Leati Joesph “Joe” Anoa’i professionally known as Roman Reigns is an American professional wrestler superstar, actor, and former professional gridiron football player, who started his professional wrestling career by signing WWE in 2010. Reigns is a four-time World Champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship three-time, and the Universal Championship. Roman Reigns is popularly known as ‘The Big Dog’ of WWE because of his strong, powerful, and dominating personality. He got the number of fans all over the world because of his strong aggressive personality and his large piece of tattoo which is most popular and best among all WWE Champions. Let’s read further to know more details regarding his tattoos along with their meaning.
1. ‘Samoan Tribal Art’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Samoan Tribal Art’ Tattoo on his right shoulder that continues till his right hand and chest.
Meaning: Roman Reigns has got the best tattoo among all the WWE Champions. He got ‘Samoan Tribal Art’ tattoo inked on his right shoulder that continues till his right hand and chest. This beautiful unique art is inked by Mike Fatutoa, who took 17 hours to complete it. During the teenage, Roman just got this art inked on his right shoulder, then in 2013, he got the full sleeve cover tattoo by Mike Fatutoa. On May 5, 2013, Roman uploaded a picture on his tweeter account with a caption,
“17 hours of hard-earned Samoan tribal art by no other than Mike Fatutoa.”
Again on May 26, 2013, Roman Uploaded a picture on his tweeter account with a caption,
“Art by Mike Fatutoa… Some people hang art, I wear it. #Sleevedup”
This tattoo represents justice, strength, authority, and a true reflection of a competitor.
In an interview, Roman Reigns explained the meaning of his tattoo. He said,
“You know when I was young, as you know you do a lot of things before thinking about properly. So, I have done the tattoo game that has the shoulder piece till hands and it proved to be lucky, you know with it my WWE career progressed. In Samoan culture, tattoos have a great significance. Starting with PE’A which is an important rite of passage for the men of Samoa. PE’A is applied during an extremely lengthy process with tools handmade from bone, tusk, turtle shell, and wood, representing the high chief or leader in the family. For our generation, the focus is more on sleeves and chest. Earlier the focus was on stomach, knees, and legs, basically the lower portion of the body. This tattoo of mine is related to my family, the unity among all of us. I really trust Mike for this. He knows what pattern should get connected to others. It’s a pattern which has a lot of significance in my Samoan culture. I am very proud to wear this tattoo. It has brought good luck to my life. It is part of my character. For me it’s just about representing my people, my family, and highlighting my culture. Whenever my family sees it, especially my father, he feels so proud and happy. I don’t have space on the front side but on my back, I have got a lot of space. So this process will stay continued.”
2. ‘Turtle Tribal Art’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Turtle Tribal Art’ Tattoo on his right wrist.
Meaning: Roman Reigns got a small ‘turtle tribal art’ tattoo inked on his right wrist. This tattoo is inked within the Samoan Tribal Art patter tattoo by Mika Fatutoa. This tattoo represents longevity, wellness, peace, and protection. But, Roman got this tattoo inked for his daughter Joelle Anoa’i. In an interview, Roman said,
“This tattoo is for my daughter Joelle. It represents my daughter, she is with me but no one needs to know. I got this tattoo inked on my wrist so that everyone can see it.”