The phrase ‘ice in my veins’ is being used all over TikTok right now, but what does it mean?

As you’ve been scrolling through TikTok recently, you may have seen a lot of videos where people use the phrase ‘ice in my veins’.

It’s usually used alongside a bizarre hand gesture, and it’s confusing everyone on TikTok.

So what does ‘ice in my veins’ actually mean? Let’s find out.

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What does ‘ice in my veins’ mean?

‘Ice on my veins’ is being used all over TikTok right now, and it’s actually a phrase that comes from sport.

If someone has ‘ice in their veins’, it essentially means that they are “cold-blooded”, and it’s often used by NBA stars and other sportsmen to describe the feeling of being clutch under pressure.

Usually, it applies to the final minutes of a match when the game is on the line and you must use all your strength and determination to succeed, perform well and ensure that you win.

It’s often associated with a certain hand gesture

On TikTok, people are often using the term ‘ice in my veins’ alongside a bizarre hand gesture where they put two fingers on their opposite arm.

Usually, the song Hayloft by Mother Mother plays in the background and text appears on the screen.

The hand gesture is often used by NBA players to signify that they have ‘ice in their veins’ and are nearing the end of the match.

It was started by Lakers player D’Angelo Russell to began using it as a celebration pose.

However, on TikTok, the hand gesture has now adopted a different meaning.

The ‘two fingers on arm’ trend explained

D’Angelo Russell’s ‘ice in my veins’ gesture is being used all over TikTok, but it’s adopted a different meaning to what was originally intended.

Now, it’s used to signify that someone is revealing a truth or reality about themself.

Usually, these types of videos are made up of two clips. First, a TikTok user explains a story about their life. Then, the video cuts to a new clip of them putting two fingers on their arm.

At the same time as making the hand gesture, they usually make a big reveal about themself which is written in text on the screen.

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♬ Hayloft – Mother Mother

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