Malcolm James McCormick, professionally known as Mac Miller was an American Rapper, Singer, and Record Producer. Mac’s debut album “Blue Slide Park” (2011) was able to reach number-one on the US Billboard 200. He was the victim of substance abuse which was often depicted by him through his song lyrics. Mac was known to be a big fan of getting inked on his body. It is clearly evident from his beautiful range of body inks that he had received on his body. Miller was found dead at his home in Los Angelis in September 2008 and the reason was none other than a drug overdose.
“I love the shit by the wrist, this crown is a big one… I have a full leg dedicated to just stupid tattoos. My cousin was getting his first tattoo and I was like, ‘Look, dude, it’s not a big deal—I’ll get a blue brontosaurus.’ So I have this big-ass blue brontosaurus. That’s my dog. And then I have a kangaroo with boxing gloves that says ‘based.’”
“Sometimes, with tattooing, people get too lost in meaning. I’m more of [a] remember-the-moment [type of] person.”
1. Tribal Eagle Tattoo
Tattoo: There was a tribal eagle inked right on the center of Mac Miller’s chest.
Meaning: Eagle tattoos are the symbol of power, strength, and authority.
2. ‘NO WOMAN NO CRY’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Above his tribal eagle there lay a tattoo wording which can be read as, “NO WOMAN NO CRY“.
Meaning: NO WOMAN NO CRY is the famous song by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
3. ‘MOST DOPE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Knuckles of his both hands were inked with the word, “MOST DOPE“.
“Every time I go to Cali, I just get hella tatted,” Mac admits. “I got ‘MOST DOPE’ [on my knuckles], which sucks at the airport… And I got my neck done. The neck tattoo HURT…” As far as regretful tattoos go, Mac might be one of one people who doesn’t regret any of them. “The only thing I regret is that I don’t have enough space on my body to do more… So I gotta get fatter…”
At first, we were like, Most Dope, we can profit off it. But I didn’t want to, because it represents the people who are close to me. I didn’t want to exploit it into making money off it. To my fans, it’s Mac Miller, but to me, it’s more than that. It’s not something to make. But I am, actually, about to make some money off it. Just a little bit. On the side. To pay off some debts.
4. ‘Cross’ and ‘Tiny Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There existed a small cross on his mid finger of the left hand followed by a red heart near his left hand’s thumb.
Meaning: Cross as known, depicts the person religion and his faith, i.e Christianity.
5. ‘Star of David’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is Star of David inked on Mac’s right hand’s mid finger.
Meaning: Star of David is a figure consisting of two equilateral triangles turning it into a five-pointed star. Star tattoos are known to be received by the persons as the source of direction in their lives.
6. ‘MCMXCII’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the corner of his right hand existed a tattoo which contained the roman numerals as “MCMXCII”.
Meaning: 1992 was Mac’s birthyear.
7. ‘P’ Logo Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of his right hand, Mac had got the letter ‘P’ inked.
Meaning: It is the symbol for Pittsburgh Pirates, an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s logo.
8. ‘Sunset’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There was a big beautiful sunset inked on the backside of the left hand.
9. ‘Peace’ Symbol
Tattoo: There was a tiny peace symbol inked on the backside of his right hand.
10. ‘RAIN OR SHINE’ on the left ribcage
Tattoo: On Miller’s left side of the stomach towards his ribcage existed a tattoo which could be read as, “RAIN OR SHINE”.
Meaning: Mac was known to like the song “Rain or Shine” which was a 1986 hit single by British pop group Five Star. He was rumored to have got it done with his girlfriend, Nomi Leisure.
11. ‘WE ARE CONFUSED’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Right on the center of Mac’s stomach existed a tattoo that said, “WE ARE CONFUSED“. The tattoo had been done in the freehand cursive font.
12. ‘Kangaroo with Boxing Gloves’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There lay a kangaroo wearing the boxing gloves tattoo on Mac’s right leg’s front part. It also carried the word ‘BASED‘ inked on it.
Meaning: Kangaroo with the boxing gloves are received by the people just for the sake of amusement depicting the helplessness of the Kangaroo as when they are approached by their rival males.
13. ‘A big blue Brontosaurus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A blue colored Brontosaurus was tattooed on Mac’s right calf.
14. Yellow Smiley Tattoo
Tattoo: There used to be a yellow-colored smiley inked on Mac’s right calf.
15. ‘Daniel Johnston Submarine’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right leg, Mac had a tattoo of Daniel Johnston riding the submarine. Daniel was an American singer who was famous since most of the cassettes of his recordings included the ones which were recorded alone at his home.
“I have Daniel Johnston—’Hi, how are you’ —riding the yellow submarine. That’s one of my favorites.”
“Yellow Submarine” saved him from a bad acid trip. When he was freaking out from an acid trip; thinking the world is going to end and the god was going to come down, he put on Beatles’ yellow submarine and started laughing. He felt that the song was the truest description of this world.
16. Flowered Heart Capsule on the left leg
Tattoo: Exactly on the front side of his left leg there existed a heart capsule surrounded by flowers. Hearts have always been the best symbols of love.
17. Fairy surrounded by Roses
Tattoo: Mac left leg’s major front portion was covered by the fairy with her wings opened followed by roses on all its sides.
Meaning: Angels and fairies are considered to be the symbols of good luck.
18. Wolf in Suit Tattoo
19. “Street Struck” tattoo on left forearm.
Tattoo: There existed the wording, Street Struck inked on Mac’s left forearm.
Meaning: Street Struck was the song sung by the famous Lamont Coleman who was an American Rapper and Songwriter, known professionally as Big L. Mac in one of his interviews had told about his love for the song (Street Struck), and how sadly, Big L had become the victim of the street attack and fights’ victim when he used to sing about them in his songs. In respect and admiration for the rapper on his death, Mac had got this ink done.
20. Roses on left Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a big rose along with few stems around it inked on his left inner arm.
21. Pin-up girl tattoo on the inner left arm (in a Marilyn Monroe pose).
Tattoo: On the inner side of Mac’s left bicep lay a tattoo of a Pin-Up girl wearing a red and black dress.
22. Hebrew letter tattoo on the left arm
Tattoo: On the left arm of Mac existed a tattoo which included some letters inked in the Hebrew language.
23. Smiley and Thumbs Up on the left inner arm
Tattoo: Towards the inner side of his left bicep there was a tattoo of a smiley and a thumbs-up sign.
24. Buddha on Left Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm mac had a tattoo of buddha inked in a sitting posture.
25. ‘Imagine’ on the Right inner arm
Tattoo: His right inner bicep was inked with the word, “Imagine”. Right after his death, Ariana Grande his girlfriend also released an album named, Imagine.
26. Dollar Tattoo
27. John Lennon’s face tattoo on the right forearm.
Tattoo: On Mac’s right forearm there used to be the portrait of John Lennon inked.
Meaning: John was English Singer, who was famous worldwide as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles, an English rock band.
“The Beatles are something… I’ve listened to them my whole life. And I identify with them because they came in the game with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You”, and then started doing artistic stuff.”
28. Multicolored Flowers
29. Boombox tattoo on Right forearm
Tattoo: Near his right hand’s wrist, Mac Miller also had a boombox tattoo. Boomboxes are the symbol of reminiscing about the past and more of the tribute by music lovers for music.
30. Hebrew Writing on Left Arm Tattoo
31. Falling Boy Tattoo
32. Boy with a Hat Tattoo
33. Angel Wings on Right Elbow
34. Rose on Neck
35. Hawk on Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his neck, there was a tattoo of a flying Hawk.
Meaning: Hawk tattoos is the symbol of passion, honor, and well-versed intellect of the person getting inked.
37. ‘MOST DOPE’ on Rib Cage Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his stomach, Mac had another tattoo of the wording, “MOST DOPE” such that the O is replaced by the happy band sad smiley mask faces.
38. ‘Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There was a beautiful crown tattooed on Mac’s right hand’s wrist.
39. ‘Tribal Ghost’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mac’s right forearm was covered with a huge tribal ghost structure tattoo.
40. ‘Fierce Cat Face’ Tattoo
Fierce Cat’s face inked in the front of his right leg.
41. ‘ONLY SO MUCH IN THIS CRAZY WORLD’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The tattoo on his left upper arm said, “ONLY SO MUCH LEFT IN THIS CRAZY WORLD“. The tattoo was an inspiration for Mac as the words have been taken from the song, “Only So Much Time Left In This Crazy World’ which Mac claimed to be the inspiration for him. The song was the creation of two inspirational artists, Crumbling Herb and Outkast.