Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, popularly known as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and a songwriter, who started his music career on SoundCloud in 2013. On June 18, 2018, he was fatally shot just at the age of 20, but he had made a huge fan following during his short career not only because of his unique hip hop style but also for his number of different tattoos and distinctive colored hair. After his death, a number of his fans copied his tattoos style to pay a tribute to him. Let’s read further to know more about his tattoos and their different meanings.
1. ‘Alone’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Alone Tattoo above left eyebrow.
Meaning: XXXTentacion had an alone tattoo just above his left eyebrow. In an interview, XXX called all his tattoos as self-explanatory. He defined the concept behind his alone tattoo and said,
“Alone is the biggest concept for me. Alone is literally my idolization. People whether they are in relationships or amoung thousand people, you are still alone. Your lies are not known to the people. Your sins are not known to the people. Nobody knows your story, nobody knows your feelings, and therefore nobody really understands you. Hence, we are all alone.”
He even admitted the fact that to some extent, nobody in really understands him and that’s why he had inked this tattoo.
2. ’17’ Tattoo
Tattoo: 17 Tattoo on the upper right corner of the forehead.
Meaning: 17 is the name of XXX’s debut album which released on August 25, 2017. This album has writing over it stating,
“my sanity left me when I was 17, my heart broke beyond repair when I was 17, I realized the pain is and always will be a cycle when I was 17.”
This album of him gained a lot of popularity and was even got a positive response from critics.
3. ‘Death Before Dishonour’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Death Before Dishonor tattoo on the right cheek.
Meaning: Death before dishonor has been inked by him on his right cheek representing his loyalty towards his family, friends, and fans stating that he would die before betraying any one of them.
4. ‘2 Sets of 3 Dots’ Tattoo
Tattoo: 2 Sets of 3 Dots just below and above his right eye.
Meaning: XXX had inked 2 sets of 3 dots just below and above his right eye. On his social media profile, He tweeted,
“They meant the beginning, the rise, and the peak. I prefer to interpret them instead as the rise, the peak and the fall.”
5. ‘Loyalty’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Loyalty Tattoo on the jawline.
Meaning: XXXTentacion had explained that all his tattoos are self-explanatory. He believed the concept of loyalty to the core. According to him, he would remain loyal to his family, friends, and fans. Probably that was the reason that he had inked the word loyalty on his jawline.
6. ‘Broken Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Broken Heart Tattoo on the upper left side of the cheekbone.
Meaning: XXX had seen lots of ups and downs in his life. Seventeen was the age when his life changed completely. He was left all alone when his heart was broken beyond repair at that time. He considered himself always the one with the broken heart. So, he had inked a broken heart on the upper left side of the cheekbone.
7. ‘Clock’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Clock Tattoo on the left side of his face.
Meaning: He had inked a clock on the left side of his face representing how time was precious for him. He even said,
“Time is valuable..Do not waste it.”
Meaning: Cleopatra was XXXTentacion’s mother name. He had always been very close to his mother. Just when XXXX was six years old, he tried to stab a man who tried to attack his mother and was eventually put into the youth program. To express his love and affection towards his mother, he had inked her tattoo on his chest.
9. ‘Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Star Tattoo on the left side of the nose.
Meaning: Star tattoos are generally symbols of good luck, protection, and guidance. But no official statement has been made by XXXTentacion for the reason behind getting this tattoo.
10. ‘Theatre Masks’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Theatre Masks Tattoo on the right bicep.
Meaning: Theatre Masks tattoos are generally symbols of the balance of life, representing both ups and downs, happiness and sadness, and chaos and order. XXXTentacion’s life had always been very controversial. Might be to represent his phases of life, he had inked theatre masks on his right bicep.
11. ‘Numb’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Numb Tattoo just below the right eye.
Meaning: After facing so much in his life, XXX realized that pain, betrayal, and disappointments were recurring phases of his life. So the only option left was to act like a numb to overcome all such negativity. Probably that was the reason that he had inked the word numb in a red font just below his right eye.
12. ‘Elephant’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Elephant Head Tattoo on the neck.
Meaning: XXX had inked the elephant’s head on his neck. This tattoo supposed to represent XXX’s passiveness while also being aggressive when proved, just like an elephant. He even had uploaded a video on his social media profile with his girlfriend by saying,
“She’s an elephant, my elephant, look the elephant on my neck is here.”
13. ‘Leafless Tree’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Leafless Tree Tattoo on the forehead.
Meaning: XXXTentacion had inked leafless tree tattoo on his forehead. This tattoo had always been very close to his heart. Once he uploaded a video on his social media profile explaining his fans about the tattoos but just said that this tattoo had some spiritual meaning behind it but he refused to elaborate on this.
14. ‘Lines’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Lines Tattoo on the nose.
Meaning: Lines in black and red color had been inked by him on his nose probably representing balance in life.
15. ‘Remember To Remember’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Remember To Remember Tattoo on the right side of the neck.
Meaning: XXXTentacion had inked remember to remember tattoo on the right side of the neck. He confessed,
“remember who you are, where you came from, and stay in touch with your true self. Everything that’s happened to you, your experience, is what makes you, you.”
16. ‘Crescent Moon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Crescent Moon Tattoo on the right side of the shoulder.
Meaning: Crescent Moon is generally a symbol of intuition, psychic abilities, creativity, and wisdom. XXX had never confessed the reason for getting this tattoo but once he said,
“I think of you every time I see the moon”
Probably he was talking about his girlfriend.
17. ‘Ankh Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Ankh Cross on the upper abs.
Meaning: The Ankh Cross is an ancient Egyptian symbol representing life. It is both a symbolic and eternal representation of life itself. The Ankh Cross had been inked by him on his upper abs.
18. ‘VR’ Tattoo
Tattoo: VR Tattoo on the right side of his abs.
Meaning: VR all stars-Members Only is an Amerian hip hop collective formed in Broward County, Florida in 2014. It is closely related with Very Rare and members of both collectives call themselves VR All-Stars. Being a member of this group at that time, XXXTentacion had inked VR-Very Rare on the right side of his abs.
19. ‘WRAC’ Tattoo
Tattoo: WRAC Tattoo on his right hand.
Meaning: WRAC is an acronym of word Wing Ridden Angel Cynthia. XXXTentacion had inked this on his right hand.
20. ‘Aiden’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Aiden Tattoo on the inner side of the right forearm.
Meaning: Aiden is the name of XXXTentacion’s younger brother. He was very close not only to his mother but also to his younger brother Aiden. So to express his love towards him, he had inked his name on the inner side of his right forearm.
21.’Cry Baby’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Cry Baby Tattoo on his right wrist.
Meaning: Cry Baby Tattoo usually specifies that one should always be grateful in life and should never be a cry baby. But no clarification had been made by him for getting this tattoo inked on his body.
22. ‘BAD ViBES’ Tattoo
Tattoo: BAD ViBES Tattoo on both eyelids.
Meaning: BAD ViBES tattoo with bold letters had been inked by XXXTentacion on his both eyelids.
23. ‘Wing Ridden Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Wing Ridden Angel Tattoo on the right forearm.
Meaning: Wing Ridden Angel tattoo denoted his ex-girlfriend, Cynthia. He was very grateful towards her for always staying loyal and true towards him. She was his first love.
24. ‘RARE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: RARE Tattoo on the right hand.
Meaning: XXXTentacion was a member of the group formed in 2014, called as VR-group, meaning Very Rare. Might be he had inked this tattoo representing his group.
25. ‘Bad Vibes Forever’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Bad Vibes Forever on the inner right wrist.
Meaning: Bad Vibes Forever is the name of his movement, inspired by the Teen Suicide song of the same name and even claimed his liking towards the band, though the band’s current lead singer hated XXXTentacion and confessed that he had never liked him and considered his life as worthless.
26. ‘FVCK PVRRP’ Tattoo
Tattoo: FVCK PVRRP Tattoo on the inner side of the right wrist.
Meaning: This tattoo represented his beef and hatred for spaceghostpurrp. Spaceghostpurrp is an American rapper and record producer from Miami, Florida.
27. ‘KILL ME’ Tattoo
Tattoo: KILL ME Tattoo on the left hand.
Meaning: This tattoo had been inked by XXX when he was at the lowest phase of his life. Might be the depression was the reason for getting this inked on his hand. Some people even said that he had inked this tattoo for his admiration towards Tyler, as the same tattoo was seen on Tyler’s hand from the music video Yonkers in 2011.
28. ‘DEAD’ Tattoo
Tattoo: DEAD Tattoo on his left hand.
Meaning: XXX had inked the word dead on his left hand probably talking about his depression period and the phase when he was betrayed by everyone.
29. ‘Transmutation Circle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Transmutation Circle on his right palm.
Meaning: He had a lot of interest in pseudoscience. It denotes the science of converting mundane elements into gold. So he had inked this transmutation circle on his right palm.
30. ‘Symbols’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Different Symbols on the fingers of his left hand.
Meaning: Different symbols like a sad smiley, III, and heart had been inked by XXX on the fingers of his left hand.
31. ‘RUN’ Tattoo
Tattoo: RUN Tattoo on the ring finger of the left hand.
Meaning: The word run was inked on the ring finger of the left hand of XXX. Might be he wanted to run away from the problems he had been facing in his life and that’s why he had inked the word run on his left hand.
32. ‘An Undefined’ Tattoo
Tattoo: An Undefined Tattoo on the inner side of the left forearm.
Meaning: An undefined small tattoo was being inked by XXXTentacion on the inner side of his left forearm. No information has been available regarding this tattoo.