Lil Durk’s 46 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Durk Derrick Banks, popularly known as Lil Durk, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Durk had a lot of interest in music since his childhood. He started taking rapping as a full-time career after the release of his two singles Sneak Dissin and I’ma Hitta. The rapping group and recording label called OTF (Only The Family) is owned by Lil Durk which was formed in 2011. He is also an active member of the Black Disciples street gang. Apart from all this, Lil Durk’s life has always been in limelight because of his love affairs, his children, his unique hairstyles, and his different body tats. Every tattoo of Durk is unique, having a specific reason behind it. Let’s read further to know more details regarding his tattoos along with their meanings. Lil Durk-tattoos

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1. ‘Pluto’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pluto’ Tattoo on the right side of his stomach.

Meaning: Pluto, professionally known as Lil Pat, was an American rapper from Chicago, and a member of collective OTF (Only The Family) formed by Lil Durk in 2011. Pluto was killed in a tragic car accident in 2013. The members of OTF were extremely distressed by the sudden death of Pluto. So, to pay a tribute to his friend Pluto, Lil Durk got inked ‘Pluto’ on the right side of his stomach. After the death of Pluto, Lil Durk uploaded the picture of Pluto on his Instagram account with the caption,

I ain’t want to post a pic answer the phone or sh*t I’m lost #RIPPLUTO.”

2. ‘ANGeLO’ Tattoo

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A clear picture of ‘Angelo’ tattoo on the left forearm is not available.

Tattoo: ‘ANGeLO’ Tattoo near his right eyebrow and on his left forearm.

Meaning: Angelo is the name of Lil Durk’s son, who was born on November 29, 2011, in the United States.

3. ‘OTF’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘OTF’ Tattoo on his right forearm and the left side of his neck.

Meaning: OTF is the acronym of collective record label and rapping group ‘Only The Family’, formed by Lil Durk in 2011.

4. ‘Indian National Flag’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Indian National Flag’ Tattoo near his right wrist.

Meaning: Lil Durk got the tattoo of ‘Indian National Flag’ to represent his girlfriend ‘India Royale’, who is basically from America. Lil Durk and India Royale started dating at the end of 2017. Some media reports say that the couple has got married in a secret ceremony.

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Lil Durk got his previous ‘Nicole’ Tattoo with an ‘Indian National Flag’ Tattoo which denotes his current partner, India Royale.

Earlier, ‘Nicole’ tattoo (Lil Durk’s ex-wife name) was inked in place of the ‘Indian National Flag’ tattoo.

5. ‘Money Bag’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Money Bag’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: Money Bag tattoos represent several meanings. Generally, it is related to the display of your wealth or the display of what you desire to be in the future. Along with this tattoo, a pattern of Japanese fire is also inked.

6. ‘Bella Lolo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Bella Lolo’ Tattoo just below his chest.

Meaning: Bella Lolo is the name of the daughter of Lil Durk and his ex-wife, Nicole Covone, whom he started dating in 2008. The couple broke off their marriage soon after the birth of their daughter, Bella in 2013.

7. ‘King of Chicago’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘King of Chicago’ Tattoo on his right leg.

Meaning: After the release of B.O.N(Big Ol Nigga), Lil Durk got tattooed ‘King Of Chicago’ on his right leg. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Joel MacDonald.

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Lil Durk getting his ‘King of Chicago’ Tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Joel MacDonald

8. L’A Capone Tattoo

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Tattoo: L’A Capone Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: L’A Capone (Leonard Anderson) was an American rapper, who was very close to Lil Durk. Capone adopted L’A Capone name as it represented the initials of his birth name ‘Leonard Anderson’. On September 26, 2013, around 6:00 pm, Capone was fatally shot at Chicago. He was taken to the hospital and declared dead because of massive blood loss. Lil Durk was distressed after hearing about all this. So, to pay tribute to Capone, he got inked the LA Dodgers trademark logo on his left arm.

9. ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ Tattoo on his right leg.

Meaning: After shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37 years old black man, by two white Baton Rouge Police Department officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5, 2016, several demonstrators gathered in the area to protest Sterling’s death. On July 6, Black Lives Matter (an international activist movement of African Americans protesting against violence and racism against black people) held protests and called for justice. Not only this, many celebrities tweeted their concern regarding the incident. This incident influenced Lil Durk to get ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER with a crown and black fist’ tattoo. He even uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his social media accounts with the caption,

What’s going on today crazy to me in the world – we matter 2x.”

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Picture from Lil Durk’s Snapchat video of ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ Tattoo

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10. ‘Blessed’ Tattoo

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‘Blessed’ Tattoo on his throat.

11. ‘Nicole’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Nicole’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Nicole Covone is the ex-wife of Lil Durk. The couple started dating in early 2008. They have two children, Angelo(son) and Bella(daughter). Soon after the birth of Bella in 2013, the couple got split. Currently, Lil Durk is dating India Royale and they welcomed their first baby girl ‘Willow Banks’ in 2018. Speculations have been made that Durk and India have got married in a secret ceremony.

Later, Lil Durk got covered his ‘Nicole’ tattoo with the ‘Indian National Flag’ tattoo, representing Lil Durk’s current partner, India Royale.

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‘Nicole’ Tattoo is now covered with ‘Indian National Flag’ Tattoo

12. ‘NUSKI’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘NUSKI’ Tattoo on the fingers of his right hand.

Meaning: Lil Durk got this tattoo ‘NUSKI’ for the rapper OTF Nunu (Lil Durk’s cousin), who was fatally shot on May 31, 2014, outside the Chatham Village Square Mall in Chicago. Nunu was in white SUV and a man walked towards his car and fired several shots. Nunu tried to speed away, but end up crashing his car into the window of the store. There were rumors that when police reached the scene, Nunu was still alive but, the police failed to take any action and watched him die on the spot. Still, no confirmation regarding the negligence of the police is known. After the death of Nunu, Lil Durk got inked ‘NUSKI’ on his fingers.

13. ‘RIP PAT’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘RIP PAT’ Tattoo on the fingers of his left hand.

Meaning: Lil Pat, aka Pluto, was a member of the OTF collective, formed by Lil Durk in 2011. On November 29, 2013, Pat died in a fatal car accident. Lil Durk was extremely distressed after Pat’s tragic death and to express his grief, he got inked ‘RIP PAT’ on his fingers.

14. ‘300’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘300’ Tattoo across his stomach.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked regarding Durk’s sixth mixtape ‘300 days, 300 nights’, which was released on December 15, 2015. This is also related to the 300 Block community of Black Disciples street gang, of which Duck is an active member.

15. ‘Dollar Sign’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dollar Sign’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: It denotes the admiration towards the financial world.

16. ‘Microphone’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Microphone’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: The microphone tattoos are called the musical-themed tattoos which express the love for music. This tattoo truly justifies Lil Durk’s rapping career.

17. ‘PSALM 27:14’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘PSALM 27:14’ Tattoo on the right side of his chest.

Meaning: Psalm refers to the book of the Bible comprising of a collection of religious verses. Psalm 27:14 says,

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

18. ‘India Royale Portrait’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘India Royale Portrait’ Tattoo on his left leg.

Meaning: This is the tattoo of Lil Durk’s current partner, India Royale, whom he started dating at the end of 2017. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Kayo Hall.

19. ’64th NORMAL’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’64th NORMAL’ Tattoo on the left side of his waistline.

Meaning: 64th Normal is a street in Chicago from where Lil Durk belongs.

20. ‘NYARAH WiLLOW INDiA’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘NYARAH WiLLOW INDiA’ Tattoo on his left leg.

Meaning: Nyarah is the name of Lil Durk’s niece, Willow is the name of Lil Durk’s daughter, and India is the name Durk’s wife, who is the mother of Willow.

21. ‘Only The Family’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Only The Family’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Only The Family is a collective of black rappers and record label, formed by Lil Durk in 2011. Along with the group name, stars are also inked which symbolize career growth, prosperity, and achievements.

22. ‘Long Live’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Long Live’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Along with L’A Capone tattoo, Lil Durk has got ‘Long Live’ tattoo. This tattoo is inked for the rapper L’A Capone, who was fatally shot on September 26, 2013.

23. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skull’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Skull tattoo is a symbol of death and mortality. It also means overcoming the obstacles and protecting the valuables. Just above the skull tattoo, some unidentified text is also inked. But, no information regarding the text is available.

24. ‘Tiny Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tiny Cross’ Tattoo on right arm.

Meaning: Cross tattoo denotes the event of the crucifixion of Jesus and faith in him.

25. ‘Grenade’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Grenade’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Whenever a grenade tattoo is seen, the first thing which comes in the mind is war. But, such tattoos have hidden meanings behind them. It represents the struggles that a person faces as a result of war going in his/her territory or he/she might have lost someone as a result of these struggles. This tattoo may be related to the struggles being faced by Black people through violence and racism.

26. Unidentified Tattoo

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No information regarding this tattoo is available.

27. ‘MOB’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘MOB’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: ‘Like the Mob’ is a song which featured Young Thug. Lil Durk, and Zoey Dollaz.

28. Unidentified Tattoo

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No information regarding this tattoo is available.

29. ‘Lashaunda’ Tattoo

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‘Lashaunda’ Tattoo on his right hand.

30. ‘Beam Music Note’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Beam Music Note’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: It represents the passion and love for music.

31. ‘Jesus’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Jesus’ Tattoo on the right side of his chest.

Meaning: Its a symbol of hope, faith, and spirituality. Later, Lil Durk got this tattoo modified into a face with a mask on it.

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Lil Durk got his Jesus tattoo modified

32. ‘Anatomical Heart’ tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Anatomical Heart’ Tattoo in the center of his chest.

Meaning: An anatomical heart tattoo is a symbol of love, passion, feelings, and emotions. This tattoo is connected with a musical note tattoo which is inked just below the throat of Durk. It symbolizes his love, passion, and craziness for music.

33. ‘Musical Note with Wings’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Musical Note with Wings’ Tattoo just below his throat.

Meaning: A musical note on a yellow-colored background with wings is inked, which shows Durk’s divine love towards music. This tattoo is connected with an anatomical tattoo that is inked in the center of his chest.

34. ‘The Black Baby’ Tattoo

No picture is available.

Tattoo: This tattoo is inked on the lower abdominal area of Lil Durk.

Meaning: No information is available.

35. ‘RIP Capo’ Tattoo

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‘RIP Capo’ Tattoo near his right wrist

No other clear picture of this tattoo is available.

Tattoo: ‘RIP Capo’ Tattoo near his right wrist.

Meaning: Capo was a rapper from Chicago, who was fatally shot on July 11, 2015.

36. ‘DTHANG’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘DTHANG’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: D’Thang, Devon Varner, was a rapper from Chicago and a member of Black Disciples (600), who died in 2011.

37. ‘#9 Rondo Numbanine’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘#9 Rondo Numbanine’ Tattoo, but the exact location of this tattoo is not available.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked about rapper Rondo Numbanine, who was sentenced to 39 years of jail in 2016 for the murder in 2014.

38. ‘CHINO’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘CHINO’ Tattoo on his right shoulder.

Meaning: Uchenna Agina, aka OTF CHINO, was Lil Durk’s manager, who was shot and killed on March 27, 2015, in Chicago.

39. Unidentified Tattoo

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Tattoo: Unidentified Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: This tattoo might be inked about Rondo Numbanine still, no clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.

40. ‘Symbols’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Symbols’ Tattoo on the fingers of both hands.

Meaning: Different symbols like Star (which represents protection, guidance, spirituality, and good luck), dollar sign (desire for materialistic things and currency), and alien (which has no specific meaning) are inked on Lil Durk’s fingers.

41. ‘Zayden’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Zayden’ Tattoo near his right wrist.

Meaning: Zayden is the name of Lil Duck’s son, who was born on November 1, 2013, in the United States.

42. ‘Skeleton’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skeleton’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: A skeleton wearing a cap with some cash bundles are inked. Skeleton tattoos are the symbols of protection and strength while cash bundles denote the love for currency, the desire to be extremely rich.

43. ‘LOVE’ Tattoo

‘LOVE’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

44. ‘#’ Tattoo

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‘# ‘ Tattoo on the left side of his neck.

45. ‘Japanese Fire’ Tattoo

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‘Japanese Fire’ Tattoo on the left side of his neck.

46. ‘Tiny Symbols’ Tattoo

No picture is available.

Tattoo: ‘Tiny Tattoos’ on the backside of his left ear.

Meaning: No information regarding this tattoo is available.

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