Justin Thomas Tattoos: Where Is He Inked and What Do They Mean?

Published 10/07/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas reacts after his shot on the 1st hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Justin Thomas is one of the most successful and popular golfers right now. Of course, along with his incredible PGA Tour journey, fans are also interested in learning more about the golf icon’s personal life. This includes everything from his family and the house he owns to his tattoos, which have their own meaning behind them.

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The 28-year-old star has two tattoos made, both of which have a deep meaning to them. Let’s take a look at both of those tattoos, and why the golfer decided to get them.

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What is Justin Thomas’ first tattoo?

Thomas’ first tattoo is on his left arm, just below his elbow. This tattoo is meant to honor Thomas and his family and represents Thomas, his mother, and his father. The tattoo is three lines (or roman letters) that have a line on the top to make it look like a T for Thomas.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Justin Thomas of the United States looks on during competition. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Thomas had explained the reason behind his tattoo on Instagram, revealing that the line meant his family, including himself.

What is Justin Thomas’ second tattoo?

Sometime after his first tattoo, Thomas decided to get a second one this time to honor his grandfather, Paul Thomas. Justin Thomas comes from a family of golfers, and Paul was the first professional golfer from the family.

His grandfather, unfortunately, passed away earlier this year in February. He was 89. Thomas apparently got the tattoo done before his grandfather died.

This particular tattoo can be seen on the inside of his right upper arm. This tattoo is actually the signature of his grandfather. Thomas even spoke about how he got the signature and had to involve his grandmother in the process.

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“I said, `This is weird, but can you have grandpa sign something?'” Thomas said. “His signature is very Arnold Palmer like, and I always remembered that. I asked her to send me a picture of it. She said, `Should I even bother asking?’ I told her no”. 

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Thomas added that he ended up sending a picture, which was then showed to his grandfather. Paul even joked about the tattoo, telling Thomas that he would be asking him for residuals every time he saw it on TV.

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Already having two tattoos, one can only wonder if Thomas might get a few more tattoos over the years.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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