Sean O’Malley’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Sean O’Malley is an American Mixed Martial Artist. He currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has won all of the 12 professional matches that he has played and is on no 14 on the UFC Bantamweight rankings. Sean is known for his colorful hair and tattoos. Let us take a look at Sugar O’Malley’s tattoos and the meanings behind them.

Sean O'Malley

1. Suga Tattoo

Sean OMalley suga tattoo

Tattoo: The word, “SUGA” is tattooed on the fighter’s face, just above his right eyebrow.

Meaning: The word represents his nickname sugar as he is known as Sean “Sugar” O’Malley.

2. Word Tattoo

Sean OMalley word tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his forehead contains a word tattooed on it near his hairline.

Meaning: The word tattooed on his forehead is “breathe” but it’s tattooed in reverse. The tattoo is rarely seen as it is covered by his hair but he revealed that he got the word tattooed for himself when he looks in the mirror. He said, “Every time I look in the mirror and I’ve got my hair up, it reminds me to breathe. I got it after I got suspended.”

3. Akiata Tattoo

Sean OMalley akiata tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his body contains the name, “Akiata” tattooed on it.

4. Arm Tattoo

Sean OMalley arm tattoo

Tattoo: The entire left upper arm and shoulder of the fighter is covered in a large tattoo design of green patterns that contain green masks, joined together by dark green vines containing red and blueberries.

5. Bicep Tattoo

Sean OMalley bicep tattoo

Tattoo: Sean’s right bicep contains the words, “Only God” and his left one contains the words, “Can Judge Me”. His left bicep also contains a long scribbled line running in random patterns and covering up the words.

Meaning: Sean got this quote, “Only God Can Judge Me” tattooed on his biceps because it is what he really thinks. He has been pretty vocal that he does not give a fuck about what anyone thinks about him in many of his interviews.

6. ‘Butterfly and Bee’ Tattoo

Sean OMalley butterfly bee tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his body contains the quote, “Float like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo represents his playing style and his quickness in the fighting. He is undefeated and has a record of 12-0.

7. Design Tattoo

Sean OMalley design tattoo Sean OMalley design tattoo2

Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm is covered in tattoos of random designs that include a hat, glasses, a horseshoe, and a sun that is emitting rainbow-colored light. The upper side of his forearm continues with a design similar to the one on his upper arm.

8. Family Tattoo

Sean OMalley family tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains the word, “FAMILY” tattooed on it.

9. Flower Tattoo

Sean OMalley flower tattoo

Tattoo: The outer side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a flower on it. There is a tattoo of a hand, holding a snake that is wrapped around its wrist and reaching up to the flower right below it.

10. Footsteps Tattoo

Sean OMalley footstep tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his stomach contains a tattoo of two baby footsteps. The word, “Brighton” is tattooed over the first one and the word, “Oakly” is tattooed above the other one. The name, “O’Malley” is tattooed near his waistline beneath the two footstep tattoos.

11. ‘Crest’ Tattoo

Sean OMalley crest tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his upper back contains a tattoo design of a family crest on it with a wild boar in the middle.

Meaning: The crest on his back is the famous O’Malley family Coat of Arms. The red color in the crest represents Military Fortitufde. The gold represents Generosity and the Boar is symbolic of a warrior.

12. Free Tattoo

Sean OMalley free tattoo

Tattoo: The letters that spell out the word, “FREE” are tattooed on each of his right hand’s fingers.

13. ‘Name and Ribbon’ Tattoo

Sean OMalley name ribbon tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his upper back contains a tattoo of a banner wrapped around two green shapes. The banner reads his family name, “O’Malley”. The backside of his right arm contains a tattoo of a looped ribbon with a boxing glove hanging at both of its ends.

14. ‘Owl’ Tattoo

Sean OMalley owl tattoo

Tattoo: There is an owl tattooed in the middle of the fighter’s chest with its wings spread. The owl contains intricate designs making its body and sports a vibrant color scheme.

Meaning: The owl is a symbol of wisdom and transition which is why he got it tattooed on his body. The heart on his right cheek and the star tattoo on his left one seen in the above photo are temporary tattoos that he got to check how he would look with face tattoos.

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