Concerning this tattoo Shia has said "It's an art piece that I've seen many years ago. It's always been a cool visual for me. It's kind of how it feels too. You know you do put yourself. Because you always talk about the stardom or what not and the more you do this, then the more successful you are. You're entrapping yourself, you know, because regardless of if you want to be a personality or not, that's part of the game, so that sort of represents that to me a little bit."
And finally, Shia LaBeouf has a small dog paw print on his left shoulder, which is believed to represent a fallen four legged friend, his childhood dog.