Rick Ross’ 65 Tattoos & Their Meanings

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

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Rick Ross City Cartel Tattoo
Tattoo: Near his collar bones Rick has a tattoo that says, ‘Carol City Cartel’.
Meaning: Carol City Cartel or The Triple C is an American hip hop group founded by Rick Ross in 2005.  Its other members are Gunplay from Miami, Torch from the Bronx, New York, and Young Breed.

2. ‘100 MILLION’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Cross on Stomach Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of Rick’s stomach there is the tattoo which says, ‘100 MILLION’.
Meaning: “100 Million” is the name of the second single from Birdman’s third studio album, 5 * Stunna. The track included Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne. The song’s idea was based upon what Birdman believes that the major accomplishment of life is ‘spending 100 million dollars’. And we know Rick highly talks about millions, dollars, and billions, and thus, this tattoo is inspired by the song, ‘100 Million’.

3. ‘Three Crosses’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Crosses on Face
Tattoo: Under his right eye we can see three crosses tattooed.
Meaning: Cross tattoo tells us about Rick’s religious beliefs, however, the three crosses are used to symbolize two things either, it can represent the three aspects of God in the Christian faith i.e. the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Second, it is also used as the symbol to show love for the sacrifice by Jesus Christ along with the other two who were crucified along with him at Golgotha.

4. ‘Rick Ross Crown’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Crown Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the topside corner of his left eyebrow, Rick has got the tattoo of Rolex Crown.
Meaning: A crown is always used as the symbol of marking an accomplishment in life, rather, a symbol of victory. The Rolex crown is actually the logo of Rolex, which was trademarked in 1925. The logo visualizes the Rolex slogan, “A Crown for Every Achievement”.  Rick got this tattoo done in the year 2015 along with other six tattoos on his face  from The Unroyal Ink in New Jersey.

5. ‘DIPLOMAT’ Tattoo

Rick Ross DIPLOMAT Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his chest, he has got the tattoo of the word, ‘DIPLOMAT’.

6. ‘Map of Florida’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Forehead Tattoo
Tattoo: Rick has the tattoo of Florida inked between his eyebrows.
Meaning: The map of Florida inked on his forehead is his tribute to the state because he was brought up in Carol City, Florida even though he was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Besides, it might be the tribute to his single song “Florida Boy” with T-Pain and Kodak Black.

7. ‘RICK ROSS’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Hand Name Tattoo
Tattoo: His name with three stars and ‘MBILLION’.
Meaning: Rick’s right hand is inked with his own name as ‘RICK ROSS’, there are four stars inked under it followed by the words, ‘MBILLION’. Rick’s many inks are inspired by million-dollar earning and spending. Besides, he has got nearly fifty dollar tattoos on his body.

8. ‘in search of True Wealth’ Tattoo

Rick Ross In search of some wealth Tattoo
Tattoo: On his forehead, Rick wears an ink which says, ‘in search of wealth’.
Meaning: He got this tattoo inked at the time when he was shooting for the Black Market. The tattoo, however, has been taken from Rick’s own song named ‘Geechi Liberace’ whose lyrics go like,
I fell asleep half naked
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

Rick Ross Right Bicep Face Mask Tattoo

Rick Ross Joker on Right Bicep

10. ‘Cannabis Leaf’ on Left Hand

Rick Ross left hand Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a marijuana leaf inked on his left hand.

11. Portrait of ‘George Washington’

Rick Ross Left Pec Tattoo
Tattoo: Rick’s left pec is tattooed with the portrait of George Washington.

12. ‘W’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Left Pec Tattoo
Tattoo: Above his left eyebrow there is a tattoo of the word, ‘W’ which according to Rick stands for ‘WIN’.

“I have a ‘W’ here for win, because thats what’s always on my mind.”

13. Mask on Right Arm

Rick Ross Mask on Right Arm
Rick’s right arm is tattooed with the sad mask.

14. ‘MAYBACH’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Maybach logo Tattoo
Rick MAYBACH Tattoo
Tattoo: On his cleavage, we can see the logo of Maybach.
Meaning: Maybach Motorenbau is actually a German car brand that today exists as a part of Mercedes-Benz. Rick is a huge fan of expensive cars. Also, Rick named his own music group after the brand name of Maybach itself as Maybach Music Group (MMG) founded by American rapper Rick Ross, himself.

15. ‘Miami Heat Crest’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Miami Heat Crest
Tattoo: Towards the corner of his right eyebrow we can see the logo of Miami Heat Crest tattooed.

16. ‘RICK ROSS’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Name on Finger Tattoo
RICK ROSS Name Tattoo
Across the knuckles of his hands, he has got the tattoo of his own full name as, ‘RICK ROSS’.

17. Portrait of  ‘Nipsey Hustle’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Nipsey Hustle Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left leg Rick has the tattoo of the portrait Of Nipsey Hussle inked.
Meaning: After Nipsey Hussle was killed in Los Angeles on Mar. 31, 2019. Rick got the tattoo of Nipsey’s portrait done on April 5th. Ross and Nipsey had been working to combine their gritty street raps on numerous occasions over the years. They were both close to each other and to commemorate Nip’s death, Rick got his portrait inked.

18. Portrait Tattoo

Rick Ross Portrait on Right Arm

19. ‘Lira’ Tattoo

Rick 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

Rick Ross Rich Forever Tattoo
Tattoo: On his chin, Rick has got a tattoo that says, ‘Rich Forever”.
Meaning: Rich Forever is the name of Rick’s second mixtape, which was released on January 6, 2012. It had become one of the most downloaded hip-hop mix tapes of all time.

21. ‘Ulysses S. Grant’ Tattoo

Rick George Bush Tattoo

On his back, Rick has got the portrait of Ulysses S. Grant tattooed near his left shoulder.

22. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo

Rick Jesus Christ Portrait

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

Rick Ross Skeleton in the center of the stomach
Tattoo: Rick’s stomach is tattooed with a gigantic skull with a cross right in the center.
Meaning: Rick’s tattoo of the skull shows us about his bold aesthetic personality because skulls are the symbol of death and mortality. However, people also get skulls tattooed for optimistic ideas, like overcoming obstacles of life. Here the skull has a cross handing over it which shows us that Rick is not afraid of death, he just seeks God’s blessings.

24. ‘Smoking Skull’ on his back 

Rick Ross Skeleton on the Back
On the top-right side of his back, there is another enormous skull inked. The skull is seen smoking a cigar.
Meaning: Smoking Skulls are the symbol of working and dignified class.

25. Portrait of ‘George Washington’

Rick Ross WASHINGTON Tattoo

26. ‘WILLOW’ Tattoo

Rick Ross WILLOW Tattoo
Tattoo: Rick’s right forearm is tattooed with the word, ‘WILLOW’.

27. Portrait Of ‘Statue of Liberty’

Rick 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

CAROL CITY on Face Tattoo
Tattoo: Near his right ear there is a tattoo that says, ‘CAROL CITY’.
Meaning: Carol City is the name of another song that was produced by Rick Ross in his album, Black Market. Besides, this tattoo could also be his tribute to the place since he was raised in Carol City, Florida.

29. ‘Logo of Dreamchasers’  Tattoo

Logo of Meek Miller Dreamchasers
Tattoo: On the right side of his forehead there is the tattoo of the logo of Dream chasers inked.
Meaning: Dreamchasers is the name of the American record label founded by American hip hop artist Meek Mill. Rick and Meek share a close relationship and Mill is also the part of Rick Ross‘s Maybach Music Group.

30. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

Rick Ross behind right ear
Tattoo: There is a tiny cross tattooed behind Rick’s right ear.
Meaning: A cross is the symbol of Rick’s religious beliefs.

31. ‘Billionaire’ Tattoo

Rick Ross Billionaire Tattoo

Tattoo: Under the portrait of Lincoln on his right pec, Rick has a tattoo that says, ‘Billionaire’.

32. ‘Cannabis’ Leaves 

Rick Ross Cannabis Leaves
Rick Ross Cannabis Tattoo
Tattoo: On Rick’s right shoulder there are green-colored marijuana leaves tattooed.

33. ‘Five Mic’ Tattoo

Rick Five Mic Tattoo

Rick Ross CAROL CITY on face Tattoo

36. ‘CHILL WILL’ Tattoo 

Rick Ross Chill Will Tattoo
Tattoo: Under his chest, Rick has got a tattoo that can be read as, ‘CHILL WILL’.
Meaning: In an interview, Rick disclosed that ‘Chill Will’ is his childhood nickname.

37. ‘CAZAL’ Tattoo

Rick Ross 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 

Left Hand Tattoo

39. Angel wings on Left Inner Arm Tattoo

Rick Angel Wings 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

Rick Biliionaire on Face Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left cheek we can see another tattoo that says, ‘Billionaire’.



Tattoo: His right arm contains the word, ‘COMMISSIONER’ ink.

Dollar Tattoos 

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

Rick Dollar on Thumb

The right hand’s thumb of Rick is inked with a stylish dollar tattoo in shades of black.

43. Dollar Tattoo on Back

Rick Dollar on Back

44. Dollar Tattoos on Left Arm

Rick Dollar Tattos

45. ‘M-16 Rifle’ Tattoo

Rick Gun Tattoo

Under his left pec there lies the tattoo of M-16 Rifle.

46. Hand with a Pencil Tattoo

Rick Hand with a Pencil Tattoo

An ancient form of writing hand with a pencil inked on his back.

47. ‘Millionaire’ Tattoo

Rick Millionaire Tattoo

On his left bicep, we can see a tattoo that says, ‘Millionaire’

48. Word on Left Arm

Rick MMI MAYOR Tattoo

Below his commissioner tattoo, we can also see another word tattoo that says, ‘MMI MAYOR’

49. ‘360Z’ Left Arm

Rick Numerals Tattoo

50. Parents’ Birthdate Tattoo

Parents DOB Tattoo

Rick Parents Birhtdate

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

Rick Portrait on Right Arm

52. Portrait on Right Bicep

Rick Portrait on Right Bicep

53. Portrait on Right Hand

Rick 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

Rick 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

Rick Right Eyebrow Tattoo

56. ‘Against All Odds’ and Portrait of Jesus Christ Tattoo

Rick Ross Against All Odds 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

Rick Ross Air Gun Tattoo

58. ‘Crown’ on Stomach

Rick Ross Crown on Chest

59. ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Tattoo

Rick Biggie 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

Rick 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

Rick 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

Rick Portrait Tattoos

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

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64. ‘Rest in Peace’ Tattoo

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“I have a ‘Rest In Peace’ to my dad. ‘Rest In Peace’ to three or four of my friends.

65. ‘Darth Vader’ Tattoo

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“I have a Darth Vader right here [on my thigh], [and] I have a Basquiat on the other thigh.”

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