Tyler, The Creator’s 12 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Tyler Gregory Okonma better known as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director. He is one such identity who is famous for making sure that he does get the name of his every album tattooed on his body. He came into limelight as the co-founder of the alternative hip hop group Odd Future. His album ‘Flower Boy’ help him gain his second Grammy Nomination for Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards whereas ‘Igor’ won the award for Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards. Tyler also started a clothing company in 2011, named Golf Wang apart from his streaming service application named Golf Media. Tyler has multiple inks covering his thighs, let us explore them.

Tyler, the Creator

1. Guardian Angel Inhaler Tattoo

Tyler Guardian Angel Inhaler Tattoo

Tattoo: On his left thigh, Tyler has a tattoo of an inhaler tattooed which also has wings.

Meaning: Tyler is a patient of asthma and this tattoo is the representation of his own inhaler which comes to his rescue during his unease. Angels are known to be the symbol of good luck and life saviors, so inhaler with angel wings is his life support. He got this tattoo by the tattoo artist, Matt McCormick.

“ILL REGRET THIS WHEN I STOP HAVING BABY LUNGS,” said Tyler of his “Guardian Angel Inhaler.”

2. GOLF WANG Tattoo

Tyler GOLF WANG Tattoo

Tattoo: Across the upper side of both his thighs, Tyler has got the word tattooed, which can be read as ‘GOLF WANG’.

Meaning: Golf Wang is the name of the clothing company which Tyler opened in 2011. The name Golf Wang has been derived from Wolf Gang, a slang and phrase which has always formed the part of Tyler’s early music.

3. Album Names on Thigh

Tyler Left Thigh Tattoo

Tattoo: On the upper side of his left thigh, Tyler has got the names of his albums tattooed as, BASTARD, GOBLIN, WOLF which were released in the years 2009, 2011, and 2013. Later, with further releases, he added three more names to the list as CHERRY BOMB, FLOWER BOY, and IGOR, which were released in the years 2015, 2017, and 2019.

4. Cherry Bomb Tattoo

Tyler Cherry Bomb

Tattoo: Right above the names of his albums, Tyler has got the face of cherry bomb tattooed.

Meaning: Cherry Bomb is the name of Tyler’s third studio album which was released on April 13, 2015, by Odd Future Records.

5. N.E.R.D Brain Tattoo

Tyler NERD Brain Tattoo

Tattoo: On his right thigh, there lies a tattoo which includes the logo of the N.E.R.D band’s famous song named, Brain.

Meaning: N.E.R.D is the backronym of No-one Ever Really Dies which is a rock and hip hop band, formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999. Tyler got this tattoo done in the honor of his love for Pharrell Williams’ band which is N.E.R.D.

6. Golf le fleur Tattoo

Tyler Golf Le Fleur Tattoo

Tattoo: On the inner side of his left knee, there is a tiny tattoo of Golf Le Fleur.

Meaning: Golf le Fleur is the name given to the collaboration between Tyler, the Creator, and Converse. Thus, the name Golf Le Fleur is given to Tyler’s fourth studio album, Flower Boy, that was released on July 21, 2017, by Columbia Records.

7. Shadowed Man Tattoo

Tattoo: On his right upper thigh there can be seen a shadowed man inked which is assumed to be Tyler himself.

8. Dog Tattoo

Tyler Dog Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a miniature dog inked on the top side of his right upper thigh.

9. RADICAL Tattoo

Tyler RADICAL Tattoo

Tattoo: Tyler, the creator’s right inner arm is inked with the word, ‘RADICAL’.

10. Golf Wang 2011 Tattoo

Tyler 2011 Tattoo

 

Tattoo: On the inner side of his left bicep, Tyler has another tattoo that relates to his Golf Wang company. It also carries 2011 inked, which is the year when the company was started actually.

11. Killer Cat Tattoo

Tyler Killer Cat Tattoo

Tattoo: On the top left of his left thigh there is a killer cat tattooed. The face of the cat is actually the Golf Wang Cat, which is one of the famous look printed on the various tees, and hoodies of the clothing brand of Tyler.

12. Tattoo on right thigh

Tyler tattoo on right thigh

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