John Mayer’s 12 Tattoos & Their Meanings

The alluring artist, songwriter, singer, and guitarist not just ooze with great music and talent but is also one of the amazing looking stars we have witnessed in this century. John Mayer’s tattoos enhance his personality making his body a ‘wonderland’. With a total of 12 tattoos adorning his gorgeous body, John Mayer inspires many others to get it on with inks and needles.

John Mayer Tattoos

1. ‘Koi Fish’ Tattoo

John Mayer first tattoo-Koi Fish

Tattoo: ‘Koi Fish’ Tattoo on his right shoulder.

Meaning: ‘Koi Fish’ tattoo is the first tattoo which he got inked at the age of 18 in Japan. This tattoo is on his right shoulder that continues till his right arm. Koi Fish is a symbol of prosperity, good times, strength, good luck, and determination.

2. ‘Home’ Tattoo

John Mayer Home Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Home’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: This tattoo is related to the track ‘Home Life’ of John’s album ‘Heavier Things’ which got released in September 2003.

3. ’77’ Tattoo

John Mayer birth year tattoo

Tattoo: ’77’ Tattoo on the left side of his chest.

Meaning: The number ’77’ represents the birth year of the singer who was born on October 16, 1977.

4. ‘Life’ Tattoo

John Mayer Life Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Life’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: Again, this tattoo is related to the track ‘Home Life’ from John’s album ‘Heavier Things’ which got released in September 2003.

5. ‘3 Squares’ Tattoo

John Mayer colorful 3 square tattoo

Tattoo: ‘3 Squares’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: John got the tattoo of ‘3 squares’ inked in 2003 and thereafter got it filled with the different colorful patterns.

6. ‘SRV’ Tattoo

John Mayer SRV tattoo

Tattoo: ‘SRV’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: John got this tattoo inked to pay a tribute to his idol, Stevie Ray Vaughan, who inspired him to learn guitar.

7. ‘Traditional Japanese Sleeve’ Tattoo

John Mayer traditional Japanese tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Traditional Japanese Sleeve’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: John’s left arm is covered with a beautiful Japanese tattoo which he got from Japan during his stay there, from an artist named Horimitsu. To get this traditional tattoo, the singer had to go to the tattoo shop many times to prove his worth to get himself inked.

8. ‘Floral Design’ Tattoo

John Mayer floral tattoo

‘Floral Design’ on his left arm

9. ‘Cat’ Tattoo

john mayer-cat tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Cat’ Tattoo on his right shoulder.

Meaning: This cat tattoo on John’s right shoulder was done by an English singer Ed Sheeran in February 2015. John too inked the tattoo of ‘KOOL GUY’ on Ed Sheeran’s right arm. On April 2017, John uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account with the caption,

#tbt February 2015. @teddysphotos and I secretly drew tattoos for one another and both got inked on @latelateshow when I was the guest host for a brief stint. This is the kind of quality television I felt was missing at the time. 🔝😺 “

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‘KOOL GUY’ tattoo (left) is done by John Mayer on Ed Sheeran’s right arm and the ‘Cat’ tattoo (right) is done by Ed Sheeran on John Mayer’s right shoulder

In an interview, Ed Sheeran was asked about this tattoo, to which he replied,

He did ‘kool guy’ and I wrote a cat on him, because he’s mad for the pu**y.”

10. Signature Tattoo on Ankle

john mayer-unidentified tattoo

Tattoo: Signature near his right ankle.

Meaning: John had his brother Carl sign his name and then he tattooed it himself with a tattoo gun.

11. ‘Peach’ Tattoo 

john mayer-peach tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Peach’ Tattoo on his left wrist.

Meaning: Peach tattoo is a symbol of happiness, longevity, prosperity, and good luck.

12. ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo

john-unidentified tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unidentifed’ Tattoo on his right wrist.

Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.

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