Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Tattoos and Their Meanings
Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson is an American actor, producer, businessman, and the first third-generation WWE Superstar known for his tattoo. He is expressive and loves to express his views through his three tattoos.
He has elaborative tattoos on his body, and he is very particular about them. The idea behind his tattoos is to show some real message and inspiration. All that he loves or is passionate about are tattooed on his body.
All his tattoos are the reflection of the cumulative beliefs of his ancestors from his father’s side and mother’s sides. He firmly believes that the spirit of his ancestors always protects his family. His tattoos represent great struggles and how he overcame them.
The tattoos on his body represent his life’s story and his journey so far. All his tattoos are inked after a huge discussion with the tattoo artist. It took 60 hours and three sessions of 20 hours each to complete his body artwork. In order to keep his mind away from the pain, he played music and sang. The Rock’s popular tattoos are on his chest and arms. In an interview, he said that the story of his (chest and arm) tattoos is a very elaborative story. The tattoo represents all the things that are important to him, that he loves and that he is passionate about.
The Rock’s 3 Tattoos and Their Meanings
Here is all about the Rock’s three jaw-dropping tattoo designs, along with their meanings.
‘Intricate Tribal’ Tattoo
‘Intricate Tribal’ Tattoo etched on the Rock’s chest, and left arm looks mesmerizing. His tattoos majorly focus on three things: his family, protecting his family, and having an aggressive warrior spirit. The Rock’s intricate tribal tattoo is a large piece that covers his chest and extends over to his left arm. It is a perfect blend of too many elements that are significant to him.
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Here is the detailed explanation of his Intricate Tribal Tattoo:
- Coconut Leaves
He has got coconut leaves etched on his collarbone that represents the head Samoan warrior.
- The Sun
There is a tattoo of The Sun near his neck. The Sun here symbolizes Good Fortune and is worshipped in Samoan culture.
On his chest, there is a tattoo of three people that represents his family. It includes him standing with open arms along with his wife Dany and daughter Simone. About his family tattoo, he said, “This is three people in one, me with my arms open – as it continues on my chest, it connects to my wife, Dany and my daughter, Simone Alexandra.”
Descending swirls around Dwayne’s left shoulder symbolize past, present, and future, where the future is seen brighter. The pattern further goes under his arm, where it’s written, “It changes in the place where it is found to be gone.”
- The Great Eye
The Great Eye is said to let the person who got it inked possess the spirit of his or her enemy. This symbol is believed to distract his enemies in times of confrontation.
- Two Eyes
The two eyes in the tattoo are called o mata e lua. The two eyes represent his ancestors, who he believes to be watching his family and protecting them.
- Broken Face
The tattoo of a broken face marked by shark teeth symbolizes strength. This symbol is about his soul protector and his struggles throughout his life.
The tattoo of stones inked around his bicep represents achievement and abundance. The Rock says that the stones are the foundation of his life and symbols of his dedication. Besides maintiaing mana or supernatural power, they also bring the right to stand and speak with honor as a Tula Fale—a high talking chief!
- Warrior Spirit
Dwayne’s great chest tattoo represents the ‘warrior spirit’ that invariably helps him to overcome obstacles. That’s the reason he got it etched over his heart.
- The Priest
The priest in the tattoo refers to the spiritual guide who helps the warrior to attain his enlightenment and supernatural powers.
- Tortoise Shell
The Rock’s tortoiseshell tattoo etched on the lower part of his left arm represents protection from evil. It is believed that warriors used tortoise shells as shields for protection from evil spirits.
‘The Brahma Bull’ Tattoo
Another tattoo that The Rock has got is ‘The Brahma Bull.’ It is tattooed on his right arm. The Brahma Bull tattoo is a long-horn type of steer with red-colored eyes that commensurate his Western zodiac birth sign – Taurus, the Bull.
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‘Evolution of Bull’ Tattoo
Lastly, Dwayne has an ‘Evolution of Bull’ tattoo etched on his gigantic right arm, which covers up his iconic bull ink.
In August 2017, the action superstar and former professional wrestler got the old bull covered with the new one. Every detail in this ink reflects his personal history. On August 11, 2017, The Rock took to his Instagram and uploaded the picture of this tattoo along with the lengthy caption that explains what the new image means.
He wrote: “Evolution of the bull. Blood, sweat & years.”
And continued, “After three sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world-renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story’s almost done… Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned. To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead, representing relentless energy and forward progress. The core and anchor of this image are in the eye. Look closely, and you’ll find the life, energy, power, and you’ll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe. Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy’s subtle, and sometimes it’s glaring. But it’s always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all the things I love with intense passion and gratitude. Cheers to living, learning, evolving, and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe.”
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The Evolution of the bull was done by a renowned artist ‘Nikko Hurtado.’
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