Tattoos are the surface of a person’s personality, and the same holds true for McGregor. Crazy, wild, huge ego and even spontaneity, that’s what McGregor’s tattoo shows. McGregor entered the MMA arena with an almost white body clean of tattoos. The greater the fame and importance, the more Conor pays attention to the tattoos.
In 2013 McGregor came to the UFC without a tattoo except for his ankle.
And this is McGregor now
Arabic letter tattoo
At the age of 20, while traveling in Ayia Napa (Cyprus), Conor got very drunk and decided to get a tattoo while drunk.
The most interesting thing is that when he wakes up completely… he doesn’t remember anything about the tattoo or its meaning. All he knew was that the tattoo was written in Arabic.
“I really don’t remember this tattoo at all,” Conor McGregor revealed
The gorilla tattoo on his chest is what McGregor admits “the most painful thing I’ve ever had to go through”. However, he also dismissed any conjecture about its meaning.
“I like the beauty of it, that’s all, it doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes I also wish it had a clear meaning or message” – McGregor affirmed.
Conor McGregor’s heart bite gorilla tattoo
Intricate tattoo on left hand
McGregor’s left hand has an intricate cluster of tattoos, including a clock that reads at 3:35 am (unknown meaning), a boxer, an aristocratic man, a slogan “slow” is smooth, smooth is fast” (“slow is smooth, smooth makes speed” – apparently to emulate my MMA principle).
Remarkably, it all fits in a bouquet of roses.
McGregor especially takes care of the tattoo on his left hand – the arm with delicate and powerful punches has cut down many big names like José Aldo or Eddie Alvarez.
thorny vines and bird wings tattoo
Once again Conor McGregor is playing with tattoos without cause or meaning. The wings and the pattern of thorny vines along the spine seem to be used only to enhance the muscular beauty, but have no obvious meaning.
There are some opinions that this tattoo is a symbol of the cross, but Conor McGregor has never announced he is a convert.
The thorny vines and bird wings tattoo on Conor McGregor’s back has no obvious meaning
Perhaps this is the only tattoo that McGregor acknowledges the meaning. According to “The Notorious”, the tiger tattoo is a symbol of courage.
He also shared, “I’m really fascinated by the way animals move and fight and partly use that as inspiration for my training”.
The tiger seems to be the most suitable animal for McGregor’s tattoo choice because it resembles the way he competes: agile, skillful but still full of explosive, fierce.
McGregor adds balance to this tattoo with the words of his name and the nickname “Notorious”
McGregor’s impressive moments on the MMA floor