Nile Wilson’s 19 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Nile Michael Wilson is a well-known former British artistic gymnast. Nile is the grandson of the famous cricketer, Duncan Fearnley. Wilson had announced his retirement from gymnastics in January 2021. He is a very active social media user and runs a YouTube channel. He has been using that to create vlogs about his work routine, daily life, and gymnastics. Adding multiple Olympic medals to his cap, Nile is highly talented. He has certain body tattoos that adorn him from top to bottom. Let us explore them.

Nile Wilson

1. ‘Olympic Rings’ Tattoo

Nile back tattoo

Tattoo: Covering his upper bak, there are Olympic Rings tattooed.

Meaning: Nile got this tattoo in the year 2017. He had revealed it via his Instagram story. Olympic Rings is the most preferred choice of the sportmen who are likely to have been part of the Olymic Games or, have won a game or two.Here, the tattoo is the tribute to Nile’s victory in Olympics 2016

2. ‘Angel with Wings-Stairway to Heaven’ Tattoo

Nile bicep angel tattoo Nile bicep tattoo

Tattoo: Nile’s left shoulder and bicep are covered with a masterpiece tattoo. It includes an Angel along with a person standing with his face towards the angel. Stairs can be seen that exist between the man and the angel. It actually represents the ‘stairway to heaven’.

Meaning: The tattoo is the symbol of paying tribute to someone close who is no more alive. Also, it is the symbol of a person’s religious beliefs and faith. Angels are considered to be the guardians and messengers of God. The angels and gateway to heaven is the symbol of happiness, hope, loyalty, and love.

3. ‘Clock’ Tattoo

Nile clock and eye tattoo

Nile clock tattoo

Tattoo: On his left forearm, Nile has got a huge clock tattoo done.

Meaning: The clock is the symbol of marking important events of your life. It is also concerned with the symbolism of endless love, life, and death. Some people get the particular time inked in their clock tattoos to represents some important moments of their lives.

4. ‘Compass’ Tattoo

Nile compass tattoo

Tattoo: There is a small compass inked on Nile’s left shoulder.

Meaning: Compass is believed to be an important symbol of good luck and positivity. It helps you focus and lead towards the right path in your life. Compass tattoos are famous especially among the sailors as the symbol of their protection and hope of reaching safely towards their home/destination.

5. ‘All-Seeing Eye’ Tattoo

Nile eye tattoo

Tattoo: There is an All-seeing Eye inked exactly above Nile’s clock tattoo on the left forearm.

Meaning: All-seeing Eye tattoo symbolizes the omni-presence of god. It is the source of reminder for the wearer that God I above us all and he is watching all our actions and thus, we should be careful of our deeds and actions. It is also believed to be the source of guidance where God is regarded as our guide and shall lead us to the right path always.

6. Writing on RibCage Tattoo

Nile ribcage writing tattoo

Nile stomach tattoo

Nile Big Heart tattoo

Tattoo: Towards the left side of his body, Nile has got the tattoo of the words, ‘Big Heart‘.

7. ”Spades with A” Tattoo

Nile spade tattoo

Tattoo: On Nile’s left inner bicep, there is a tattoo of ‘A of Spades’.

Meaning: ‘A of Spades’ is the symbol of good luck and good fortune.

8. Writing on Side Tattoo

Nile stomach writing tattoo

Tattoo:The only limitations in life are the ones we set ourselves‘ tattooed on the right side of his stomach.

9. Tiger Eye Tattoo

Nile tiger eye tattoo

Tattoo: On his left pec, there is an interesting tattoo that shows the tiger eye.

Meaning: Tiger eye tattoo symbolizes your intellectual and instinctive nature. It represents the personality traits of courage, strength, and deeply focused individual.

10. Bicep Tattoo

Nile bicep tattoo

11. Symbols on fingers Tattoo

Nile hand tattoos

12. Lady’s face Tattoo

Nile left hand tattoo

13. Left Thigh Tattoo

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14. ‘Atlas Stone’ Tattoo

Nile leg tattoo

Tattoo: Covering his front right leg, there is a huge tattoo of the Atlas Stone logo inked.

Meaning: Atlas Stone is the symbol of determination and endurance. The Atlas Stone is the most crucial and significant stage of the World’s Strongest Man Competitions.

15. Right Leg Detailed Tattoo

Nile right leg tattoo

Nile right leg tattoos

Tattoo: On his right leg, Nile has got a complete tattoo describing minor important figures and events from RIO DE JANEIRO. There is the tattoo of Jesus Christ-Christ the Redeemer which is an Art Deco statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We can see an airplane flying high over the take-off field along with its shadow shown prominently. Also, we can see the tattoo of Olympic Rings. Below this representation, we can see the portrait of Nile.

Meaning: The tattoo is Nile’s tribute to his win in Olympics 2016, at Rio 2016. He won the bronze medal by becoming the first Briton to claim an Olympic medal on the horizontal bar.

16. Artistic Face of Woman Tattoo

Nile right thigh tattoo

Tattoo: There is a woman’s face inked on Wilson’s right thigh. It is presumed to be of his girlfriend, Emily Mcarthy.

17. Rose Tattoo

Nile rose on knee tattoo

Tattoo: Right below the portrait of his girlfriend, there is a rose inked on Nile’s right knee.

Meaning: Rose is the symbol of love, romance, and affection.

18. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo

Nile thigh tattoo

Tattoo: There is a big portrait of Jesus Christ inked on the side of Nile’s right thigh.

Meaning: Jesus Christ is the God of Christians. The tattoo on Nile’s thigh represents Nile’s strong faith and religious beliefs and also the fact, that he is a Christian. His belief to seek Jesus’ blessings and guidance are what made him choose Jesus’ tattoo for his body, to keep him on right track always.

19. Roaring Lion Tattoo


Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Nile has got the tattoo of a roaring lion inked. Also, above the lion, there is a tattoo of the word, ‘WILSONATOR’.

Meaning: Roaring Lion is the symbol of showing your strength, and power to other people. Lion tattoo itself is the token of courage and intelligence. WILSONATOR is the name of Nile Wilson’s club.

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