J.r. Smith Tattoos And The Meaning Behind Them

J.R. Smith is known for his tattoos, which have become an integral part of his persona. His tattoos often have a distinct meaning, and he has shared the stories behind many of them in interviews. In this article, we explore some of the meanings behind Smith’s tattoos.

Who Is J.r. Smith?

J.R. Smith is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was drafted with the 18th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2004 NBA draft and was traded to the Denver Nuggets on February 22, 2006. On July 8, 2008, he signed with the New York Knicks. After playing for two seasons in China with Zhejiang Golden Bulls, he returned to play for the Knicks in 2013. On January 5, 2015, he was traded to the Cavaliers.

J.R. Smith is the rowdy uncle who’s always good for a laugh in a league where many players try to keep their image clean and polished. Nevertheless, the New York Knicks guard has never shied away from displaying his personality, including his body art.

Smith has an impressive tattoo collection, each of which has a special meaning in his life and career. So let’s find out and talk about his tattoos.

J.r. Smith Full Body Tattoos

At the very early stage of his tattoo there are just a few on the chest part, a portrait Jesus and on the right side a picture of his beloved mom.


Here we could see his full body tattoos from three angles, there are lots of detailed and meaning inks around his body. Notably Jesus is tattooed on his left chest.


He is a map with a crown on his arm. Along with stars and a tribal type design.


On his other side he has the words “Through the fire” and a basketball player making a basket, jumping through flames.


J.r. Smith Stomach Tattoo

On this part is shows the tattoo on his belly, there is a jersey that says 23 and its written Jordan, we knew for a fact that he really like Michael Jordan.


J.r. Smith Neck Tattoo

Only a few people would see his tattoo on his neck that says young money but when he leans up there is a tattoo that says Swish, smith claimed that he got that tattoo as a holiday gift for himself.


J.r. Smith Back Tattoo

J.R Smith has the words “Just Klownin” in bold on his back. Along with “Loyal” Below his neck. Check out his detailed full back tattoo below: