Mark William Calaway, known popularly by his ring name, The Undertaker is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed with the WWE. Mark debuted in 1987 in the WCCW and signed with WCW in 1989. He has signed with the WWE since 1980. He is best known for his scare tactics that include macabre and supernatural thrills that excite the audience. He is also known for his tag team performances along with his half-brother, wrestler Kane. Undertaker has many tattoos on his body that tie in well with his personality and scare tactics. Let us take a look at them and the meanings they hold.
1. Chain Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a chain design tattooed around the wrestler’s neck.
Meaning: The wrestler used to have his wife, Sara’s name tattooed on his throat as a token of his love for her. But he covered up the tattoo with a chain after they split.
2. ‘Skeleton’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his neck contains a tattoo of a skeletal figure that is in a fighting stance.
Meaning: Undertaker is a huge fan of the eery and has a lot of skeleton tattoos on his body such as this one. While talking about the tattoo he explained, “That is the fighting skeleton. A lot of my tattoos have to do with skeletons, skulls, and all that. That’s the war skeleton right there”
3. Arm Tattoos
Tattoo: Both of the wrestler’s arms are completely covered in tattoos. The tattoos include skeleton designs, some scary patterns, and mythical creatures that carry on the theme of his persona.
Meaning: Undertaker just likes getting skeleton tattoos on his body as he said, “They all kind of run together through the years. I got one on my left arm and one on my right arm. I got two big ones, one on each arm and a few scattered here and there. Every once in a while I find the time and get the motivation to go sit in there and get a little ink but I am not nearly as motivated as I once was.”
4. ‘BSK’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The letters, “BSK” are tattooed on Undertaker’s stomach along with the word, “PRIDE” tattooed below them.
Meaning: The WWE Hall of Famer Paul Bearer revealed that the tattoo stands for, “Bone Street Krewe Pride”. Other names of the group have been heard which consisted of The Undertaker, The Godfather/Papa Shango/Kama Mustafa, Yokozuna, Savio Vega, The Godwinns, and Rikishi all of whom got the letters signifying the group tattooed on their bodies.