Ewan McGregor Tattoo List: The Story Behind the Design

Ewan McGregor Tattoo

Ewan McGregor  is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. He is best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting, the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge!, and Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. His tattoo is quite noticeable, check out our Ewan McGregor tattoo list below:

Ewan McGregor Arm Tattoo

McGregor seems like a really cool and down to earth guy, his ink does a good job of supporting this image.

Ewan McGregor’s tattoo, a heart and dagger half-sleeve is a tribute to his wife and daughters. Ewan McGregor’s tattoo originally only included a dagger piercing a heart and the the names of his wife (Eve) and first two daughters (Esther and Clara), but he had his third daughter’s name (Jamiyan) and some clouds added later on.

Ewan recently had a fourth daughter, so look for his ink to expand in the near future; otherwise he’s going to have a really ticked off kid someday.


Recently Ewan Mcgregor edited that tattoo with black ink, his tattoo looks more complete.


On his left shoulder, he recently got a tattoo.
In the great sky, a hummingbird spreads its wings and soars with the black butterflies.
He has a tattoo on his forearm that reads “Mary Laurie,” the name of his new lover and newborn daughter.

Ewan McGregor Tattoo

I think hummingbirds are among the most beautiful animals on this planet. Despite their diminutive stature, these creatures pack a tremendous amount of force and beauty into their tiny bodies. It is widely-known that hummingbirds are excellent fliers, as well as beautiful to look at. Hummingbirds fascinate and inspire wonder in equal measure in many people around the world.

A tattoo of a hummingbird might be a lovely way to honor these fascinating creatures. For many individuals, hummingbird tattoos are a symbol of nature’s power and beauty while also symbolizing the ephemeral aspect of life itself. Tattoos of hummingbirds can also represent jubilation, joy, and celebration.

The black butterfly tattoo is regarded as a sign of fresh beginnings, change, and metamorphosis. It can also be a symbol of new beginnings and hope. As a reminder to embrace life and live in the now, the black butterfly tattoo can serve as a powerful symbol for some people.

Ewan McGregor Tattoo

It’s not clear what the wool scarf tattoo on his biceps represents, although there are many different interpretations of it. Some consider it a symbol of safety, while others see it as a sign of camaraderie. Wool scarf tattoos are also associated with a sense of security and coziness among some people.

Ewan McGregor Tattoo

In addition to being a fashion statement, the wool scarf tattoo is frequently interpreted as a sign of inner strength. It can be read as a reminder to persevere in the face of adversity or as a call to arms for those who are struggling.



Ewan was born in Perth, Pertshire, Scotland, UK in March 1971 to Carol Diane (Lawson) and Jamers Charles McGregor who were both teachers. His uncle is also a quite known actor, named Dennis Lawson. At age 16 he left Morrison Academy  in his hometown, Crieff where he was raised, to do what he loved to do. He joined the Perth Repertory Theatre.

It was no hard decision for the actor, his parents even encouraged him to leave Morrison Academy to join the Theatre. His parents wanted him to be happy and he was definitely not happy at the Academy. That’s why his parents trusted him when he told them he wanted to pursue his acting goals. Ewan studied drama for a year and then enrolled at London’s guidhall School of Music and Drama, to start a three-year course. A top notch school, he studied alongside celebrities like Daniel Craig, who we all know as 007, and Alistair McGowan. Right before his graduation, he even snagged the role of Private Mick Hopper in Dennis Potter’s Channel 4 series Lipstick on your Collar, what became a huge success.

The most critically acclaimed actor of his generation, is also known from Black Hawk Down, Trainspotting, Beginners, Jack The Giant Killer, and The Impossible.


McGregor is married to Eve Mavrakis. She’s a french production designer whom he met while working on Kavanagh QC, a television series made in 1995. They also married in France, in 1995. He’s a proud father of 4 kids. We’re still waiting for Ewan McGregor tattoo to renew. Or he might get another one.

What’s clear, is that he can’t have a tattoo with only 2 of the four names. He loves his daughters so adding the names of his other daughters is an option, or getting another tattoo with the two names of his most recent daughters, what will be a little easier when you see his current tattoo. I mean, how will two more names fit there? The only way he can add names, is to extend the tattoo by placing his current tattoo within a bigger one. There’s no room for simply adding names and besides that, it will look odd.

Ewan, we love your tattoo and we’ll always keep loving you.