Flea Shows Off His New Bear Tattoo And Explains The Deep Meaning Behind It

In his recent Instagram post, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed his brand new bear tattoo and commented upon its symbolic meaning for him.

RHCP bassist Flea can be easily recognized with his tattoos covering most parts of his body. He has several different tattoos on his body, including a picture of Jimi Hendrix on his left arm, a line of elephants circling his bicep, the word ‘love’ written on each of his knuckles, a Celtic symbol and his ex-wife’s name ‘Loesha’ on his chest, several birds, dolphins, and a tribal design on his back. Flea also has a tattoo of his daughter’s drawing and a poorly made tattoo on his arm that reads ‘Go Lakers!,’ showing his endless love for Los Angeles Lakers.

According to his recent Instagram post, he added another tattoo to this collection. As seen in the photo he has posted, it’s a new bear tattoo made by tattooist Doctor Woo on his chest. In the caption of his post, Flea opened up about the meaning of his new tattoo and explained the traits of bears that impress him most. He stated that bears have been in his life constantly and he actually loves them. Flea further mentioned that for him, a bear represents bravery, power, protection, and dominant earth energy.

It also seems like he connects himself with them as bears enjoy the sweet pleasures of life, are curious, and enjoying life to its fullest. Flea then adds that bears symbolize strength and courage which inspires people to lead others while being a guide for them, as their spirit means inspiring those around and staying true to themselves.

Flea’s Instagram post read:

“Thank you to the inimitable tattoo master Dr. Woo for putting this black bear on my chest yesterday. These animals have been in my life constantly, and I love and treasure them. A bear represents bravery, strength, protection, and defending energetic boundaries. Being a creature of the forest, bears have dominant earth energy. Bears enjoy the sweet pleasures of life, bringing up important lessons of enjoying life to its fullest, being curious, and having fun.

This animal’s power will make a hero out of you, as it symbolizes strength and great courage. … This animal spirit determines you to not only lead others but to be a guide for them as well, as its meaning is of inspiring those around and staying true to one’s self. And they rest well. And also don’t forget about my friend Richard Yracheta and of course the miracle that is Everly Bear.”

Also, here is the photo Flea has posted on his Instagram.

Photo Credit: Flea – Instagram