Nicky Jam’s 29 Tattoos & Their Meanings

One of the most prolific artists, Nicky Jam, is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and one of the hottest Latin artists of all time. He recorded his first album at the age of 11. Nicky Jam is best known for his hits such as, “Travesuras” and “Te Busco”. He is fascinated with body art since childhood and has got his first tattoo at the age of 10 years. Let’s check out his love for inks and meanings behind them.

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1. “Spread Winged Owl” on his Neck

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Tattoo: Owl with wings spread

Meaning: Nicky got a winged spread owl inked on his neck. This tattoo was inked at the Real Deal Tattoo Studio in Medellin’s trendy Poblado district. He sees this tattoo as symbols of recovery from his habit of drug addiction. In an interview, Nicky said,

I thought, if I start doing things to take care of myself and, you know, giving myself love, people are going to recognize that love, and it’s going to be easier for them to love me.”

2. “Cross” besides his Left Eyebrow

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3. “3 Dots” beside his Left Eye

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4. The phrase, “Te Amo Mama” below the “Portrait of his Mother” on his Left Forearm

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Tattoo: Portrait of his mother

Meaning: Nicky Jam got the portrait of his Mother inked on his Left forearm. The Latin word, Familia, which means family, is inked above the portrait and a Spanish phrase, Te Amo Mama, which means I Love You Mom, is inked below the portrait. This ink is tattooed by the tattoo artist, Alex Chiong of Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio in North Miami, Florida.  In an interview, Nicky says,

I got a portrait of my mom that says, ‘Te amo, Mamá’ [I love you, Mom]. I hadn’t seen my mom in 10 years, everything I did in life was for me to look after my mom. I did this tattoo in honor of her.”

5. “Eye” on his Left Elbow

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6. “Sun God” and “Luciana” on his Chest

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Tattoo: Rising sun, “Luciana” and Two Flying Birds

Meaning: Nicky Jam got a tattoo of the Taino sun god, which represents his Puerto Rican roots. Below the rising sun, he got the name of his daughter, Luciana. There are two flying birds inked on each shoulder, heading towards the sun.

7. “Love” on knuckles of Right Hand

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8. “Man climbing upstairs to the time machine” on his Right Forearm

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9. “Circular Design” on his Right Shoulder

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10. “Nicky Jam” on the Sides of his Both Hands

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11. “ISABEL” on his Right Forearm

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12. “Yarimar” on his Right Forearm

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Tattoo: “Yarimar”

Meaning: Nicky Jam got the name, Yarimar, inked on his right forearm which, is the name of his other daughter.

13. “Music signs” on his Right Knuckles

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14. “Guitar” on his Neck

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15. “Arabic Phrase” on his Left Upper Arm

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16. “Astral Band” on his Right Upper Arm

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Tattoo: Astral Band

Meaning: Nicky got a tattoo of the astral band inked on his upper right arm. It was the first tattoo he got on his skin when he was 10 years old.

17. “Portrait of a Baby” on his Left Upper Arm

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18. “Japanese character with a Band” on his Right Wrist

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19. “Music sign” above his Left Eyebrow

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20. “ALYSSA” on his Neck

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Tattoo: ALYSSA

Meaning: Nicky Jam got the name, ALYSSA, inked on the right side of his neck. It is the name of his third daughter.

21. “Music Signs” behind his Right Ear

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22. “NJ Logo” on his Left Wrist

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Tattoo: NJ Logo

Meaning: Nicky Jam got the NJ Logo, inked on his left wrist. The tattoo artist, Pancho Urriola, has inked this tattoo.

23. “Celtic Cross” on his Left Elbow

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24. “Daffy Duck” on his Right Lower Leg

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Tattoo: Cartoon character- Daffy Duck

Meaning: Nicky Jam got his right lower leg inked with a cartoon character, Daffy Duck. The tattoo artist, Samu Rico, has inked this tattoo.

25. “Marvin The Martian” on his Left Lower Leg

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Tattoo: Caroon Character- Marvin the Martian

Meaning: Nicky has got his left lower leg inked with the cartoon character- Marvin the Martian. This tattoo was again inked by the tattoo artist, Samu Rico.

26. “Face of a Tiger” on his Right Forearm

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27. “Celtic Cross” on the back of the Neck

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28. Unknown Word on his Abdomen

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29. Unidentified word on the Right Area of Chest

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