Ryan Cabrera’s 22 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ryan Frank Cabrera is an American musician, Singer, and Songwriter. Cabrera started his career, as a lead singer for the Dallas band Rubix Groove but eventually turned to a solo artist. His first major-label album, “Take it All Away” was released in 2004. Ryan has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings they hold.

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1. Portrait on Right Calf

Tattoo: The singer’s right calf contains a tattoo of a portrait of the Actor, Ryan Gosling.

Meaning: While explaining the tattoo, he said that he and his friend indulge in a game called tattoo roulette where each one gets blindfolded and the other one picks a tattoo out for them to get on their body. No one is allowed to get the blindfold removed until the tattoo is done. And weirdly enough, his friend picked out a tattoo of Ryan Gosling. He added that his arms are reserved for real tattoos and he gets the tattoos that get picked out for him on his legs.

2. Right Forearm Tattoos

Tattoo: The singer’s right forearm contains many tattoos. The lower side of his right wrist contains a tattoo of the famous Walt Disney cartoon, Mickey Mouse. To the right of the Mickey Mouse tattoo is a tattoo of an outline of a heart. Below them is a tattoo of a dog with a stick figure body. His right hand’s middle finger contains a tattoo of an anchor.

3. The Symbol on Right Hand

Tattoo: The right hand of the musician contains a tattoo of a Hindu symbol.

Meaning: The symbol is the symbol of Om from Hinduism. The Om represents the hymn or the sound of the universe.

4. ‘Piano and Men’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The left arm of his singer, just above his elbow contains a tattoo of a man playing the piano. Below his elbow is a tattoo of a cartoon man. The side of his forearm contains a tattoo of 4 men walking.

Meaning: Given Ryan’s choices, the man playing the piano could be a pianist whom he idolizes. The 4 men walking is actually a tattoo recreation of the famous photo of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road in London. He got this tattoo because he really loves the Beatles.

5. ‘Mom, Sparrow and Lamp’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm bears a tattoo of a lady with wings holding a bow in her hand with the word, MOM tattooed above her. His bicep contains a tattoo of a lamp post. Above the lamp post is a tattoo of the silhouette of a sparrow in flight.

6. ‘Street’ Tattoo

Tattoo:  The singer’s right shoulder contains a tattoo of a view of a street. His drum artist tattoo goes with this one too.

7. Hand and Face Tattoos

Tattoo: The left side of his chest contains a tattoo of an upside-down hand with several little designs inside it. His left bicep contains a tattoo of the face of a man with long hair, wearing spectacles.

Meaning: The hand is actually the Hand of Fatima, popularly known as the Hamsa which is a symbol that protects the bearer from evil. The face is a tattoo of the founder of the Beatles, John Lennon who, like Ryan was a singer. Ryan got his face tattooed because the Beatles are his idols. This is not the only tattoo he has surrounding his career as a musician.

8. ‘Shoulder, Boy, and Leaf’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The left shoulder of the singer contains a tattoo of a man with one hand up in the air. His left arm, just below the elbow contains a tattoo of a little boy. His upper arm contains tattoos of vines and leaves which complete his upper arm set. There are faded designs and stars done around his elbow in the background of the boy. His right shoulder contains a tattoo of a man playing the drums at the end of a street.

9. ‘Silhouette’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his upper back, just behind his shoulder contains a tattoo of silhouettes of a boy and a girl.

10. ‘Silhouette and Elvis’ Tattoos

Tattoo: His silhouettes extend towards the middle of his back and contains three more. His right shoulder, above the streets tattoo, is a tattoo of the famous Elvis Presley standing with his legs on both sides of the street and playing the guitar.

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Meaning: Elvis Presley was one of the biggest influencers of the music industry and also someone who Ryan idolizes and adores.

11. ‘Writing and Portrait’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The upper right forearm of the singer contains a tattoo of a portrait of a man with a few lines tattooed below him.

12. ‘Sun, Girl and Performer’ Tattoos

Tattoo: Ryan’s back, just below his neck contains a tattoo of the sun. The backside of his right upper arm bears a tattoo of a street performer with her legs chained and birds flying near her head. The right side of his body contains a tattoo of a girl with a design behind her head.

13. ‘Map and Word’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The right side of his chest contains a tattoo of the silhouette of a map. Below the map is the word, Soul tattooed.

14. ‘Boy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner part of his left shoulder contains a tattoo of a little boy with his legs crossed, wearing goggles and tipping his hat.

15. ‘Poem’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left bicep of the musician contains the lines,

“With love’s light wings
did I o’erperch these walls,
For stony limits cannot hold love out,
And what love can do, that dares love attempt.”

tattooed on it.

Meaning: The lines were said by Romeo in Act 2, Scene 2 of the famous play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The lines paraphrased mean, “I flew over these walls with the light wings of love. Stone walls can’t keep love out. Whatever a man in love can possibly do, his love will make him try to do it.”

16. ‘Flowers’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right leg, just above his ankle contains a tattoo of a bunch of roses tattooed on it.

17. ‘Man and Lute’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of his upper left arm contains a tattoo of a with a mustache, wearing a turban and playing the lute.

18. Quote on Left Pec

Tattoo: The singer’s left pec contains a tattoo of a quote.

19. Hand Tattoo

Tattoo: Ryan’s left hand contains a tattoo of the outline of Mickey Mouse’s head.

Meaning: Mickey Mouse is one of his favorite cartoons since childhood and this is his second tattoo of the same. The first one being a full one on his wrist.

20. ‘Left Forearm’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The musician’s left wrist is covered in tattoos of plants in dark green. His sleeve is completed by leaves that reach up and run along his left arm. His forearm contains a tattoo of a sickle. And a tattoo of three naked women.

21. ‘Woman’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of the singer’s left forearm contains a large tattoo of a naked woman. The background of the woman is done in blue ink which merges with the greenery of the plants and completes his sleeve. The background on his left arm contains a few lines tattooed on it too at many different places.

22. ‘Character and Quote’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The outer side of his right leg, just above his ankle bears a tattoo of a character with a few lines inked below it.

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