Joanne Calderwood popularly known as Jo Jo Calderwood is a Scottish professional Mixed Martial Artist and former Muay Thai champion who competes in the Women’s Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Jo Jo Calderwood bears several meaningful tattoos on her body. Let us take a quick tour of all of them and find the meanings and her reasons behind getting them.
1. ‘BALANCE ⚖️’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the left upper side of her chest, J0 J0 has a tattoo that reads as, ‘BFFFXCM‘ which is decoded as balance.
Meaning: The ink reflects the significance of serenity, peace, and power in her life.
2. ‘Lip Imprints’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s upper part of the torso there exists a tattoo of imprints of lips inked.
Meaning: The tattoo of realistic lips shows her love for her partner and is also the symbol of Sensuality.
3. ‘Dream Catcher Anchor’ Tattoo
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Tattoo: The right side of Joanne Calderwood’s ribcage bears a tattoo of an anchor for catching dreams tattoo. It was done by the tattoo artist, JF Bourbon at Bait & Schlong tattoo parlor on April 30, 2017.
Meaning: Dreamcatcher anchor tattoo are the symbol of the rich heritage of an individual and is meant to protect an individual from the bad and evil whereas the anchor is the symbol of hope and faith.
4. ‘Fallen Angel‘ Tattoo
Tattoo: On August 13, 2013, Jo-Jo Calderwood got a tattoo of a falling angel on her lower back and revealed it through an Instagram post.
Meaning: The fallen angel with wings and a ring of fortune represents the hope and confidence that one must gain after falling down on facing difficulties. Jo Jo believes in succeding in life by overcoming all the obstacles even if she falls down due to failures at different times.
5. ‘Boxing Gloves’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of Jo Jo Calderwood’s neck has a tattoo of a honeybee wearing boxing glover with alphabets in a foreign language.
6. ‘Thai Bamboo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On October 3, 2015, Jo Jo got the traditional Thai Design inked on the center of her back.
Meaning: The sacred ink traditional pyramid Thai Sak Yant tattoos are the symbol of good luck, strength, and success. They are done with the hand poking technique and are common among the tourists who visit Thailand, known to be the specialty of the place.
7. ‘Butterfly And Honeybee’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s sternum has a tattoo of a butterfly and a honeybee facing their stings together with a text above it that reads Float Sting, inked on August 18, 2014. The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist Dave. It is a cover-up to her previous ink.
Meaning: The butterfly tattoo is the symbol of the fact that one should float freely in life just as the butterfly floats into the atmosphere freely from one place to another lightly. However, the bee symbolizes that one should quickly be on one’s feet during a fight and sting like a bee. The transition from being the calm person to an aggressive person is depicted through this tattoo, just to say that when anyone faces a negative action from the opposite direction or the opponent they easily should know how to react and save themselves from the evil person and the world by attacking their opponent.
Left Arm Tattoos
8. ‘Nurturing Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s left arm has a tattoo in which a boy is watering a heart with the help of a watering pot.
Meaning: The ink is the representation of the fact that we need to protect our heart and help itself heal from any hurt that is being caused to it. The boy watering the heart symbolizes the need to take care of our heart for Protection, healing and purity.
9. ‘Butterfly Suicidal’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s upper left arm has a tattoo of a portrait of a women exploding her head with a pistol from which the blood that flies out is inked in the form of butterflies that go towards the backside of her arm.
Meaning: The tattoo is historically a morose art, which shows how the woman is freeing herself by shooting her head in order to achieve the independence and the freedom that she wishes to have in her life. The blood is seen transforming into butterflies, where the butterflies represent new life.
10. Portraits On Her Arm
Tattoo: The inner and outer side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s left arm bears tattoos of two portraits, one of a boy and the other of a girl. The tattoo was done on July 21, 2015, by tattoo artist Dave.
Meaning: The portraits of the boy and girl sharing love are the tribute to the modern relationships between the couples. The boy is seen sending multiple love hearts blowing them through his mouth whereas the girl is seen catching the heart thrown by him towards her.
11. ‘Freestyle Design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s left arm has a tattoo of freestyle design inked. It was also done by the tattoo artist Dave on April 18, 2015.
Meaning: The free style design is an inspiration from a yellow-flowered Eurasian dead-nettle found in woodland.
12. ‘Queen ♦️♥️♣️♠️‘ Tattoo
Tattoo: On November 24,2015 Jo Jo got a tattoo of queen of all the suits in a deck of cards across the knuckles of her left hand.
Meaning: The ink of queen represents the mentality what a queen bears in her mind, the ink is the clear symbolism of the fact that how strong and powerful Jo Jo considers herself to be.
13. ‘Dancing Joker’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle finger of Jo Jo Calderwood’s left hand has a tattoo of a mischievous joker in the dancing pose. This was done by his favorite tattoo artist Dave at Archangel tattoo studio on December 30, 2016, a day just after her birthday.
Meaning: Jokers are considered to be the best hiders of their pain. They know it well how to keep their pain in dark just to make others laugh and smile.
Right Arm Tattoos:
14. Arrow On Her Hand
Tattoo: The upper side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s right hand has a tattoo of an arrow inked on it.
Meaning: The prominence of the arrow on her hand comes from her belief that
“God wants to use her, but before he does, she needs to prepare herself so that she can “hit the mark.” , Jo Jo said.
15. Imaginary Design On Her Arm
16. ‘Owl’ Tattoo
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I once stupidly hurt myself through anger, frustration and not having access to my outlet and was left with a pretty bad scar….but today 4 months later I cover it up with some awesome art work and everyday it will remind me that I was once foolish but now I am wiser and stronger for not giving up 💓👊🏽 thank you so much @aa1608tattoo #scars #nevergiveup #badtimes #inkedup #hand #tattoo #handtattoo #archangel1608tattoostudio
Tattoo: The back of Jo Jo Calderwood’s right hand has got covered up with a massive tattoo of an owl by the tattoo artist Dave on November 19, 2015.
Meaning: The owl is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom and is also known to be the communicator with the departed souls of the dead.
17. ‘Right Arm Sleeve’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Jo Jo is covered up with several depictions and portraits inked on her upper sleeve of the right arm.
18. ‘Puzzle Piece’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Calderwood’s right arm has a tattoo of design of puzzle piece inked on it.
19. ‘Little Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Calderwood’s right arm has a tattoo of an angel with wings holding a bow and arrow inked on it. Angels are the symbols of good luck.
20. Portrait Of Budha On Her Arm
Tattoo: The outer side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s right arm is covered with a tattoo of an avatar of God Vishnu, regarded as Buddha who is a founder of Buddhism.
Meaning: The representation of a simple and beautiful tattoo of budda’s face representS a sense of peace and serenity. It is the symbol of who you are as a person.
21. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of Jo Jo’s right arm has a tattoo of a skull with feather inked on it. The skull tattoo represents the strength of overcoming the dangers of life even death.
22. ‘Eagle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right shoulder of Jo Jo, there is a tattoo of an eagle in flight position.
Meaning: The eagle is a symbol of courage, determination, and pride.
23. ‘Ninja’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On December 24, 2013, Jo Jo got a tattoo of a ninja on her right arm from tattoo artist Dave. Ninja represents dominance.
24. ‘Pin Up Girl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Jo Jo Calderwood’s right leg contains a huge piece of ink that shows the portrait of a pin up girls that comes with a banner which reads as ‘we are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars ‘ followed by galaxy of stars on her side. She got this inked on August 19, 2015, by tattoo artist Dave at Archangel tattoo studio.
25. ‘..breathe’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Jo Jo Calderwood got a tattoo reading “…breath” on the upper side of her left thigh on March 26, 2018, and revealed it on her Instagram account.