Megan Rapinoe’s 8 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Megan Anna Rapinoe, the name which has been shining ever since she stepped into the sport of Soccer. Megan is the winner of the Ballon d’Or Féminin and was also named The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019. Megan is a famous professional American professional soccer player who plays as a winger. Megan is highly talented when it comes to her professionalism; she has made records at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup by winning gold with National Team. Besides, Megan has got body tattoos that truly enhance her looks. Let us take a look at her unique body tattoos and discover their meanings for her.

Megan Rapinoe

“I was born the way I was” when asked about her tattoos. They may be tiny, but they clearly are massive in meaning to the athlete.”

1. ‘W’ Tattoo

Megan W Tattoo

Tattoo: Megan has got the letter ‘W’ inked in bold on her right wrist.

Meaning: The letter W represents the spirit of ‘Women Warriors.’ This was revealed by Megan’s sister, Jennifer Brooks. She said that the line of women in their family is strong, and they term themselves as warriors. Out of all of them, Megan has always been enthusiastic and overdriven.

Her sister, Jennifer Brooks, said, “The line of the women in our family, we’re warriors. That ‘W’ on her wrist is for ‘Warrior Woman.’ We’re just driven, and Megan has always been overdriven.”

2. Writing on left bicep

Megan writing on bicep tattoo

Tattoo: Megan has a small quote inked on the inner side of her left bicep that says, ‘Nature ran her course.’

Meaning: Nature ran her course has been her choice for the tattoo to remember and reflect that she is bold and firm in her decisions and life and knows how to keep herself going!

She advocates for multiple LGBT organizations, and her name has also been included in Time magazines 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

“I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born, “I feel like sports, in general, are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out,” Rapinoe said in the interview. “I feel everyone is really craving for people to come out. People want—they need—to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”

3. California Map Tattoo

Megan map tattoo

Tattoo: On her upper right arm, Megan has an outline of the map of California tattooed.

Meaning: The tattoo is her dedication of love for her birthplace, Redding, California, United States. Megan was born on July 5, 1985, and was brought up in Redding itself along with her five siblings by her parents Jim and Denise.

4. ‘MAMMERS’ Tattoo

Megan MAMMERS Tattoo

Tattoo: On her left wrist, Megan has got the tattoo of the word, ‘MAMMERS.’

Meaning: When asked about the importance of the word MAMMERS, Megan stated that it is the short form of her mother’s nickname. The tattoo represents her love for her mother, Denise Rapinoe.

She said, “Mammer Jammers,”And it’s in Sue’s handwriting, so that’s kind of special too.”

5. Arabic Writing 

Megan writing on wrist tattoo

Tattoo: Megan has another writing ink done in the Arabic language on the inner side of her right wrist. The words, when translated into English, stand for “Trust yourself.” She has always stood by her beliefs and also said in one of the interviews that:

“I haven’t experienced over-policing, racial profiling, police brutality or the sight of a family member’s body lying dead in the street,” Rapinoe wrote in an essay for The Players’ Tribune in October 2016. “But I cannot stand idly by while there are people in this country who have had to deal with that kind of heartache.”

6. Tattoo on the left wrist

Megan left wrist tattoo

Tattoo: On her left forearm, a small tattoo reads the number ‘2’ inside a circle. Megan has never revealed the relevance of the tattoo.

7. ‘Lightning Bolt’ Tattoo

Megan lightning bolt tattoo

Tattoo: On her left forearm, Megan has got a lightning bolt tattoo done.

Meaning: Lightning Bolt is the symbol of strength, power, enlightenment, and intelligence. Not many people know that a lightning bolt ink is an essential symbol in Greek Mythology and is used to represent the weapon of Zeus, the supreme God of the Olympians. Lightning was the choice of a weapon of Zeus thus, marking it as the token of extreme power.

8. Three Triangles

Megan three triangles tattoo

Tattoo: On her outer right upper arm, three triangles are tattooed, all linked to each other’s base.

Meaning: Three triangles are known by the name The Trinity Knot. The three triangles are symbolic of three main elements of this world, i.e., The Earth, The Sky, and the Sea.  The tattoo is the ideal choice to represent everlasting life, love, and eternity. Some people also get this design to express the deep connection between love, wisdom, and life, the three main elements of our life.

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