Raquel Len Pennington, a famous American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight division, is highly talented in her athletic skills. Raquel is known to have passed his high school with various scholarships on the athletic and academic front. But, she couldn’t pursue sports due to her broken back. Ultimately, she overgrew all of it, and now, we see her as fire in the ring. Raquel has got some exciting body tattoos too. Let us see why they are so special for her and the meanings they hold for her.
1. Celtic Arm Band Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tribal band wrapped around Raquel’s right bicep. Tribal designs are no more limited to static black bands. This tattoo on Raquel’s arm represents the Celtic know tribal band tattoo.
Meaning: Celtic armbands are the symbol of the fact that irrespective of the everyday struggles and hard times, life goes on. The bands are considered to be the symbol of power, strength, and wisdom. Some people also get these designs regarding them as the strong symbol of good luck and fortune.
2. Logo on Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: On her right bicep, Raquel has got the tattoo of a round logo along with TUF 18 and the words, ‘Every SINGLE SECOND,’ inked inside the outer circle wrapped around 18.
Meaning: This tattoo is Racquel’s dedication to TUF 18. It is the eighteenth U.S.-based installment of the US reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter produced by UFC.
Raquel made her promotional debut on 30 November 2013 when she won against TUF 18 teammate Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision.
3. Heart Tattoo
Tattoo: On the top side of her upper right back, Raquel has a heart with arrow tattoo. The heart with arrow is the symbol of growing love, passion, desire, and hope.
4. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: On her lower back, Raquel has got the tattoo of her first name as ‘RAQUEL‘ in italicized font. Also, there are some symbols inked below her name tattoo.
5. Cartoon Tattoo
6. ‘Faith’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Owing to her strong faith and belief in her religious values and beliefs. Raquel has got the tattoo of the word ‘faith‘ inked on her left upper arm.
7. Flower on Elbow
Tattoo: On her right elbow, Raquel has got the tattoo of the hibiscus flower.
Meaning: Hibiscus is a rare but beautiful flower often selected by most tattoo lovers owing to its significance for positivity. It is the symbol of happiness and good luck. Also, as per some cultures and traditions, hibiscus is also regarded as the token of joy, hope, happiness, and good fortune.
8. Tribal Mask Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tribal face mask inked on Raquel’s right inner arm.
Meaning: The mask tattoos are believed to be an important idea as the way of hiding your real personality. People get tribal mask tattoos to reflect their link to their rich heritage, culture, and beliefs. Different tribal mask designs are used by people depending upon their background and races.
9. Tribal Turtle Tattoo
Tattoo: On the backside of her leg, there is a tattoo of tribal inked.
Meaning: Tribal turtle is a well-known symbol of stamina, strength, and perseverance. Turtles are blessed with a hard shell to protect themselves from all sorts of external danger thus, motivating us that we are also blessed in our skins but, we need to act strong and protect ourselves against every bad/negative that pops up in our ways.
Sea turtles can also symbolize stability, creation, strength, even immortality, family, and resourcefulness.
10. Writing on Left Leg
Tattoo: On her front left leg, Raquel has a word tattoo that says, ‘CHIP.’
11. ‘Nana’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On her left wrist, there is a heartbeat design along with the word, ‘Nana.’ Heartbeat tattoo is the most precious and loving way to reflect that life is going ahead and we are siwflty flowing with each passing second. It is a powerful way to keep up your strengths and spirits, being a symbol of love, passion, and power and motivates a person to keep leading his life without giving up to everyday struggles of life. Heartbeat with name shows the love for the person who has passed away.
The tattoo is Raquel’s dedication of love for her late grandmother.
12. ‘R.I.P’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of her right forearm, Raquel has got a pair of gloves inked along with the words, ‘R.I.P Jibby’.
13. Rocky and Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: Tattoo wrapped around her left ankle includes some names like; Rocky. Rosy.
Meaning: Rocky is the nickname of Raquel Pennington whereas, Rosy reflects the name of Raquel’s mother.
14. ‘Rocky’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Raquel has got an enormous tattoo on her left forearm, which reads, ‘Rocky.
Meaning: Rocky is one of the nicknames of Raquel.
15. Tribal Tattoo
Tattoo: Covering the major portion of her left shoulder is a huge tribal design that goes down to her stomach and her waist area.
Meaning: Tribal tattoos are the symbol of courage, strength, power, and confidence. Many people get tribal tattoos to symbolize their culture and heritage.
16. Stomach Tattoo
17. Writing on Stomach
Tattoo: On her waistline, another writing tattoo includes a name, ‘Vasquez Pennington.’ The name is speculated to be of her father.
18. ‘Strength’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On her outer right upper arm, Raquel has the tattoo of the word, ‘Strength.’
19. Arm Tattoo
20. ‘Philippians 4:13.’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On her right inner forearm, Raquel has got the lines inked from Philippians 4:13, which says,
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”-
Meaning: The lines have been taken from The Holy Bible: verse Philippians 4:13. This means that the tattoo wearer can handle every hard time or difficulty through the support of Jesus Christ, as he gives her all the strength. The tattoo represents Raquel’s deep faith in Jesus Christ and the power of prayers, and the fact; she is a Catholic.
21. Writing on Chest
Tattoo: Under her right chest, Raquel has the tattooed words that say, ‘MuchoMucho.’