Everything we know about Adam Levine’s many, many tattoos

Adam Levine is said to have as many as 20 tattoos. [Photo: Getty]
Adam Levine is said to have as many as 20 tattoos. [Photo: Getty]

ICYMI, Adam Levine performed topless at the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta last night.

While the decision to remove his top mid-performance proved controversial for some, others were simply left staring at the Maroon 5 singer’s many tattoos.

While boasting skin art isn’t unusual for A-listers, the 39-year-old takes it to a whole new level, with a huge variety of tattoos adorning his body.

It’s uncertain how many tattoos Levine has exactly, however, by our count, it’s well over a dozen.

So, what do we know about all of Levine’s inking?

The big back tat

Levine’s Instagram account provides an insight into his largest tattoo, a statement piece of body art on his back which depicts a mermaid cradling a skull. The inking was created by California-based tattoo artist Bryan Randolph.

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Paying homage to his roots

Levine, born in LA, also pays homage to his home with two different tattoos: one reading “Los Angeles” on his shoulder, another reading “California” on his stomach.

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Adam Levine showcasing his many tattoos during his Super Bowl performance. [Photo: Getty]
Adam Levine showcasing his many tattoos during his Super Bowl performance. [Photo: Getty]

Romantic inkings

The singer, who is married to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, has the words “True Love” tattooed across his knuckles.

He shares two tattoos with his wife: the pair got matching ring tattoos upon their engagement in 2014, as well as the words: “You’re so cool, you’re so cool, you’re so cool” written on their sides – a reference to cult film ‘True Romance’.

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The words “True love” also feature on a tattoo of a hand carrying a rose across Levine’s chest.

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Torso tattoos

Back in 2015, Levine also showed off a Sanskrit inking on his collarbone – said to spell “Tapas”, a word which means “fire” or “passion”.

He also boasts a large eagle inking just below his chest.

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Also decorating Levine’s torso is a large cabbage, a necklace design, and his middle and last name written on his ribs: Noah Levine.

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A tiger, a guitar and a dedication to his mum

On his right arm, Levine has a Tibetan tiger which is said to be “inspired by [his] love of this amazing book of Tibetan drawings”, according to People.

Adam Levine has a Tibetan tiger tattoo on his right arm. [Photo: Getty]
Adam Levine has a Tibetan tiger tattoo on his right arm. [Photo: Getty]

Below this, he has the words “Mom heart” written.

Over on his left arm, Adam has an intricate sleeve design which includes a guitar image.

Levine first, 9/11 inspired tattoo

The first inking Levine ever had done was a dove, which he had after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He told People: ““This was my first tattoo. I was 21. It was five days after 9/11. I felt this need to say something with this peaceful thing on my body.”

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