Ruby Rose’s 57 Tattoos and Their Meanings

Ruby Rose Langenheim is a very popular Australian model, actress, and video jockey. She began her career as a model by participating in Girlfriend, an Australian magazine model search in 2002. She collaborated with the Australian fashion label, Milk and Honey, to start her own fashion line including washed jeans, leather jackets, and T-shirts. She has been a very popular face on television not because of her style statement, but also for her love towards tattoos. She has got a number of tattoos on her body. Let’s read further to know more about her tattoos and their meanings.

1. ‘Ruby Stone’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Ruby Stone’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a beautiful ‘ruby stone’ tattoo on her right forearm as a tribute for her first name Ruby. Ruby is a stone of Divine Creativity. It boosts up the energy levels and intuition power. It attracts positivity, wealth and progress in life. Just like Ruby Rose, this tattoo of her is totally unique like her.

2. ‘TRUST IN GOD’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘TRUST IN GOD’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: Just below her ruby stone tattoo, Ruby Rose has got ‘TRUST IN GOD’ in bold letters inked on her right forearm. It’s a very colorful tattoo with each letter of the text in different colors. It shows that she is a spiritual person who believes in God.

3. ‘CROSS’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘CROSS’ Tattoo on the right forearm.

Meaning: A simple ‘cross’ is inked her right forearm just below her ‘TRUST IN GOD’ tattoo. It’s a very simple tattoo in black color. It shows that she is a strong believer in God.

4. ‘MTV’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘MTV’ Tattoo on the fingers of her right hand.

Meaning: The word MTV is inked on the fingers of her right hand. This tattoo is a symbol of her love towards MTV. Her job as a presenter on MTV Australia (2007-2011)  has completed changed her life. She even confessed that she enjoys her job as a VJ more as compared to her previous job as a model. She said,

“Being a model there is always something they want to change. Whether they want someone a little bit skinnier, a little bit taller, a little bit prettier, but MTV wants you to be yourself … not censoring anything and not conforming to anything.”

5. ‘JUST LOVE’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘JUST LOVE’ Tattoo on knuckles of her both hands.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got this tattoo on knuckles of her both hands in 2012. She’s a lesbian and has inked this tattoo to show her love towards all kinds of loving relationships. She believes in equal rights towards everyone. She showed off her this tattoo on her social media account in 2012 and tweeted,

“Just love…No room for hate.”

6. ‘KING’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘KING’ Tattoo on the middle finger of her right hand.

Meaning: A word KING in the bold letter is inked on the middle finger of her right hand. Ruby Rose came out as a lesbian at the age of 12. She even confessed publicly in media that she always wanted to be a boy and not a girl. In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen as one of the “25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians” by SameSame, an Australian online gay and lesbian community. Maybe because of her sexuality and her wish to be a boy she has inked king tattoo on her middle finger. Her dog’s name is also king.

7. ‘Blue Sparrow’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Blue Sparrow’ Tattoo on the nape of her neck.

Meaning: Ruby has got a blue sparrow at the nape of her neck. Birds are usually called as the symbol of freedom. This tattoo has been historically used by sailors for their sailing experience. They believed that if the sailor drowns, these birds will carry their souls to heaven.

8. ‘Stars’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Four Stars’ Tattoo behind her right ear.

Meaning: A pattern of four stars is inked behind the right ear of Ruby. Stars are usually symbols of protection, guidance, and good luck. It has also been called the divine relationship of a person with God. We have already noticed that Ruby Rose is a spiritual person, so she might have inked cluster of four stars as a symbol her divine relationship with God.

9. ‘LOVE’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘LOVE’ Tattoo behind her left ear.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got ‘LOVE’ tattoo behind her left ear. Love tattoo can be called as the symbol of feelings towards someone. Rose showed her love tattoo in 2009 by posting a picture on her official social media account with a caption,

“For her…”.

This is probably for her girlfriend in 2009.

10. ‘MUM’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘MUM’ Tattoo on the side of her right wrist.

Meaning: Rose was born to a 20 years old single mother, Kate Langeheim, in 1986. Ruby considers her mother as one of her role models. For her love and gratitude towards her single mother, she got the word ‘MUM’ inked in colorful bold letters on side of her right wrist.

11. ‘TRUTH’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘TRUTH’ Tattoo on her left wrist.

Meaning: The word truth means genuineness, honesty, and sincerity. Rose has got the word ‘truth’ in bold letter on her left wrist. It specifies the basic nature of the person getting it inked.

12. ‘Ladybug’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Ladybug’ Tattoo on her left arm.

Meaning: A ladybug is a symbol of good luck. It is a symbol that our wish would be granted soon. A tattoo of ladybug has many different meanings, but generally, it means that some good news in coming on your way. Ruby Rose has got a ladybug on her left arm near her elbow for her good fortune.

13. ‘Danke Schon’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Danke Schon’ Tattoo on her right arm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got the word ‘Danke Schon’ on the inner side of her right arm. It’s a German word which means ‘Thank you very much’. She even shared a picture of her this tattoo on her social media account in 2010.

14. ‘Astro Boy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Astro Boy’ Tattoo on the right forearm.

Meaning: Astro Boy is a Japanese manga series. It’s a story about a robot with high incredible powers, who is disowned by his creator, goes on a journey of identity and self-acceptance to become the greatest hero of all. Inspired by this storyline, Ruby Rose has got the character Astro Boy inked on her right forearm in 2012.

15. ‘Gumby’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Gumby character’ Tattoo on left forearm.

Meaning: Gumby is an American clay animation franchise based on green clay humanoid character. Ruby Rose has got the tattoo of ‘Gumby character wearing a purple cat costume with a spray painting the wall with words ‘Let Go Let Go’ on her left forearm.

16. ‘Let Go Let Go’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Let Go Let Go’ Tattoo on left forearm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose is very fond of cartoon characters. She has got a tattoo of Gumby character wearing a purple cat costume with a spray painting the wall with words ‘Let Go Let Go’, on her left forearm.

17. ‘Heart Playing Cards’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Three Heart Playing Cards’ Tattoo on the left side of the chest.

Meaning: Ruby has got three heart playing cards tattoo on the left side of her chest. The first card is the three of hearts followed by two cards of number three. Below this tattoo, she had even inked letters ‘CM’ probably for her former fiance Catherine McNeil. But later on, she got the letters removed by laser procedure.

18. ‘Smile’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Smile’ Tattoo on the left side of her rib cage.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has a number of different tattoos on her body. She got the word smile inked on the left side of her rib cage. Such tattoos are very common among people. It means that whatever happens in life, one should never let anyone dull your sparkle.

19. ‘Run With Wild Horses’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Run With Wild Horses’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Just near her Gumby tattoo, Ruby Rose has got the words ‘Run With Wild Horses’ inked on her left forearm. Basically the words ‘Run with wild Horses’ shows the independent character of the person. It means that the person is not answerable to anyone and is a free spirit who follows the heart.

20. ‘LIFE’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘LIFE’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Ruby Rose got the word ‘LIFE’ inked on her right wrist in orange and red color. She even has got four different symbols next to this tattoo with a rainbow over it specifically talking about the LGBT community.

21. ‘Symbols’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Symbols’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Just next to her LIFE tattoo, Ruby Rose has got four different symbols on her wrist. It includes a purple smiley face, a green heart, a black star, and a blue peace sign. She has inked these symbols to show her support and love towards the LGBT community.

22. ‘Rainbow’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Rainbow’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Just above her LIFE tattoo, Rose has inked Rainbow on her right wrist. Rainbows tattoos are very beautiful, colorful and joyful tattoos. Ruby Rose is a lesbian, so to show her love and support towards the LGBT community, she has inked rainbow tattoo along with the word LIFE and four different colorful symbols.

23. ’13’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Number ’13’ Tattoo on her right wrist.

Meaning: Ruby Rose got the number ’13’ inked on her right wrist, just above her rainbow tattoo. She got this tattoo as a part of a tradition in which different tattoo parlors give discounted tattoos of the number 13 on every Friday the 13th.

24. ‘Dog’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Pet Dog’ Tattoo on her left hand.

Meaning: Ruby has always been very close to her pet dog. So, to express her love and affection towards her pet dog, she has got the portrait of her dog inked on her left hand. In 2013, she tweeted,

“Nobody is perfect…except my dog.”

She modified this tattoo by adding blue bubbles around the face of her pet dog.

25. ‘Mask’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Mask’ Tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a ‘mask’ tattoo on her left forearm. Masks tattoos are basically used to show the different emotions of the person. These type of tattoos are very common and popular all over the world.

26. ‘Key’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Key’ Tattoo on the left forearm near her elbow.

Meaning: A very beautiful designer key is inked on her left forearm near her elbow. Keys tattoos have different spiritual meanings. Generally, it is considered that the person has all powers to make any impossible thing possible. New ways, hidden doors, new paths, doorways to unknown, mysterious are some of the different meanings of such kind of tattoos.

27. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ Tattoo on her right forearm.

Meaning: In the year 2011, Ruby Rose got Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tattoo on her right forearm. On her official social media account, she even tweeted,

“This is why I have Leonardo the ninja turtle tattooed on me. I wore this to school..I thought I was him.”

28. ‘…And Breathe Me’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘…And Breathe Me’ Tattoo on the left side of her neck.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got ‘…And Breathe Me’ inked on the left side of her neck. Sia Furler, an Australian singer, is a very good friend of Rose. Inspired by Sia’s song ‘Breathe Me’, Ruby has inked the tattoo ‘…And Breathe Me’ on the left side of her neck.

29. ‘Rabbit’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Rabbit’ Tattoo on the right side of her lower back.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has a white rabbit tattooed on the right side of her lower back. The rabbit is wearing a jacket and holding a pocket watch. This tattoo has been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. She even tweeted,

“And we did 3 hours I want to vomit on myself”.

30. ‘Here’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘here’ Tattoo on the middle finger of the left hand.

Meaning: Rose has got the tattoo of the word ‘here’ with a little star on the middle finger of her left hand. She made this tattoo public by uploading a picture on her profile stating,

“some matching ink with my sis SaSa.”

This tattoo means living life to the fullest. She wrote,

“Yes it means live in the moment..BE IN THE PRESENT. I was going to get “Present” and then thought.. OH HELL NO..that will look like..something wrong.”

31. ‘There is nothing new under the sun’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘There is nothing new under the sun’ on her upper left arm.

Meaning: Ruby has got a number of tattoos all over her body. She has a very unique form of a tattoo on upper left arm, which says, ‘There is nothing new under the sun’. According to Ruby, her body is a canvas.

32. ‘Samurai Pizza Cats’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Polly Esther from Samurai Pizza Cats’ tattoo on the right forearm.

Meaning: Ruby is very fond of animated cartoon characters. In 2012, she got inked ‘Polly Esther from the anime TV show Samurai Pizza Cats’ on her right forearm. In this series, Polly Esther has been portrayed as an independent, fiery-tempered and dynamic female. Probably these characteristics of Polly Esther matches with the personality of Ruby that is why she has inked this tattoo on her body.

33. ‘Cyclone Swirl’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Cyclone Swirl’ Tattoo on side of her right wrist.

Meaning: A cyclone swirl tattoo is a very common tattoo. People usually get this inked for fashion purpose. Maybe Rose has also got it inked to describe her style.

34. ‘D.I.Y’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘D.I.Y’ Tattoo on the side of her left wrist.

Meaning: The tattoo D.I.Y is inked on side of her left wrist, just below her Gumby tattoo. It is an acronym of the word ‘Do It Yourself’.

35. ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat’ Tattoo on the upper left arm.

Meaning: Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American Graffiti Artist. He was very famous because of his street art during the 1970s and 1980s but died because of the overdose of drugs. Ruby Rose has been a huge fan of Jean-Michel Basquiat. She has got a huge portrait of Basquiat inked on her upper left arm to express her love and respect towards her idol.

36. ‘Be the person your dog thinks you are’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Be the person your dog thinks you are’ Tattoo on her upper left arm.

Meaning: Ruby is very close to her pets. She even had portrayed the image of her pet dog on her body. On her left upper arm, she has inked the text ‘Be the person your dog thinks you are’. She explained,

“Dogs: They have a love for you like you could do no wrong. The way they look at you is so amazing. They never get bored of you. You’re perfect to them. Imagine that you were the person that they see all the time. Nice, giving, caring, loving and even patient when you have to pick up  their poop. You’d be the best version of yourself.”

37. ‘MEOW’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘MEOW’ Tattoo on her inner lower lip.

Meaning: Ruby has got the word ‘Meow’ on the inner portion of her lower lip. She said,

“That was the most painful one, It’s so weird, putting a needle right on your face. Clearly, I’ll never have cosmetic surgery, because that was scary enough for me.”

38. ‘Rosary’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Rosary Beads with a Cross’ Tattoo on the left side of her waist.

Meaning: Rosary beads tattoos usually define the Catholic faith. Since rosary beads with a cross is a symbol of prayer, usually used to keep protection from all kinds of negativity and evil spirits. So in order to create a positive aura around her, Rose has got this tattoo inked on the left side of her waist.

39. ‘Crown’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Crown’ Tattoo just below her chest.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a crown cartoon inked just below her chest, from the works of great street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ruby considers Basquiat as her idol that’s why not only the design of the crown but she has also tattooed the portrait of Basquiat on her body.

40. ‘Maybe she’s born with it’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Maybe she’s born with it’ Tattoo on her right collarbone.

Meaning: Ruby Rose is popularly known as the face of the famous cosmetics brand Maybelline New York. Maybelline has an advertising slogan called ‘Maybe she’s born with it. Maybelline it’s Maybelline’. So being the top model for such brand in Australia from past more than 10 years, Ruby Rose has got this tattoo inked on her right collarbone.

She really appreciated the brand for selecting a tattooed girl like her to be the face of Maybelline in Australia. She publicized her tattoo by writing a sweet message for the brand on her social media account, which says,

“I really just wanted to remind myself that a brand like Maybelline-An Internationally known Brand, stands by me, when I don’t believe in myself. With my depression, when I went into rehab, and took time off work, and they were like, ‘No we want you to be healthy, you’re a human being,’ and that’s actually a big thing for a brand to do, surprisingly.”

41. ‘Metallica Song’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Metallica Song lyrics’ Tattoo on the left side of her rib cage.

Meaning: Ruby Rose’s first tattoo is Metallica’s Song ‘Nothing else matters’. It says,

“So clone no matter how far/couldn’t be much more/from the heart/forever trusting who we are/and/Nothing Else Matters.”

42. ‘Unicorn with a Name’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Unicorn with a Name’ Tattoo on her right thigh.

Meaning: Ruby got her first leg tattoo of a unicorn with a name in the year 2012. Unicorn tattoos are mostly called as the symbols of divine powers. Below her unicorn tattoo, Ruby has inked her ex-girlfriend’s name, Lauren. Soon after her breakup, she tweeted,

“I thought I’d never fall in love again..I said I would never get a leg tattoo..I said I’d never get a girls name tattooed. Never say never.”

Later she again tweeted,

“Everybody keeps asking about the new tattoo, I get these for me, not for anyone else, but here it is..x.”

In 2015 she decided to for laser tattoo removal treatment and took her first session out of total ten. Later, she didn’t continue the procedure and this tattoo is still visible on her body.

43. ‘Archer’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Archer’ Tattoo on the right side of her stomach.

Meaning: Ruby Rose tattooed FX animated comedy television series Archer on right side of her stomach. In 2013, she tweeted,

“I love Lorde and Sterling Archer. Forever and Ever. Need to get an Archer tattoo, weird if I got a 16 year old Lorde tattoo tho.#boundaries.”

Next day she went to a tattoo parlor and got it inked on her body.

44. ‘Tribal Design with a Rose’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tribal Design with a Rose’ tattoo on her lower back.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a ‘tribal design with a rose’ tattoo inked on her lower back during her teen days. But with the passage of time, her taste changed, and now she doesn’t like it at all. She said,

“It’s typical tramp stamp, with a rose and an architectural design around it. It’s ridiculous, It’s such a 16 years old tattoo. I would never get that now. But I would never get it removed either. It’s one of my favorites, because it was my first.”

45. ‘Opossum’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Opossum’ Tattoo on the right side of her rib cage.

Meaning: Rose has got an opossum climbing a tree branch tattoo on the right side of her rib cage. Opossum animals usually use their immunity for good.

46. ‘Heart with a Banner’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Heart with a Banner’ Tattoo on the left side of her back.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a heart with a banner specifying the name of her lover Phoebe over it, inked on the left side of her back. The couple were so much in love with each other that she made her tattoo public in 2014 on her social media account by saying,

“Whoops spelt romeo and wrong oh well ;)”

But unfortunately, the couple broke up in 2015 and again she tweeted,

“[Phoebe] remains very dear to my heart. I will forever treasure our time together. I’m a better person because of the time we shared.”

Later she modified her tattoo by getting the name Phoebe removed with the help of laser tattoo removal treatment.

Ruby altered her this tattoo later by adding paint strokes all around the heart.

47. ‘Tank Girl’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tank Girl’ Tattoo on the left side of her back.

Meaning: Rube Rose has got a British comic book character ‘Tank Girl’ inked on the left side of her back. She was very much impressed by the work of tattoo artist and took Twitter to express her excitement by tweeting,

“Can you believe it is possible to tattoo like this.”

48. ‘Writing’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Writing’ Tattoo on the center of her back.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a writing inked on her backside in large fonts saying, ‘Nothing takes Away The Past Like The Future’ in 2010.

49. ‘Boxing Gloves with Lionel’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Two boxing gloves with a name Lionel’ on the right side of her back.

Meaning: As a tribute to her godfather, Lionel Rose, who was a very successful boxer and first Australian to win a world boxing title, Ruby has got two boxing gloves with a name Lionel inked on right side of her back. Ruby Rose was named after Lionel Rose but was not biologically related to her. He and her father were just close friends. Lionel’s family said that they had no relation with Ruby and was just using his name for her career. After this, she didn’t have any contact with him. Ruby said,

“I met Lionel five or six times as a young tacker and he was a huge inspiration to me. I didn’t have a dad. Those trips to Lionel’s, while very few and far between, were everything. We has a crummy life, we didn’t have any money, dad was like how’s it going?, but Lionel has a real impact on me…He passed away as my godfather. They can’t take away from me…I love him-and if he’s looking down on me from heaven, I know he would be proud of things I do.”

50. ‘Lighting Bolts and The Word Thorn’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Lighting bolts and the word Thorn’ Tattoo on right side of her back.

Meaning: Ruby was very close to her godfather Lionel and as a tribute of love and respect towards him, Ruby had got inked a pair of boxing gloves with two lightning bolts with name thorn and Lionel on it. The Thor is Ruby’s boxing nickname.

51. ‘Pattern of Cherry Blossom, Waves, and Tiger’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Pattern of Cherry Blossom, Waves, and Tiger on the inner portion of her right arm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a pattern of cherry blossom, waves, and tiger inked on the inner portion of her right arm. This tattoo specifies both the soft and hard nature of the person.

52. ‘Zodiac Sign’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Zodiac Sign’ on her left wrist.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has got a combination of zodiac signs on her wrist which are Pisces and Capricorn. She tweeted,

“I love my brothers at Globe…Early Birthday present.”

53. ‘Pattern of Cross, Fish, and Waves’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Pattern of Cross, Fish, and Waves on the upper portion of her right arm.

Meaning: A pattern of cross, fish, and waves are inked on the upper portion of her right arm. It’s a very colorful tattoo having a large cross in the center. Ruby showed lots of interest in cartoon animated characters, in fact each and every tattoo on her body is very unique and colorful.

54. ‘834’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘834’ Tattoo near her left elbow.

Meaning: Ruby has got a beautiful ladybug along with a number 834 near it. Being a lesbian, Ruby inked this tattoo to show her support and love towards the LGBT community. Ladybug is a symbol of good luck.

55. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Portrait on her left upper arm.

Meaning: Ruby Rose has inked a beautiful portrait on her left arm. She tweeted,

“People think its an insult saying I look like a Bieber in a hat..but he’s like 5 years old so it’s a compliment at 27!”

56. ‘Dita Parlow’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dita Parlow’ tattoo on her left forearm.

Meaning: Ruby has got a beautiful heart-shaped tattoo with a banner stating Dita Parlow and two beautiful roses along with it on left forearm. Heart-shaped tattoos are basically symbols of pure love and emotions.

57. ‘Giant Pan tone Color’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Giant Pan tone Color’ Tattoo on back.

Meaning: Recently, Ruby has got a giant pan tone color tattoo on her back. On her social media account, she posted,

“Guys, Home Depot is trying to save paper..So now you can order me and I will stand facing your wall, until you pick the color you like. I’ll even stand facing the wall as you have breakfast and as you’re watching TV at night so you can see the colors at different times. Offer limited. Conditions apply.”

Later she wrote,

“*this is completely false ad.”

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