Katorah Marrero, better known by her stage name Young M.A, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. The abbreviation in her stage name, “M.A” (stylized without a period after the “A”) stands for “Me Always.” Young M.A was born on April 3, 1992, in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Chesterfield, Virginia, with her mother and brother when she was seven years old. Young M.A gained her first success with her triple-platinum hit single “Ooouuu” that made it to the Billboard top 20. After the success of her debut single, Young M.A was nominated for both BET and MTV Artist and Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year awards.
Like other rappers in the industry, Young M.A is covered in some cool tatts. She grew up listening to Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cents, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and they were her biggest inspiration for getting tattoos. All the tattoos she got hold special meanings. Here are the untold stories and meanings behind Young M.A’a tattoos:
- 1 Young M.A’s Right Sleeve Tattoos (Right)
- 2 Young M.A’s Right Sleeve Tattoos (Left)
- 3 Young M.A’s Hand Tattoos
- 4 Young M.A’s Leg Tattoos
- 5 Tattoo of a Girl on the Stomach
- 6 “God’s Gift” Tattoo on the Neck
- 7 Young M.A’s Face Tattoo
Young M.A’s Right Sleeve Tattoos (Right)
Young M.A’s father was incarcerated when she was only one year old. He spent ten years behind bars and was not released until she was 11. With the absence of her father, Young M.A grew close to her brother, Kenneth Ramos. On September 26, 2009, he was stabbed to death by his former friend. After the incident, Young M.A missed school for months due to depression and mourning and later underwent therapy to deal with the tragedy. So she has her entire right sleeve tattoos dedicated to her brother.
Young M.A’ got her first tattoo when she was 18. She got the words “R.I.P Kenneth” tattooed on her right arm. She was very nervous at first because she didn’t know if it was going to hurt so bad or not. Young M.A got this tattoo for her late brother, so the pain didn’t bother her. That made her get more tattoos later because every time she got new tattoos, they reminded her of the first tatt and the reason behind it, so she never thought about the pain anymore.
Her initial plan was to complete the whole sleeve. So, she got the clouds around “R.I.P Kenneth” to make it look full.
Tattoo of an Angel holding a Tombstone
To complete the right arm, she got a tattoo of a little Angel holding a tombstone that said “September 26, 2009”. That’s when her brother passed away.
Face of Jesus Tattoo
At the top of her right arm, she got the tattoo of Jesus Christ looking over the clouds.
On her right forearm, Young M.A got tattoos of three little doves going up to the arm.
“My Brother’s Keeper”
Then, she got the tattoo that says “My Brother’s Keeper” on the outer forearm.
On the inner forearm, Young M.A got a tattoo of a block on Utica Ave & Carroll Street in Brooklyn, NY, where her brother grew up. She also got a tattoo of an angel and a tombstone that says “BIP”
On the inside of her right bicep, she got the tattoo says “Loyalty.”
It started with the arm, but then Young M.A got the full sleeve covered with memorial tattoos dedicated to her brother.
Young M.A’s Right Sleeve Tattoos (Left)
She started getting ink on her left arm while she was completing her right sleeve. Young M.A dedicated the right arm to her brother. But she kept the left arm to herself and anything that represents her and her music.
Young M.A got a tattoo of a Microphone on her left arm with a ribbon going around it. On the ribbon, she got half of her name “TORAH” and “establish 1992” the year she was born.
On her left elbow, she got a tattoo of a piano
She got M.A tattooed on her left bicep. M.A stands for “Me Always.”
Tattoos of 3 Skeleton heads
Young M.A got tattoos of three skeleton heads on her left forearm. They are like the famous three monkeys, see no evil speak no, and hear no evil.
Young M.A’s Hand Tattoos
On her right hand, Young M.A got a tattoo of King chess piece and queen chess piece on the left hand. The King is for her brother, and it says “Pray.”
Young M.A also got the name of her team “Red Lyfe” tattooed on her right hand.
Young M.A is a proud double Aries. She has an Aries sun sign and Aries moon. So, she got the Aries tattoo on the side of her left hand.
King of Heart Tattoo
Tattoo, on her left-hand, looks like a King of heart. She got this tattoo with one of her exes. They had matching King and queen tattoos. But after they broke up, her ex removed hers, but she decided to keep hers.
Young M.A’s Leg Tattoos
Famous tattoo artist Kat Von D did the tattoo on her leg. It’s a tattoo of a crown that says, “KWEEN.” Young M.A and her mom founded the KWEENZ Foundation to help people to overcome the grief and trauma that comes with the loss of a loved one. The foundation helps both men and women, and that’s where the name came from—Kings and Queens, KWEENZ. This is also her most favorite tattoo.
Statue of Liberty Tattoo
On her left calf, Young M.A got a tattoo of statue of liberty. It supposed to be her holding a mike instead of the torch and her braids hanging from the crown. This is Young M.A’s least favorite tattoo.
Tattoo of a Girl on the Stomach
Young M.A got a tattoo of a girl on her stomach holding a gun and smoking a blunt.
“God’s Gift” Tattoo on the Neck
Tattoo on her neck says, “Gods Gift.” She used the picture of this tattoo on one of her albums cover where the word god is bleeding. But her fans think the tattoo says “Gods Girl.”
Young M.A’s Face Tattoo
Broken Heart Tattoo
She got a broken heart tattoo on the right side of her face, dedicated to her brother. Because it is on her face, she was terrified to get it at first. She was worried about what people are going to think, especially her mom and her friends. She just felt that her tattoo journey is not going to complete without getting a broken heart tattoo on her face, and she wanted to get it for years. So she just went for it. This tattoo means a lot to her.