Adam Levine’s most famous tattoos and their meanings


Adam Levine loves his ink.

The Maroon 5 frontman is covered in tattoos from head to toe, with designs honoring his California roots, family and love of music and Asian artwork.

Levine also has more than one tattoo in tribute to his wife Behati Prinsloo, who he was recently accused of cheating on.

“Tattoos become this weird road map or narrative over the years. They always remind me of this long, weird, great journey that life has been,” he told People in 2013.

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While Levine went viral after his halftime performance at the 2019 Super Bowl — during which he shed his shirt and displayed his extensive collection of body art — he continues to spark interest in his ink whenever he shows it.

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Below, learn about some of the star’s most notable tattoos and their meanings.

Rose face tattoo

Adam Levine face tattoo
Behati Prinsloo posted a photo of her husband with his Calirosa tequila – and a new rose face tattoo.
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There may be one place Levine isn’t ready to get inked: his face. The rocker caused a stir in December 2021 when he revealed a tattooed rose near his eye. However, it turned out that it was just a temporary design to promote Calirosa Tequila, the spirits brand he runs with Prinsloo.

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“This message is for my mom: I don’t have a tattoo on my face,” Levine clarified in an Instagram story shortly after showing off the artwork. “I’m too vain to get a tattoo on my face. I’ll tattoo the rest, but no, the face has to stay the same.”

Japanese style waves

Go big or go home: In March 2021, Levine had his entire left leg inked with Japanese-style black and white waves, a process that took artist Nathan Kostechko three days. He called the experience “ouch, but worth it” on social media at the time.

Apparently the pain didn’t deter him from getting his other leg tattooed to match; In August 2021, artist Bill Canales spent 13 hours inking waves that stretched from Levine’s right hip to his ankle, calling the star “a true warrior, to say the least.”

siren

Adam Levine back tattoo
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Levine’s giant back piece, completed by Bryan Randolph in 2016, took six months to complete and features a siren — a half-man, half-bird mythological creature with an enchanting voice that sings to lure sailors to their doom. Levines can be seen cradling a skull in her arms as a ship approaches.

“California”

Belly tattoos by Adam Levine
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A Cali boy through and through, Levine even has the name of his home state written on his belly. He also has “Los Angeles” where he was actually born and raised written on his upper bicep.

tiger

Tiger Tattoo by Adam Levine
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“This was inspired by my love for this amazing book of Tibetan drawings,” he told People of the traditional-style tiger on his elbow.

Dove

Adam Levine dove tattoo
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The singer has been inked since 2001 when he added a dove on his left bicep. “I was 21. It was five days after 9/11. I felt like this had to say something with that peaceful thing on my body,” he told People in 2013.

“True love”

Levine literally cheekily showed his love for Prinsloo in 2017, posting a photo of himself grabbing her bum – and showing off his fresh finger tattoos.

“It’s worth holding on to,” he captioned the shot.

butterfly in a net

Adam Levine neck tattoo
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In 2021, the former “Voice” judge added a butterfly caught in a net just above his throat — above the word “family,” which he has on his collarbone.

guitar

Adam Levine guitar tattoo
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Perhaps it goes without saying that the star’s love for music inspired this particular tattoo.

“You are so cool”

Adam Levine tattoo
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Before Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian took on the obsession with “True Romance,” Levine and Prinsloo got matching “You’re so cool” tattoos, a nod to the Hans Zimmer track from the 1993 film.



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