Joe Rogan’s Sleeve Tattoo and the Story Behind it

This is fascinating…

Joe Rogan… Comedian, TV personality and host of the popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” got a pretty awesome looking sleeve tattoo a few years back. Apparently it took 5 sessions to complete.

Here below are some images and the story behind it (he doesn’t talk about the tattoo in the video but if you check out the images of the tattoo and then listen to the video you’ll see the connection).

Regardless if you think people who decide to ingest illegal substances are the scum of the earth I think you’ll find this to be an interesting example of how an event or experience can result in a beautiful tattoo.

See the green circle on the bicep? That’s the DMT molecule.



Listen to Joe talk about the experience that inspired him to get his tattoo:



What do you think of this tattoo?

What do you think about Joe’s decision to turn this into a tattoo?

Let me know by posting a comment below!



  • Don Beck

    November 20, 2013

    that tat is bad ass. i like it.

  • Ms. Sarah j. Babcok

    November 20, 2013

    Nice job. I like the overall design and execution of the work. I have seen lots of work so am qualified to compare. Between 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest this rates at the least 8 and 1/2.

  • Franklin

    November 20, 2013

    nice work good contrast

  • Krista M.

    November 20, 2013

    Awesome tattoo. And awesome explanation on why he chose it. To each his own. At least he knew what he wanted and why.

  • Ryan Self

    November 20, 2013

    DMT is awesome! Joe Rogan is the man. Most people with views similar to his are ostrisized for calling the parasitic organism we call society out. To maintain position and still have your voice broadcast to the masses is difficult. Any tattoo with such a profound meaning is art in its purest form, and anyone blessed enough to display said artwork should do so proudly.

  • John

    November 20, 2013

    awsome tatttoo design magic detail on tattoo.

  • Terence

    November 20, 2013

    Don’t care about the reason why, but that is a bad ass ink. Who ever did it, did an awesome job at it

  • Allen

    November 20, 2013

    Bad ass ink. It fits the arm well.

  • joe t

    November 20, 2013

    it is nice to see a well thought tattoo selection all my tattoos means something to me non are for shock value like I see a lot of younger people get

  • Ed P.

    November 20, 2013

    Love it. As far as Joe’s decision – good one..Why go half way when you can go all out..

  • Sue

    November 20, 2013

    nice tattoo

  • patty

    November 20, 2013

    OMG!!! that is SWEET….luv it

  • Bonita

    November 21, 2013

    It’s fully sick i love it.

  • Anton

    November 21, 2013


  • Suzie

    November 21, 2013

    That Tatoo is just beautiful, the Artist is very Talented.

  • Cheri Lumpkins

    November 21, 2013

    The tattoo is so freaking awesome. Love the story.
    Excellent work. All tattoos I believe should have a
    Meaning to yourself. I know all 6 of mine do and still
    Adding. Life’s experiences. AWESOME!

  • Tigerlillee

    November 21, 2013

    Excellent Art Work great use of shading… Love all the symbolic details definitely a solid 8+

  • jake

    November 21, 2013

    also have tatts.with a meaning,seen alot of people getting sleeved mostly crap,but this is great,my oldest son also in process of getting sleeved with things that mean something to him.

  • Barbara Goodro

    November 21, 2013

    I came across ur Tat Page ,I believe Anyone should be able to express them selves ia any way they Want,need. Every Tat I have is Done with careful thinking, and planing. I will send you a few special Tattoo’s done by Special people in my Life. I would Love to join your membership, but I have Fourth Dtage Cancer liviing on What the Government calls Enough. I get 1.000 a month have a 850 Deductable before I can even get my Meds!!! This Government Sucks.After workn as a nurse for 36 yrs. this is how ur treated!!I had a Tattoo done by Kat V of St.Joan of Ark my Patron St.done as a favor because of Breast Ca. Im not a Free Loader but would love to get or see some of your Great Tats on your Page could there be ant way I could see them get a stencil or something ya’all might have.I would Love anything u could do for me!! God Blessed u with a Great Talent use it as long as u can, (508)410-33340 send you a few of the great ones done for Free Just to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

  • eddy w

    November 21, 2013

    I being a tattoo artist my self do like joes choice it makes a lot of sense to have one of the body’s natural substances chemical make up put on ur arm I like the work done its done skillfully and tastefully awesome job to whom ever got to tat Joe rogan

  • Elliott N.

    November 21, 2013

    what is the great thing about dmt if you cant remember?? I remember my dreams as soon as i wake up but they are fleeting memories. So does that mean i am getting a small dose of dmt. Because your brain produces it while you sleep and as Rogan says the stronger the dose the less chance you will remember the experience.So why take that crap if no memory.And his tattoo is a life experience with dmt even if he cant remember.

  • ManyFeathers

    November 21, 2013

    Yes there is something very weird going on when a chemical made by our own brain is the most illegal substance known the man…doesn’t that tell you something. That maybe what we experience when we are asleep – or with the chemical artificially – is more real than our waking, so-called reality. What we’re told is don’t take DMT because you’ll have a psychotic experience that you won’t come out of – ever. Well maybe we’re all having psychotic experiences every waking moment & DMT wakes us up to the truth…wouldn’t that be a terrible thing…& those in power who want to control humanity & are doing a mighty fine job of it, couldn’t have us knowing the truth or knowing that there is more to life than what we see day-to-day now could they!!!!

  • Lester Molton

    November 23, 2013

    Great work of Art!

  • Bep

    November 28, 2013

    Hi !
    I don’t know much about drugs,but when I was In Indonesialastyear, I learned that there are many more drugs,than is commoly known.
    I, myself, witnessed, a Western woman come out of a deep sleep, with two big tattoos on her ams. It was done without her consent !
    She had done some drugs the night before,with some locals.
    But she suspects that her ex wqas behind it.He thinks that he has paid for the drugs and the tattoos.
    The tattoos were well done, but she hated it ! She is a schoolteacher backhome and will have to wear long sleeves for ever…
    So beware of drugs there !!
    By the way,I had some work done too there and I am very satisfied with it. The costs are minimal compared with those high prices back in the States.
    I can recommend the artists in Indonesia though. Many do wonderful work !
    I am going back there to have more work done next year!!

  • Buck Russell

    December 1, 2013

    Joe’s Tatt is nice, but the guy as a whole, (well to be honest)….has lost it. His elevator stops just short of the top floor. He is irrational, off-centered, unpredictable, explosive, volatile, possibly psychotic, and sometimes delusional. I would say that he’ll probably become the next statistic in the long line of explosive “roid” disasters.

  • Lisa Cunningham

    December 3, 2013

    beautiful just beautiful, I wished I knew where you were!

  • Lisa Cunningham

    December 3, 2013

    Beautiful Just Beautiful please tell me where you tattoo place is?

  • john

    December 3, 2013

    Nice tattoo

  • michael

    December 3, 2013

    A huge fan of Rick Strassman and DMT and what a brilliant tattoo!
    Rock it!
    Very well done, the Boddhisattva quality of the Divine Mother and the locus of the third eye as the energetic in the composition is perfectly executed. Wear it well, you NAILED it!

  • Sandeep

    December 4, 2013

    Looking Awesome , but smile is missing in god’s Face

  • AJ

    February 5, 2014

    fantastic ink!

  • Liquorlocker

    February 23, 2014

    Awsome tattoo. His body and he can put whatever he wants on it.
    I want some DMT, sounds interesting.

  • Rod

    February 24, 2014

    I don’t care what Joe Rogane does with himself.

  • Tammy

    February 24, 2014

    This is a beautiful depiction of the 3rd Eye it has deep spiritual significance. It is representing the Pineal gland. I didn’t even have to listen to what he said about it. No one says it better than Justin Verrengia Higher

    This is our future and as long as we continue to ingest things that calcify the pineal gland in our brain we will never be able to see the higher realms.

    The one largest Destroyer of our own minds DMT is Fluoride. Our wonderful government wrapped in evil.

  • linda

    February 24, 2014

    I think Joe Rogans Tatoo is amazing,and would love to meet the artist who inked him,the beautiful things in life is our ability to express ourselves,and skin is just one of the many ways to do so.

  • Laurie Johnson

    February 24, 2014

    Fantastic looking tattoo. Love the explanation!

  • earl

    February 25, 2014

    looks great

  • jason steel

    February 25, 2014

    love the took abot tattoo.and dmt-the iss bad ass man…love tattoo inn this kontry…

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