Romeo Lacoste is a Canadian-American YouTuber and tattoo artist. He is the owner of The California Dream Tattoo shop and has a team of the best tattoo artists in the world and has tattooed many celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and many more. Lacoste also appeared on the third season of the reality TV show, Best Ink. Romeo has a passion and love for tattoos and his own body is also a masterpiece adorning many special tattoos. What’s more interesting is that the right arm of the artist is covered in tattoos surrounding the Harry Potter books and he is overly fond of floral designs. Let us take a look at the ones that he has and the meanings behind them.
Left Arm Tattoos
1. ‘Moon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the artist contains a large tattoo of the moon, surrounded by red and purple clouds. The moon is covered with floral patterns.
Meaning: The moon tattoo goes with the tattoo of the ship just below it which completes the scenery of the ship sailing under the night sky.
2. Ship Tattoo
Tattoo: Romeo’s left upper arm contains a large tattoo of an old ship, sailing under the moon and the stars. The moon tattoo just above it completes the whole scenery. The rest of his arm is covered with more clouds and waves hitting the ship.
Meaning: The tattoo of the ship holds a hidden meaning as it is a symbol of a new beginning in Romeo’s life.
3. ‘Rose and Bones’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Romeo’s left elbow is covered by a tattoo of a red rose flower along with petals that rise up to his upper arm. The upper side of his left forearm is covered with a tattoo of bones that make a skeleton’s hand, covered by a cloak.
Meaning: The tattoo of the flower is not the only one as being an artist, Romeo finds roses extremely beautiful and pure. The skeleton’s hand goes along with the tattoo of the skull on the inner side of his left forearm.
4. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Romeo’s left forearm contains a tattoo of a skull wearing a cloak. It also has both of his hands which cover the rest of his forearm and the skull has a single eye inside of a triangle instead of two hollows.
Meaning: The design is one of Romeo’s own creations and the eye inside the triangle is called the Eye of Providence which represents the eye of God watching over humanity.
5. Flower Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his left forearm contains another tattoo of a large yellow flower.
Left Hand Tattoos
6. Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: The left hand of the artist contains another tattoo of a red rose flower.
Meaning: This is another one of Romeo’s rose tattoos which he got because he likes the flowers.
7. Cruel Times Tattoo
Tattoo: Romeo’s left thumb contains a tattoo of the quote, “Cruel Times” tattooed on it. There is also a swirly lined design behind the words.
8. Letters Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper parts of his left hand’s fingers contain the letters tattooed on it which make up the word, “SHIP”. The lower parts of his fingers too, contain letters tattooed on it that make up the word, “BIRD”.
Meaning: These both words go with the letters tattooed on his right hand.
Right Hand Tattoos
9. Letters Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his right hand’s fingers contain the letters that make up the word, “LOST”. The lower part of his right hand’s fingers contains the letters that make up the word, “LOVE”.
Meaning: The words go with the words on the left hand of the artist. Together, they make up the words, “LOST SHIP” and “LOVE BIRD” when he joins his hands together.
10. Symbol Tattoo
Tattoo: The right thumb of the artist contains a symbol tattooed on it.
11. Snitch Tattoo
Tattoo: Romeo’s right hand contains a large tattoo of the golden snitch along with wings that reach up and cover his wrist and forearm. Just below the snitch, is a tattoo of the words, “No Brakes”.
Meaning: Romeo is overly fond of Harry Potter and all of the tattoos on his right arm are full of items and characters surrounding the Potterverse.
Right Arm Tattoos
12. Boy Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a boy in spectacles. Below the boy, near his wrist is an old flask filled with a liquid.
Meaning: The tattoo of the boy is a tattoo of Harry Potter, the main character of the series. The flask full of liquid contains a magical potion. Romeo got these tattoos as he is a huge fan of the series.
13. Pendant Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his forearm, just above the wings of the snitch contains a tattoo of a pendant. The pendant also has a symbol tattooed inside it.
Meaning: The pendant is one of the Horcruxes that had a part of Lord Voldemort’s soul inside it. The symbol inside the pendant is the symbol of the Deathly Hallows which are the Elder Wand, The Cloak of Invisibility and the Resurrection Stone. These are just more tattoos from the Harry Potter Universe that Romeo adores.
14. Hat Tattoo
Tattoo: Just below the pendant is another interesting tattoo of a hat with a face.
Meaning: The tattoo is of the famous sorting hand from Hogwarts.
15. Ghost Tattoo
Tattoo: The part where his elbow fold contains a tattoo of a floating ghost in a large black cloak.
Meaning: The ghost is actually a death eater, also from the Harry Potter fandom, which Romeo is a huge fan of.
16. Car Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a blue car in between the Death Eater and the Pendant tattoos.
Meaning: The car is the flying car that Harry and Ron used is the film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
17. Snape Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right arm, on his elbow, is a tattoo of a Professor Snape.
Meaning: Professor Severus Snape is one of the most loved characters of the Harry Potter Universe and just as much by Romeo because of his special role and how it ended.
18. Hippogriff Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of Lacoste’s right arm is covered with a tattoo of the famous beast, The Hippogriff. It is shown flying across the sky over Hogwarts, with Harry and Hermionie riding it.
Meaning: The scene is from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry and Hermionie save the lives of Buckbeak the Hippogriff and Sirius Black. This is yet another one of Lacoste’s Harry Potter themed arm tattoos.
19. Dumbledore Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the artist is covered in a tattoo of Album Dumbledore on a purple background.
Meaning: Albus Dumbledore is also one of the most loved characters of the Harry Potter Universe which stands to be the reason why Romeo also loved the character so much that he decided to get the same tattooed on his body.
20. Demon Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of the face of a demon with a crystal on its head.
Meaning: This tattoo is of the villain of the series, Lord Voldemort as he is portrayed in the books.
21. Flower Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Lacoste’s neck contains a large tattoo of a purple flower on it. It also has a strange golden device tattooed on the purple flower. His jawline on the right side contains the word, “Make” tattooed on it.
22. ‘Make it Count’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Romeo’s jawline contains the words, “Make it Count” tattooed on it.
Meaning: These are just some motivational words that Romeo lives by and inspires everyone to do the same.
23. Mic Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the artist’s neck contains a large tattoo of a microphone on it. There is also a banner in front of the mic that reads, “LIFE”.There is also a small tattoo on the left side of his face, along his jawline of two leaves hanging by a string.
Meaning: Romeo’s brother Mickey is also a tattoo artist and a singer. Romeo got this tattoo to show his love for his brother.
24. Drug-Free Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of his neck contains a tattoo of a star encased between two olive branches. There is also a crown tattooed above the star. The words, “DRUG FREE” are tattooed below the whole design.
25. Shark and Name Tattoos
Tattoo: His neck also contains a tattoo of a shark on either side of it, covering his shoulders. It is made to look as though it is entering from the right side and tearing its way through the neck, emerges from the left one. There is also the name, “Angelica” tattooed along with a flower on the upper part of his chest.
26. Demon Face Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of his body, all of his chest and his stomach contains a large tattoo of the face of a Japanese demon on it. The demon’s horns can be seen on Romeo’s chest with yellow eyes and its mouth open to reveal its teeth with blood falling out of its mouth. The background of the tattoo is of black swirly lines and leaves that reach back and cover both the side of Romeo’s body.
Meaning: The Japanese Demon is called the Oni and is a very popular tattoo in many parts of the world.
27. ‘Leaves’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Either sides of Romeo’s body contain this pattern of swirls and leaves done in black ink to complete his abdomen tattoos which are a backdrop to the Demon on his stomach and chest.
28. Dragon Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the artist is covered in one of the largest tattoos that you have ever seen. Romeo’s back is covered in a fantastic masterpiece of a green dragon on it. The dragon is stretching from the backside of his legs, up to his hips, and covers his back and the backside of his neck. The dragon is green with yellow scales and a red belly and his face ending on the right side of Romeo’s upper back. The pattern of leaves and swirls in black also covers the right side of his midback, just below the dragon’s face. Both of the artist’s thighs also contain tattoos of flowers on their backside, just below his hips. The one on his left is purple and the large one on the right is blue in color.
If you look closely, you can see another tattoo of a lantern along with a butterfly on the backside of Romeo’s right upper arm.
29. Flower Tattoo
Tattoo: Both the upper sides of Romeo’s feet contain a tattoo of a floral design on it.
Meaning: These are a few of many floral patterns and roses that Romeo’s body adorns as he is very fond of flowers.
30. Cartoon Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left leg, contains a tattoo of a cartoon mouse on his thigh. There is also a little floral design tattooed on the inner side of his left thigh.
31. Pokemon Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of a pokemon along with a circular talisman with two faces on it.
Meaning: The pokemon tattooed on his leg is Bulbasaur which was one of his favorites as a child.
32. Coffin and Wings Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of his lower left leg contains a tattoo of a coffin on it along with a pair of wings over it attached to a body. There are several arrows, claws, and weapons seen with the tattoos to make it look like an angel is protecting the one in the coffin. There is also a name tattooed vertically, just above his left ankle.
33. Devil and Skull Tattoos
Tattoo: The outer side of his lower left leg contains a tattoo of another face of a demon with its teeth out. There is also a tattoo of a skull on the outer side of his leg, just above the ankle.
There is another floral pattern tattooed on the side of his lower left leg. And a vine full of flowers and leaves tattooed on the inner side of his right lower leg.
Meaning: The floral patterns are designs that Romeo is fond of and has them at many places on his body, just like these ones.