#AlexOLoughlin and his Tattoos

Our first study post here at “Intense Study”, nearly 7 years ago, was of course about Alex’s tattoos – no surprise there.  There were so much to say about it, that we divided it into 3 different posts at the time. And they remained our most popular posts over the years.

Since then we felt it needed updating and we have been contemplating new post for many years already, yet never found the time to do so. I guess the time is right to do another one.

But why now?

Because I realized with a bang that those who asked me the question about a year ago already, of whether Alex’s red nipple tattoo has gone missing, were in fact right. At the time my mind was not in the fangirl game and with no time for studying the footage I dismissed it. I thought it was just bad examples and that Alex was sweating (or getting MOIST as he would call it) and that together with the lighting caused the tattoo to look gone. But now I have had time to take a good look at some of the pictures in a bigger format. And …..

Do you see what I mean?

It became more difficult in the later years to spot these changes in the tattoos, because the sad thing is, we do not get nearly enough private shirtless pictures of Alex these days. It is also difficult to notice tattoos when he is Steve, because they normally cover the nipple tattoos with make-up. And of course we have not had a lot of shirtless episodes of Steve either  – maybe only one a season lately? 😦

It looks like it is not just faded, but that it has been spesifically removed. Why do I say that? On this picture (below) of Steve taken in late 2017 it is actually still visible, even though the gecko tattoo was covered with some orange make-up, the red tattoo showed. That means that from somewhere in late 2017 to April 2018 it has gone missing. That can only happen with deliberate removal I would guess.

AND it looks like the gecko tattoo is also on its way out …… it looks faded. Well, it looked faded a year ago, maybe it is already gone by now? Let’s hope for some shirtless proof soon!

In this picture (below) from August 2018, we can see that it was not just our imagination or maybe sweat or the lighting on the other earlier pictures that caused the tattoo to look gone – it is gone. Here is a different private setting and you can still see that it is missing. Unfortunately we can’t see the others side with the Gecko tattoo clearly, in order to make an assessment of what is happening there.

Maybe the important question in regards to the tattoos now, is to ask whether the “new” two tattoo dots on Alex’s ring finger counts as 1 or 2 tattoos? 😉 😉

Well, they are not really new anymore of course, because the have been there for nearly 2 years already ….



Late Addition:

  • Some people mentioned sighting of a new tattoo for Alex on his middle finger, seen on Paley footage. I see no evidence of it. If I am missing something, please let me know. Here are the pictures I looked at. Best quality I could find.

Another addition:

Got new footage of Paley – seems the new tattoo is on the inner part of the middle finger. Nice catch to those who saw it. I did not have these new pictures before. Guess I need to search for even more pictures from the Paley …..



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27 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin and his Tattoos

  1. stevemcgarrettlover

    I love analyzing him, so any shirtless pictures are welcome, and I love the gecko tattoo!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. D. Havard

    Ack! Arggg! (Sputter) Yikes. (Heavy breathing) I’m ok. Whew! Made me spill my coffee. Wow, just wow! And thanks. Many many thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mamayorkie

    You ladies are hilarious! BTW,I voted that there are two tattoos in the poll because I have always wondered if they represent one for each of his children. So, I came up with two.

    Liked by 1 person

    • But he has three children, his own words, so I don’t think the dots are just for two of them. And they represent the wedding ring, so when he can’t wear the ring, the love is still visible.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. Claudia

    Die zwei Punkte auf dem Finger sollen vielleicht einen Ehering andeuten.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. First things first: NOT THE GECKO!!!!! NOOO! The Gecko must stay, the gecko must stay… Come on, chant with me: The Gecko must stay, the gecko must stay…
    Awesome post FOYeur, for so many reasons, lol.
    I am going to vote ‘It’s complicated’, just because it is. I think it is pretty obvious the dots respresent Malia and Alex, their marriage, instead of the wedding band which he always has to remove before filming or before doing BJJ. So it’s two dots, for two persons, on the other hand they are married, one item… sooo… See? Complicated.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Mary Lou

    In the Paley pictures he’s got another new tattoo, next finger along from his ring finger. He must’ve heard you were updating your article 🤪

    Liked by 1 person

  7. vanduyn

    We got a good pic of him at Paley and he clearly has a new tat on his inner middle finger. Thanks for the follow-up on the tats. The pictures are very yummy 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Val

    I saw the new tattoo in Youtube, in the interview Alex gave for ET Canada at PaleyFest. At 2:04 , on the middle finger from the index finger side.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks – somebody send me the picture of it now.
      I have not really looked properly at the video. Will only do so once I do the transcript for it.
      I already added it to the post


  9. Hilda Liporace

    me encantaría saber ,cada uno de sus tatuajes ,el significado para Alex

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yes, I think many fans would like to know what the tattoos mean to Alex. But the only time he was ever asked about it, was in October 2009 when he had online interaction with fans and back then his reply was that “everbody needs secrets”.


  10. So, please tell me that I am not the only one who zoomed in to see this new tattoo? And am I the only one who thinks one of them is the astrological sign for scorpio? Maybe he has zodiac tattoos of his family. It would fit the two dots…


    • Stand corrected. It’s a trident! ❤️


      • Yes, and of course it can symbolize a number of things for him. Most obvious would be something about the sea, but then again it is a ‘tri’-dent and there is the 3 again – His three kids, maybe come into play? 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        • mamayorkie

          Whatever the story behind the Trident, I am sure it was carefully thought out, may have had more than one reason for its choice and we will probably never know if he decides its private.

          I like privacy. Fans don’t have a right to know everything. So, until he decide to go public, let’s just enjoy the little mystery.

          Now, about that back tattoo…………


  11. CassG

    I’m finding it difficult to focus on the subject at hand when looking at Alex in his gorgeousnes!😍 I esp like the pics from 2018!❤❤
    These are amazing shots of him. Thank you FOYeur. Just what I needed to take away my woes.


  12. AlexOloughlinlover

    damn Alex and those sexy tattoos of his my my my my my


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