Many pop stars and celebrities get permanent ink to externalize their inspirations. From Justin Bieber to Miley Cyrus, tattoos are meant to express an artist’s passions, and it’s a consensus that they also look pretty cool. Whether it be a sleeve or just a single mark, tattoos are often filled with subtle meaning and references to personal experiences. While some celebrities get their ink for purely superficial reasons (again, they look pretty sweet in general), others choose designs that evoke passion and inspiration every time the needle hits the skin. One of the more iconic and symbolic tattoos in recent memory is the one on Nick Jonas’ forearm. The piece was done in 2013, and there was a lot of buzz about what it meant and why it was so special.
The Meaning of Nick Jonas Tattoo
At first look, you can easily mistake the group of symbols for some sort of hieroglyphic or extra-terrestrial relic. To an uninformed onlooker it appears to be nonsense, or something too deep for an outsider to understand. It is cryptic by design, and without further explanation is a bit confusing, but when explained it makes perfect sense, and fits both Nick Jonas and the Jonas Brothers’ brand.
The meaning of this tattoo is quite simple and straightforward. The tattoo appeared first on his Instagram page in 2013 with the caption, “God is greater than the highs and lows.” From the image of the tattoo, it’s not hard to sort out the symbols. G represents God, then the “greater than” symbol (>) followed by an apex ∧ and a ∨, representing the highs and lows.
This is to accompany his “Mercy” tattoo from earlier in the year, which also has a clear personal and spiritual meaning for Nick Jonas. The Jonas brothers are famous for their Christian beliefs. A popular topic during their early years was the purity rings the group wore, signifying chastity until marriage. This and his “Mercy” tattoo fit the same mold, but are a more mature form of expression.
On top of the religious implications of the tattoo, The Jonas brothers released their album V soon after the ink was done. The V in Nick Jonas’ tattoo makes reference to the album. While this may be unintentional, it was certainly a reminder for most fans, keeping their eyes on the upcoming album. It was a little publicity at the time, but the staying power is in the meaning of the tattoo itself. It is a constant reminder to Nick Jonas and all of his fans, that God is greater than all. Although there may be good and bad times, God is always watching, and trumps all of the experiences of this world.
Nick Jonas Teeth
As much as we idolize our celebrities, they are not without their eccentricities and flaws. Nick Jonas himself has his flaws as well which in his case makes him even more alluring. Back in September 2015, a writer at Buzzfeed revealed that the singer has a “three front teeth” which led to some labeling it as an “extra tooth”. The revelation sparked angry comments from fans, with some describing the post as lame, superficial, uneducated, incorrect and many other adjectives. The most widely accepted notion was that Nick has a lateral incisor and if that is indeed true then Nick’s flaw isn’t a flaw after all. See the pictures for yourself and pass your own judgement.
What do we think? Well we couldn’t care less if Nick had 5 front teeth after all he is still the hottest Jonas brother.