Burna Boy Reveals The Inspiration Behind His Tattoos [Video]

Written by on August 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people have so much tattoos? Well you’ve got to see all the tattoos on Burna Boy’s body and the inspiration behind them. Burna Boy is known to be one of the most tattooed singers in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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The Africa Giant broke down bits by bits the names and the reasons behind each tattoo on his body during a recent interview and they are very interesting. From having the Nigerian coat of arm (Shocking) to Fela’s name on his hand, Burna Boy sure has a very strong attachment to all the tattoos on his body. He revealed all these during an exclusive chat with fashion magazine, GQ.

From having the Nigerian coat of arm (Shocking) to Fela's name in his hand, Burna Boy sure has a very strong attachment to all the tattoos on his body. [Instagram/BurnaBoyGram]

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“The first one is a Psalm from the bible. I was just in a dark place and this was the Psalm that felt like I wrote it at that time. This is the tattoo I got after my third American tour. It’s like a rock star tattoo. On my fingers, we have ‘God’s love’ that’s like the fuel. Then this is like a brick wall, it has family written pon it then it also has some of my family members name on it.”

From having the Nigerian coat of arm (Shocking) to Fela's name in his hand, Burna Boy sure has a very strong attachment to all the tattoos on his body. [Instagram/BurnaBoyGram]

“Then this is like a bleeding heart but it still shines so it shows that even with all the…something might be shining but it still bleeds. Then this is Fela Kuti, he is like my hero, he is like the best musician that ever lived,” he said.

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It didn’t end there he went to show off the tattoos created from his first-ever album, Life and that of the nickname his grandfather and Fela Kuti use to call each other back in the days.

Watch video where he said all this below;

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