Many people wonder just how many tattoos does LeBron James have? After much research the answer is a mind boggling 42.
Below we will take a look at some of the more prominent LeBron James tattoos, where they are on his body, what they are of, and any additional information we could find.
LeBron has “CHOSEN1” on his upper back stretching from shoulder to shoulder, this one came after Sports Illustrated dubbed him this on one of their cover when he was still in high school.
Lion head “KING JAMES” Tattoo
LeBron wears a lion head on his right arm. This tattoo has been transformed over the years to become the lion’s head it is today; prior to his first season in the NBA “King was added above and James was added below the lion head.
“THE BEAST” & “HOLD MY OWN” Tattoos
James’ left arm has The Beast and “Hold my Own” with images of birds flying around.
“PRINCE JAMES” Tattoo
His left inside forearm features a tattoo in honor of his son LeBron Jr. first birthday, a portrait with “Prince James”.
“330” showed up on his right forearm at the start of his fourth season representing the area code from his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
“NO ONE CAN SEE THROUGH…” Tattoo
“No one can see through what I am except for the one that made me” is on the inside of his right forearm written in script, it’s hard to see in this photo.
“GIFTED CHILD” Tattoo
The “Gifted Child” is featured in small letters on LeBron’s chest.
After a successful 2006 playoff run King James added “Witness” running down the length of his right calf, a reference to the famous Nike campaign that post season.
“L & J” Tattoos
LeBron’s triceps proudly feature the letters “L” and “J” – his initials. These showed up during a six day rest in the second round of the 2007 playoffs while the Cavalier’s awaited their next opponent.
Above the lions head on his right arm is “Gloria” in honor of his mom Gloria James.
“KJ1” can be found on his right hand commonly thought to stand for King James 1.0.
“BRYCE MAXIMUS” Tattoo
Bryce Maximus the name of LeBron’s second son appeared on his left forearm before joining Team USA’s basketball training camp.
“FAMILY” & “LOYALTY” Tattoos
LeBron’s chest features a lion/dragon thing with “Family” below on the right side of his abdomen and “Loyalty” on the left both in script.
“WHAT WE DO IN LIFE, ECHOES IN ETERNITY” Tattoo
2010 brought a new quote on his right and left biceps, “What we do in life” on his right and “echoes in eternity” on the left; a quote from his favorite movie Gladiator.
Also in 2010 came “History” down his right leg, completing his leg message “Witness History”.
“AKRON” & “EST. 1984” Tattoos
In 2013 LeBron added “Akron” his hometown to his right shoulder and “Est. 1984″ his birth year to his left shoulder.
LeBron James tattoos have changed and many have been added over the years making this basketball superstar’s body a work of art all in it’s own.
By Ath Letize