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The Rock Tattoos

The Rock tattoos, ranked by fans of the sexy star and of body art. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is an actor and former professional wrestler. The Rock was a college football player who was on the University of Miami's national championship team. He briefly played for the Canadian Football League before launching his career as a wrestler like his grandfather Peter Maivia and his father Rocky Johnson. Using the stage name The Rock, Johnson dominated the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 2004 as "The People's Champion." He made his film acting debut in 2001's The Mummy Returns as the Scorpion King. Since then, The Rock has starred in hit movies such as Tooth Fairy and The Fast and The Furious movies.

Polynesian tattoos are fairly common, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one celebrity who just so happens to rock (pun intended) the Polynesian tattoo. You may know the story behind some Polynesian tattoos, but do you know the meaning behind The Rock's tattoo? The Rock has at least 8 tattoos, each with a special meaning or memory. The Rock body art includes a large tribal design on his left shoulder and chest. The tat took 60 hours to create and tells the story of The Rock's life, ancestors, and family. It also reflects The Rock's Black and Samoan heritage. On his right shoulder is a bull tattoo, which represents his astrological sign Taurus.

Similar to other stars that have tattoos, such as 50 Cent Tats or Randy Orton Body Art, The Rock has made headlines several times as he has added a new tattoo to his collection. He is one of the hottest tattooed celebrities and famous people with tattoos.

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    Eyes

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    Back in 2003, the rock traveled to Hawaii to get his family history tattooed on his body. The Great Eye is supposed to let the wearer of the tattoo possess the spirit of his or her enemy. This symbol is used as a distraction in times of confrontation. 
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    Spiritual Guide

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    The second prominent circular design is a priest or spiritual guide, which raises a warrior's enlightenment and supernatural powers.
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    The Sun and Family

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    The tat closest to The Rock's neck is the sun, which is meant to bring good fortune. Underneath is the "isa/ga fa’atasi" symbol, which means three people in one. It represents him with his arms open and connects to his wife Dany and daughter Simone.
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    Warrior Spirit

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    The chest tat represents The Rock overcoming struggles in life and his warrior spirit, which is why he had it placed over his heart. 
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