Lil Wayne's Tattoos

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In the realm of tattoos and body art, Lil Wayne is an example of this modern medium at the most awe inspiring. The mixed imagery of his chosen body art is both beautiful and full of meaning. Nothing put to ink upon his body is by accident or without purpose. Even the changes in his body designs over time have symbolism and are representative of the changes in his personal world.


How many tattoos does Lil Wayne Have?

That number is hard to put an exact count on. This is primarily because he is constantly adding to his body collage, both with new tattoos being inked and with the changing or covering up of older ones with new designs.


Lil Wayne's Tattoo Designs

Here's an overview of Lil Wayne's tattoo designs. I made a selection because there are too many to list here completely.


Lil Wayne Soo Woo Tattoo

'Soo Woo': inked under his left ear in honor of his bloods.

Lil Wayne I Am Music Tattoo

The words 'I Am Music' above his right eye.

Lil Wayne Weezy Tattoo

He has the neck tattoos 'Weezy' and 'W' which are his own nickname.

Lil Wayne Baby And Slim Tattoo

The words 'Baby' and 'Slim' on the respective shoulders. These are the names of the people who got him into the rap industry.

Lil Wayne Fear Of God Tattoo

'Fear of God' is a cross tattoo on his eyelids.

The famous 3 dots mean 'Laugh, Think and Cry'.

Lil Wayne Lucky Me Tattoo

'Lucky Me' under the left ear with a flower.

Lil Wayne Espn Tattoo

The logo of 'ESPN' is on the backside of his left arm. ESPN stands for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, an American cable company that airs sport-related programs 24 hours a day.

Lil Wayne Lucky Me Tattoo

On his left hand 'Steel', on his right hand 'Concrete'.

Lil Wayne A Gun The World Tattoo

'A Gun' and 'The World' is written on his palms.


Ultraviolet Tattoos

Lil Wayne has some tattoos done in ultraviolet. These are real UV or glow in the dark tattoos done for special use in his recent MTV videos, 'I am Not a Human Being'. He seems to have taken to this new tattoo style, so it would not be surprising to see more in the coming years.


Lil Wayne Misunderstood Tattoo

The word 'Misunderstood' is one of his UV tattoos.

Lil Wayne Star Tattoo

He also has 2 rows of interwoven stars using ultraviolet.


Cover Ups

Here are a few examples of tattoos that had a cover up. Fans should watch for others in the future, as his body art continues to evolve over time.


Lil Wayne Blessed Tattoos

The word 'Blessed' is one of his neck tattoos that has since been covered with the word 'You'.

Lil Wayne Carter Tattoo

Once the word 'Lauren' showed his devotion to former love Lauren London, now it has been replaced by 'Carter'.

Lil Wayne 4 Tears Tattoo

Much speculation has been given to why the 4 tear tattoos upon his face have been covered up; he claims it has to do with a comment made by his Mother personally.

Many in the media make their own opinions about the meanings behind the changes in Lil Wayne and his tattoos, yet few actually seem to verify these claims before putting them to pen. Very often the answers are personal and not the business of the public, or so it would seem. This is the version that would appear to be more believable than what has often been written as facts.