Tyler Joseph’s 9 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Tyler Robert Joseph is an American singer, a Rapper, a famous Songsmith, and a good record producer. Tyler came into limelight when got into the music world with the famous Christian hip-hop group called DC Talk. Tyler is known to get the inks which express his beliefs (Political and Spiritual). Tyler is a Christian and his faith influences his music and his tattoo designs. Let us take a close look at all of them and try to know their meanings deeply.

Tyler Joseph

1. Rectangles On His Chest


Tattoo: Tyler Joseph has four rectangles positioned at the left side of his chest and a single rectangle is gripped across the right pec of his chest making a cross in the middle of it.

Meaning: The rectangles on his left pec are the source of giving him guidance in life whereas the X in the square actually is an hourglass that represents that life is short.

2. Symbol On His Bicep

Tyler Joseph Right Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Tyler Joseph’s right bicep carries a tattoo of a symbol which is a composition of letter C tattooed with a letter X.

Meaning: Tyler claims to have received this tattoo to symbolize the lovely dedication to the fans of his hometown in Columbus, Ohio.

3. Set Of Symbols On His Forearm

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Tattoo: The outer side of Tyler Joseph’s right forearm has a tattoo of symbols that reads,” •|i|• Ø i+! ]•[ “.

Meaning: The set of symbols found on Tyler’s forearm is decoded as ‘•|i|• ‘ means, ‘I will tell you what I can’, symbol Ø means, “but your mind will take a stand”, symbol  i+! means, ‘I sing of a greater love’ and finally symbol ]•[means, ‘let me know when you have had enough’.

4. Roman Numerals On His Bicep

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Tattoo: The inner side of Tyler Joseph’s right bicep has a tattoo of Roman numerals that can be read as ,’XI,III.XVI:XXXIII’ inked.

Meaning: The number gripped on Tyler’s bicep contains a special meaning that translates to 43:16:33. It is assumed as the verse from the part which is known as (John 16:33) from the Bible. In John 16:33 it says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Tyler got it done to reflect his own personality.

5.  Pattern Of Shapes On His Arm

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Tyler Joseph

Tattoo: The inner side of Tyler Joseph’s right arm has a tattoo comprised of numerous shapes inked.

Meaning: The tattoo found on his arm is well explained in the picture and decoded into the phrase, “Carpe Noctem” which means “Seize The Night”. In many of his songs, he has talked about how the nights have been uneasy for him.

6. Tattoo on left Bicep

Tyler Joseph Left Shoulder Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper side of Tyler Joseph’s left arm consists of a tattoo that shows two dot-like figures followed by two bars below them which to make two exclamation marks.

7.  Thin Bands On His Wrist

Tyler Joseph Left Wrist Tattoo

Tyler Joseph Left Wrist Tattoo

Tyler Joseph Left Wrist Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Tyler Joseph’s left arm’s wrist contains a tattoo of three thin bands wrapped around his wrist. He later got three dots added to it.

Meaning: The bands are usually worn by the ones who are indulged in the habit of self-harm and when they are having such moment of heat, people snap those rubber bands to avoid self-harm by taking in the pain of the band’s snap-on their skin and avoiding any bigger action by themselves. Tyler had suffered and struggled a lot with self-harm in his past. This was evident from many of his songs too. But, when he got out of it, he stopped wearing those bands and decided to get the tattoo done so as to remind him of his past struggling days. Apparently the three dots represent “Me Vida Loca” which means ‘my crazy life’ but three dots are also associated with the Holy Trinity i.e God is One.

8. Bands On His Arms

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Tyler Joseph Left Arm Band Tattoo

Tattoo: Tyler has three thick shaded band tattoos gripping his left arm is inked on it.

Meaning: Armband tattoos symbolize the sufferings and Tyler has these bands to remind him of his struggling and painful past.

9. ‘josh’ Tattoo

Tyler Joseph Left Leg Josh Tattoo

Tattoo: Tyler has got the name of the drummer of his band which can be read as, ‘josh’ and is inked on his leg.


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