Miles Park McCollum, who is popularly known by his stage name, Lil Yachty is a 21 years old American rapper, writer, and producer. He has invented his own sub-genre, called, Bubblegum Trap. He got his stage name when he was a member of his school group, named, Yacht Club. He is also known by another name, Lil Boat. Lil Yachty released his first commercial mixtape ‘Lil Boat’ on March 9, 2015, which was a big success. He got several tattoos, each of which is related to his life and past experiences. Let’s explore his inked skin.
1. “Lil Yachty’s Stick Figure” on his Left Forearm
Tattoo: “Lil Yachty’s Stick Figure”
Meaning: Lil Yachty got his stick figure inked on his left forearm. The tattoo has red braided hair, cross eyes and is showing middle fingers.
2. “Sailing Boat” on the Right Side of his Waist
Tattoo: “Sailing Boat”
Meaning: Yachty got an outline of a sailing boat inked on the left side of his waist. In a video for GQ, he said,
I didn’t even finish it, it looks like a very cheap ass stenciled bow. It hurts so bad and it was supposed to be this much detailed and a beautiful boat.”
3. “BOATBOY” on his Right Wrist
4. “Venita” on his Left Wrist
Meaning: Lil yachty got the tattoo of his mother’s first name “Venita McCollum” inked on his left shoulder. In a video for GQ, he said that his father also had a tattoo of his grandmother’s name. So, he also decided to get one for his mother.
5. “BAR CODE” on his Left Wrist
Tattoo: “BAR CODE and Number Code”
Meaning: Lil Yachty got a bar code and number code inked on his right wrist. This number code is the area code of his country, Georgia. He said,
I got a bar code on this race and the number code is the area code of Georgia, so, it’s like i m a product of Atlanta.”
6. “Anchor” on his Left Forearm
7. Initials “MCC” on his Left Forearm
Meaning: Yachty got the initials of his original name, Miles McCollum, inked on his left forearm.
8. Letters “R” and “D” on his Both Elbows
Tattoo: Letters “R” and “D”
Meaning: Yachty got the alphabets, R and D, inked on his right and left elbow respectively. RD was his first stage name when he was in high school. Even, on his sound cloud profile, the name is listed as ‘Lil Yachty, RD, Lil Boat.’
9. ” NAZ, YC, and SKT” on his Right Forearm
Tattoo: NAZ, YC, and SKT
Meaning: Yachty got the name of his gangs inked on his right forearm. YC stands for “Yacht Club” whereas, SKT was his skiing team. He said that these three gangs grew up with him like his homies.
10.” Till I Die” on his Right Forearm
Tattoo: “Till I Die” with a cross above it
Meaning: Yachty got a phrase, ‘Till I die’ inked on his right forearm below the tattoo of his gangs’ name. He said,
These gangs are like my homies that will grow up until I’ll die”
11. “MOMMA’S BABY” on his Left Upper Arm
12. “DADDY’S SOLDIER” on his Right Upper Arm
13. “QC Logo” on his Right Shoulder
Tattoo: “QC logo”
Meaning: Yachty got the logo of Quality Control Music, QC, inked on his right shoulder. Quality Control Music is an Atlanta based record label, which was founded by Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee in 2013. Yatchy signed a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music on June 10, 2016.
14. “Lightning Bolt” on his Right Upper Arm
Tattoo: “Lightning Bolt”
Meaning: Yachty’s crew, ‘Sailing Team’ is a group of friends, producers, and rappers ( Kodie Shane, Jbans, Earl the Pearll, BigBruthaChubba, TheGoodPerry, Erron Vercetti, and Byou). Every member of this crew has a matching tattoo of a bolt inked on their skin.
15. “1997” on his Right Forearm
Meaning: Yachty got, 1997, which is his birth year, inked on his right forearm. He was born on 27th August 1997.
16. “Skull” on his right Forearm
17. “Cobweb” on his Right Elbow
He has a ‘cobweb’ inked on his right elbow.
18. KAWS Figure on the Right Side of his Chest
He has a KAWS figurine inked on the right side of his chest done in simple black ink.
19. “SAIL OR SINK” With a Compass on the Left Side of his Body
Tattoo: “SAIL OR SINK” with a Compass
Meaning: Yachty got ‘SAIL OR SINK‘ inked on the left side of his body. It begins from the left shoulder and ends at the left lower abdomen. There is a compass inked in the place of the letter ‘O.’ Sail or Sink is the name of his crew’s (Sailing Team) album, which was released in November 2018.