The True Meaning Behind This Guy Fieri Tattoo

Guy Fieri is a busy man. Per his personal website, Fieri runs 75 restaurants around the world, owns a winery named after his two boys, Hunter and Ryder Fieri, and hosts a lot of television shows. He's got a lot going on by anyone's account, but there is more to Fieri than all this. Fieri is like an onion: There are many layers to this celebrity chef. Just when you think you know the host of Diners, Drive-ins, and Diveshe peels a layer back and reveals some new dimension of his cooking rules or life philosophies. Yep, the chef with the spiky, bleached hair has thoughts beyond items you should never use when cooking or sharing the virtues of some of his favorite foods

In a 2018 interview with Delish, Fieri shared that his family is really his focus, saying, "My whole world revolves around my family. That's what sets the tempo for everything I do." That sentiment is also related to the true meaning of the sleeve tattoo that runs up his left arm. And when you learn the story behind that red-haired lady who looks a little like a Greek goddess, it might help you understand how true his statement about the importance of his family really is. 

The tattoo is a tribute to his late sister

Delish explains that the woman featured in the tattoo was partly inspired by Botticelli's The Birth of Venus. Above her head is the word "Namaste" and below her feet, the name Morgan is inscribed. Fieri told the site, "My little sister died of cancer eight years and three days ago. It was terrible. It was the worst thing. I got this tattoo with her name on it because this keeps her with me every day. Then I can talk about her. People ask me, 'What's that tattoo?' 'Oh, that's my sister, Morgan.'"

Why the "Namaste?" Apparently, it was a phrase his sister always used to say, but Fieri confessed that he didn't understand its meaning until she died. Fieri said, "Namaste means 'the god in me sees the god in you.' There's different ways people say it, but the way I recognize it is acknowledging the power in somebody." Fieri clearly had a great love for Morgan. He even made her a special dish at family gatherings, fire-roasted vegetable lasagna, and included the recipe in his cookbook, Guy Fieri Family Food (via Delish). And we never would have known any of this if Fieri hadn't peeled that onion and exposed his family-centric side.