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What Does Riley Reid’s Back Tattoo Mean?



Riley Reid Back Tattoo

Riley Reid – Twitter

The first time I laid eyes on Riley Reid was in Vivid’s Brand New Faces 36, and I was instantly taken by her, even though she wasn’t really my type. She was a little smaller up top, had a bit of a retro look going on, not to mention Riley Reid’s back tattoo, which was pretty aggressive. But that unique back tattoo set her apart from other adult stars, and she became known for it.

This stunning looker with a tight teen body started out her smut degree at the young age of 19, and in just a few short years she has become a fixture in the adult industry. If you’ve watched any of her scenes, you know why, because she puts on a performance like no other, and you can tell that she’s loving every minute of it. But in the beginning, she faced an uphill battle, as her back tattoo was a bit of a hinderance, since tattoos weren’t really accepted back then.

Sure, you’d see the occasional porn star with a cute little tattoo on her wrist or ankle, or maybe even a tramp stamp. But Riley Reid’s massive Kanji tattoo runs the length of her spine and is impossible to miss. And forget about trying to hide it with makeup for scenes or photo shoots, she just had to own her bold tattoo.

You can see Riley Reid’s back tattoo in all it’s glory below:

Riley Reid - Tattoo On Her Back

Riley Reid – Twitter

What does Riley Reid’s back tattoo mean?

– “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

But, that’s not exactly true.. “生活帶來您時檸檬做檸檬水” is what we can see on Riley Reid’s back. But according to one of my Chinese friends, that actually translates to read “life brings you when lemons make lemonade”. DOH!

Riley Reid has acknowledged the mistake in an interview with AVN, stating that “My tattoo is not an exact translation,” but the concept remains the same. Hey, it happens.. Either way, I wouldn’t kick her out of bed, bad tattoo or not. 🙂

She’s also got a couple of other tattoos, including a yin-yang heart and peace sign on her right shoulder, and ‘XXX’ on her left shoulder, the latter a recent addition. According to Riley, “I got my first tattoo on my right shoulder at 18, a design I drew up that I imaged from a music note. It’s a heart—with a dying yang inside the heart—and then a peace sign falling from the heart. It was my expression of co-existing and love.”

So the next time you’re watching a Riley Reid scene and enjoying a good wank, you can enjoy the fact that you finally know what her back tattoo means. And while you’re at it, pick up the Riley Reid Utopia Fleshlight and take your viewing sessions to the next level. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

Frequently Asked Questions about Riley Reid

How old is Riley Reid?
Riley Reid is 29 years old. She was born on July 9, 1991 in Miami Beach, FL.

What are Riley Reid’s measurements?
Her bust/waist/hip measurements are 32A-23-34.

How much does Riley Reid weigh?
Riley weighs about 105 pounds.

How tall is Riley Reid?
Riley Reid is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

What is Riley Reid’s nationality?
She’s of mixed Irish, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent.

Is Riley Reid single?
Last year, she posted on her Instagram page that she was “very single” and that COVID dating has been HARD. But then just a few months ago, she announced that she had married Red Bull freerunner Pasha Petkuns! Guess he didn’t waste any time sliding into her DMs. 🙂

Are Riley Reid’s boobs real or fake?
Riley’s A-cup breasts are (obviously) 100% natural.

Has Riley Reid ever posed nude or topless?
Obviously! Riley Reid began her adult film career in 2010 at the age of 19, and she’s performed under the names Riley Reid, Paige Riley, Riley Reed, and Molly (for Cumfiesta). Riley Reid’s real name is Ashley Mathews.

Is Riley Reid on Instagram?
Yes, you can follow Riley Reid on Instagram @letrileylive.

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  1. Loki

    May 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    生活 = life(wrong word for it though, should be 生命)
    帶來 = brings
    您 = you
    時 = when/time
    檸檬 = lemon
    做 = make
    檸檬水 = lemonade
    Life brings you when lemon make lemon water.

  2. Kevin

    November 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    You cant directly translate chinese without interpretation. Your chinese friend doesnt even understand the beauty of his own language. It would loosely be interpreted/translated as, “make lemonade when life offers you a lemon.”

  3. Jackie

    December 31, 2017 at 6:36 am

    im chinese, and im reading it right now in chinese, the grammar is wrong on it. so if translate back into English it would be also fucked up in grammar. on the contrary this chinese interpretation was actually an attempt to directly translate the English saying “When life brings you lemon, make lemonade” and it failed to makes sense ones u read it in Chinese.

  4. Marius

    January 4, 2018 at 5:21 am

    When God gives you a great body, do porn.

    • Rulo

      April 2, 2019 at 11:23 pm


  5. SnuffyFuck

    January 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    When God gives you the chance to see Riley’s tattoo, jerk off wildly to her. Why focus on her tat, when her incredible ass and everything else is right there begging to be admired even more.

    • Rulo

      April 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      What makes there is even a God. Why do you even mention God in this topic. This has nothing to do with your imaginary friend.

  6. Bill Black

    March 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Bad Tattoo or not, she’s still one of my favorites.

  7. JaneDoe

    September 9, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Shes my favorite porn star, I especially love her in Slut sister gets caught 03. That’s my favorite video of them all. When I dont know what yo watch, I just find that one and go at it

  8. Stephen

    June 4, 2019 at 3:58 am

    生活帶來您時檸檬做檸檬水 – could roughly translate to – Life brings you lemons when you make lemonade – which is not exactly what you want… but interesting… like life gives you Turmoil so you can transform it into peace… or you cannot make lemonade unless you have lemons. That’s why grammar is so important. And why you cannot depend upon the internet to give you an accurate translation.

  9. HalfBloodWeeb

    September 9, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Kanji refers to the Japanese version of Chinese characters (they were adopted during the Han dynasty, so Han becomes Kan and ji means character, hence the word Kan-ji); the tattoos are just Chinese.

  10. Rachael James

    December 30, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I did a google translate…comes out ok…”When Life brings you lemons make lemonade”.

    Its perfectly ok.

  11. Mickey

    January 6, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    The full sentence is: “當生活帶來您時檸檬做檸檬水”. She has one kanji far up on the back of her neck that is very hard to see. You can see it here: Jump to 1:37.

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