William Leonard Roberts II professionally known as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record executive. Rick’s entire body is covered in inks of all sorts, but his favorite ones are the ones personal to him. Rick is known to immortalize the best events of his life and thus use his tattoos are the “timekeepers”. His debut album Port of Miami was released in August 2006 and thus, he debuted at the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, with sales at 187,000 units in the first week itself.
“My memory isn’t the best, but when I look at a tattoo, I remember where I was frame in my life, so for me it’s almost like a timekeeper,” he said. “[All of my tattoos are of] the different things that I love, different things that I admire, different things that I will stand for, different things that I would die for, and different things that make me happy.”
“I haven’t really regretted any of my tattoos. There are some tattoos where my artist might have been on mushrooms,” he admits, laughing. “And I’ve just said, ‘I don’t know what the fuck you were smoking, because I dozed off and you done fucked up. You owe me 20 hours, motherfucker!’ But other than that, the memories is what it’s about.”
1. ‘Carol City Cartel’ Tattoo
2. ‘100 MILLION’ Tattoo
3. ‘Three Crosses’ Tattoo
4. ‘Rick Ross Crown’ Tattoo
5. ‘DIPLOMAT’ Tattoo
6. ‘Map of Florida’ Tattoo
7. ‘RICK ROSS’ Tattoo
8. ‘in search of True Wealth’ Tattoo
I woke up to a sexy Jamaican
Penthouse suite fifty-ninth floor
The other fifty-eight were totally vacant
True wealth, in seek of this true wealth
True wealth, in seek of this true wealth
9. ‘Joker Smoking Cigar’ Tattoo
10. ‘Cannabis Leaf’ on Left Hand
11. Portrait of ‘George Washington’
12. ‘W’ Tattoo
“I have a ‘W’ here for win, because thats what’s always on my mind.”
13. Mask on Right Arm
14. ‘MAYBACH’ Tattoo
15. ‘Miami Heat Crest’ Tattoo
16. ‘RICK ROSS’ Tattoo
17. Portrait of ‘Nipsey Hustle’ Tattoo
18. Portrait Tattoo
19. ‘Lira’ Tattoo
Ross had revealed this tattoo through his Instagram story, the tattoo shows the name of his now Ex-Girlfriend Lira Galore inked.
“I got love for a lot of people, but Ross not in love. I’m in love with the game. I’m in love with the job. I’m in love with life.”
20. ‘Rich Forever’ Tattoo
21. ‘Ulysses S. Grant’ Tattoo
On his back, Rick has got the portrait of Ulysses S. Grant tattooed near his left shoulder.
22. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left bicep we can see the portrait of Jesus Christ tattooed along with some words like, ‘O GOD’.
Meaning: Portrait of Jesus Christ on Rick’s body tells us about his religious views and faith in Christian God, i.e. Jesus Christ.
23. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
24. ‘Smoking Skull’ on his back
25. Portrait of ‘George Washington’
26. ‘WILLOW’ Tattoo
27. Portrait Of ‘Statue of Liberty’
Tattoo: On the right side of his abdomen, Rick has got the portrait of Statue of Liberty inked.
Meaning: The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of freedom. It stands in Upper New York Bay and was originally enveloped with the purpose of symbolising the mutual consent for liberty and freedom for U.S. and people of France and the friendship between them.
28. ‘CAROL CITY’ Tattoo
29. ‘Logo of Dreamchasers’ Tattoo
30. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
31. ‘Billionaire’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Under the portrait of Lincoln on his right pec, Rick has a tattoo that says, ‘Billionaire’.
32. ‘Cannabis’ Leaves
33. ‘Five Mic’ Tattoo
36. ‘CHILL WILL’ Tattoo
37. ‘CAZAL’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Under his left eye, Rick has a tattoo of the word, ‘CAZAL’.
Meaning: Rick has been criticized a lot for this tattoo because it is actually the symbol for popular 80s sunglass designer “Cazal” and his followers believed that person like Rick was not expected of getting a tattoo of such an irrelevant thing.
“I’m not sure how I feel about this one.”
38. Tattoo on Left Hand
39. Angel wings on Left Inner Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left bicep there are angel wings tattooed along with the letter B inked inside it.
40. ‘Billionaire’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left cheek we can see another tattoo that says, ‘Billionaire’.
41. ‘COMMISSIONER’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His right arm contains the word, ‘COMMISSIONER’ ink.
And what do they represent? “Get money. Get money. Fuck what anyone talking about — get money.”
“I wasn’t really hiding it, but I just wasn’t loose with it, you know what I’m saying? My mom had seen it, but I just wasn’t loose with it, loose with it.”
“I have over 50 different dollar signs tattooed on me in different places,” he says of the ink.
42. ‘Dollar’ Tattoo
The right hand’s thumb of Rick is inked with a stylish dollar tattoo in shades of black.
43. Dollar Tattoo on Back
44. Dollar Tattoos on Left Arm
45. ‘M-16 Rifle’ Tattoo
Under his left pec there lies the tattoo of M-16 Rifle.
46. Hand with a Pencil Tattoo
47. ‘Millionaire’ Tattoo
On his left bicep, we can see a tattoo that says, ‘Millionaire’
48. Word on Left Arm
Below his commissioner tattoo, we can also see another word tattoo that says, ‘MMI MAYOR’
49. ‘360Z’ Left Arm
50. Parents’ Birthdate Tattoo
Across the knuckles of both hands, Rick has got the birthdate of his parents inked in the form of Roman Numerals. Rick revealed about this ink in an interview. However, no clear pictures of the same have ever been clicked.
51. Portrait on Right Bicep
52. Portrait on Right Bicep
53. Portrait on Right Hand
Rick’s right hand is inked with a portrait of a lady which many sources have claimed to be the portrait of his ex-girlfriend Lira Galore.
54. ‘Psalm 27’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Rick has got the tattoo of Psalm 27 on his left forearm.
Meaning: In an interview, he said that he loves Psalm 27 and has got its tattoo done too. Psalm 27 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
55. Tattoo on Right Eyebrow
56. ‘Against All Odds’ and Portrait of Jesus Christ Tattoo
Tattoo: His left inner forearm is inked with the words, ‘Against All Odds’. The words are inked inside a banner that lies above the portrait of Jesus Christ.
“Rick said that I KNOW how strong-willed I am and going in for each task I make sure I end up winning it over, by overcoming all difficulties. This tattoo is my inspiration.”
57. ‘MMG Gun’ Tattoo on Left Arm
58. ‘Crown’ on Stomach
59. ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his lower back, Rick got the tattoo of the American Rapper, The Notorious B.I.G. He revealed it through Instagram in 2017. However, he was criticized a lot because his followers claimed that the portrait hardly looked like that of Biggie.
60. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: Rick’s back is hugely tattooed. has a huge tattooed skin on his back. The lower back is inked with the portraits of Akhenaten, an Egyptian ruler who is the father of king Tut. He tried to reform the whole beliefsystem of ancient egypt only for his son (tut) to destroy all his faters efforts and go back to the old gods.
61. ‘Egyptian Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of his back is the tattoo of the Egyptian Eye or the Eye of Horus.
Meaning: The Eye of Horus is the symbol of protection, royal power, and good health.
62. Portraits on Stomach
Tattoo: The lower right side of Rick’s stomach is covered with the portraits of Richard Pryor who was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, and Isaac Hayes (an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer who passed away in 2008.). Rick is a tremendous fan of Isaac and Richard and to pay tribute to the late singer and Comedian, respectively, he got their portraits inked.
63. ‘Teflon Don’ Tattoo
64. ‘Rest in Peace’ Tattoo
“I have a ‘Rest In Peace’ to my dad. ‘Rest In Peace’ to three or four of my friends.
65. ‘Darth Vader’ Tattoo
“I have a Darth Vader right here [on my thigh], [and] I have a Basquiat on the other thigh.”