Adam Levine loves his ink.
The Maroon 5 frontman is covered in tattoos from head to toe, with designs that honor his Californian roots, family and loves for Asian music and artwork.
Levine also has more than one tribute tattoo to his wife Behati Prinsloo, who he was recently accused of cheating on.
“Tattoos end up being this weird roadmap or narrative over the years. They always remind me of that long, strange, awe-inspiring journey that life has been,” he told People in 2013.
While Levine went viral after his 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance — during which he threw off his shirt and displayed his extensive collection of body art — he continues to spark interest in his ink every time. let him show it.
Below, learn more about some of the star’s most notable tattoos and what they mean.
rose face tattoo
Maybe there’s one place Levine doesn’t want to get a tattoo: his face. The rocker caused an uproar in December 2021 when he revealed a rose tattoo near his eye. However, it turned out to be just a temporary design to promote Calirosa Tequila, the liquor brand he runs with Prinsloo.
“This post is for my mom: I don’t have a tattoo on my face,” Levine clarified in an Instagram Story shortly after showing off the artwork. “I’m too vain to get a face tattoo. I will tattoo the rest, but no, the face must remain the same.
Go big or go home: In March 2021, Levine had her entire left leg inked with black-and-white Japanese-style waves, a process that took artist Nathan Kostechko three days. He called the experience “ouch but it’s worth it” on social media at the time.
Obviously, the pain didn’t scare him away from getting his other leg tattooed to match; in August 2021, artist Bill Canales spent 13 hours inking waves that stretched from Levine’s right hip to his ankle, calling the star “a true warrior to say the least.”
Directed in 2016 by Bryan Randolph, Levine’s massive back piece ran for six months and features a mermaid – a half-human, half-bird mythological creature with a haunting voice used to lure sailors to their destiny via song. Levine is seen cradling a skull in his arms as a ship approaches.
Levine is a California boy through and through, he even has the name of his home country written on his stomach. He also has “Los Angeles,” where he was born and raised, on his upper bicep.
“It was inspired by my love for this incredible book of Tibetan designs,” he told People of the traditional style tiger on his elbow.
The singer has been getting inked since 2001, when he added a dove to his left bicep. “I was 21 years old. It was five days after 9/11. I felt like that had to say something with this peaceful thing on my body,” he told People in 2013.
Levine showed his love for Prinsloo in a literally cheeky way in 2017, posting a photo of him grabbing his butt — and showing off his cool fingers.
“Worth hanging on,” he captioned the photo.
Butterfly in a web
In 2021, the former “Voice” judge added a butterfly trapped in a web just above his throat – above the word “family,” which he has on his collarbone.
It goes without saying, perhaps, that the star’s love of music inspired this particular tattoo.
“You are so cool”
Before Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian resumed the “True Romance” obsession, Levine and Prinsloo got “you’re so cool” tattoos, a nod to Hans Zimmer’s piece from the 1993 film.