Every Tattoo On Conor McGregor and The Stories Behind Them – Essentially Sports

Posted in Tattoo Shop on Dec 24, 2019

They call him the face of the Mixed Martial Arts and rightfully so. Conor McGregor is without a doubt the biggest star in MMA history. He is a once in a lifetime attraction and every time he steps into the octagon its a spectacle to the highest level. From how he carries himself during the press conference, his mind games, to his performance inside the cage, everything plays a crucial factor in justifying his Notorious Nickname.

One of the most stylish personalities in the sport of MMA, Conor McGregor is always dressed for the occasion. And another key aspect of his style game is his unique tattoo. Let it be the silverback gorilla on his chest or the tiger on his stomach, there is some hidden meaning behind those tattoos.

Here are all the tattoos the Notorious One has on his body and their meanings.

People make tattoos on their bodies for many different reasons. Usually, the tattoos resemble something very meaningful to the individuals. However, not for Conor McGregor.

You hear people say like they have a goldfish on their ass cheek and it means its a symbol of hope. Something like that. I just like the way it looks on my body.says McGregor.

However, Conor also believes that there might be some subconscious reasons for him to select that art to ink on his body.

I dont spend months picking it, I just see it, get it and just enjoy the experience of being inked on my body for the rest of my life. I dont know what it is.says the Irish.

The biggest tattoo of Conors body would be the Gorrila on his chest. Its a tattoo of a crowned Gorilla eating a heart. When Conan O Brien asked Conor about this tattoo on his TV show, McGregor said that he wanted to pay a tribute to his gym Straight Blast Gym(SBG) whose logo is also a Gorilla. Conor stated:

My gyms logo is a Gorilla. Its not that particular gorilla. But its a gorilla. S o I wanted to get something along with that line. I feel like I am the king Gorilla so I took the crown and I had him eat a heart. It felt right.

Conors fans find this Gorilla tattoo iconic. However, UFC president, Dana White is not very fond of this tattoo as he has asked Conor not to ink his body until he retires. In fact, he has asked the same to several other superstars such as Ronda Rousey. Though Rousey listened to Whites advise the Double Champ did what he wanted.

Ronda was going to get a sleeve. I said no you fucking not. Tattoos all the way up to your f***ing neck. I am like no you are not. Tattoo yourself up when you retire and she listened to me. I told Conor to stop doing it. He said- you are fucking old thats why you dont like them.' said White in an interview.

Conor McGregor has a bunch of tattoos on his left forearm. On his inner forearm, he has a tattoo of a dagger to a rose. On his left forearm, Conor has a tattoo of a Pocket watch showing 3:35 pm and roses around it. Besides this art, he got an Irish Gentleman.

In an interview with GQ Sports, Dana White reacted to Conors Irish Gentleman tattoo in this manner: I dont know how you walk into a tattoo shop and say I will take that one.

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Conor McGregor also has SLOW IS SMOOTH, SMOOTH IS FAST inscribed on his left elbow just above the roses. Well, it does resemble his fighting style inside the octagon.

The list of tattoos on McGregors body does not stop there as he has a tiger on his abdominal, which is one of the toughest parts of the body to get a tattoo. In an interview, Conor talked about the reason for getting the Tiger tattoo and stated:

The Tiger has been jumping out at me sometimes. It feels like it almost means something. I think Tiger is a courageous animal. So I like the Tiger and I decided to go and get it.

Apart from the Tiger, Conor has his Nickname Notorious and his sir name McGregor written on his stomach.

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On the neck of the Notorious one, there is a winged crucifix. It was believed that he was Catholic since hes Irish. However, Conor faced criticism from his Irish fans. He later reacted to that in a way only he could: f*** politics and f*** religion.

Connecting the crucifix on his neck McGregor has a Helix of thorns. McGregor has never talked about the reason behind it on camera, but it certainly looks good.

Its needless to say at this point that Conor McGregor loves his tattoos. But how did it all started? What was his first one? Surprisingly, it was the one he got when he was drunk on vacation and even he did not know what it means.

Conor has a tattoo of Arabic writing on his heel which means Cancer. Conor got that ink since it was a cool thing to do back then. So he was just following the trends as he said in an interview.

This was when I was drunk It could mean anything. Arabic writing was the thing for a while, it was the cool thing to do. I got it in Ayia Napa (Cyprus). I was young and on holiday. It cost me 20.stated McGregor.

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