Bashar Barakah Jackson, known better by his stage name, Pop Smoke was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Pop began his career in 2018 after dropping out of school and working as a drug dealer. He rose to fame with his debut single, “Welcome to the Party” and released two mixtapes that made the Billboard 200 before getting murdered in a home invasion. His studio albums, “Shoot for the Stars” and “Aim for the Moon” were released in 2020 after his death. Like most of his contemporary rappers, pop also has tons of tattoos covering his body. Let us take a look at the ones he had and the meanings behind them.
1. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: The rapper’s left bicep contained a skull design tattooed on it looking sideways.
2. ‘Flower’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner and upper side of his left forearm contained many flowers tattooed on it.
3. Woman Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman on it done surrounded by flowers.
4. ‘Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contained the number, “092” tattooed on it vertically. The number and the rest of his arm were surrounded by a tattoo of flames that completed his sleeve.
5. Quote Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right hand contained the words, “Death Before Dishonor” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Many people argue that the tattoo represents the name of the American hardcore band with the same name. While others believe that the quote was inspired by the saying that the Marine Corps has.
6. Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: There was a tattoo of a rose flower done in between a design on the rapper’s left hand. Rose, is the symbol of love, affection, and romance.
7. ‘Fearless’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Each of his fingers contains a letter tattooed on them. His right hand formed the word, “FEAR” and his left one formed the word, “LESS” that made his Fearless tattoo.
8. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: There was a design tattooed on his upper right arm that was not fully revealed.
9. ‘Family’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The word, “Family” was tattooed right across the rapper’s throat.
10. ‘Faith’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his forehead, just above his eyebrow contained the word, “Faith” tattooed on it.