Colin Kaepernick’s Tattoos

Everybody has seen his arm tattoos, but I had never seen the chest/back tats on Colin. At first glance, I thought it was Legolas and one of his Elf buddies fighting Orcs on his back, but I stand corrected, it’s a battle between angels and demons. Most of his tats have a Biblical theme. He’s spoken plenty about them:

Across his chest is written: “Against all odds” – a message of defiance against the many scouts and coaches who once dismissed Kaepernick as too skinny to succeed in the sport. On his right arm, Psalm 18:39 conveys a similar message: “You armed me with my strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.” Kaepernick said this week that his favourite tattoo was the one on the inside of his left biceps, which reads: “My gift is my curse”. “I think that really relates right now,” he said. “I’m getting to live my dream right now, but at the same time you’re always under greater scrutiny.”

Cannot judge a book by it’s tattoos. Remember that.


[grabs via @cjzero]

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