Ryan Gosling’s 5 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ryan Gosling is a well-known actor, musician, writer and a director as well. He is in a relationship with actress Eva Mendes and is blessed with two daughters Esmeralda and Amada Lee. Ryan has a great love for tattoos and many times he has got himself inked with some temporary tattoos, especially for his movies. These inks are all over his arms, torso, neck, back, and even on his face. And here is the list of Ryan Gosling’s permanent tattoos. Have a look at his real body inks.

Ryan Gosling Tattoos

1. The Giving Tree

Ryan Gosling Tattoo The Giving Tree

When he was a child, Ryan’s mom Donna used to read to him and his older sister the book ‘The Giving Tree.’ Unfortunately, at the age of 11, his parents got divorced. But he has got this tattoo on list left arm maybe as a reminder of his happy childhood.

2. A cactus

Ryan Gosling Cactus Tattoo

There is a tattoo on his left forearm which appears cactus but it’s the hand of a monster, and this tattoo is made by Ryan himself. “One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bloody heart, but I did it myself with a tattoo kit, so it looks like a cactus,” said Ryan.

3. Tribute to his daughter

Ryan Gosling Esme Tattoo

Ryan had simply written ‘Esme‘ on his knuckles of his left hand in honor of his baby. His daughter’s name is Esmeralda. Now, whether this ink is permanent or not this has not been revealed yet.

4. The Ghostly Lady and the Skeleton

Ryan Gosling Ghostly Lady Tattoo

The tattoo is on his left inner arm. It depicts a Ghostly Lady with a Skeleton. It is said that lady’s name was Theda Bara and she was a famous actress in the silent era. She appeared in more than 40 movies between 1914 and 1926.
5. Barcode

Ryan Gosling Barcode Tattoo

Ryan has inked a barcode onto his left wrist, and this is done by himself. He has many homemade tattoos, and he called all of them “ridiculous.”  According to Ryan “A tattoo should never be meaningful,” he explains the reason, “because at a certain point you’re going to hate it, and it might as well make you laugh.”

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