Shakur Stevenson’s 3 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson better known as Shakur is an American professional boxer who is well-known for being the holder of the WBO featherweight title from 2019 to 2020. He has also represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Stevenson has few tattoos on his body. Let us see what meanings do they hold to him.


1. Boxing Gloves with Mother’s Name Tattoo

Stevenson boxing gloves tattoo

Tattoo: On his inner right forearm, Stevenson has got a red pair of gloves tattooed along with the words, ‘Malika’.

Meaning: Malika is the name of Shakur’s mother. Stevenson shares a very close bond with his mother. Even his name was kept by his mother considering the name of Tupac Shakur as Malika herself was a big fan of his. Malika has been a great influence in her son’s life and making him disciplined for his game and especially directing him towards the Olympics.

2. ‘Roaring Lion’ Tattoo

Stevenson Lion Tattoo

Tattoo: Roaring Lion with the words, ‘Brick City’ tattooed on his right bicep.

Meaning: Roaring lion is the symbol of reflecting one’s own personality directing towards confidence, and fearlessness. Brick City is another name for Newark ( New Jersey, United States) which is the birthplace of Stevenson.

3. ‘Olympic Rings’ Tattoo

Stevenson RIO 2016 Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Rio 2016’ along with Olympic rings tattooed on the backside of his right shoulder.

Meaning: Shakur got this tattoo in order to keep himself reminded of the best time of his life when he debuted in the Olympics in 2016 which were organized in Rio de Janeiro.

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