Lil Peep’s 59 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Late American rapper, Gustav Elijah Ahr aka Lil Peep, was one of the talented young artists, who was also responsible for bringing Post Emo Revival rap to the world. He died at a young age of 21 years. He kind of ‘felt’ that he was about to die, as, just a few hours before his death he posted on his Twitter account, “when I die, you’ll miss me.” He became a millionaire overnight after his death when his fans emptied his online merch store. He was famous for his weird looks and tattoos. He had got a bunch of tattoos on his body, each of which had a special meaning to him. Let’s take a tour of his inscriptions.Lil Peep

1. ‘GET CAKE DIE YOUNG’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘GET CAKE DIE YOUNG’ below his hairline. 

Meaning: Peep got the phrase, ‘GET CAKE DIE YOUNG’ inked on his forehead, just below his hairline. In a video shoot for GQ, he said that one morning he woke up and found this tattoo on his forehead. He said that he had no idea when he got these tattoos.

2. ‘PEEP’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘PEEP’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Lil Peep got his name inked on his left upper arm. His mother used to call him Peep during his childhood, that is where his name came from.

3. ’11-1′ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’11-1′ on his abdomen.

Meaning: Peep got his birthdate ’11-1′ inked on his abdomen. He was born on November 1, 1996, on Halloween night.

4. ‘Halloween Pumpkin’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Halloween Pumpkin’ on his left forearm.

Meaning: Peep got a tattoo of Halloween pumpkin inked on his left forearm as he was born on Halloween night on November 1, 1996.

5. ‘Halloween Bats’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Halloween Bats’ Tattoo behind his left ear.

Meaning: Peep got two Halloween bats inked behind his left ear. In a video for GQ, he said,

I was born on Halloween night, November 1, so, I got these bats over here and this pumpkin.”

6. ‘Centipede’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Centipede’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Peep got a tattoo of a ‘centipede’ inked on his left forearm. He used to hate these creepy-crawlies, and they used to bother him all the time. So, he got one on the inner side of his left forearm. He said,

I hates these centipedes and they seem to find me and bothers me every time. So, I figured to get one tattoo on me.”

7. ‘FLY SHIT ONLY in Nike’s Symbol’ Tattoo

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8. Initials ‘LKW’ and Date ’10-27′ Tattoo

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Tattoo: Initials ‘LKW’ and Date ’10-27′ on his right forearm.

Meaning: Peep got the initials of his mother, Liza Womack. It was his first tattoo which he got when he was 14 years of age. He got it inked on his mother’s birthday, October 27, as a birthday present to her. There are some flying birds inked between the initials and birthdate. He said,

I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos. The first one I got was this big one right here. It’s my mum’s birthday, her initials, so that she wouldn’t get mad at me because it was my first tattoo when I was 14’.”

9. ‘LOVE’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘LOVE’ Tattoo on his abdomen.

Meaning: Peep got the word ‘LOVE’ inked below the tattoo of his birthdate. There is a sad emoji in the letter ‘O’ of the word Love.

10. ‘Meep’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Outline of a dog-Meep’ Tattoo on his left leg.

Meaning: Peep got the tattoo of his pet dog ‘Meep’ inked on his left lower leg. He said that he and his ex-girlfriend had bought this pet dog who was his son to him.

11. ‘Simpson’s LISA’ And ‘MOM’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘Simpson’s LISA’ and ‘MOM’ Tattoo on his neck.

Meaning: Peep got the character from Simpsons, Lisa, inked on his neck. Lisa is shown screaming. The word Mom is inked above it. Peep said that it depicts his relationship with his mother. He said,

This is a screaming mom, Whenever something’s going wrong in my life I call my mum, I stress her the fu** out.”

12. ‘HELLBOY’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘HELLBOY’ Tattoo on his neck.

Meaning: Peep got this tattoo inked after the release of his first mixtape, Hellboy, in 2016. It was his first release which helped him to gain stardom. Also, he was a great fan of the comic ‘Hell’ and its character, ‘Hellboy’.

13. ‘Pink Panther’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pink Panther’ Tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: Peep got the tattoo of the ‘pink panther’ inked on the left side of his neck. He was on a trip to Venice with his friends, where he got so bored that he went to a random tattoo shop that had pink interiors. So, he decided to get a pink panther tattoo on his neck.

14. ‘HOMESICK’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘HOMESICK’ Tattoo on his fingers.

Meaning: Peep was a young artist and used to travel a lot because of his music shows. So, he got ‘HOMESICK’ inked on his fingers. He said,

I am young, and I miss my mommy certain times.”

15. ‘Anarchy Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Anarchy Logo’ Tattoo on the left side of his face.

Meaning: Peep got the tattoo of ‘Anarchy Logo’ inked on his left cheek. He said that he wanted to look different because many people have followed him and have got similar tattoos.

16. ‘Crying Mickey Mouse’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Outline of a Crying Mickey Mouse with word MOOD’ underneath it on his right arm.

Meaning: This is the favorite tattoo of Peep. An outline of a sad mickey mouse with the word ‘mood’ underneath it is inked on his right upper arm. He said,

It describes my low-quality mood as the low-quality tattoo, but is my favorite.”

17. ‘Broken Heart’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Broken Heart’ Tattoo near his left eye.

Meaning: This was Peep’s first face tattoo which he got inked to get the motivation to make music.

18. ‘Horseshoe’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Horseshoe’ between his eyebrows.

Meaning: Peep got a horseshoe tattooed between his eyebrows. He believed that it was his lucky charm.

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Lil Peep getting his ‘horseshoe’ tattoo inked between his eyebrows

19. ‘Cry Baby’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cry Baby’ Tattoo above his right eyebrow.

Meaning: Peep got the tattoo above his right eyebrow, saying, ‘Cry Baby’ as he said that he used to complain a lot during his childhood. CryBaby is also the third mixtape by Lil Peep, released on June 10, 2016.

20. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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‘Rose’ Tattoo on his right cheek.

Tattoo: ‘Rose’ Tattoo on his right cheek.

Meaning: Earlier, Peep had the tattoo of ‘playboy logo’ on the left side of his cheek which he later got it covered with the ‘rose’ tattoo. The reason as to why he got his playboy logo tattoo-covered is still not known. Generally, a rose tattoo is a symbol of new beginnings, hope, new love, emotions, promises, and feelings. It also symbolizes the protection against the envious lovers.

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Lil Peep covered his old ‘playboy logo’ tattoo with ‘rose’ tattoo

21. ‘Sharp End Weapon with REVENGE’ Tattoo

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‘Sharp End Weapon with REVENGE’ Tattoo on his right arm

22. ‘DADDY’ Tattoo

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‘DADDY’ Tattoo on his chest

23. ‘Marijuana Leaf/Cannabis Leaf’ Tattoo

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24. ‘Wine Glass’ Tattoo

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25. ‘Star’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Star’ Tattoo below his right eye.

Meaning: The star tattoos are used to represent the fight against the darkness. It also defines the divine relationship with God.

26. ‘Insects’ Tattoo

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‘Insects’ Tattoo on his left arm

27. ‘PlayBoy Sign’ Tattoo

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28. ‘Coffin’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Coffin’ Tattoo near his left wrist.

Meaning: Coffin tattoo is used to represent mortality. It also specifies that death is inevitable.

29. ‘Letter A’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘Letter A’ Tattoo near his right wrist.

Meaning: Lil Peep had got the tattoo of the ‘Letter A’ inked near his right wrist. This tattoo might be related to the initials of his girlfriend ‘Arzaylea Rodriguez’ (Instagram Influencer) whom he dated briefly in 2017.

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Lil Peep with his girlfriend Arzaylea Rodriguez in 2017

30. ‘Clique’ Tattoo

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

Meaning: Clique refers to the group of people who usually not allow others to join them and like to enjoy themselves only.

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Lil Peep getting his ‘Clique’ tattoo inked on the right side of his chest

31. ‘Cross of Saint Peter’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cross of Saint Peter’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: ‘Cross of Saint Peter’ is an ‘upside-down cross’ which is known as an anti-Christian symbol. When Peter was sentenced to death, he requested his cross to be upside down as he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus.

32. ‘Celtic Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Celtic Cross’ on his right shoulder.

Meaning: Celtic Cross tattoos are related to God, religion, and faith.

33. ‘Hand Holding an Uzi’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Hand Holding an Uzi’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Peep had the tattoo of the ‘hand holding an uzi’ inked on his left arm. Along with this, a banner is also inked with the words ‘FUCK THE OPPS’ on it.

34. ‘FOREVER’ Tattoo

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‘FOREVER’ Tattoo on his right thumb

35. ‘Star’ Tattoo

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‘Star’ Tattoo behind his left ear

36. ‘RIP’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘RIP’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: Peep had got the tattoo ‘RIP’ with cloud shading on the right side of his neck. No information about whom he had got this tattoo is available.

37. ‘Wave’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Wave’ Tattoo on the right side of his jawline.

Meaning: Wave tattoo is a symbol of dreams, emotions, nature, and fantasies. It also denotes the ups and downs of the life of the person.

38. ‘Ghost’ Tattoo

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‘Ghost’ tattoo on his left arm

39. ‘Scorpion’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Scorpion’ Tattoo on the nape of his neck.

Meaning: Lil peep had got the tattoo of a scorpion inked on the nape of his neck, as his zodiac sign was Scorpio (born on November 1, 1996).

40. ‘EXIT LIFE’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘EXIT LIFE’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Generally, the word ‘Exit Life’ means to die. Maybe because Peep was suffering from mental health issues like depression and bipolar disorder, he got this tattoo inked on his back.

41. ‘Crescent Moon’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Crescent Moon’ Tattoo on the right side of his face.

Meaning: The crescent moon tattoo is a symbol of creativity, growth, attainments, and new phases of life.

42. ‘WAVY BABY’ Tattoo

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‘WAVY BABY’ Tattoo on the inner portion of his fingers

43. ‘Tiny Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tiny Cross’ Tattoo near his left eye.

Meaning: Generally, a cross tattoo represents the faith in Christianity. It also symbolizes the event of the crucifixion of Jesus.

44. ‘Racing Flags on Fire’ Tattoo

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‘Racing Flags on Fire’ Tattoo on the left side of his temporal region

45. ‘Drawing by Ed Hardy’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Drawing by Ed Hardy’ Tattoo on his right temporal region.

Meaning: This art was done by Ed Hardy for an exhibition at Dean Dennis’ tattoo shop. Peep got this tattoo inked in June 2017. On June 8, 2017, Peep uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account with the caption,

My new head tat OG hardy.”

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46. ‘Roman Numerals MCM and XCVI’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roman Numerals MCM and XCVI’ Tattoo on his knuckles.

Meaning: Peep got Roman numerals MCM and XCVI inked on the knuckles of hands. MCM translates into 1900 and XCVI translates into 96, which combines to form 1996, which is his birth year (born on November 1, 1996).

47. ‘Playing Card Suits’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Playing Card Suits’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: The suit of playing cards is a symbol of good luck and fortune. It also represents fate and even death.

48. ‘Cobweb Design’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cobweb Design’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Cobweb tattoos have both positive and negative aspects. It represents good luck for the upcoming year. It also represents the feeling of being trapped in some situation.

49. ‘MiSS You’ Tattoo

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‘MiSS You’ Tattoo on his thighs

50. ‘Tribal Design’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tribal Design’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: On November 5, 2017, Lil Peep got his old ‘Layla’ tattoo (his ex-girlfriend) covered-up with the ‘Tribal Design’ tattoo. On the same day, Peep uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account with the caption,

Lil peep brought tribal back and covered up his ex-girlfriends name cuz why the fuck did I do that lol.”

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Lil Peep’s old ‘Layla’ tattoo is now covered up with ‘Tribal Design’ tattoo

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Lil Peep with his ex-girlfriend Layla Toopoor

51. ‘Flying Bird with Currency Note’ Tattoo

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‘flying bird holding the currency note in its mouth’ tattoo on the left side of his neck

52. ‘Spider and Spiderweb’ Tattoo

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‘Spider and Spiderweb’ Tattoo on his right forearm

53. ‘Playing Cards’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Playing Cards’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Again, playing cards tattoos have both negative and positive aspects. It represents good times and food fortune. It also represents fate and sometimes death also.

54. ‘Ghost Design’ Tattoo

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‘Ghost Design’ Tattoo on his left hand

55. ‘SONY’ Tattoo

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‘SONY’ Tattoo on his right leg

56. ‘Flower’ Tattoo

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‘Flower’ tattoo on his left arm

57. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rose’ Tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Again, the rose tattoo symbolizes new beginnings, hopes, desires, emotions, and true love. It also symbolizes a mature love and protection against an envious lover.

58. ‘Diamond’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Diamond’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: Diamond tattoo is a symbol of wealth, power, and luxury.

59. ‘BFF Rice’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘BFF Rice’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: Just before his death, Lil Peep along with his best friend Jody got this matching tattoo of ‘BFF Rice’ on their respective right arms on November 12, 2017. This was the last tattoo which Peep got inked before his death on November 15, 2017.

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