Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. popularly known as Snoop Dog, Snoop Doggy Dog, and Snoop Lion is an American Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Actor, and Entrepreneur. He gained his popularity through Gangsta Rap in the 1990s. He is considered to be an idol of the West Hip-Hop Culture. Besides being famous as the rapper with his unique Western Coast slang, he has been part of various television shows. Snoop Dog’s following three major body arts are famous among his fans. Here, you may read further to know about their meanings.
1. ‘Portrait of his wife Shante Broadus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Portrait of his wife, Shante Broadus, drawn on his right bicep.
Meaning: On 14 June 2010, Snoop Dog got himself inked with the portrait of his wife and High School sweetheart Shante Broadus along with words, “Boss Lady” written underneath her face drawn on his right bicep. This tattoo was his anniversary gift to his wife.
He revealed this tattoo through a video where he said, “You always with me baby on my right side, because you are my right hand following me wherever I go”.
2. ‘Portrait of his companion Nate Dogg’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Portrait of his close friend, Nate Dogg inked on Snoop Dogg’s forearm.
Meaning: Snoop Dog on the sad demise of his close friend on 15 March 2011, got himself inked with his portrait. The tattoo was done by @Misterctoons also includes the words “ All Doggs Go To Heaven ”. In a tribute to Cali Rapper ( Nate Dogg ), he pronounced on his social media account that his relationship with Nate Dog was more than just the records that they made professionally and what his fans have known them to be. Nate Dogg had died of complications from major strokes that he had suffered throughout the past few years. Here is the video where Snoop Dog can be seen talking about his late cousin and the permanent tattoo that he got in Nate’s memory.
3. ‘Left Bicep’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Snoop Dog has a third tattoo on his left bicep.
4. ‘Kobe Bryant Initials’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Kobe Bryant Initials’ tattoo near his right wrist.
Meaning: On October 13, 2020, Snoop got the tattoo of the letters ‘KB’ in the memory of Kobe Bryant by the celebrity tattoo artist, Mr. Cartoon.
5. ‘Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy’ Tattoo
Meaning: This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Mr. Cartoon.
6. ‘LAKERS’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘LAKERS’ tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: On October 13, 2020, Snoop got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Mr. Cartoon, and uploaded the video on his Instagram handle. In the video, he said,
As you see, tat is done,” Snoop says in his Instagram video. “KB on the bottom — Kobe Bryant — Larry O’Brien championship trophy with the Lakers going through the ball, gates of heaven up top. And it don’t stop, Laker Nation. Thank y’all, Lakers, and thank you Mr. Cartoon in a real mother f**king way. We’re the west and we’re the best, f**k out of here.”