Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio or Rey Mysterio (as he is better known) has spent over three decades inside the squared circle. Rey has earned a name for himself by emerging as one of the greatest luchadors in history. Despite being 48 years old (as of now the latest update of this article), the agility that he showcases in the ring is unmatched.
One of the most striking features of Rey Mysterio is his numerous tattoos and the meaning behind them. The WWE Hall Of Famer has his arms and torso fully covered with tattoos. However, the most intriguing feature of his personality is the story behind each of his tattoos. Let us learn what significance each of his tattoos has in his life.
How many tattoos does Rey Mysterio have?
As per Body Art Guru, Rey Mysterio has a tattoo count of 37. These tattoos cover his hands, back, front, and legs and are quite visible to everyone. Rey has a spine and vertebrae tattoo that runs down right from his neck to the end of his back. The tattoo symbolizes the strength his back carries, being a part of the professional wrestling industry.
Another prominent artwork that is represented on Rey Mysterio’s body is the Aztec calendar that he has on his chest. “It’s very important to me. That’s who I am,” said Rey about the tattoo. Being a Mexican-American star, the luchador is full of pride in his culture. This also led him to get ‘MEXICAN’ inked on his stomach.
Many of Rey Mysterio’s tattoos are dedicated to his close ones
While the luchador may seem tough from the outside, he carries the love of his close ones at all times. Rey has multiple tattoos dedicated to his close ones. He has carved the name of his wife ‘ANGIE’ on his left shoulder. He also has two skulls printed on his calf, which when joined, completes a heart. The tattoo “represents me and my wife – till death do us part,” said Rey.
The WWE Hall Of Famer also has an ‘RA’ on his right arm signifying the initials of his better half and his own. He also has his children’s names inked on his body. ‘DOMINIK‘ (his son) is clearly visible on the inner side of his left bicep and ‘AALYAH’ (his daughter) on the right bicep. Rey has dedicated space on his left forearm for his beloved friend Eddie Guerrero and has got ‘EG’ and ‘GUERRERO LATINO’ inked in his memory.
Do Rey Mysterio’s tattoos bring out him as a religious person?
Rey Mysterio is a God-fearing man and this is clearly evident with his tattoos. There are multiple cross tattoos on his body. He also has rosary beads inked along with a cross. His wrists are the place for ‘MAN MADE’ ‘BY GOD’ which symbolizes that “All the success and triumph that I’ve had in this world has been because of Him,” claims Rey Mysterio.
A little fan of his once revealed that she prayed for him each day and handed him the prayer. The act moved Rey deeply and he got the prayer inked on his stomach. All these symbols bring him out as a religious person who has immense faith in the power of the Almighty.
Last but not least, he has a 619 on his left forearm signifying his signature move inside the ring. Apart from these, other tattoos include – a crown, dove, high five, ‘DARLING,’ spider web, tribal design, ‘1995,’ wings, and ‘1975’ are the other tattoos that one can find on his body. This reveals how much Rey Mysterio is connected to things that have happened in his life so far. Which of the tattoos of Rey do you like the most do let us know in the comments.