Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and model. He rose to fame by posting six-second song covers on the video-sharing application called Vine. He is also known for hits like “Stitches” and “There’s Nothing Holding’ Me Back.”
How many tattoos does Shawn Mendes have?
Shawn Mendes has 6 tattoos in total. Here are the real meanings and stories of all Shawn Mendes’s tattoos.
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Meanings behind Shawn Mendes’s Tattoos
Shawn Mendes’s First Tattoo
Shawn got his fist tattoo on his right forearm. It is a tattoo of a guitar from a distance but if you look closely, the body of the guitar is made out of trees at the riverbank and their reflection on the water. The Headstock of the guitar is the outline of Toronto city skylines. The fretboard of the guitar is actually soundwave of his parents and sister saying “I love you”.
It is a very meaningful tattoo for Shawn. This tattoo represents his love for music, his birthplace and his family.
Shawn Mendes 8 Tattoo
Shawn had number 8 tattooed on his right middle finger. In an interview Shawn said that getting this tattoo was a very fast decision and lot of influence involved but there was an actual meaning behind it. Shawn was born in 1998, 8th of August (8/8/1998). Number 8 has been always regarded as the luckiest number and means prosperity and success.
Why does Shawn Mendes have an 8 Tattoo?
Shawn Mendes Elephant Tattoo
Shawn has a tiny Elephant tattoo on his left middle finger. He got this matching tattoo with his mother. He tried to convince his mum to get a tattoo for a long time and this is the only thing she would get because of her obsession for elephants. They got this matching tattoo on the same finger on the same spot.
Shawn Mendes Hand Tattoo
Shawn has a small bird actually a swallow tattooed on his right hand.
Shawn Mendes Swallow/Bird Tattoo Meaning
Back in the days sailors used to get a swallow tattoo before setting out on a journey believing that it would return them home safely. Swallow is one of the few of its kind returns to its nest every year which holds enormous relevance to Shawn who spends a large chunk of his life on the road touring.
Swallow is also associated with love, loyalty and peace.
Shawn Mendes Meditating Tattoo
On his right wrist, Shawn got a tattoo of a man meditating and sitting with his legs crossed. Shawn revealed this tattoo in music video “Lost in Japan”. He hast spoken about this tattoo in public but many fans believe it’s about his anxiety and how meditating has helped him over the years. Unless you look closer this tattoo looks like a boat with sails. Some fans call it his Yoga tattoo.
If any of the readers know the meaning of this tattoo please write it in the comments section below for the other fans.
Shawn Mendes Lightbulb Tattoo
On his right arm Shawn has a very intricate tattoo of a light bulb with blue orchids growing inside and the roots coming out of the bottom. This tattoo was designed by one of his fans.