Sergio Jerome Pettis is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division in the Bellator MMA. Pettis used to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he competed in the bantamweight and the flyweight divisions. Pettis has won 18 out of the 23 professional matches that he has played. Sergio has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at the ones he has and explore their meanings.
1. ‘Wolf’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The MMA star’s left calf contains a large tattoo of the face of a wolf.
Meaning: Getting a wolf tattoo is a clear symbol of strength and power.
2. ‘Portrait and Rose’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The left side of his chest contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman. To the left of the woman is a tattoo of a large red rose on Sergio’s left shoulder. Below the tattoos are two tattoos of banners with words tattooed inside them. The left banner reads,”All that I am or ever will be” and the right one reads, “I owe to my Mother”
Meaning: The portrait tattoo is a portrait of his mother, Annette Garcia. His brother, Anthony also has a matching tattoo of their mother. The two banners read a line which he has dedicated to his love for his mother.
3. Surname Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his chest contains a tattoo of Sergio’s surname, Pettis tattooed on it.
4. ‘Rockstar’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the UCL star contains a tattoo of the letter R along with a star tattooed on it.
Meaning: The letter and the star together spell out Rockstar which is one of his nicknames.
5. ‘Lion and City’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The fighter’s right arm contains many unique tattoos. His right shoulder contains a large tattoo of the face of a lion. Below the lion tattoo is a tattoo of the view of a city’s skyline and other spots.
Meaning: The city tattoo is a tattoo of Milwaukee’s skyline which is Sergio’s hometown whereas Lion represents power.
6. ‘Map and Quote’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a map outline. His forearm also contains a quote tattoo which reads, “I’m in a world of my own”
Meaning: The map outline is the outline of the Wisconsin which is the place where Sergio was born and brought up.
7. ‘Boy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Sergio’s right forearm contains a tattoo of a boy walking on a path leading to a tattoo of a tree.
8. Tribute Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a pair of legs. Above them is the date Nov 12, 2003, tattooed. His wrist also contains a quote that starts with the words, “Let another…”
Meaning: The date is a tribute for his father, Eugene Pettis Jr. who was shot dead at his friend’s house by a robber on 12 November 2003.