Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, known professionally as Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Minsk and raised in Södermalm, Yung Lean rose to prominence in 2013 with his song “Ginseng Strip 2002” which became a viral success on YouTube.
1. Grim Reaper with a Sickle Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, Yung Lean has a tattoo of the Grim Reaper who can be seen holding a sickle in hand.
Meaning: Grim Reaper is known to be symbol of death and darkness. These tattoos are common for men as they consider them to be the symbol of luck, bravery, and especially the courage. It is believed that Grim Reaper appeares when the person is about to die and uses his scythe to separate the human soul from his body, and then accompanies the soul of the dead to its final resting place, which is either Heaven or Hell. Thus, the tattoo is used to represent the cycle of life which begins from birth and ends into death. People also get this tattoo done in the memory of dead loved ones.
2. Pluto Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the right side of his neck, Lean has a tattoo of the Pluto Dog inked.
Meaning: Pluto, is one of the most popular characters of Disney’s animated shows. It is a yellow-orange-colored short-haired dog, who used to be Mickey Mouse’s pet. It was created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions.
3. Lucifer Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of Lean’s neck lies the tattoo of an Illustration by Gustave Dore who was a French artist and an illustrator.
Meaning: Yung Lean got this tattoo of the Lucifer from The Paradise Lost inked by choosing one of the most famous illustrations of Dore, i.e The Paradise Lost, a poem written by John Milton.
4. Tattoo on Arm
There lies some tattoo on the inner side of his right forearm but no revelations have been made by him in this regard.
5. Eagle on Chest
Tattoo: There is an eagle inked on the top of Lean Doer’s chest.
Meaning: Eagles are the symbol of confidence, strength, and power to rise above all in life.
6. ‘LEAN DOER’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his fingers of both hands, Lean has got his full name tattooed which can be read as, ‘LEAN DOER’, when reading together as moving from right to left hand.
7. Animated Character-The Yawning Boy Tattoo
Tattoo: Yung Lean carries a small version of himself in the form of tattoo on his right hand. The upper side of Lean’s right hand is inked with an animated character which is a tattoo copy of Yung Lean himself. He is seen yawning and also carries the words ‘LEAN DOER’ tattooed on its fingers.
Meaning: The tattoo is simple to make us understand that Lean is obsessed with himself.
8. Spider Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of the Left forearm, there is a spider inked.
Meaning: People often get spiders inked to remember that they need to be patient in life just like the spiders who built their cobwebs with all the patience and calmness overcoming all the difficulties of life, and so is the reason, Lean got this inked to maintain balance and harmony in his life.
9. Year Tattoos
Tattoo: On the outer side of his both forearm, there are tattoos of the years, ‘2001’ and ‘1996’ tattooed, on right and left arms, respectively.
Meaning: The year 1996 is Yung Lean’s birthyear, whereas, 2001 represents the name of his song, ‘Oceans 2001’.
10. SAD BOYS Tattoo
Tattoo: Above his chest, Yung Lean has got the words, ‘SAD BOYS’ tattooed.
Meaning: SAD BOYS is the name of the label which Yung Lean is part of. It has been popular that a ‘sad boy‘ is a person who “wears bucket hats, drinks Arizona Green Tea and listens to Yung Lean.”
11. ‘SAD BOYS’ on Leg Tattoo
Tattoo: Another SAD BOYS tattoo lies just above the ankle of Lean’s left foot.
12. ‘SBE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of his stomach, Lean has got the words tattooed, which say, ‘SBE’.
Meaning: SBE stands for Sad Boys Entertainment.