The Trafalgar Law of One Piece can be hard to break. Sometimes he has a cool, arrogant and sometimes sadistic attitude towards life. However, at other times he is cold and calculating and does not like to show his true feelings. Anyway, he seems to be a very conservative person.
Despite the way Low presents himself emotionally, there are other ways to gain insight into his personality. On her body there are many tattoos that each seem to tell a different story. Deciphering these tattoos can be the key to better understanding the law as a person.
One of Law’s most popular tattoo sequences, which many people see first, is on his fingers. In each of the proximal phalanxes, the letters D, E, A, T and H are written to form the word “DEATH”. The meaning of these tattoos is very simple: they denote the nickname Lo, “surgeon of death.” Whether the nickname or the tattoo first appeared remains a mystery, but he is clearly proud of the idea behind it.
Another group of Lou tattoos, the meaning of which is less clear, is the Jolly Roger. It has a Heart Pirates unmodified Jolly Roger tattoo on the back and a slightly stylized version on the chest. These tattoos clearly represent the value he places on his pirate crew and his place as captain, but there is a little more to it than that.
To understand the meaning of this Jolly Roger, it is necessary to know in depth the law’s past. Years before One Piece begins, Law, a terminally ill young man, is taken over by the Donquixote Pirates. During his stay, he developed a strong relationship with Corazon, one of the elite officers in the crew.
Corazon ends up sacrificing his life to obtain the Op-Op Fruit so that Law can use his power to get rid of his illness. One of the last memories Lu had of Corazon is his smile. To honor his memory, not only are the crew of pirates known as the Heart Pirates, but Jolly Roger has a smiling face at its center.
It’s also worth noting that the Jolly Roger of Heart Pirates is eerily similar to those of the Donquixote Pirates. This last crew had his smiling face crossed out. The similarity between the Jolly Rogers can be seen as a representation of Law’s past relationships with the Donquixote Pirates. It can also be interpreted as an insult to the crew’s captain, Donquixote Doflamingo. The last assumption would make sense, as Lu blames Doflamingo for Corazon’s death and vows revenge on him.
Law also has various heart shaped tattoos on both his shoulders and on his chest which can be interpreted in different ways. The most obvious is that they refer to pirates of the heart. They could also represent Corazon, whose name means ‘heart’ in Spanish, which explains the heart-shaped tattoo and its resemblance to the Jolly Roger on Lou’s chest. The shape of the heart can also represent the Op-Op fruit, which is heart-shaped. Whatever the reason, the shape of the heart seems to be an important part of the character of Law.
There are a few other notable tattoos on Lou’s forearms and the back of his hands, although their meaning is unclear. The tattoos on her forearms are shaped like gears with something in the middle resembling the silhouette of Jolly Roger from Heart Pirates. The last figure has been interpreted as a stylized steering wheel. The tattoos on the back of her hands also look like ruffles in the shape of a cross. At the moment, the meaning of these tattoos is left to the interpretation of fans. As far as we know, they represent the daily life of pirates who are struggling to survive in the world.
Lou’s tattoo, with a few exceptions, says a lot about the Captain of the Heart Pirates. It seems to indicate a value of trust, camaraderie, and cheerfulness that is not often found in personality or the way they act. However, he may not be ready to admit it; He seems very proud of his notoriety as a hacker for that.