A lot of people ask about Yuri Boyka tattoos and their meaning. Uri Boyka (played by Scott Adkins) is a well built tall man with impressive muscles, distinctive high and tight haircut in a fade style and numerous tattoos all over his body. So what do the tattoos of “the most complete fighter in the world” actually mean?
If you look up Yuri Boyka tattoos photos, you will see that he has tattoos on his chest back, neck, arm, pecs, shoulders and forearm.
Uri Boyka Star tattoos: these are probably influenced by Russian prisons, where tattoos tell stories and signify the “rank” or status of the prisoner. Two matching 8-point stars on the prisoner’s shoulders mean that he is a professional criminal. Two matching 8-point stars on the knees imply anarchic views (“no one can make me fall to my knees”). Yuri Boyka in the movie Undisputed III: Redemption has them on their chest, so their meaning is probably an amalgamate of the two.
In general, stars tattoos signify the hope of a person to be a star or even determination to reach for the stars. The number of points the star has also determines the meaning. Yuri Boyka workout must be a real challenge, but can help one get a truly ripped and fit physique.
The “Q” looking tattoo on his chest looks like a Japanese symbol enso. It symbolizes enlightenment, elegance, strength, the universe, and mu (the void). In Zen, it is a circle drawn in one or two brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
In Russian prisons, barbed wire tattooed across the forehead signifies a life sentence without possibility of parole. Scott Adkins barbed wire tattoo is on his arm, so it probably has an adapted meaning. In general, a barbed wire tattoo is a way to express strength and that one has overcome a particularly hard experience, as well as religious faith. Yuri Boyka’s biography must be full of hard experiences…
Scott Edward Adkins is an English actor and martial artist best known for playing Russian prison fighter Yuri Boyka in the film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and its following two sequels. When heavyweight champion George ‘Iceman’ Chambers lands in prison, he has to fight in a boxing match with the prison champs.
Does Scott Adkins really have all his tattoos or are they temporary tattoos for the film? They were just temporary tattoos. If you look up pictures of Scott Adkins, you will find that he doesn’t seem to have any permanent tattoos.