Abdel Nader is an American-Egyptian professional basketball player. He plays for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. He was drafted in 2016 by the Boston Celtics. He has also played for the Maine Red Claws and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Abdel has many unique inks covering his arms. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘No Love’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the athlete has a tattoo of the words, “No Love” on it accompanied by a beat-up heart holding a rose in its mouth and a star. The entire design is inside a cloud.
2. ‘Buddha’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the player has a tattoo of Buddha on it that is seen meditating inside a shape made by an intricate pattern of geometrical shapes.
Meaning: The tattoo of Buddha represents the player’s religious views and his love and devotion to the Buddhist practice. The tattoo of Buddha along with the geometrical shapes represents a cosmic image to imitate the universe symbolically.
3. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of his left upper arm has a large tattoo design on it. The tattoo is surrounded by colorful inks and has three deities in the middle which are still unfinished. The one at the top is also wearing a Pharoah’s crown.
Meaning: Abdel was born in Egypt so the tattoo might be attributed to his culture and his religion.
4. ‘Tree’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tree, inside an arc, tattooed on the player’s left forearm.
5. ‘Quote and Numbers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left wrist of the player has a quote tattooed around it that reads, “Made in Alexandria, Egypt”. There is also a sequence of numbers tattooed on his left forearm.
Meaning: The tattoo of the quote represents his place of birth. Abdel was born on September 25, 1993, in Alexandria, Egypt. The numbers on his arm represent latitude and longitude coordinates for a place on the globe.
6. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a pattern of stars tattooed on the inside of the player’s left forearm. The words, “Believe”, “Achieve”, and “Progress” are also written along with it.
Meaning: The tattoo serves as a motivational one for himself showing the qualities that he believes in.
7. ‘Triangle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a colorful triangle tattooed on the inside of his left forearm as well. There is also a name tattooed inside his left wrist.
Meaning: The tattoo of the triangle on his wrist represents love and wisdom.
8. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of his left forearm has another colorful design tattooed on it.
9. ‘Lion and Basketball’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Abdel’s right upper arm has a tattoo of a basketball on it. The basketball has the letters, “AN” tattooed on it and also has a lion tattooed above it.
Meaning: The letters on the basketball are his initials, AN for Abdel Nader.
10. ‘Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is an eye tattooed on the inside of his right forearm inside a triangle.
Meaning: The tattoo design on his arm is called the Eye of Providence or the all-seeing eye of God which represents the eye of God watching over humanity.