breathing life and light into a new galaxy. NEW ART! NO BEEF! ALL LOVE!…and im STILL adding more cuz… f–k yeah pain.”
In an interview, she was asked about unfollowing Big Sean on her Instagram account to which she replied,
And sometimes you don’t want to follow ur boyfriend/girlfriend on social media.. if it weren’t for u crazy blogs and ur speculation I would follow and unfollow him twice a day, everyday… [it’s] not that serious… I see him enough in real life and on my arm.”
However, the couple officially broke off in March 2019.
A galaxy tattoo means life dreams, goals, desires, love, and romance.
8. ‘Dragon with Phoenix Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Dragon with Phoenix Wings’ Tattoo on her back.
Meaning: Earlier, Jhené had Buddha, Phases of Moon, Infinity sign, Bible verse, and Japanese lettering tattoo on her back. In 2018, she got covered her all back tattoos with a giant ‘dragon with phoenix wings’ tattoo. After covering up, she tweeted,
Don’t let this distract you from the fact that i also covered my buddha and Bible verse… but still love and respect Buddha AND Jesus lol. have a good day, kids.”
A dragon represents masculine yang energy while phoenix represents feminine yin energy. A tattoo of a dragon with phoenix energy represents love, passion, romance, commitment, soulmates, and marriage.
9. ‘Penny’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Penny’ Tattoo near her left wrist.
Meaning: Penny is the nickname of Jhené given by her grandfather. She got this tattoo inked in March 2016. On March 13, 2016, she uploaded the picture of this tattoo on her Instagram account with the caption,
Heads I win!!” my Grampy called me Penny 💙 thank you @mensoone ! (life sized penny, small baby wrist) lol.”
10. ‘Lotus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Lotus’ Tattoo on the right side of her torso.
Meaning: Jhené got the tattoo of a hand holding a stem of lotus with two beautiful loti. It represents the hand of Lord Gautama Buddha holding the lotus. It symbolizes purity, spirituality, wisdom, knowledge, patience, and peace during difficult situations of life.
11. ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on the ring finger of her right hand.
Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.
12. ‘Pisces Symbol’ Tattoo
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Tattoo: ‘Pisces Symbol’ Tattoo on her body, but the exact location of this tattoo is not known.
Meaning: Since Jhené is a Pisces as her birthday falls on March 16, so, she got the tattoo of ‘Pisces Symbol’ on her body.
13. ‘Magic Mushroom’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Magic Mushroom’ Tattoo on her left leg.
Meaning: A magic mushroom is a wild mushroom that contains a naturally occurring psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound called ‘psilocybin.’ She even uploaded the picture of a magic mushroom on her Instagram account on November 26, 2017. The tattoo of a magic mushroom symbolizes magical powers, psychic abilities, and intuition.
14. ‘Kawaii or Die’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Kawaii or Die’ Tattoo on her left wrist.
Meaning: Kawaii is a Japanese word that means ‘cute.’ It is derived from the phrase “Too Kawaii to live Too Sugoi to die.”
15. ‘Unidentified Symbol’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Symbol’ Tattoo near her right wrist.
Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.