Over at The Huffington Post San Francisco website they have a story about Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos and the meaning behind his ink. The story is an interview with Kaepernick’s tattoo artist, Nes Andrion, who does most of the designs for the quarterback.
Kaepernick gets his tattoos done at Andrion’s Enless Ink studio in Reno. The story says Andrion has done about 93 percent of Kap’s tattoos. Below are some highlights from the story and you can check out the full article by clicking here.
“When I put my touch to that tattoo, it’s not just a tattoo cause I’m getting paid for it,” Andrion said. “It’s got meaning.”
The psalms tattooed on Kaepernick’s arms address his competitive instinct, according to Sports Illustrated. Psalm 27:3, on one arm, reads: “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.”
Psalm 18:39, on the other arm, says:, “You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.”
Kaepernick asked his parents for help picking the passages to inscribe on his arms, according to the Nevada Sagebrush. “They are about asking God to help kick somebody’s butt,” his mother, Teresa Kaepernick, told the student-run university outlet. “When you look at them, it’s not surprising to see that an athlete chose those two verses.”