Does Kevin Durant’s new back tattoo have a spelling error? (Picture)
Kevin Durant recently put the finishing touches on his massive back tattoo, but there may be an error with the ink.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star shared a photo of one addition he made to the tattoo this week — a portrait of Jesus on the lower left of his back. He later added a bible verse to the right side, which Ball Don’t Lie identified as James 1:2-4:
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides,” the passage reads. “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
Perhaps we are misreading the fancy font, but it certainly looks like the word “mature” is spelled “mautre” in the last line the photo Durant posted shows. Durant seems to take his tattoos quite seriously, so he can’t be happy if that is indeed a spelling error. We have seen tattoo type-O’s in the past, but they are pretty rare on an athlete’s body who makes nearly $20 million a year. Again, maybe we’re just reading it wrong.
UPDATE: It looks like we may have been reading it wrong. Durant later shared a close-up photo of the tattoo and it looks like “mature” was spelled correctly, though the writing was odd looking.
“I got mature spelled the right way lol,” he wrote as the caption.
The good news is Durant’s tattoo artist can spell correctly. The bad news is his cursive kind of stinks.