Albert Harrington is an American former professional basketball player. Al was drafted in 1998 to the NBA by the Indiana Pacers and had a 16-season long career, playing for many top teams such as Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, etc. Harrington is now an entrepreneur and is the founder of Viola Cannabis.
Al has many interesting inks covering his body. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Vinni Vetti Vecci and Live Life’ Tattoos
Tattoo: There are a lot of tattoos on his neck and chest. There is a name tattooed on the right side of his neck. His right shoulder has the words, “Live Young” tattooed on it and his left one has the word, “Life” on it. The words, “Venni Vetti Vecci” are also tattooed across his collar bones. The right side of his chest also has a tattoo of the words, “Family First“.
Meaning: The words across his collar bone is an interpretation of the Latin phrase, “Veni Vidi Vici” which means, “I came; I saw; I conquered”. The words, “Family First” represent how much his family means to him and how he prioritizes loved ones over everything else.
2. ‘Bear and Writing’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his chest has a tattoo of a growling bear on it with the words, “Killer Instinct”. The left pec of the player has a tattoo of a piece of parchment nailed to his chest with a few words written on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the bear with the words represents his mindset and how determined he is to win.
3. ‘A’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the player’s neck has a tattoo of the letter, “A” with a halo over it with the words, “Pray for Ma”.
Meaning: The tattoo of the letter on his neck represents the name of his beloved daughter, Amaya.
4. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the player has a cross tattooed on it. The cross also has wings that spread and cover his bicep and a portion of his back. The words, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” are also tattooed around the cross.
Meaning: The cross on his arm represents the player’s religious views and the sacrifice that Jesus gave to save humanity. The words around the cross are from Philippians 4:13 that show us how deep his faith in the Lord is.
5. ‘Interstate and NY’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left upper arm of the player has a tattoo of the sign of Interstate 280 along with a pair of dice below it. The letters, “ny” are also tattooed below the dice.
6. ‘ADC and RIP’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Al’s left bicep has the letters, “ADC” tattooed on it. There is also a tattoo of the letters, “RIP” along with a name on the inside of his left elbow.
7. Basketball Tattoo
Tattoo: His right shoulder has a tattoo of a basketball with a ring around it, surrounded by flames. The words, “Big Al” are also written on the basketball.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the player’s love and dedication to the sport.
8. Crown Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a crown tattooed on the player’s right bicep along with the word, “God”.
Meaning: This tattoo also represents his religious views and his faith in God.
9. ‘Girl and Devil’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Al’s right upper arm has a tattoo of a little girl on it surrounded by a devil with its wings spread across Al’s arm.
10. ‘Prayer and Design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of the former player’s right forearm has a tattoo of the words, “Be Faithful in Prayer”. The rest of his forearm is covered by a design tattoo.
Meaning: The tattoo of the words on his forearm represents how deep his faith is and how he believes in the power of praying.
11. ‘Scroll and Word’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a scroll with writing tattooed on the inside of Al’s right forearm as well. There is also a word tattooed on his right hand.
12. ‘913’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of Al’s right wrist has a tattoo of the number 913 on it.
13. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The entire back of the player has a large tattoo design covering it. The word, “Focused” is tattooed near his neck and his back has a large tattoo of a portrait of himself, wearing a cap with “NJ” on it, a cape, and holding a basketball. The words, “God’s Child” are also tattooed below the portrait.
Meaning: The tattoo of the portrait on his back represents how highly he thinks of himself. The portrait describes him as a hero of the game. He is also seen wearing an NJ cap for his hometown of New Jersey. The words, “God’s Child” represent his belief and how he has surrendered his life to Jesus as his Lord and savior.
14. ‘Legend’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Al’s body has a tattoo of a few words on it. There are more tattoos on the player’s stomach as well but they have not been revealed in any photos yet.
15. ‘I DO IT 4 THE LOVE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: One of the most famous tattoos of Al’s body is on the side of his left lower leg. The tattoo features a basketball player holding a ball, surrounded by the words, “I DO IT 4 THE LOVE”.
Meaning: This tattoo represents the love that Al has for the sport and how much he enjoyed being on the court.