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What does Riley Reid’s back tattoo mean?

Riley Reid Back Tattoo – a look at Riley Reid’s infamous back tattoo, and more:


To a great deal of red-blooded males out there, and females too, for that matter, Riley Reid is an entertainer that needs no introduction.

Renowned for being one of the most popular adult movie actresses in the industry today, and indeed, in the adult movie industry’s history,

Riley has amassed millions of fans over the course of her career.

Riley is also a fan of tattoos and body art, as evidenced by the fact that her body features a number of tattoos.

The most famous of all, however, or should we say infamous, is the Riley Reid back tattoo that the internet just can’t seem to stop talking about.

Riley’s tattoos are not especially deep and meaningful, and they are not as complex as a lot of other inked celebs, but they get her fans and gossip sites talking, which is why we’re looking at them today.

Here is a look at the infamous Riley Reid back tattoo, as well as her other tattoos.

Who is Riley Reid?

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Before we look at that Riley Reid back tattoo, we first need to bring you up to speed with exactly who Riley Reid is.

If you are not familiar with the adult movie industry (sure, we believe you, wink wink), Riley Reid is a very popular and very successful adult movie star who has won a number of awards over the course of her relatively short career and has even been inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame, back in 2021.

Born on July 9th, 1991, she has been active in the adult movie industry since 2010.

Before she decided to venture into that particular line of work, she worked as an exotic dancer.

She was very popular, and many people suggested she try her hand at the adult movie industry, and at 19 years of age, that is exactly what she did.

Riley initially went by the stage name ‘Paige Riley.’

She proved to be a huge hit in the industry and was one of the hottest, most in-demand, highly sought-after actresses in the biz. She was even tipped to replace the legendary Jenna Jameson.

Riley appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and won countless awards over the next several years, so of course, it was fitting that she would become a Hall of Famer.

She has won the XBIZ award for Best New Starlet and was even voted Best Female Performer of the Year in 2014.

What’s the deal with the infamous Riley Reid back tattoo?

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Not too long ago, Riley set the internet world buzzing for a different reason, when she revealed a tattoo on her back.

At first glance, it may seem simple and innocent enough, but there is actually a very funny story behind it, which we’ll get to shortly.

Before we look at THAT Riley Reid back tattoo, however, let’s first look at some of her more innocent, less talked about tattoos, shall we?

Yin Yang Heart tattoo

Located on the upper right-hand side of her back, just above her shoulder blade, Riley has a Yin Yang heart tattoo.

This is a particularly spiritual tattoo because Yin Yang symbols represent balance.

Yin and Yang is like night and day, old and young, big and small, etc.

The heart, of course, represents love and balance.

This is not a very big tattoo, nor is it anything special to look at, but it is certainly very meaningful and has her fans talking.

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Peace Symbol tattoo

Located directly underneath Riley’s Yin Yang Heart tattoo, just on her shoulder blade, you will see a very simple ‘peace’ symbol.

The symbol itself is not very large, perhaps 2 inches in size, but it, of course, has a very deep and powerful message behind it.

Whether or not Riley is a pacifist, we cannot say, but based on this tattoo, it would be safe to assume that she is, in fact, an advocate of world peace, and that’s no small feat.

With all of the global conflict taking place at the moment, not to mention the fact that people can’t seem to browse social media and make an innocent comment, without getting into an argument with a complete stranger, it’s easy to see why Riley would be an advocate for world peace.

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XXX tattoo

Located on her left shoulder blade, Riley has a simple ‘XXX’ tattoo.

Now, based on the line of work that she is involved in, it would be safe to assume that this light-hearted tattoo is there in reference to her work in the adult entertainment industry.

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Riley Reid’s back tattoo

Okay, the time has come for us to finally address the infamous Riley Reid back tattoo that the online world just can’t seem to stop talking about.

Running the length of the center of her back, vertically from the base of her neck down to the bottom of her spine Riley has some simple Chinese lettering.

The letters and symbols are actually a quote.

It is supposed to be the Chinese version of the English phrase ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’

This is all well and good, except for the fact that the quote is messed up and grammatically incorrect.

It instead translates as ‘life brings you, when lemons make lemonade.’

Now, you’d think this would be embarrassing, but knowing Riley’s personality, many of her fans have speculated that she deliberately had it spelled this way.

This could have been for a joke, she may have been drunk, or she may have deliberately done it to generate some interest and attention online.

Considering how easy it is to have tattoos lasered off, or covered up, however, the fact that she has left it tells us that she doesn’t care about the possible mistake.


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