Ne-Yo is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and dancer, who gained popularity in 2004 as a songwriter for the song ‘Let Me Love You’ for the singer, Mario which became a hit. Since then, he climbed the ladder of success by writing the songs for world-famous singers like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, and many more. Not only this, but he has also impressed his fans with minimal body tats. Let’s take a look at these tattoos along with their meanings.
1. ‘Chinese Symbol of Song’ Tattoo
2. ‘Chinese Symbol of Love’ Tattoo
3. ‘Tribal Symbols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Tribal Symbols’ Tattoo on his right shoulder and left forearm.
Meaning: Tribal tattoos are originated from ancient tribal art, which is used as symbols of social status and family identification. Spiritually, they are used as protection against evil and demonic forces. This tattoo of Ne-Yo is an ancient tribal symbol of completion, which specifies the successful completion of one phase of life.
4. ‘Chinese Symbol of Singer’ Tattoo
5. ‘Tribal Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Tribal Heart’ Tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: The tribal heart tattoos are the symbols of true love, compassion, feelings, emotions, and memorial of the deceased.
6. ‘CRS’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘CRS’ Tattoo on the ring finger of his right hand.
Meaning: In February 2015, when Ne-Yo was dating Crystal Renay Williams, they debuted their matching tattoos on their respective ring fingers. Crystal got the tattoo of Ne-Yo’s birthname (Shaffer Chimere Smith) initials, ‘SCS’ while Ne-Yo got the tattoo of Crystal’s initials ‘CRS’ instead of ‘CRW’. To this, Crystal cleared the things with the statement,
It’s a Smith thang #CRS #SCS”
The couple got married on February 20, 2016. They have two sons, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. (born on March 15, 2016) and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith (born on June 14, 2018). However, in February 2020, Ne-Yo made a statement that he and his wife, Crystal Smith, will be ending their four years of marriage shortly.
7. ‘Unidentifed’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoo on the left side of his torso.
Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.