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.
1. “Spread Winged Owl” on his Neck
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
3. “3 Dots” beside his Left Eye
4. The phrase, “Te Amo Mama” below the “Portrait of his Mother” on his Left Forearm
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
6. “Sun God” and “Luciana” on his Chest
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
8. “Man climbing upstairs to the time machine” on his Right Forearm
9. “Circular Design” on his Right Shoulder
10. “Nicky Jam” on the Sides of his Both Hands
11. “ISABEL” on his Right Forearm
12. “Yarimar” on his Right Forearm
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
14. “Guitar” on his Neck
15. “Arabic Phrase” on his Left Upper Arm
16. “Astral Band” on his Right Upper Arm
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
18. “Japanese character with a Band” on his Right Wrist
19. “Music sign” above his Left Eyebrow
20. “ALYSSA” on his Neck
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
22. “NJ Logo” on his Left Wrist
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
24. “Daffy Duck” on his Right Lower Leg
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
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.