Adam Levine Tattoos – 26 Amazing Meanings Behind Them

Who doesn’t know Adam Levine tattoos? He is an amazingly handsome, pop-rock star who is the lead vocalist of the music giant, Maroon 5. Born (March 18, 1979) and raised in Los Angeles, California, he started his music career in 1994 by co-founding the band Kara’s Flowers. He was also the lead vocalist and guitarist of this band. However, the band split up after their first and only album, The Fourth World which was released in 1997.

adam levine tattoos

Not only is he a massive music superstar, but he has also been a coach on The Voice. Therefore, there is no wonder that people are highly interested in his tattoos too. Let’s take a look through Adam Levine’s tattoos, and what they mean.

Los Angeles Tattoo

As you have just read, Adam was born and raised in LA. Therefore, it is no real surprise that he loves his hometown as much as he loves his music and tattoos. So to commemorate this fact, he had had the words “Los Angeles” on his right shoulder.

Los Angeles Tattoo adam levine

222 Tattoo

The 222 tattoo that Adam has on his left, inner forearm is an inked reminder of the number on the door of the studio that Maroon 5 recorded their first album.

222 Tattoo

Guitar Tattoo of Adam Levine

Obviously, Adam has a huge love of his guitar. That is the reason for his left forearm tattoo of a guitar. This love and ink placement makes this one of his most well-known tattoos. However, it is not just a love for the guitar that he has. He is also, obviously, a great guitarist too, as well as a great singer.

Guitar Tattoo adam levine

Paw Print Tattoo

The paw print tattoo along with the words “Frankie Girl”

The paw print inked on Adam Levine’s right shoulder is inspired by the singer’s love for animals. All his diehard fans are aware of Adam’s huge canine crush, he loved his golden retriever Frankie Girl, who passed away. He also has Frankie Girl inked just below the paw print tattoo.

Paw Print Tattoo


One of the most magnificent tats inked on Adam Levin’s body is that of a tiger crouching on his inner right elbow and the superstar is totally rocking this body tattoo.

Tiger Tattoo adam levine


A beautiful rose tattoo inked with meticulous details decorates the Rockstar’s left shoulder which is now a part of Adam’s incredible sleeve tattoo.


Eagle Tattoo

Adam has a huge eagle tattoo stretching across the front of his abdomen, which represents courage.

Eagle Tattoo adam levine

Sanskrit Tat

Right above Adam’s heart is the wordTapas” inked in Sanskrit script. Tapas means “Meditation Through Penance“, austerity, bodily mortification, moral virtue, etc.  Adam says, “It’s a personal thing. That’s kind of why I put it in a place that’s a bit more hidden.”

Sanskrit Tat adam levine

Dove & Cherry Blossoms

One of the most appreciated and respected body tats of Maroon 5 star is the one he got in remembrance of the many lives lost as a result of 9/11 tragedy. The tattoo is a beautiful and intricate piece of cherry blossoms and doves inked on his left arm. Nobody can help but deeply love and appreciate this body tattoo.

Dove & Cherry Blossoms

Roman Numeral “X”

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his band Maroon 5, Adam Levine got ‘X’ inked on his left bicep.

X tattoo adam levine

Mom & Heart Tattoo

Our favorite star is certainly a mama’s boy. Adam got a tat dedicated to his mother which features a heart with the word ‘Mom’ scrolled across the heart in a ribbon on his left forearm.

Mom & Heart Tattoo adam levine

Pinup Girl Tattoo

A sexy silhouette of a pin-up girl sits on the left shoulder of Adam Levine. The meaning…? It’s still a mystery.

pin up girl tattoo adam levine


Though Adam has admitted that sharks are his biggest fears, he still wears a tat of a shark on the left side of his rib cage.

Shark tattoo adam levine

Sun & Flowers 

Another eye-catching piece in Adam’s collection of body art is that of a sun surrounded by flowers across his right shoulder.

Sun & Flowers adam levine tattoo

Our Favorites Adam Levine Tattoos: Black Beads

Adam Levine has a black beads tat in the form of a necklace decorating his chest. He got this tattoo when he was in Japan.

Black Beads adam levine tattoo

Mermaid Holding A Skull

Now is the time for the singer’s show-stopping tattoo. His most recent tat is the one that covers his back entirely. And this ginormous tat is of a mermaid. It’s still a mystery though, why he got a mermaid tattoo?

Mermaid Holding A Skull tattoo

Illegible Cursive

After getting married, Adam and Behati got the same tattoo inked which is- “you’re so cool” (3 times). They dedicated this tattoo to each other.

Illegible Cursive adam levine tattoo

True Love

He truly loves his wife Behati Prinsloo, which he displayed with a “True Love” tat written across his knuckles.

True Love adam levine tattoo

An Ocean With A Ship  

This complex tat on the backdrop of the Mermaid tattoo was inked by Bryan Randolph of Spider Murphy’s Tattoo San Rafael, CA, who took around 6 months to complete this tat.

An Ocean With A Ship tattoo

California Guy

He is a proud native Californian and has tattooed the word “CALIFORNIA” across his abs.
California Guy tattoo adam levine

Lion Tattoo

The “lion” tat across his lower abs represents royalty and self-confidence.

lion tattoo of adam levine

Women’s “True Love” With A Rose

The hand of a woman holding a rose with “TRUE LOVE” emblazoned upon it.

Women’s “True Love” With A Rose

Butterfly Tattoo

The “butterfly” tat on his left rib represents faith, transformation, and freedom.

Butterfly Tattoo

Female Centaur Face Tattoo

The “female centaur face” on his right rib represents barbarism and unbridled chaos.

Female Centaur Face Tattoo

D & R

Tattoo: He has inked alphabets “D” and “R” in Old English fonts.

D & R

Meaning: The first letter of each word of his daughter’s full name “Dusty Rose.” The meaning of this tattoo was misinterpreted by Twitteratis; as they thought it was ‘BRO,’ where Adam Levine’s nipple represented ‘O.’

His Middle & Last Name

his middle name tattoo

His middle name and last name “Noah Levine” written on the upper left rib.

Adam Levine Tattoo

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