Travis Barker’s 100 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Travis Barker, a household name for music worshippers, is the drummer of the rock band, Blink-182. Also famous for his tattoos, he gives the reason for getting them, so he could never go and get a normal job. He could never become just another average person. No one would hire someone who has ink all over their body. So, IT WAS EITHER MUSIC OR NOTHING. He had no plan B! Pretty daring, huh? Let’s learn about his tattoos here.

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1. ‘Alabama’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Alabama’ Tattoo on his left wrist.

Meaning: Alabama is the name of Travis and Shanna Moakler’s daughter who was born on December 24, 2005. Travis is very close to his daughter. Apart from the tattoo of the daughter’s name, he also got her portrait inked on his back. Not only this, to express his fatherly love, Travis is seen posting the pictures of his children, especially with Alabama on his Instagram account.

2. ‘Landon’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Landon’ Tattoo on his right wrist.

Meaning: Landon is the name of Travis and Moakler’s son who was born on October 9, 2003. Along with the portrait of his daughter Alabama, he also has got the portrait of his son Landon on his back. Travis is truly a great person who never skips any chance to express his fatherly love towards his children.

3. ‘Race Flag’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Race Flag’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: In an interview, Travis was asked about his ‘race flag’ tattoo, to which he replied,

The race flag on my neck is for the year of my favorite Cadillac. I also have Japanese flowers on the back of my neck. I don’t even know what they look like because I can’t see back there. But I have a heart that says ‘Mom’ with the flowers.”

4. ‘Cadillac’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cadillac’ Tattoo on the right side of his torso.

Meaning: Cadillac is an American automobile that comes under the topmost luxurious cars in America. Travis has the habit of collecting Cadillacs. Along with the name, he also got the Cadillac emblem inked. In an interview, Travis revealed that getting the tattoo of ‘Cadillac’ took around 12 hours of sitting. He said,

I think 12 hours. That was for the Cadillac script going down my ribcage. It was actually a day where I was pissed off. So I kinda wanted it. The guy asked if I was sure it’s a big one, with big bold black letters and lots of shading. All my ribcage bled. But it was fun. Those days where you’re pissed, it’s 12 hours to sit there, keep your cool and have someone else hurt you.”

This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi.

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Travis getting his ‘Cadillac’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi

5. ‘1947 Cadillac Emblem’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘1947 Cadillac Emblem’ Tattoo on the right side of his torso.

Meaning: Cadillac is one of the favorite cars of Travis. In an interview, he said,

I got a Cadillac emblem when I was 21 because I collect Cadillacs. I don’t drive any other car.”

He got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi.

6. ‘can i say’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘can i say’ Tattoo above his chest.

Meaning: ‘Can I Say’ is the name of the first album of ‘Dag Nasty’, an American punk rock band from Washington D.C., which was formed in 1985. It’s one of the bands which Travis loved as a teenager. In an interview, Travis was asked about ‘can i say’ tattoo, to which he replied,

I have a Dag Nasty Symbol. That’s a band I grew up listening to. And I have ‘Can I Say’ because it’s the name of their first album.”

Travis released a memoir with the same name, ‘Can I say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums’ in 2015.

7. ‘Boombox’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Boombox’ Tattoo on his stomach.

Meaning: Since Travis is a music lover, so he got ‘boombox’ inked on his body. Just above the boombox, an angel with wings is also inked, specifying his divine love for music. In an interview, when he was asked about this tattoo, he said,

The boom box on my stomach is because I grew up loving to break-dance and I collected ghetto blasters. I had like 20 of them. Everyone else would go buy candy and I would buy boom boxes and carry them around and break-dance on the street corner on a piece of cardboard. So I got my favorite boom box when I was 21.”

8. ‘SELF MADE’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘SELF MADE’ Tattoo on the knuckles on both hands.

Meaning: Travis revealed that he got ‘SELF MADE’ tattoo on his knuckles since 2000. He believed that he was not born with the silver, but his continuous hard work and dedication helped him to achieve everything he has today. In an interview, he said,

And I have ‘self-made’ on my knuckles from 2000, because I’ve worked for everything I have. I don’t really have anyone to thanks for my hand through it all, and making me what I am.”

9. ‘HOPE’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘HOPE’ Tattoo on his lower back.

Meaning: This tattoo draws inspiration from the Descendant’s song and is also a tribute to the positive things that happened to Travis with his continuous efforts, hard work, and dedication.

10. ‘Spider Web’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Spider Web’ Tattoo on his right elbow.

Meaning: Spider web tattoos have several meanings. It represents the power of working the magic over people and things. It also represents loyalty towards their group.

11. ‘One Life One Chance’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘One Life One Chance’ Tattoo on his head.

Meaning: ‘One Life One Chance’ is the name of a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Toby Morse, the lead singer of the band H2O. The main focus of this organization is to inspire young children to make healthy choices and live a drug-free life, to have a positive mental attitude, be a leader, and maintain self-respect. In 2010, Toby recruited Blink-182’s drummer, Travis Barker to promote a drug-free culture to kids.

Being a member of this organization, Travis got inked its name ‘One Life One Chance’ on his head. He got this tattoo inked in April 2012. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar. In an interview, Travis said,

I love and support what Toby is doing for the youth. It’s good that these kids can see that not every rock star is a drug addict and he is such a positive, all-around role model for them.”

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Travis getting his ‘One Life One Chance’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in April 2012

 12. ‘Family Over Everything’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Family Over Everything’ Tattoo on the upper portion of his back.

Meaning: Just above the portraits of the family members, Travis got inked ‘Family Over Everything’, which defines his love and dedication towards his family.

13. ‘Crossroads Kitchen Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Crossroads Kitchen Logo’ Tattoo.

Meaning: As a tribute to his vegan restaurant, ‘Crossroads Kitchen’ (and being a vegan himself!), he got a tattoo of two crossroad knives during the first year of the restaurant’s opening. The restaurant was opened in 2013 and he got this tattoo inked on June 9, 2014. He got this tattoo inked the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar.

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Travis getting his ‘Crossroads Kitchen’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist Chuey Quintanar in 2014.

14. ‘Chaos often breeds life. When order breeds habit’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Chaos often breeds life. When order breeds habit’ Tattoo across his collarbones area.

Meaning: This tattoo is a quote by ‘Henry Brooks Adams, who was an American historian and member of Adams political family. 

15. ‘Pal’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pal’ Tattoo on the right side of his shoulder.

Meaning: Pal is the matching tattoo which he got with his father, Randy Barker. Pal is the name they used for each other since Travis’s childhood. In an interview with Noisey, Travis said,

It was funny, ‘cos growing up he said: “If you ever get a tattoo, I’m gonna kick your ass and kick you out of the house.” But many years later – 20 years – Pops had some tattoos of his own. It’s awesome. My mum passed away when I was 12, so my relationship with him is so important. He works alongside my business mergers. He helps me pay bills, keeps me organized. I speak to him every morning like clockwork. It’s always good to have a parent there to keep you humble, keep you grounded.”

In his autobiography, ‘Can I Say’, he explained how he and his father received the matching tattoos, Pal.

16. ‘Lover’ Tattoo

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‘Lover’ Tattoo below his boom box tattoo

17. ‘Family First’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Family First’ Tattoo on his head.

Meaning: Travis never misses a single chance to express his love for his family. Again, he got ‘Family First’ tattoo on the left side of his head. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Mister Cartoon.

18. ‘Blue Bird’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Blue Bird’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: In an interview, Travis said that there is no specific meaning behind this tattoo. He said,

I have a bird that I just got for the hell of it. It was a good looking bird.”

19. ‘Nautical Star’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Nautical Star’ Tattoo on his both arms.

Meaning: Travis got a pair of nautical stars on the back portion of his both arms. Such tattoos have a long history and are often related to protection, guidance, and blessings.

20. ‘Red Devil’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Red Devil’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning:  This tattoo is inspired by the ‘Black Label Skateboard’ which is inked on the right arm of Travis. Generally, a red devil tattoo is related to power and strength.

21. ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Tattoo on his neck.

Meaning: Travis got ‘Marilyn Monroe’ tattoo which is a symbol of beauty, elegance, glamour, and fascination. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who was considered one of the most popular ‘sex symbols’ of the 1950s and 1960s. She died just at the age of 36 because of the overdose of Barbiturate, a sleep-inducing drug.

22. ‘MOM’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘MOM’ Tattoo on the nape of his neck.

Meaning: Travis was very close to his mother, Gloria Barker, who died because of Sjogren Syndrome. Travis was very young, just started going to high school when his mother died. He considers his mother as the real inspiration for his successful career as a drummer. Travis was just four years old when his mother gave him his first kit, which was the only one he had until he turned fifteen. Before her death, she told Travis to keep playing music and follow his dreams.

The word ‘MOM’ is written in the heart banner with the beautiful bluebird and flowers around it.

23. ‘Transplants Band Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Transplants Band Logo’ Tattoo on the backside of his head.

Meaning: Transplants is an American punk rock band that was formed in 1999 by Tim Amstrong. The members of the group include Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston, Travis Barker, and Kevin Bivona. Travis had joined this band in 2002. He got the logo of this band, a man wearing a gas mask, inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi, in February 2012.

24. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo on the left side of his head.

Meaning: Praying Hands tattoo is a symbol of powers and faith in Christianity. It also signifies the sacrifices for family. Above the praying hands, Travis got inked the words ‘Family First’ and below it, he got inked ‘BARKER’, which signifies his faith and prayers to God to keep his family safe and healthy. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Mister Cartoon. In an interview, Travis said,

I have a sacred heart when I was 19 because I was brought up Catholic. I also have a microphone, dice, and Jesus. I figured if I tattooed Jesus on me, good things would happen, or maybe he’d have my back or something.”

25. ‘Virgin Mary’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Virgin Mary’ Tattoo on the center of his head.

Meaning: To show his faith in Christianity and spirituality, he got the tattoo of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar. According to Christian theology, Mary had conceived Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit, while still a virgin. In an interview, Travis was asked about his ‘Virgin Mary’ tattoo, to which he replied,

I was brought up Catholic. I definitely pray; I believe in God. I definitely think I was blessed, and I’m here for a reason after being the only survivor of a plane crash. So I’m not at church every day and I’m not pushing religion on people. But I believe in God and I pray and my kids pray.”

The tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar had inked this tattoo on Travis’ head in April 2012.

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Travis Barker getting his ‘Virgin Mary’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar in April 2012

26. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rose’ Tattoo on the right side of his head.

Meaning: A rose tattoo is a symbol of emotions, feelings, love, passion, and friendship. In the center of this tattoo, one of the petals of the rose is inked in the shape of a skull.

27. ‘Family Loyalty Respect’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Family Royalty Respect’ Tattoo on his head.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked below his ‘Virgin Mary’ tattoo and is inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, on April 7, 2014.

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Travis getting his ‘Family Loyalty Respect’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar on April 7, 2014

28. ‘Familia’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Familia’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: The word ‘Familia’ is a Spanish word for ‘Family’. Travis got this tattoo inked when he was just 20. In an interview, he said,

I got ‘familia’ tattooed on my arm when I was 20, which is obviously for my family.”

Along with this tattoo, colorful Japanese roses of blue, red, and pink color are also inked.

29. ‘Anchor’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Anchor’ Tattoo near his right eye.

Meaning: Anchor tattoo is a symbol of hope, salvation, calmness, and composure.

30. ‘DJ AM’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘DJ AM’ Tattoo on his left thigh.

Meaning: Adam Michael Goldstein, professionally known as DJ AM, was an American disc jockey. In 2008, DJ AM and Travis formed the duo TRV$DJAM. Travis and DJ AM were the only two survivors of the 2008 South Carolina Learjet 60 crash. Though DJ AM survived the plane crash, he was found dead in his New York City apartment on August 28, 2009. The cause of death was ‘drug overdose’. Travis was extremely distressed after the death of DJ AM so, in the memory of him, he got inked the memorial tattoo for DJ AM on his left thigh. Below this tattoo, a crying baby angel with praying hands is also inked.

31. ‘Dues Paid’ Tattoo 

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‘Dues Paid’ tattoo on his both hands.

32. ‘Blessed’ Tattoo

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‘Blessed’ tattoo on the left side of his face.

33. ‘Tulip’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tulip’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: In an interview, Travis explained his ‘tulip’ tattoo. He said,

I was in Denver and I was bored and wanted to get tattooed to finish my arm up. So I just went into this shop and this guy buys me that [flower on his arms]. He specialized in Tulips. I’m not a flower guy, but it’s an honor to get a tattoo from him because he won’t even tattoo you if he doesn’t like you.”

34. ‘Tiny Star’ Tattoo

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‘Tiny Star’ tattoo near his left eye

35. ‘Cadillac Emblem’ Tattoo

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‘Cadillac Emblem’ tattoo on the center of his chest

36. ‘Gloria’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Gloria’ Tattoo on his neck and his right forearm.

Meaning: Gloria is the name of Travis Barker’s mother, who died a day before when Travis started going to high school. Travis considers his mother as ‘real inspiration’ for his successful career, who had always motivated him to work for his goals. Travis got this tattoo inked in May 202, before his surgery, to seek the blessings of his late mother, Gloria. This artwork is done by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar.

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Travis Barker getting ‘Gloria’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in May 2012

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Travis also got ‘Gloria’ tattoo on his right forearm

37. ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’ Tattoo on his chin.

Meaning: Again, this tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, on November 23, 2012.

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Travis Barker getting his ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in November 2012

38. ‘Nobody Cares Go Harder’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Nobody Cares Go Harder’ Tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Travis got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi, in July 2013. He updated his fans by uploading the pictures of this tattoo on his social media accounts. On July 5, 2013, he tweeted,

Nobody cares. Go harder. Another single needle tattoo by @CarloVescovi”

39. ‘Microphone’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Microphone’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: A microphone tattoo represents a love for music. This tattoo truly suits Travis, who has gained a lot of success as a drummer.

40. ‘Musical Notes’ Tattoo

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‘Musical Notes’ tattoo behind his left ear and on his right arm

41. ‘LASALLE’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘LASALLE’ Tattoo on the right side of his torso.

Meaning: ‘LASALLE’ is the name of Travis Barker’s record label, ‘LaSalle Records’, which was founded in 2004. The label is located in Corona, California.

42. ‘I did it my way..’ Tattoo

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‘I did it my way..’ tattoo on his both hands

43. ‘Cherries’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cherries’ Tattoo near his left wrist.

Meaning: A cherry tattoo is a symbol of a woman’s innocence and purity.

44. ‘Jesus with thorny Crown and Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Jesus with thorny Crown and Cross’ Tattoo on his left shoulder.

Meaning: ‘Jesus with thorny Crown’ tattoo is a symbol of the sufferings and sacrifices of Jesus. A cross tattoo is related to the event of the crucifixion of Jesus. This tattoo is inked on Travis’ shoulders which shows his religious faith.

45. ‘Roses’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roses’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Just below Jesus’ tattoo, Travis got inked the pattern of beautiful roses. It signifies divine love, spirituality, purity, spiritual growth, regard, respect, emotions, feelings, and gratitude.

46. ‘Skull’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skull’ tattoo on his right shoulder.

Meaning: A skull tattoo signifies the way of overcoming the obstacles and difficulties of life with hard work and dedication. It also represents the protection of the valuables. Travis got the tattoo of a skull with a cigarette in its mouth on his right shoulder.

47. ‘TRIGZ RIP’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘TRIGZ RIP’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Michael Christopher Pebley, professionally known as ‘Trigz’, was a celebrity tattoo artist, who was shot dead in ‘Hollywood smoke shop’ by a stranger for ‘being rude’ in October 2014. As per the media reports, the suspect was already shopping inside the store when Trigz came inside and sat near the store owner to talk to him. The suspect made some remarks to Trigz which didn’t go well with him and made him leave his chair to talk to the suspect. This eventually leads to a verbal fight between them that resulted in the fatal shooting of the tattoo artist, Trigz. Trigz had worked with many celebrities like Chris Brown, Tyga, Travis Barker, and many more.

Travis was completely shocked on hearing about the sudden death of Trigz. So, to pay him tribute, he got inked ‘TRIGZ RIP’ on his right forearm.

48. ‘Dollar Sign’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dollar Sign’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning:  A dollar sign tattoo represents the desires of the financial world. It symbolizes the hard work and dedication of the wearer which had helped him to achieve his present success. This tattoo justifies the story of the life of Travis, who is completely a self-made person.

49. ‘Name Initials’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Name Initials’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Travis got his name initials ‘TLB’ which stands for Travis Landon Barker’ inked on his right forearm, exactly near to his ‘dollar sign’ tattoo.

50. ‘1975’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘1975’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Travis has got the tattoo of a musical note with the text, ‘EST 1975’ inked on his left forearm. The number 1975 is related to Travis Barker’s birthyear ‘1975’ as he was born on November 14, 1975.

51. ‘Chevrolet Emblem’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Chevrolet Emblem’ Tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: Chevrolet, popularly known as ‘Chevy’ is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors, which was founded on November 3, 1911. Travis got the emblem of Chevrolet inked in between the rose tattoo which he has got on his left hand, which specifies his love for this brand. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi in 2011.

52. ‘Tiny Cross’ Tattoo

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Travis Barker got ‘Tiny Cross’ tattoo on his left hand

53. ‘Live & Learn’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Live & Learn’ Tattoo on his both hands.

Meaning: Travis got this tattoo inked a week before his plane crash in 2008. Unfortunately, this tattoo was burned off, but the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, touched up this tattoo in 2015. Travis uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

Snap from last night. I got “Live & Learn” tattooed on me a week before my plane crash. It was burnt off and now finally touched up by my good friend and amazing tattoo artist @chueyquintanar . Follow me on snapchat TRAVISBARKER1 #FamousFamily #RadTimes #LiveAndLearn”

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Travis Barker getting his ‘Live & Learn’ tattoo touched up by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in 2015

54. ‘Skull with Roses’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skull with Roses’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: This tattoo on Travis’ arm is done by the tattoo artist, Oliver Macintosh, on September 8, 2014. He uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

Pic of what @olivermacintosh did on me last night. Great guy and #Tattoo artist. Check him out #GoodTimes #Skulls #Scorpio”

A skull with roses is a symbol of two extreme ends, representing good and bad, beauty and decay, life and death, etc.

55. ‘Father’s Portrait’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Father’s Portrait’ Tattoo on the right side of his back.

Meaning: Travis is a family man who regards each member of his family which is quite evident from the tattoos he got on his body. He got the tattoo of the portrait of his father, Randy Barker, in December 2011. In an interview, Travis described his relationship with his father. He said,

It was funny, ‘cos growing up he said: “If you ever get a tattoo, I’m gonna kick your ass and kick you out of the house.” But many years later – 20 years – Pops had some tattoos of his own. It’s awesome. My mum passed away when I was 12, so my relationship with him is so important. He works alongside my business mergers. He helps me pay bills, keeps me organized. I speak to him every morning like clockwork. It’s always good to have a parent there to keep you humble, keep you grounded.”

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Travis Barker getting his father’s portrait inked on his back in 2011

56. ‘Drum and Stick’ Tattoo

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‘Drum and Stick’ tattoo on his right arm

57. ‘Jesus Christ Portrait’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Jesus Christ Portrait’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Since Travis is a strong believer of God, so he got the portrait of Jesus on his back. According to him, it’s the blessings of God that helped him to survive the plane crash in 2008. In an interview, Travis said,

I was brought up Catholic. I definitely pray; I believe in God. I definitely think I was blessed, and I’m here for a reason after being the only survivor of a plane crash. So I’m not at church every day and I’m not pushing religion on people. But I believe in God and I pray and my kids pray.”

This tattoo is inked by both the tattoo artists, Chuey Quintanar and Franco Vescovi.

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Travis getting his ‘Jesus Portrait’ tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi in 2012

58. ‘Children’s Portrait’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Children’s Portrait’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: This is not the first time when Travis has got the tattoo for his children on his body. The tattoo artists, Chuey Quintanar and Franco Vescovi inked the portraits of his children, Alabama and Landon, on his back, in September 2012.

59. ‘Mother’s Portrait’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mother’s Portrait’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Travis had lost his mother when he was very young. In an interview, he said,

My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band.”

This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in 2013. Travis uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

Truly one of the best to ever do it. A really special tattoo to me. Lost my mom when I was 13. Now I have her wherever I go. Thank you @chueyquintanar #gonebutneverforgotten #RIP #family”

In an interview with Noisey, Travis was asked about his back tattoos. He explained and said,

Yeah, I have a big tribute to my family. Portraits of dad, mom and two kids – Landon and Alabama. I was getting tattooed by Franco Vescovi and Chuey Quintanar at the same time for 10-hour sessions. We probably did four or five of them.

After the crash, Adam [DJAM] and I played a show. And I had my shirt off and some idiot took a picture of my back saying “Look at all these burns on his back,” and it kind of bugged me. So I just thought “I’m just gonna tattoo my back. let’s work on it again.” It’s not like I’m ashamed of any of the burns: they are one big tattoo for me. They’re part of the story of my life, but a big back piece is really dope. I think it’s weird when people have tattoos on their head and their face, but they don’t have their back done.”

60. ‘NEVER=GIVE=UP NEVER=GIVE=IN’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘NEVER=GIVE=UP NEVER=GIVE=IN’ Tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Travis got ‘Never give up Never give in’ tattoo on his back. Inbetween this tattoo, he got a cross tattoo specifying his faith in Christianity.

61. ‘Crimson Ghost-Misfits’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Crimson Ghost-Misfits’ Tattoo on his left thumb.

Meaning: The punk rock band, Misfits, were the first ones to use Crimson Ghost as their logo. Misfits are an American punk rock band founded in 1977. This punk band has a great influence on the music style of Travis Barker, who got the logo of this band inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in 2013. On November 27, 2013, Travis uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account with the caption,

My #tattoo from the last night by @chueyquintanar. This band changed my life. “

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Travis getting ‘Misfits-Crimson Ghost’ tattoo inked by Chuey Quintanar in 2013

62. ‘Gorilla Biscuit’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Gorilla Biscuit’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Travis got this matching tattoo with Toby Morse on April 2, 2014.

63. ‘Cadillac Car’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cadillac Car’ Tattoo on the left side of his back.

Meaning: Travis got his favorite car, Cadillac inked on his back by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in July 2014. On July 20, 2014, Travis uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

Just finished the rest of my #53 Cadillac with my good friend & very talented @chueyquintanar Back piece is almost finished! #FamousFamily #Cadillac”

64. ‘Scorpio’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Scorpio’ Tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Scorpio is the zodiac sign of Travis barker, as he was born on November 14, 1975. This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Oliver Macintosh, on September 8, 2014. Generally, a Scorpio tattoo symbolizes the protection against all evil spirits.

65. ‘120%’ Tattoo

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‘120%’ tattoo on his left hand by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar

66. ‘Theatre Mask’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Theatre Mask’ Tattoo on his right shoulder.

Meaning: The theatre mask includes one happy face and one sad face. Both these faces represent the laugh and the tragedy. Generally, a theatre mask tattoo is the representation of the different phases of life.

67. ‘SHANNA’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘SHANNA’ Tattoo on the inner portion of his left arm.

Meaning: Shanna Moakler is the name of Travis Barker’s second ex-wife (2004-2008). The couple has beautiful two children, Landon Asher Barker (born October 9, 2003) and Alabama Luella Barker (born December 24, 2005). Even after the split with his then-wife, Shanna, Travis still has got her tattoo inked on her arm. This tattoo was inked in 2004 when Travis and Shanna got married. In an interview with Noisey, Travis was asked about his ‘SHANNA’ tattoo, to which he replied,

The Shanna tattoo is still there. I don’t know if I’m going to cover it up, but I’ve thought about it.”

68. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rose’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: Travis got this ‘rose’ tattoo to cover his old ‘Melissa’ tattoo. Melissa Kennedy is the name of Travis Barker’s first ex-wife (2001-2002). In August 2002, Barker filed for divorce from Melissa. After getting separated from her, he married Shanna Moakler, an actress, and Miss USA titleholder, on October 30, 2004. After his split from Melissa, he got her tattoo-covered with this rose tattoo.

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Travis Barker’s ‘Melissa’ tattoo is now covered with ‘rose’ tattoo

69. ‘BONES’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘BONES’ Tattoo on his leg.

Meaning: ‘BONES’ is the first tattoo which Travis got when he was just 17. He got this tattoo inked on his leg. Bones used to be the nickname of Travis, as he was very skinny, and people around him used to call him bones. However, during the plane crash in 2008, this tattoo was burned off.

70. ‘Mudflap Girls’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mudflap Girls’ Tattoo on both sides of his chest.

Meaning: Mudflag girl is an iconic image of a woman with an hourglass body shape, siting, and leaning back on her hands, with the hair blown in the wind. Travis got the tattoo of mudflap girls on each side of his ‘Cadillac emblem’ tattoo.

71. ‘Number 7’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Number 7’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: According to Travis, the number 7 is his lucky number, so he got it inked on his right forearm. The number 7 is considered as one of the highest spiritual numbers often related to intuition, mystical powers, spiritual guidance, and protection. In an interview, Travis said,

My right arm is like my good luck arm. It has everything– a deck of cards, drumsticks, a martini glass, a dollar sign, my lucky number 7, my initials, and a rabbit’s foot. I have a devil that was of Black Label skateboards. I was into skateboarding when I was 22, so I got it. It healed really badly, but I refused to get it touched up. I don’t want to touch up any of my stuff. It just looks rad.”

72. ‘Spark Plugs’ Tattoo

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‘Spark Plugs’ tattoo on his shoulders

73. ‘Drumsticks’ Tattoo

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‘Drumsticks’ tattoo on his right forearm.

74. ‘Tiny Dagger’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tiny Dagger’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: A dagger tattoo is a symbol of betrayal, lost love, broken heart, distressed, and old memories. Travis got this tattoo just above his ‘cherries’ tattoo.

75. ‘Dices’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dices’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Travis got the tattoo of two blue-colored dices, one dice showing the number 6 and the other one showing the number 1, and the total of both the dices is 7. The number 7 is Travis’ lucky number which he has got inked on his right arm also. The number 7 is one of the highest spiritual numbers which symbolizes spirituality, protection, mystical powers, and divine love.

76. ‘Martini Glass’ Tattoo

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‘Martini Glass’ tattoo on his right forearm

77. ‘Rabbit Foot’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rabbit Foot’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: A rabbit foot tattoo is said to bring good luck and fortune to the wearer. Most of the tattoos on Travis’ right arm are related to the good fortune.

78. ‘Spider’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Spider’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar, in December 2018. A spider tattoo is a symbol of harmony, balance, infinity, growth, mystery, and power.

79. ‘Randalai Tamara’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Randalai Tamara’ Tattoo on the left side of his chest.

Meaning: Travis got the names of his two sisters, Randalai and Tamara, inked on the left side of his chest. He has even mentioned them in his autobiography, ‘Can I Say’, which was published on October 20, 2015.

80. ‘Crossed Bones Skull’ Tattoo 

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Tattoo: ‘Crossed Bones Skull’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Travis got ‘crossed bones skull’ tattoo which symbolizes poison and danger. In the eye sockets of the skull, the number 13 is inked which is considered as the luckiest number in the tattoo culture.

81. ‘Deck of Cards’ Tattoo

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‘Deck of Cards’ tattoo on his right forearm

82. ’66’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’66’ Tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: The number 66 specifies the year of Travis’ favorite Cadillac. This tattoo is inked in between the racing flags tattoo.

83. ‘ST’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘ST’ Tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked about his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, an actress, and Miss USA 1995 titleholder. The couple got married on October 30, 2004, and have two beautiful children, Landon Asher Barker (born October 9, 2003) and Alabama Luella Barker (born December 24, 2005). However, the couple got split in 2008. Even after the divorce, Travis still has Shanna’s tattoo on his body.

84. ‘Live Fast Die Fun’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Live Fast Die Fun’ Tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: Travis got a tattoo of a colorful banner that says ‘Live Fast Die Fun’ on the left side of his neck.

85. ‘Kids Sketch’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Kids Sketch’ Tattoo on his left thigh.

Meaning: Both Landon and Alabama have inked the tattoos on Travis’ thigh. Landon inked the cross with the letters L and A, while Alabama has inked the heart with the letter A inside. In an interview with Noisey, Travis said,

Yeah [my kids] have a spot each on my thigh where they can tattoo whatever they want. Landon put a cross with his name, with an L and an A, and Alabama put a heart. There’s quite a bit of space left. I’m in trouble for a while.”

In another interview with GQ, Travis said,

I have this portion on my thigh where basically anytime I get tattooed, if they’re around and they want to, they can grab the gun and doodle on me. It’s like a sketchbook. Those are the memories that are really priceless. It all started because Landon wanted a tattoo. He didn’t understand why he couldn’t. He was worked up and in tears. I had to explain that I’d go to jail if you get a tattoo. So I said “Let’s make a deal, you tattoo me.”

These tattoos were inked in 2012.
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Travis Barker getting the tattoo inked by his daughter, Alabama, in 2012

86. ‘Descendents Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Descendents Logo’ Tattoo on his right leg.

Meaning: Descendents is the name of a punk rock band that was formed in 1977. After the tragic plane crash in 2008, Travis told that most of his tattoos were burned off and getting the tattoo on legs was very difficult as the pain was unbearable. So, he managed to get only the ‘Descendents logo’, the band which he loved since his teenage.

87. ‘Dag Nasty Flame Logo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dag Nasty Flame Logo’ Tattoo on his leg.

Meaning: Dag Nasty is the name of an American punk band which was formed in 1985. Travis had the flame logo of this band inked on his leg which was burned off due to the plane crash in 2008. In an interview with Noisey, Travis said,

Well, all the tattoos were burnt off from my legs. and all the skin from my back had to be peeled off and used as grafts on other parts of my body. I had my first tattoos burnt off. One said ‘Bones’, which was my nickname when I was 16 because I was so skinny. The other was my Dag Nasty flame tattoo – they were a hardcore band that I loved when I was a teenager, and still love. The “can i say” on my chest is one of their albums as well.”

88. ‘Memorial’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Memorial’ Tattoo on his right thigh.

Meaning: After the tragic plane crash in 2008, Travis got this tattoo in the memory of Chris Baker (Travis’ assistant) and Che Still (Travis’ security guard), who along with the two pilots died in the crash. Travis and DJ AM were the only survivors of this accident. However, a year later, DJ AM died because of the overdose of drugs. Travis considers himself a ‘lucky one’ as he believes that the divine blessings of God have saved him. To pay tribute to Chris Baker and Che Still, he got this memorial tattoo inked on his body.

89. ‘LLJ’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘LLJ’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: On the announcement of the lineup of music and tattoo festival, Musink, Travis got this tattoo live by the tattoo artist, Chuey Quintanar while being featured on 106.7 FM KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, on December 11, 2018. Chue Quintanar inked ‘LLJ’ that says, ‘Long Live Jahseh’, in the memory of XXXTentacian.

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Travis Barker getting inked by Chuey Quintanar live on 106.7 FM KROQ’s Kevin and Bean. (December 11, 2018)

90. ‘Eye’ Tattoo

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‘Eye’ tattoo on his right forearm

91. ‘Unidentified Letters’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Unidentified Letters’ Tattoo on his fingers.

Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this tattoo is available.

92. ‘F.T.W’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘F.W.T’ Tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Travis got this tattoo inked by @johnxcelabtattoo on November 4, 2012. People made the number of speculations about what does ‘F.W.T’ means, but Travis has never made any public statement regarding this tattoo.

93. ‘Children’s Names’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Children’s Name’ Tattoo on his lower back.

Meaning: Travis got the tattoo of Landon (son), Atiana (step-daughter), and Alabama (daughter) on his lower back, Not only this he has got a cross tattoo on his head with the names, Landon and Alabama on it. Atiana Cecilia De La Hoya is the daughter of Shanna Moakler (Travis’ ex-wife) and boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was born on March 29, 1999.

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Travis Barker got ‘cross with his children’s names’ tattoo inked on the left side of his head in March 2012.

94. ‘Virgin Mary with Banner’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Virgin Mary with Banner’ Tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Travis got the tattoo ‘Virgin Mary’ along with the banner that says, ‘In the loving memory of Gloria’. Gloria is the name of Travis’ mother, who died when Travis was very young. Travis considers his mother as his real inspiration for his success. It was his mother who had always motivated him to work for his dreams.

95. ‘Razor Blade’

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Travis wrote the name of his first girlfriend with a razor blade on his leg. Not exactly a “tattoo” but Travis said,

I was 10 or 11, her name was Toni and I did it with a razor blade. I think it’s been covered with other tattoos now though. You must have done that, right?”

96. ‘Unidentified’ Tattoos

Tattoo: ‘Unidentified’ Tattoos below his waistline.

Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding these tattoos is available.

97. ‘Female Portraits’ Tattoo

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‘Female Portraits’ tattoo on his both arms

98. ‘Lady on Plane’ Tattoo

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‘Lady on Plane’ tattoo on his left forearm

99. ‘Skateboard’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Skateboard’ Tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: Travis was very fond of skating since his childhood. So, he got the tattoo of ‘skateboard’ inked on his body.

100. ‘INRI’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘INRI’ Tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: ‘INRI’ refers to ‘Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.’

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