René Pérez Joglar, better known by his stage name, Residente, is a Puerto Rican rapper, writer, singer, filmmaker, and also a founder of the rap group, Calle 13. He started his solo career in 2015 after releasing five albums with Calle 13 and has won 4 Grammy Awards and 27 Latin Grammy Awards.
Residente has many tattoos on his body, many of them being for his loved ones. Let us take a look at his inks and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Acuarela’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the rapper’s neck has a tattoo of the word, “Acuarela” on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the word represents one of his favorite songs, Aquarela by Toquinho.
2. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the singer has a large tattoo of the portrait of a woman’s face on it. There are also two flowers tattooed below the portrait along with the name, “Flor”.
Meaning: The portrait on his shoulder is of Residente’s mother, Flor Joglar de Gracia, whom he adores very much.
3. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of Residente’s left forearm has the name, “Amelia” tattooed on it. There are also guitar strings emerging from the “A” in the name and a tree is tattooed behind the name that reaches up and covers the area around the rapper’s elbow.
Meaning: The tattoo of the name represents his love for his grandmother, Flor Amelia de Gracia.
4. Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: The left hand of the rapper has a portrait of a little boy tattooed on it.
Meaning: The portrait on his hand is of his beloved son, Milo Pérez Fandiño. Milo was born in 2014 and Residente split with Soledad, Milo’s mother in 2017.
5. Names Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of Residente’s left forearm has a list of names tattooed on it. The names are, “Milena, Eduardo, Margarita, Gabriel, Ileana, Tamara, Adrian”
Meaning: The names on his forearm are the names of his family members, Eduardo Cabra and Gabriel Cabra, his brothers, and Ileana, his sister.
6. Silhouette Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of Residente’s right arm has a tattoo of a silhouette of a woman on it.
7. ‘Lines and Elephant’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of his right wrist has a tattoo of three scribbled lines on it. There is also a tattoo of a drawing of an elephant inside his forearm with the words, “LF ant!” tattooed below it.
8. Drawing Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the rapper has a tattoo of the Omega symbol on it with an arrow over the columns with symbols and the numbers “2 and 2”. Below the table is a tattoo of another drawing that looks like it was done by a child.