Mickey Rourke Tattoo List

Mickey Rourke Tattoos

Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.

During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish (1983), the crime-black comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986), and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987). In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.

After retiring from boxing in 1994, Rourke returned to acting and had supporting roles in several films, including the drama The Rainmaker (1997), the comedy-drama Buffalo ’66 (1998), the thriller-remake of Get Carter (2000), the mystery film The Pledge (2001), the crime dark comedy-drama Spun (2002), the action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and the action thriller Man on Fire (2004), playing the role of a corrupt lawyer.

In 2005 Rourke made his comeback in mainstream Hollywood circles with a lead role in the neo-noir action thriller Sin City, for which he won awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Irish Film and Television Awards, and the Online Film Critics Society. In the 2008 film The Wrestler, Rourke portrayed a past-his-prime wrestler, and received a 2009 Golden Globe award, a BAFTA award, and a nomination for an Academy Award. Since then, Rourke has appeared in several commercially successful films including the 2010 films Iron Man 2 and The Expendables.

Mickey Rourke has a few notable tattoos also, check out our Mickey Rourke tattoo list below:


We all knew him as the villain in Iron Man 2. He also had some awesome tattoos all over his body including a tiger in tribal form. Two birds on his left and right shoulder.


It was a physical manifestation for the inner battle he has been facing most of his life.

Mickey Rourke Tattoo

On his right arm, he had an eagle tattoo on his wrist part with a cubic puzzle design and some beaded wrist tattoo on both of his arms.


Before Mickey Rourke’s latest tattoo, the eagle on his wrist was his only one. He said he had it done because he is an American and loves this country.

He also had a huge shark tattoo on his left arm with a signature below it.


That signature shark tattoo was to show off his tough guy attitude and how he will never quit.