David Boreanaz Tattoos

The Strong Symbolism Behind David Boreanaz Tattoos

Although pictures of David Boreanaz tattoos can be hard to come by, there are a few there.  While he did star in the slasher horror film Valentine with Katherine Hiegl and Denise Richards, it was his role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer that got him really noticed. 

David played a mysterious angel, a vampire who was cursed with having a soul because of past sins.  Due to the show’s tremendous success, he starred in Angel, a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that led him to even higher stardom.

Wrist Tattoos

The first set of David Boreanaz tattoos are the Kanji symbols he wears on his wrists.  One is the symbol for soul while the other represents destiny.  Interestingly, David and his wife Jaime Bergman, actress and Playmate wear  the same exact symbols.  While David was married for less than two years from 1997-1999 to Ingrid Quinn, he has remained married to Jaime since November 24th, 2001.

David and Jaime had their son, Jaden Rayne Boreanaz on May 1st, 2002 and their daughter Bardot Vita Boreanaz (Bella) on August 31st, 2009. 

Although you would think based on these David Boreanaz tattoos that he has a perfect marriage, he publicly admitted having an unfair after the woman contacted a lawyer and was threatening to expose their relationship to media outlets.

Back Tattoo

Most who have been fortunate enough to catch a glimpse at the piece on his back, will agree that this is the most intriguing of the David Boreanaz tattoos.  However, although it is haunting, mysterious and magical, it often leaves the viewer wondering just what exactly it is.

What Boreanaz is actually displaying is a Gryphon that is holding onto a letter A.  The inspiration comes from the beautiful Book of Kells where the Gryphon was interpreted as being four traditional winged figures.  Essentially, it is a symbol created for Saint Mark with the eagle being Saint John, the man represents Saint Matthew and the ox symbolizes Saint Luke.

The symbolism of this winged lion is incredibly complex as it is meant to represent the fourth nature of Christ.  Traditionally, the lion is to be roaring and preparing the way to the desert for the four captivating corners of paradise that are often represented by four heads, human, eagle, lion and ox.

Alternatively, this one of David Boreanaz tattoos can have a bit of a different meaning.  This winged lion can symbolize two natures uniting such as fire or the sun, the ultimate desired goal of alchemy.  Like all composite beasts, there is the suggestion of terrifying powers of nature, primordial chaos and evil forces in the world.  In Christian symbolism, the lion is a representation of Christ, the Devil, fortitude, watchfulness and the solitary hermit.

3 Comments to “David Boreanaz Tattoos”

  1. By Eleanor Matthew, February 21, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Any tatto would look awesome on David. In the movie “These Girls” his tatto must have been removed from his back.

  2. By trajan, September 3, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    David is amazingly hot and love his tat but come dafukon…this is such a load a crap…its a cool tat leave it at that

  3. By elizabeth haines, October 10, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    do you believe in magic. what did you feel around you filming angle,

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