Popularly known by the stage name as XXXTentacion or Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy was an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. The American musical artist started his career through the musical platform SoundCloud in 2013. Four years later XXX released his first official album called ’17’, followed by his second album ‘?’. Which both secured a whopping top place at the USA Billboard top 200 charts in 2018.
Unfortunately, after the release of his second album he was murdered near the location of RIVA Motorsports. The artist was fatally shot several times in his own vehicle, and left behind his legacy, music and a son called Gekyume. You can learn more about his son in this article.
It is not only his music artwork that gives him his infamous name and popularity, but it is also his unique body art. All of XXXs different and distinctive tattoos is also something that set him apart from other rappers and singers. It is in remembrance of him and his work that we have gathered this article to pay tribute to him, and encourage his fans to learn more about all of XXXs tattoos.
So if you are a XXX fan and want to learn more about the artist, then keep on reading!
3. Symbols Tattoo
Some of the many tattoos XXX has on his hand, are these symbols. There are almost four of these, also on the same left hand as before.
One of which is a sad smiley face, a III, a heart and an X inked on his fingers. While we don’t know exactly what the meaning behind these symbols are, XXXtentacion has said in an interview that, “Every tattoo on me is a story, I don’t have a pointless tattoo”.
4. Transmutation Circle Tattoo
Now this is a rather more unique tattoo, places on the inside of his hand on the right palm. XXXTentacion had a high interest in pseudoscience. It expresses the science of turning mundane elements into gold. Which is why he got this transmutation circle tattooed on his palm.
He was a huge fan of Alchemy and hence, added this as a part of his body art collection. It is also said that this intrest sparked when he would watch anime, Fullmetal Alchemist.
7. VR Tattoo
This tattoo, as mentioned is on his right side to the abs. The word VR stands for ‘Very rare’. It comes from ‘Members only’ where he met all the VR stars.
8. Theatre Masks Tattoo
Tattooed on his upper right arm. The interpertation of this tattoo is that, the symbol of the mask is easily one of the most well known greek mythological icons. it isnt just any mask symbol, it is a the infamous mask of comedy and tragedy. It is a representative for creativity, arts and drama.
11. Star Tattoo
There is no straight explaination or meaning behind why XXXtentacion got this star tattoo or why he got it right on his nose. But people and his loyal fans conspire to it as, it could be to pay homage to his ex girlfriend, Geneva. Who would usually call herself as the ‘Lonley Star’.
12. Leafless tree Tattoo
“Leafless tree, without restraint and no burden in attachment”, is what xxxtentacion said to a comment on his Instagram asking for more information behind this tattoo.
XXX has said to be very spiritual. And this tattoo held that energy as well. It could also be realted to Wicca and Witchcraft, a religion that was attempting to study and learn. Whereby the tree of life gives birth to a bridge between Earth and the Divine.
Also inked on his chest, is this rather simply written Cleopatra tattoo. Cleopatra was the name of XXX’s mother. Despite having a rather rough childhood, Jahseh says he holds no blame on his mother.
It was confirmed, that he as a 6 year old tried to stab a man and ‘bite his flesh’ in order to remove the man from beating his mother. Showing how strong of a bond the both had.
16. Clock tattoo
In the rappers own words, “Time is precious, do not waste it”.
This tattoo was a reminder of this saying, and to constantly remember this, he had it tattooed on the left side of his face.
19. Numb Tattoo
Right below his right eye is the tattoo, ‘Numb’. As said several times before, XXXtentacion faced a difficult life. Not only did he had a rough childhood, his adulthood was not as kind to him either. Which resulted to all of the meaning behind these tattoos.
He was met with constant betrayl and dissapointments, and his only resort was to act numb in order to cope with all of this depression and negativity around him. And it is because of this, that we think he got this tattoo in red and right below his eye. As a constant reminder of what emotion he should stay in.
20. Broken heart tattoo
A part of his several other face tattoos and body art is this unique yet meaningful tattoo. A broken heart on the upper left side of his cheek, right on his cheekbone/temple.
As the singer, song writer and rapper had seen alot in his life. This was also a tattoo that was caused as a result of all the hardships he faced. At the age of 17, his life turned upside down. He was abandoned by his lover, and was overwhelmed with heartbreak.
He always thought of himself as someone who would always get his heartbroken, and would stay this way forever. Which is why he got this tattoo.
23. FVCK PVRRP tattoo
Tattooed on the inner right side of his right wrist, which was his dominant hand. The interpretation of this tattoo is that the rapper XXXTentacion and Spaceghost Purpp had a fued publically, after which the rapper released two diss tracks against Purpp called ‘#Im Sipping Tea In Yo Hood’ and ‘Space Ghost Pu***’
Although it is not clear to a lot of people why they got into a public despute at all, keeping in mind that they made two tracks together previously. But others tend to speculate that it is related to the drama that Purpp had with A$AP Rockey and the things he had said about A$AP Yams after his death.
26. Death before dishonor tattoo
Also a part of his several unique and distinctive face tattoos, is this death before dishonor tattoo. It it too pretty self explainatory, it talks about showing loyalty to his friends. Similar to his loyalty tattoo.
That he would rather die than suffer insult to his honor.
27. Cry baby tattoo
Written in bold and in borders is this tattoo called CRY BABY. It is a tattoo present on XXXTentacions outer right wrist. This is a common tattoo between both the rapper XXX and Lil Peep.
Despite the fact that xxx didnt share publicaly what the tattoo means for him, Lil Peep however did. In his words, it meant, “
I definitely think the planet is very sad…and i think a lot of people are very ungrateful which is another big problem. Thats why i got the cry baby tat on my face. I got a humogous tattoo that says cry baby to keep be grateful and remind me not to be a cry baby. I see it everytime i look in the mirror, to remind me that im blessed”.
30. Aiden tattoo
Another part of XXX’s arm tattoos is this aiden tattoo. Aiden is Jahsehs brothers name. This tattoo and the ‘Cleopatra’ tattoo is one of the first tattoos he ever got.
Cleopatra, his mother and Aiden, his brother are the two sole beneficiaries to the rappers estates, according to a will he signed in 2017.
Although the rapper XXXTentacion has passed away, his legacy, his music and his art continues to pass on and accel. Fans across the globe continue to mourn the loss of another great singer, song writer and their favorite rapper.
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