There are many people who wonder what the meaning is of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos. Some are very easy to explain but some probably only Zlatan himself or the people closest to him knows what they mean. Here we will go through all tattoos that Zlatan has and each one of them means.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos on the left and right wrist
The symbols that Zlatan has on his wrists are known as the “Ibrahimovic Code” and are the birth dates of his three siblings and his two parents.
The right wrist contains the birth date of his father Sefik (23.08.1951), his big brother Sapko (30.04.1973) and his little brother Aleksander (10.07.1986). The reason the names of the men are on the right wrist is because Zlatan consider this to be his stronger arm.
On the left wrist Zlatan Ibrahimovic has the birth date of the women from his family. His mother Jurka (16.04.1951) and his bigger sister Sanela (19.07.1979). The dates on the left wrist is due to this arm is closer to the heart.
When Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two sons were born he added the birth dates of them to the right wrist so in total there now are 5 birth dates on his right wrist.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos on the stomach
On the stomach Zlatan has two cards where one of the cards is a heart with the letter H inside it. This most likely stands for his fiancee Helena Seger. The other card is a clover which according to Zlatan stands for spirituality.
There have also been rumors that the two poker cards are considered a good luck symbol. There has also been some speculation on why Zlatan has this tattoo so close to the dragon but no real explanation has been found.
Zlatan also has a tattoo on his stomach that says “Only God Can Judge Me”. This tattoo he got just before the World cup qualifying game against Iceland. The reason that Zlatan has this tattoo is because he is a christian and believes in God. Zlatan believes the only ones who can judge Zlatan is Zlatan himself and God.
“The words are from a song by the rapper, Tupac. ‘They could write whatever they wanted in the papers. Scream anything at all from the stands. They still couldn’t get at me. Only God could judge me! I liked that.'”
The latest Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoo on the stomach is a tattoo made in white ink. The tattoo says “Zlatan” and the tattoo was originally from a commercial and Zlatan liked it so much that he decided to keep it.
Zlatan has in his auto biografy said the following about this white tattoo “My first tattoo was a white line on my belly. You could hardly see it. It was mostly a test.”.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Red Dragon tattoo
The red dragon on the back of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s back is said to be a metaphor for his personality.
“In Japanese culture, the dragon represents a warrior, and I was a warrior.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos on the arms
In 2004 when Zlatan played in Juventus he had his fathers name Sefik written on the right arm. On the left arm Zlatan has his mother Jurka’s name. Zlatan’s right arm also has a sign that according to himself is a “maori symbol that will protect me and my family”.
When Zlatan’s first son Maximilian was born he also added his name on the right arm in an Arabic font. When Vincent was born Zlatan also added his name on the right arm under Maximilian. The name Vincent was also written in the same Arabic font.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos on the back
On the back Zlatan Ibrahimovic has several different tattoos. In the center bottom part of the back he has a sign that is made up of five Buddha heads. According to Zlatan the five buddha heads stands for “the five elements, water, earth, fire, and so on.”
On the left shoulder Zlatan has a Japanese koi.
A carp, the fish that swims against the current.
One of the latest tattoos that Zlatan has added is a feather that he has on the top of his back. The symbolism of this tattoo is still unknown.
This was a summary of the tattoos that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has on his body. Most likely he will also add additional tattoos in the future and we will then update this post with the latest Zlatan Ibrahimovic tattoos.