Rotimi’s 6 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Olurotimi Akinosho, better known by his stage name, Rotimi is a Nigerian-American model, actor, and singer. He started his career in 2011 with the role of Darius in the TV series, Boss. He has since then appeared in a lot of movies such as Divergent, Deuces, Acts of Violence, Singleholic, and a few others. He is also famous for his role of Andre ‘Dre’ Coleman in the TV series, Power.


Rotimi has some amazing inks covering his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings they hold.

1. Lion Tattoo

Rotimi lion tattoo

Tattoo: The right pec of the actor has a tattoo of a lion’s face on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the face of a lion represents courage and bravery as the animal is the King of the Jungle. The lion is also tied up with his religious views as he posted his tattoo on Instagram along with the caption, “Tribe of the lion of Judah 🦁”

2. Quote Tattoo

Rotimi quote tattoo

Tattoo: Rotimi’s left pec has a quote tattooed on it that reads, “Patience is my Virtue”

Meaning: Rotimi got this tattoo that represents one of his best characteristics, his patience. He dedicates himself to his work and stays in it for the long run.

3. Bicep Tattoo

Rotimi bicep tattoo

Tattoo: The left bicep of the actor has a bible verse tattooed on it. The verse is Isaiah 14:24, which says, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen”

Meaning: The tattoo of the verse on his arm represents his religious views and his faith in his God.

4. ‘Scroll’ Tattoo

Rotimi scroll tattoo

Tattoo: The left upper arm of the actor has a scroll tattooed on it. The scroll also has a quote tattooed inside it that reads, “A successful man is one who can Build a Strong Foundation with the stones others have thrown at him”

Meaning: The quote on his arm is a motivational quote that encourages him to do his best at all times. The quote is a famous one that was said by, David Brinkley.

5. ‘Mountains and Notes’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The right upper arm of the singer has a large tattoo design covering it. The tattoo design shows musical lines with notes on them, drawn across a large mic. There is also a mountain tattooed below the design and a man travelling in a small boat in stormy seas with large waves above the mic tattoo, on his shoulder. The rest of his arm also has similar waves tattooed around his mic tattoo.

Meaning: The tattoo design on his arm represents the love that he has for music and why he wanted to become a singer. He has released a few digital mixtapes, some singles, and EPs. The tattoo of the man in the boat trying to cross the sea with huge waves surrounding him represents Rotimi and how his struggle at the beginning but also his strong will.

6. ‘Eagle’ Tattoo

Rotimi eagle tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of Rotimi’s right forearm has a tattoo of a staircase leading up to heaven. There is an eagle tattooed at the top of the stairs with rays of light tattooed behind it. The entire design is also surrounded by tattoos of clouds and there is a banner below the stairs that read, “HAU

Meaning: The tattoo on his arm represents several meanings. The “Hau” represents the middle name of his spouse, Vanessa Hau Mdee. The stairs leading up to heaven is a religious tattoo along with the eagle that represents the resurrection of Christ. The tattoo might also represent the name of the famous song, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zepplin that was once performed by the Eagles and is very hard to find.

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