Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American Actor, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer. Stallone rose to fame in 1976 after appearing as Rocky Balboa in the movie series, Rocky. He has done some famous movies and appeared as John Rambo in the Rambo series, as the mercenary Barney Ross in the Expendables series. He is one of Hollywood’s greats. Sylvester has many intriguing tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings they hold.
1. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the actor contains a large tattoo of an angel with rust-colored wings. There are flames rising up towards her body from a skull that has been impaled by a dagger. This tattoo completes his upper back and joins both of his shoulder tattoos and merges them into one. To the right of the angel is a tattoo of a banner with the names, “SOPHIA, SCARLETT, SISTINE” tattooed on the banner.
Meaning: The names on the banner are the names of his daughters, Sophia, Scarlett, and Sistine Stallone. The tattoo masterpiece was done by Fzeff Kogu.
2. Portrait on Right Bicep
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the Rocky star contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman. The woman has a tattoo of a tiger done in her background. There are three roses done around the portrait and the whole piece is finished by a blue background that reaches up and merges with his back tattoo.
Meaning: The portrait is of Jennifer Flavin, Sylvester’s spouse. The three roses have a hidden meaning as the three roses symbolize three of Sly and his wife’s daughters, Sophia, Scarlett, and Sistine. All the daughters also share the same middle name which is Rose.
3. ‘Horse and Eyes’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the actor contains a tattoo of a brown horse. Just below the horse, on his upper left arm is a tattoo of a pair of blue eyes.
Meaning: The pair of eyes belongs to his wife, Jennifer Flavin and the horse represents the nickname which he has, The Italian Stallion which he got from the role of Rocky Balboa.
4. ‘Skull and Lizard’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The right side of his chest contains a large tattoo of a skull wrapped in a red vine and leaves of the roses extending from his right shoulder. The left side of his chest contains a large tattoo of a green lizard with flames done in its background.