Katorah Kasanova Marrero, known popularly by her stage name, Young M.A is an American rapper and entrepreneur. The M.A in her name stands for “Me Always”. Young rose to fame quickly when her first single, “Ooouuu” was released which was declared triple platinum and reached the Top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100. Young is really full of life and has a lot of tattoos on her body which she got as she was inspired by Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent’s bodies, full of tattoos while growing up. Her chest is also covered in tattoos that she has never revealed or spoken. Let us take a look at the ones she has and the meanings behind them.
1. Heart Tattoo
Tattoo: Katorah’s right cheek contains a little broken heart tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo is on the right side of her face which is the side of her body dedicated to her brother. Her right arm is full of tattoos dedicated to her brother, just like this tattoo that she got for her brother, Kenneth Marrero who is now no more. While speaking about the tattoo, she explained how being just a tiny one, it holds the most meaning out of all the tattoos on her body.
2. God’s Gift Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side on her neck contains a tattoo of the words, “God’s Gift” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Young is really thankful to the almighty for everything that she has achieved in life which is the reason behind her getting this tattoo.
3. Bird Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of her neck contains a large butterfly tattooed on it along with smaller birds in the background to cover the rest of her neck. The right side of her body is completely dedicated to tattoos in honor of her brother.
4. Ax Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of her neck contains a tattoo of a man’s arm holding an ax.
Meaning: The arm, holding the ax is the logo of Hennessey which she got because she really loves the Cognac.
5. Butterfly Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the rapper’s neck contains a tattoo of a butterfly on it.
Right Arm Tattoos
All the tattoos on her right arm are dedicated to her late brother.
6. Jesus Tattoo
Tattoo: Katorah’s right shoulder is covered in a tattoo of the face of Jesus Christ, peeking through the clouds.
Meaning: Katorah got this tattoo after most of her arm was covered and just wanted to fill the remaining space with something meaningful, like this tattoo of Christ that represents her religious views.
7. R.I.P Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm of the rapper contains a tattoo of the words, “RIP Kenneth” tattooed on it inside a cloud.
Meaning: This is the first tattoo that Katorah got when she was just 18 and she got it for her brother, Kenneth Marrero who is no more.
8. Angel Tattoo
Tattoo: Below her RIP tattoo is a tattoo of an angel praying, just above a gravestone along with the date, “SEPTEMBER 26 2009” tattooed on the tombstone.
Meaning: Young got this tattoo in honor of her brother who died on September 26, 2009.
9. Loyalty Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the singer contains the word, “Loyalty” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Loyalty is one of the qualities really important to Young and she felt like it is one of the key elements that bind a family together which is why she got it tattooed on her arm.
10. Birds Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of her right forearm contains a tattoo of three large dove birds tattooed on it, flying across the clouds. The clouds reach up and cover the empty spaces in between all the tattoos of her right arm.
Meaning: The dove is the symbol of peace which is what she wanted for her brother which is why she got them tattooed on her arm dedicated to her brother. Young has plans to cover this tattoo up with larger dove birds in the future.
11. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her right forearm contains the words, “My Brother’s Keeper” tattooed on it with the same cloudy background as the rest of her arm.
12. Angel Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her right forearm contains a tattoo of an angel sitting in the clouds with little birds tattooed behind her.
13. Building Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her right forearm contains a large tattoo of a building.
Meaning: Katorah got this tattoo of the building from Brooklyn as it is the one where her brother spent most of his childhood and grew up in.
14. BIP Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a small cloud tattooed on the inner side of her right wrist with the words, “BIP” tattooed inside it with a cross above it.
Meaning: The words, “BIP” stand for Brother in Peace which is another one of her tattoos dedicated to her brother.
Left Arm Tattoos
The tattoos on her left arm are dedicated to her and her career.
15. Mic and Flames Tattoo
Tattoo: Young’s left upper arm and shoulder are covered in a large tattoo of a mic surrounded by flames. There are two banners wrapped around the mic too that read, “TORAH” and “EST. 1992”
Meaning: The “TORAH” stands for her name, Katorah and the date represents the year that she was born. She got the mic along with the flames to show her love for music.
16. Piano Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper arm, below her mic tattoo, contains a tattoo of a piano too.
17. Skeleton Heads Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of her left forearm contains three skeleton heads. Each of the heads has its hand on a specific place which is its ears, eyes, or mouth.
Meaning: Young got this tattoo as her own style of the saying to, “Hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil”
18. Singing Woman Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her left forearm contains a tattoo of the face of a woman who is singing with swirly lines coming out of her mouth, containing little musical notes tattooed that reach up to her wrist.
Meaning: This is another one of her tattoos that she got to show how much she loves singing and music.
19. MA Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the singer contains the letters, “MA” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The letters represent her stage name, Young MA in which MA stands for, “Me Always”
20. Girl Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Young’s stomach contains a tattoo of a girl that is holding a gun in her hand and has a cigarette in her mouth.
Meaning: Young MA really liked this design of the gangster woman and decided to get her tattooed on her body. This is one of her favorite tattoos on her body.
21. Bridge Tattoo
Tattoo: This tattoo has never really been shown by her but she revealed that her upper back contains a tattoo of the Brooklyn bridge with the skyling of the city tattooed behind it.
22. Chess Pieces Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper side of her right hand contains a tattoo of the King piece from chess and the upper side of her left one contains a tattoo of the Queen piece.
23. Pray Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of her right hand contains the word, “Pray” tattooed on it.
24. Red Lyfe Tattoo
Tattoo: Young’s right hand, just near her thumb contains the words, “Red Lyfe” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Red Lyfe represents the name of her team.
25. Aries Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her left hand contains the word, “Aries” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The word represents her sun sign. What many people do not know is that she is a double Aries which means that both her sun and moon signs are Aries.
26. King of Hearts Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of her left hand’s thumb contains the letter, “K” tattooed on it just above a heart.
Meaning: The tattoo stands for the King of Hearts and is just a random tattoo that Young saw on someone and decided to get on her own body too.
27. Crown Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of her left hand, near her wrist, contains a queen’s crown tattooed on it.
28. Crown and Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of Young’s right lower leg contains a tattoo of a crown on it. Below the crown, is the word, “KWEEN” tattooed on her leg vertically, on a background of flames.
Meaning: The crown and the word represent the name of her foundation, Kween foundation that she started along with her mother to help people overcome grief or loss of a loved one. She wanted to do something to help the people as she knew the things she went through after her brother, Kenneth died.
29. Gun Tattoo
Tattoo: The front of her right lower leg contains a tattoo of a rifle on it surrounded by a pattern of flames.
30. Liberty Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of Young’s left lower leg contains a tattoo of the upper half of the statue of liberty but instead of holding the torch, the statue is holding a mic in its hand.
Meaning: Young wanted to get a tattoo of herself with a mic in her hand to represent her love for music but the whole idea turned into this piece of lady liberty holding the mic. Out of all the tattoos on her body, this is the one that she regrets the most and has plans to cover it up with something nice.