Marvin Vettori’s 4 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Marvin Vettori is a well-known name when we talk about Italian MMAs. Marvin is the current competitor for the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He debuted as a professional in 2011 though it is said that he was crazy about martial arts from a young age. Interestingly, he had begun kickboxing at the mere age of 13. A professional since 2011, Vettori is a former Venator FC Welterweight champion. He was very dedicated, which is observable from an incident from his training days; he used to go to six gyms to get all the training because the sport was still new in Italy.  Let us now walk you through the various body tattoos that he has.

Marvin Vettori

Left Arm Tattoo Piece

Marvin arm tattoo

1. ‘Samurai and Koi Fish’ Tattoo

Marvin chest tattoo

Tattoo: On his left pec, there is a massive face of a samurai tattooed. It is further linked to his left shoulder, bicep, and arm, which is full of Japanese flowers and waves. Also, the samurai tattoo is extended to the face of koi fish.

Meaning: Koi fish relates to the Japanese culture and stands for good luck, independence, perseverance, and strength. At the same time, the samurai is the means to represent the attributes of the fighter himself. Thus, now we know how strong as a person Vettori considers himself to be!

2. ‘Roaring Tiger and Waves’ Tattoo

Marvin tiger tattoo

Tattoo: On his inner left forearm, there is a roaring tiger inked. Multiple waves on all sides surround the tiger. The tattoo covers the complete area of his left forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist Lorenzo Casarin. Tiger is considered to be the most prominent symbol of courage, dominance, strength, and victory. Tiger is a symbol of strength and power as well as authority. Marvin has got this particular design to represent himself, his courage and willpower, and his fighting style inside the Octagon.

The waves signify nature, soul, fantasy, your dreams, subconsciousness, emotions, the kind/good parts of our very existence. The waves are meant to add aesthetic value to his complete tattoo piece and thus, personify his personality.

3. ‘Japanese Dragon’ Tattoo

Marvin bicep tattoo

Tattoo: The samurai tattoo on his chest extends to his arm and the shoulder, where we can see the tattoo of a Japanese dragon.

Meaning: Dragon tattoos are another way to represent the bravery, wisdom, and protection of humanity. They are also sometimes used to describe learning and intelligence.

4. ‘Japanese Themed Flowers’ Tattoo

Marvin arm tattoo

Marvin arm tattoos

Tattoo: Vettori’s complete left arm is a dedication to the Japanese theme. We can see multiple flowers tattooed from top to bottom. JAPANESE THEMED FLOWERS are the harbingers of good luck and wealth.

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