Rafael Souza dos Anjos is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and the former UFC Lightweight Champion. As of July 22, 2019, he is #5 in the UFC welterweight rankings. Dos Anjos is well known for his unique body tattoos, aggressive and strong takedown capabilities apart from his physical strength. Let us discover each of his ink and their meanings.
1. ‘Terracotta Warrior And Dragon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left-side of the back of Anjos’s body is fully covered with a huge tattoo of a Chinese warrior who is shown holding a sword in his hand is inked in the front of ancient building and a big dragon inked in blue-green color is seen emerging out of the building.
Meaning: Chinese warriors ink represents the practice of “Bushido”, which represented “the way of the warrior.” and are the symbol of courage, respect, honor, and self-discipline whereas a dragon emerging out of it is considered the symbol of strength, protection, and wisdom.
2. ‘Chinese Letter’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of Rafael Dos Anjos’s neck has ink of some Chinese symbol inked which stands for wisdom.
3. Whale On His Bicep
Tattoo: The inner side of Rafael Dos Angos’s left bicep has a tattoo of whale inked on it.
Meaning: The whales are the symbol of perfect navigators who can draw their path themselves. Thus, getting the tattoo of a whale on the body is a source of motivation for Rafael that he can work on his future and decide about his goals and ends of his life. Besides, whales are also a symbol of peace and the whale ink also symbolize strong family ties, motherhood, and protection.
4. Symbol On His Shoulder
Tattoo: The outer part of Rafael Dos Anjos’s left shoulder has a tattoo of a reddish with colorful patterns around it.