There are many things that define Shawn Michaels, his character, his moves, his achievements and his charisma to name just a few. But the one thing that probably defines the Heartbreak Kid the most, is his tattoos. When you look at a tattoo you think, why would you tag you body in ink or just a picture with no meaning. But a tattoo defines more than that, especially when it comes to Shawn Michaels. He has a few tattoos that either define his personality, career or the influences in his life from his loving family. Below is a list of his tattoos, with pictures and a look into the story of how they came to be.
Cameron and Cheyenne bracelet
Shawn has two bracelet tattoos circling his left wrist, both have have the names of his children. His son “Cameron” and his daughter “Cheyenne” which is above the Cameron bracelet. Shawn has said that the bracelets represent the impact his children have had on his life spiritually. They remind him of what an amazing impact they have been.
HBK Heart Logo
The HBK broken heart tattoo is located on his hip. Shawn has admitted that it’s a tattoo he probably wouldn’t have now. He has said that the “Heartbreak Kid” character has given a lot to me in my life. He felt the need to provide a tribute and honor the character that helped him grow, although it was one he didn’t want it anywhere visible.
Heart, Sword and Snake
Situated on his left arm. The sword piercing the heart with the snake going around the sword forming a “S”. He has said that the Heart and Sword, represent his personality. It focuses on his youth as he was always a shy, decent kid. The snake represents him getting older and harder, it reminds him of things he isn’t proud and this defines him of that person he once was.
The portrait of Shawn’s wife Rebecca can be found on his left leg. The tattoo represents the greatest woman he’s ever known. He has even said in an interview that: “One of the things with tattoos is that you’re not supposed to get women or your wife. But I knew this was the woman I would stay with for the rest of my life. I’d chop my leg off at the kneecap before I let her leave.”