The Rock Tattoos & Their Meanings


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American-Canadian actor, professional wrestler and businessman. His ring name is The Rock. He most probably got this ring name because of his unbelievable strength in the ring. He used to play American and Canadian football in his early career. The actor is regarded as one of the most successful Hollywood actor and professional wrestler. His father Rocky Johnson was also a professional wrestler. The Rock has a few tattoos inked on his body in a unique way defining him and his culture. Below are the names of some The Rock tattoos with their meaning and their location.

The Rock Tattoos On His Body

  • The Brahma Bull Tattoo of The Rock

Where?: On his right arm

The brahma bull tattoo represents his zodiac birth sign of Taurus, which is the bull.

  • Evolution of the Bull Tattoo of The Rock
Where?: On his right arm

The Rock got his Brahma Bull transformed into a new tattoo inked by tattoo artist, Nikko Hurtado. Every detail in this tattoo is a reflection of his personal history. After getting this tattoo he uploaded a picture of it with the caption saying “Evolution of the bull. Blood, sweat & years. After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world-renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story’s almost done… Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons, I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned. To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress.

Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe.”

  • Intricate Tribal Tattoo of The Rock
Where?: On his left chest and arm

This tattoo symbolizes three main messages about his family, protecting his family and having an aggressive warrior spirit. This tattoo has a lot of details in it with miniature tattoos inside it with significant meanings.

The following are Components of The Rock ‘s Tattoos of Intricate Tribal tattoo with their meaning:

  • Swirls Tattoo of The Rock

The descending swirls represent past, present and future. The meaning of these swirls is also written on his arm stating “It changes in the place where it is found to be gone.”

  • The great eye Tattoo of The Rock

This symbol is used as a distraction in times of confrontation.

  • Sun Tattoo of The Rock

It represents good fortune.

  • Coconut leaves Tattoo of The Rock

This one represents Samoan chief warrior, which is his clan.

  • Family Tattoo of The Rock

The Rock explained this one in a statement saying “This isa/ga fa’atasi (three people in one), that’s me with my arms open. As it continues on my chest, it connects to my o lo’u to’a/ua (my wife, Dany) and my o lo’u afafine (my daughter, Simone Alexandra).”

  • Two eyes Tattoo of The Rock

These two eyes represents his ancestors who he believes are watching over his path.

  • Stones Tattoo of The Rock

This one is about achieving something for a cause in life. He believes that stones are the foundation of his life and symbol of dedication.

  • Broken Face Tattoo of The Rock

Broken face with shark teeth represents his struggles in life and it is his soul protector.

  • Priest Tattoo of The Rock

The priest is his spiritual guide who helps in attaining his supernatural power and be on the path to enlightenment.

  • Tortoise Shell Tattoo of The Rock

In his culture warriors used to protect themselves from evil by using these shells as a shield.


Dwayne Johnson’s tattoos apart from looking dope represents his life, his culture and what he is. He has got many tattoos related to his Samoan culture. He thinks of himself as a Samoan warrior. His cousins and some of his relatives have also got similar tattoos with the same message. His other tattoo speak about his personality and his other interests.