Tupac tattoos are as famous as his songs he has left in this world – he had gangsta reputation and his tattoos are like a proof of his aggression and hard life.

Tupac Shakur or 2Pac was born as Lesane Parish Crooks in 1971 in New York City and got shot in Las Vegas, 1996. He has left great prints in hip-hop music and is an idol for a lot of rappers worldwide. Tupac’s childhood was spent mostly in Harlem, but when he was a teenager his family moved to Baltimore and later to Oakland. The new singer got firstly recognized as MC and a member of Digital Underground. After his first album „2Pacalypse Now” Tupac got more recognition and his personal life with references to crime and sexual violence made him to be recognized as hip-hop gangsta..  He has participated in several movies and his natural charisma made him to have supporters and fans in spite of criminal background. One of Tupac tattoos tells „My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated” under a skull with crossbones inked on his arm.

Tupac Tattoos History

The first tattoo he got was his name „2Pac” on his chest. On the right side of his chest there is a head of Queen Nefertiti – Egyptian queen of beauty of the ancient world who helped her husband King Amenhotep IV in worshipping new religion of one God and is a symbol of beauty. Under her head „2.Die.4” was inked on 2Pac’s chest. Another tattoo on his chest says „50 Niggaz” standing for encouragement „Niggas unite in all 50 states”. As 2Pac explains NIGGA for him stands for „Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished”.  There are also several other 2Pac-made-words on his body where he has given a word related to each letter.

Meanings Behind Tupac Tattoostupac tattoos

On 2Pac’s back there is a big cross with „Exodus 18:31” in the middle. Exodus 18:31 stands for the quote from the Holy Bible: “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods because he delivered the people from the hands of the Egyptians when they dealt with them arrogantly.” On the right side of the cross was a smiling clown mask with words „Smile Now” and on the right side crying mask with „Cry Later”.

Some other Tupac tattoo designs are head of Jesus on a burning cross with a phrase „Only God can judge me”, panther head related to his family connection with Black Panther Party, „Trust no one”, “Fuck the world” and others. Tupac tattoos probably are the best explanation of how he saw the world.

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