Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, has been in the news for a while now (thanks to the million TikTok videos floating online with his song with Selena Gomez, Calm Down.) As for this article, the musician is also a tattoo fan and we can’t calm down! Rema got most of his inks from Eko Tattoos in Nigeria. All his tattoos have some really relevant meanings behind them and we have deciphered all of the meanings for you in this article.
Two Swords on Neck
Rema revealed in an interview that a pair of swords done with black ink shaded effect is inspired by the Biblical passage, Hebrews 4:12, which states that ‘the word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword’. Thus, he wanted to portray that anything that comes out of the mouth is powerful.
“I couldn’t put one because it felt like one is weird. That is why they are similar,”
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A Chariot with a Horse and Soldier on Arm
Rema has a beautiful chariot tattoo done in black and grey shading effect on his arm. He got this tattoo in memory of his dad who used to call him a soldier when he was a child.
Angel with Bat Wings Holding a Gun on Bicep
In an interview, Rema smirked and said that it is an “assault rifle.” We don’t know what exactly that connotation is but seems quite mysterious and deep.
Combination of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit on Shoulders and Chest
The human figurines on both the shoulders as well as the cross sign on the chest represent the trio of the father, son, and the Holy Spirit. The tattoos are done with black ink and are given a shaded effect.
The Tree of Life on his Chest
Rema has a tattoo of the Tree of Life in the middle of the chest done in black ink. The Tree of Life usually depicts the connection between birth and death, a source of life and a force that connects all.
Flames on Arm
Rema has a cool flames tattoo done on his arms. It has a black outline with shading effects and a yellow tint on the flames.
Raver Tattoo on Lower Abdomen
In a simple script font, Rema has inked the word ‘Raver’ to pay tribute to his song Ravers Tune and his fanbase.
Anime Tattoo on Upper Arm
He has a tattoo of an anime character on his upper arm that is done with black ink. The tattoo however is not too clear.
Mountain Outline Tattoo on Arm
Rema has a minimalistic tattoo that showcases the outline of the mountain.
Unrevealed Portrait Tattoo on Ribs
Rema has an unrevealed tattoo on his ribs. The tattoo seems to be a portrait enclosed in a rectangular frame.
Man on Boat Led by a Bird on Lower Abdomen
The meaning behind this tattoo is very deep. According to Rema, this tattoo signifies hope when you are lost. This tattoo shows that the lost man in the sea sees a sign of hope in this bird and follows it for direction.
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