YouTuber JC Caylen is known for his signature curls, his love of backflips, and his collection of tattoos. The 25-year-old has been keeping his followers updated on his body art since his very first tattoo (a cloud on his right wrist) — but TBH, it’s hard to keep track of just how many tattoos he has had inked all over his body.
JC, who can add the MTV reboot of Fear Factor to his resume, has everything from a wishbone (in honor of his dog) to the traditional mom heart tattoo permanently placed on his sleeves, which honestly changes from one day to the next. However, no matter what he gets next, we have a feeling he will return to his go-to artist Romeo Lacoste.
The longtime friends even filmed a Tattoo Roulette video for YouTube and (spoiler alert) the contestant was forced to get a tattoo of JC’s choosing — a hot wing. While JC (real name: Justin Caylen Castillo) has yet to ink a hot wing on his own body, he does have more than a few exceptionally impressive pieces.
One of his very first tattoos was the dream catcher/compass/world map hybrid on his right bicep. This was of course done by his friend Romeo and we assume captures JC’s love of travel and adventure.
However, his singular arm tattoo was short-lived — and now JC’s dreamcatcher has plenty of company. From a rose to a girl in a bikini (possibly a homage to his girlfriend Chelsea) to the pretty self-explanatory “loser” text, his love of tattoos is pretty clear.
As for the 143 replaced by the 153? Your guess is as good as ours. One fan theory is that 143 means “I love you” while 153 means “I adore you.” Cute.
Then there is this sunflower on his right elbow.
JC even has a matching tattoo with his dad — by, you guessed it, Romeo Lacoste. “Father and son,” he captioned the Instagram photo.
JC did give fans the meaning behind this abstract heart tattoo — located on his left bicep. “Wearing my heart on my sleeve,” he wrote. “Begins at three dimensions, then breaks down to two, then one dimension. It looks like it transforms into star constellations.”
We also spy some tulips, a palm tree, and are those tombstones?
Here’s a closeup of that palm tree.
He also has a pretty detailed piece of a skull wearing a Native American headpiece. Instead of feathers, the headpiece is adorned by trees and if you look close enough, you can see a moon, a wolf, an alien, and some teepees hidden in the branches.
If you can look past his adorable dog Wishbone, you’ll notice a huge angel wing inked on his right shoulder.
Another one! A floating kid with a planet as his head.
Add heart-face ballooon, love, and a squirrel? to his list of tattoos.
And don’t forget about the leaf on his ankle.
If we had to guess, that brings JC total to about roughly 20 to 25 tattoos. But we have a feeling he’s keeping a few secret.