Jonah Hill Feldstein, a famous American actor, filmmaker, and comedian, is better known by the name Jonah Hill. Jonah has got multiple tattoos that adorn his body and make him more famous among his followers. But it was not an easy journey for him. His tattoos have been pretty important for him in his journey of self-acceptance and self-love. Jonah has previously struggled with a negative body image but getting tattoos has transformed his life and made him love his body more. It holds a symbolic meaning in his life. Let us explore his inks and their meanings.
Most, if not all, of Jonah’s tattoos, are done by Bret Krak from Brooklyn’s Smith Street Tattoo Parlour. In 2019, the actor mentioned him on Jimmy Kimmel.
“I feel like I spent my whole 20s trying to be what people wanted me to be, and I didn’t know who I was. And the past couple years have been amazing, in the way of like, I’m just going to be myself.”
1. Arm Tattoos
Tattoo: On his right bicep, Jonah has got the tattoo of the Bart Simpson Skull with crossbones inked.
In the American animated television series The Simpsons, Bart Simpson is a fictional character and member of the Simpson family. The tattoo is the representation of Bart Simpson’s skull with crossbones. A skull and crossbones is a sign made up of a human skull and two long bones crossing behind the skull. The pattern first appeared in the late Middle Ages as a symbol of death, particularly on tombstones as a memento. It is also used to instill fear in others and to keep away evil.
2. Baby with Dollar Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left wrist, Jonah has got the tattoo of the dollar baby. The tattoo includes the moneybag, which seems to cover the face of the kid.
3. Logo on Back-BODY LOVE
Tattoo: On his upper right body, towards the right shoulder, Jonah has got the tattoo of the words, ‘BODY LOVE’ inked inside a circle which also includes the “rock on” hand sign. It is actually reminiscent of the Body Glove apparel company. Jonah revealed this tattoo with an emotional message revealing the struggles he had with his body, quoting;
I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself. This isn’t a ‘good for me’ post. And it’s definitely not a ‘feel bad for me post.’ It’s for the kids who don’t take their shirts off at the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love. Oh, and Daily Mail, not even you can take that smile from my face ;)”
4. Chest Tattoo
Tattoo: On his chest, there is a tattoo of a clipper ship along with two animal faces, one on either side. Towards the right is the face of a wolf whereas, on the left, there is a fierce-looking panther tattooed.
5. Dagger Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, there is a colored dagger inked.
Meaning: A dagger tattoo may represent both positive traits inside ourselves as well as any disaster we may suffer in life, the most serious of which is death. A dagger is a mark of security, self-denial, and heroism and is sometimes also considered to stand for disloyalty, loss, and risk.
6. Pair of Dolphins Tattoo
Tattoo: Jonah has got the tattoo done on his left inner forearm. It is a combination of palm trees with a pair of dolphins taking a leap.
Dolphins are symbolic of kinship, fellowship, and harmony. They are regarded as the most friendly creatures.
Palm tree tattoos represent immortality and eternity. As a result, some people refer to it as the Tree of Life. Most people get palm trees inked to reflect peace and calmness.
7. Red Heart Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left upper arm, there is a red heart inked with a banner that includes the word, ‘MOM.’
The heart is the purest way to showcase your love for your loved ones. This is Jonah’s dedication of love for his mother, Sharon Lyn Chalkin. She is a fashion stylist and costume designer from America.
8. ‘HELLO BEANIE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his left outer forearm, we can see text that says, ‘HELLO BEANIE.’
Jonah is known to have got this tattoo for his sister, Beanie Feldstein in 2018 for getting her first Broadway role in “Hello, Dolly!”
As always, I’m copying her because she’s more relaxed and the leader of us two even tho she’s ten years younger,” he wrote. “My hero and my best friend. And now she’s going to make fun of how earnest my Instagram posts are. But too bad, Beanie, you taught me to be myself. And I’m happy AF. Whatever.”
9. Thigh Tattoo
10. Gorilla Tattoo
On his right bicep, there is a cartoon gorilla tattooed along with the words ‘JOSH’ under it.
11. Palm Tree Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another palm tree tattooed on Jonah’s left bicep.
As claimed, it is believed to be the universal symbol of amicability, tranquillity, and stillness.
12. Portrait Tattoo
13. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a colorful tattoo of a skull on his left forearm.
Skull is the symbol of demise, evil, and death and is also sometimes used to recall the hard times that the tattoo wearer might have overcome in his past. In order to transform the skull from its evil/negative image to an imprint of high fashion and respectability, some people get it modified by adding a hat or a scarf and sometimes even a bow.
14. Spider Web Tattoo
Tattoo: Covering his left elbow with a spiderweb.
Meaning: The spider web tattoo has long been associated with jail, thus, reflecting the past time when the person might have spent in jail. However, it might not be the case for everyone.
Some people also get it to reflect creativity, the capacity to be clever, defensive, and possessive.
15. Roaring Tiger Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a yellow-colored face of a roaring tiger tattooed on Jonah’s shoulder.
The roaring tiger symbolizes courage, strength, vigor, and the strong will of a person, enough to achieve whatever he wishes for in his life.
16. Honey Bee Tattoo
Tattoo: Honey Bee, the token of dedication, hard work, and commitment, is inked in a multi-inked design on Jonah’s left inner forearm.
17. Tattoo dedication for grandmother
Tattoo: On his left inner forearm, there is a tattoo that includes an outlined heart with the words, “Nanny Rules “.
Meaning: This was Jonah’s first body tattoo that he claims to have gotten in honor of his grandmother, who did not like his role in the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, and had told him to get his role changed for the same.
18. Pirate Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a colorful pirate face inked on Jonah Hill’s right shoulder.
Pirate is considered to be means of scaring your enemies off and keeping yourself guarded.