Ermias Joseph Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist from Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle became known for his numerous mixtapes, including Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw. He was known for his entrepreneurship and community activism.
On March 31, 2019, Hussle was fatally shot outside his store, “Marathon Clothing”, in South Los Angeles.
Nipsey had a lot of tattoos and each of them tells a story of his life.
Nipsey Hussle’s Face Tattoos
Nipsey had the word “PROLIFIC” tattooed on the right side of his face. They word defines him perfectly. Nipsey was productive, creative and larger than life.
“GOD WILL RISE”
Next to his right eye the tattoo said “GOD WILL RISE”. Nipsey’s real name was Ermias, in east Africa it means God will rise.
Nipsey had the letter “S” tattooed next to his left eye.
“2 DA END”
Behind his left sideburns Nipsey had the words “2 DA END” tattooed vertically, which meant that he will fight to the end.
“ALL $ IN”
The tattoo behind his right sideburns read “ALL $ IN” vertically. It represents his music label All Money In.
Nipsey Hussle’s Neck Tattoos
Nipsey had his daughter’s name “Emani Dior” tattooed on the left side of his neck.
Nipsey had a tattoo of a Crown on the middle of his throat. He also had the words King and Me tattooed on top and bottom of the Crown. Nipsey always consider himself the King which also reflects in his other tattoos like “THE WORLD IS MINE”.
Below his left ear, Nipsey had the H6ODSTA tattoo. This is one of his early tattoos. At the age of 14, Nipsey left home and joined the local Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips, a sub-group of the larger Crips gang primarily based in his home neighborhood of Crenshaw. The gang members used to call each other Hoodsta. Later in 2013 Nipsey released a song called Hoodstar Ft. Coby Supreme & Hoodsta Rob.
Nipsey had an Anchor tattoo on the left side of his throat. On the top of the tattoo he had “Loose Lips” and at the bottom “Sink Ships” written.
“WORLD IS MINE”
On the right side of his neck Nipsey had the words “WORLD IS MINE” tattooed with a tattoo of a Globe.
Nipsey had a tattoo of the racing flags on his throat that he used for the cover of his single “Perfect Timing”.
“$” sign tattoo on the middle of the throat
Above the Racing Flags tattoo Nipsey had a tattoo of Dollar sign “$” on his throat.
Nipsey Hussle’s Collarbone Tattoos
This tattoo between his collarbones was dedicated to his mixtape “The Marathon” that was released in December 21, 2010.
Nipsey Hussle’s Shoulder Tattoos
Letter “N” and “H”
Nipsey had letter “N” and “H” tattooed on his left and right shoulders. The letters N & H stand for Neighborhood, Nipsey was a Westside Rollin 60 Neighborhood Crip.
Nipsey Hussle’s Chest Tattoos
Portrait of Children
Nipsey had portraits of his children (Emani and Kross) tattooed on his chest.
On his chest Nipsey also got his clothing brand’s logo TMC (The Marathon Clothing) tattooed. At his Marathon Clothing store, Nipsey hired convicted felons to work at the store, knowing how hard it is to get hired for a job after having that on your record. It also means The marathon continues. Kyle Kuzma the famous basketball played has stated that Nipsey Hussle was his favorite rapper during high school and inspired his The Marathon Continues Tattoo.
“Hold My Own”
Under his collarbones Nipsey had “Hold my Own” tattoo. Nipsey started hustling at a very early age. When he was only 11, Nipsey used to shine shoes for money and started to learned how to hold his own. This tattoo was the reminder of that.
Nipsey had a tattoo of a chain broken in the middle on his chest hanging from his neck. It is also the symbol of breaking free.
Nipsey Hussle’s Back Tattoos
Nipsey had this big Lettering Tattoo on his back that said “SLAUSON BOY”. Slauson Boy was his first mixed tape that was released in December 2005 that exposed him to the masses.
On his back, Nipsey had the letters A M B tattooed.
I have see a lot of #AMB hashtags on Instagram that relates to Nipsey but if any one knows what AMB means please write it in the comment section below for the other fans.
List of Names
Nipsey had a list of names tattooed on the back as well.
Nipsey Hussle’s Stomach Tattoos
“All $ In No $ Out”
On his stomach, Nipsey got “All $ In No $ Out” Tattooed in big fonts. “All Money in, No Money Out” is a contemporary symbol for Black self-sufficiency, unity, and economic resurgence of inner-city neighborhoods, such as Crenshaw, Nipsey’s neighborhood of origin.
“All Money In” Logo
Nipsey had a 3D tattoo of the logo of his Record Label “All Money In” on his stomach.
Nipsey Hussle’s Forearm Tattoos
“All Money In” Logo
On his right forearm Nipsey had the logo of his record level “All money in” tattooed.
Nipsey had an angel tattoo on his right forearm.
“S” and “C” Tattoo
On his left forearm, Nipsey had the letter S and C tattooed. It is a logo of his Crib gang Sixy Crips.
This tattoo on his left forearm was dedicated to his song “FLY CRIPPIN”.
Nipsey got his forearm tattoo in the memory of his late friend, cousin and business partner STEPHEN J. DONELSON (FATTS). He was shot and killed in 2017.
Nipsey Hussle’s Wrist Tattoos
“GOD GOT ME”
Tattoo on his right inner wrist said “GOD GOT ME”.
On his right wrist Nipsey had a tattoo of a star within letter V.
Tattoo on his inner left wrist said “Rollin”.
On his left inner wrist, Nipsey had tattoo of two bullets and “No Name” written on them. One of Nipsey’s song titles is “Bullets ain’t got no name”. Nipsey Hussle dropped his first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1 in 2005 but he was recognized by the hip-hop community for his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series in 2008.
Nipsey had the TMC (The Marathon Clothing) logo on his left inner wrist. It is also the name of one of his mix tapes “The Marathon Continues”.
On the corner of his left wrist Nipsey had tattoo of two rolling dices. He called them wins and losses.
Nipsey Hussle’s Hand Tattoos
On the back of his left hand the tattoo said “Hood Unit”.
On his left hand, Nipsey had a small Cross Tattoo.
He had several Bullet hole tattoos on the back of his left hand.
Nipsey had “Slauson Boy” tattooed on the back of his right hand.
“God Willing” with a Cross
On the side of his right hand Nipsey had “God Willing” tattooed with a tiny cross.
“FREE AT LAST”
Tattoo on the side of his left hand and thumb said “Free at Last”
Nipsey Hussle’s Finger Tattoos
On his right middle finger, Nipsey had a letter “S” tattoo.
Celebrities with Nipsey Hussle Tattoos
The Game’s Nipsey Hussle Tattoos on Chest and Face
To honor his friend, Game decided to get two tattoos that paid homage to the late rapper. Game’s first tattoo was a portrait of Nipsey with the word “Crenshaw” written below in the middle of his chest. The second tattoo spelled out “Prolific,” which is the same word that Nipsey Hussle had a tattoo of on the side of his face.
Lauren London’s Tattoo tribute to Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey and actress Lauren London had been dating for five years. They are both parents to Kross. Hours after the rapper’s public memorial service, the actress revealed her new tattoo to honor Nipsey.
NBA Star Jordan Clarkson’s Nipsey Hussle Tattoo
Jordan Clarkson paid his respects to the late Nipsey Hussle with a tattoo by celebrity tattooer Steve Wiebe of Vancouver.
Rapper Rick Ross’s Tattoo tribute to Nipsey Hussle
NBA star J.R. Smith’s Nipsey Hussle Tattoo
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