New England Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser came under heavy scrutiny immediately after he was drafted by the team because of a tattoo he had on his forearm, and the rookie has now removed the ink.
Rohrwasser recently had the “III” symbol on his left forearm removed, according to TMZ. The symbol represented a groupe called the Three Percenters, which is a collection of who people support gun rights and have been categorized by some as a militia and anti-government, though they dispute those characterizations on their website.
Rohrwasser, who kicked for Marshall and was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round, apologized for the tattoo and said he was ashamed of it. He said he got it when he was 18 and considered it a symbol of patriotism.
The New England Patriots selected kicker Justin Rohrwasser in the fifth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft, and they probably did not realize the kicker’s tattoo would become a national story.
Rohrwasser, who kicked at Rhode Island and then Marshall, has numerous tattoos. One tattoo on his left forearm features a “III” symbol, which represents a group call the “Three Percenters”.
Justin Rohrwasser had the Three Percenters tattoo as early as 2015, which was still seven years after the Three Percenters’ formation. The symbol didn’t just “change” in recent years. pic.twitter.com/oFh0iqFWHn
The Three Percenters support gun rights and have been categorized by some as a militia and anti-government, though they dispute those characterizations on their website.
Rohrwasser was asked by reporters about the tattoo and gave his explanation.
“I got that tattoo when I was a teenager,” Rohrwasser said. “I had a lot of family in the military, and I thought it stood for a military support symbol at the time. Obviously, it evolved into something that I did not want to represent. When I look back on it, I should have done way more research before I put any mark or symbol like that on my body. It’s not something I want to represent. So, it will be covered.”
It’s hard to believe Rohrwasser could have gone this long not realizing what the tattoo represented. He has other tattoos on his arms, including an American flag and one that says “Liberty or Death.”
Numerous fans and friends have been paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by getting tattoos honoring him and his daughter, Gianna, who were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash on January 26. One of Kobe’s sisters is also paying tribute with some ink.
Sharia Washington, who is the oldest of the three Bryant children, got a tattoo of the numbers 2 and 24, which were Gigi and Kobe’s respective numbers. The numbers are wrapped by a mamba snake, representing Kobe’s “Black Mamba” nickname, that weaves an “8” — which was Kobe’s other number.
Yes, Tatum did get a new tattoo. He showed off what the tattoo looked like via his Instagram story. The tattoo says:
“Gods will Proverbs 3:5-6”. There is a grammatical error as the tattoo should have a possessive apostrophe for God’s will, but who are we to talk? He probably didn’t have an Iggy with him when he got it done.
The tat is taking up a lot of space. The other thing to notice is that Tatum has a massive torso. Goodness, he has definitely been spending time working out and getting huge. The former No. 3 pick is averaging 22.4 points per game this season.
Numerous Kansas City Chiefs fans are celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win with tattoos, and few have been better than the great “Andylorian” tattoo we have seen.
A Chiefs fan named Collin Ferguson got a “The Mandalorian” crossover tattoo that features Chiefs head coach Andy Reid as “The Mandalorian” and Patrick Mahomes as “Baby Yoda” from the Disney+ show. Ferguson’s friend Nate_Mace shared the photo on Twitter:
Anthony Davis is honoring Kobe Bryant with some permanent ink on his body.
Much like his Los Angeles Lakers teammate LeBron James, Davis got a Black Mamba tattoo to honor Bryant. Both Lakers stars got their tattoos on their thighs and done by the same artist, Vanessa Aurelia.
Davis’ tattoo has a Black Mamba snake wrapped around Kobe’s Black Mamba logo.
Fans around Los Angeles have been paying respects to Kobe by leaving notes, flowers and messages around Staples Center. Many fans are also getting tattoos to honor the legend, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday that killed nine people. Even numerous players are getting tattoos too as they cope with the death.