Robbie Williams tattoos explained: Two Ronnies, children tributes and more

30 October 2023, 15:28

Robbie Williams Two Ronnies tattoo
Picture: Instagram/Robbie Williams

By Tom Eames

Robbie Williams is known to have a lot of tattoos, but there's one in particular that stands out.

If you watch the Take That star on TV or at his live shows, you'll notice a familiar image on his neck.

Robbie has a tattoo of the famous Two Ronnies logo below his left ear. But why?

The 'Angels' singer got the tattoo back in February 2016, a few weeks before Ronnie Corbett passed away.

After Sir Ronnie's death, Robbie tweeted: "Ronnie Corbett: You inspired me at a very young age. THANK YOU. You’ll always be with me."

Robbie Williams has at least 30 body tattoos, including:

  • an image of an Ace of Spades in tribute to Motörhead
  • a Tommy Cooper-style Fez hat
  • the logo of The Saint in tribute to Sir Roger Moore
  • the 'skip dance' pose of Morecambe and Wise
  • a Staffordshire knot as his ancestors are from Staffordshire
  • Take That's logo
  • a coat of arms of Burslem, the town in Stoke-on-Trent where he grew up
  • the notes and words of the first line of the chorus of the Beatles song 'All You Need Is Love'
  • His four children's date of births
  • Coco Chanel logo - in tribute to his daughter Coco
  • 'Simha' - Hebrew for 'happiness'
  • 'X' - referencing his stint on The X Factor, his fellow judge Louis Tomlinson got the same tattoo
  • 'D.E.' - standing for David Enthoven, his late manager.
  • A teddy bear - in tribute to his daughter Teddy
  • The Sigil of Archangel Michael
  • A pyramid and a UFO - symbolising his interest in aliens
  • 'A' - tribute to his wife Ayda
  • 'LOVE' - spelt out on the fingers of his left hand
  • Eye of Horus, on his neck
  • 'Mother I Love You' - written in Old English on his forearms
  • Two swallows on his belly
  • 'Chacun à son goût' - though translated slightly incorrectly, it means 'each to their own taste'
  • '1023' - a tribute to his friend Jonathan Wilkes (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet and W is the 23rd. Jonathan also has a tattoo of the digits 1823, representing RW, on his thigh).
  • 'B' - in tribute to his grandmother Bertha'
  • 'Elvis Grant Me Serenity'
  • 'Born to be Mild'
  • A lion's head on his arm
  • Maori prayer
  • Celtic cross - his first tattoo in 1993