Jamell Maurice Demons, popularly known by his stage name, YNW Melly is an American rapper and songwriter. His song, “Murder on My Mind” got him famous. He released his debut album, “Melly vs Melvin” in 2019 and has also collaborated with Kanye West. Melly was accused of first-degree murder of two of his friends and is awaiting trial, facing life imprisonment or a death penalty if convicted. Melly has many tattoos on his body, most of them being on his face. Let us look at the ones he has and the meanings they hold.
1. ‘Names’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front of his neck contains two names tattooed on it. The names are, “JANA” and “JAMIE”
Meaning: The name Jana is the name of his friend, Anthony’s mother, Jana Thompson. Anthony is one of the victims of the two murder cases which Melly is facing trial for. This has been highly controversial as if Melly was so close to his friend’s family then why would he do such a thing that is, if the charges are true. The other name belong to his mother, Jamie Demons-King whom he adores very much.
2. ‘Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The number “17” is tattooed on the right cheek of the rapper.
Meaning: Melly got this tattoo of the number 17 as a tribute to fellow rapper XXXTentacion who had the same number tattooed on his forehead.
3. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left cheek of the singer contains a little heart tattooed on it.
4. ‘Melvin’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The name, “MELVIN” is tattooed on the forehead of the rapper, just above his left eyebrow.
Meaning: The name, “MELVIN” represents his name as well as the name of his album, “Melly vs Melvin.”
5. ‘Broken Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the rapper’s forehead, just below his hairline, contains a little broken heart tattooed on it. There is also a word tattooed right next to the broken heart.
6. ’90’s Baby’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his forehead contains a tattoo of the words, “90’s Baby” tattooed on it. The letters, “YNW” are also tattooed, on his forehead, just above his right eyebrow.
Meaning: Melly got this tattoo to represent that he is a 90s kid, so he grew up in the 1990s. Melly was born on 1 May 1999. The letters YNW represent his name, YNW Melly and his association with the YNW hip-hop group.
7. Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm and forearm of the rapper is also covered by a design tattoo. However, the tattoo has never been revealed.