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Colin Kaepernick’s chest tattoo updated with tribal design (Picture)

Colin Kaepernick chest tattoo

Colin Kaepernick just started his offseason, and he is not wasting any time adding to his tattoos.

Kaepernick tweeted the photo you see above on Thursday. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback added a tribal design around his pectorals and trapezius. The photo below via tattoo artist Orly Locquiao shows what designs were added:

Colin Kaepernick chest tattoo

According to a post by Locquiao on Humble Beginnings Tattoo’s Facebook page, Kaepernick was tattooed until 2:30 in the morning. Locquiao says the tattoo represents Kaepernick’s “family, inner strength, spiritual growth, and humility.”

Kaepernick’s tattoos became a source of controversy last season after a Sporting News columnist questioned the quarterback’s ink. Kaepernick’s parents were upset with the writer, and Kaepernick says he started the “Kaepernicking” trend in response because he is proud of his tattoos.

Locquiao is actually a different artist from whom Kaepernick received many of his other tattoos while in college at the University of Nevada in Reno. In addition to being a tattoo artist, Locquiao owns Cukui boutique in San Francisco, which is a clothing store that sells designs inspired by Pacific Islander and Chicano cultures. Cukui boutique worked a deal with Kaepernick to sell shirts and sweatshirts inspired by the quarterback’s tattoos. Needless to say, business has been booming ever since.

H/T Minus Twenty-Two
Photo credits: Twitter/Colin Kaepernick, Orly Kukui


Around The Web

  • http://twitter.com/Kcamp300 Kate Campbell

    Working your way around the world at 15 on a Norwegia merchant ship warrants discreet ink, surviving a tour of duty in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta taking out sniper nests with the Marines warrants a small tattoo. Losing the Super Bowl does not call for an ink momento.

  • http://twitter.com/Kcamp300 Kate Campbell

    Working your way around the world at 15 on a Norwegian merchant ship warrants discreet ink, surviving a tour of duty in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta taking out sniper nests with the Marines warrants a small tat. Losing the Super Bowl does not call for a lavish ink momento. Kaepernick needs to keep his shirt on and do something. 

  • Lou Palumbo

    Kate, shut up…It’s his body and he can do what he wants with it.  Stop judging.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000419605597 Lita O Riley

    kate you ignorant slut.