Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson is an Icelandic professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for the Qatar club, Al-Arabi and is known for his defensive playing style, even from the midfield. Aron also captains the Icelandic National Team. Aron has many tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and explore their meanings.
1. ‘Thor and The Viking’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Aron’s chest contains two very large and unique tattoos. His left pec contains the face of a Viking warrior. And his right pec contains a tattoo of a person wielding a large hammer with thunderous skies behind him. Both the tattoos are connected by a stormy sea with a Norse designed old ship sailing in the middle of the storm.
Meaning: The Viking warrior tattoo is actually a tattoo of Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik The Red who was a Norse Explorer and is the one who found the first settlement in Greenland according to Icelandic mythology. The tattoo on his right pec is a tattoo of the Norse God of Thunder, Thor and the hammer he is wielding is Mjolnir.
2. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: The midfielder’s back is covered in one of the most beautiful tattoos you will ever see. His back contains a tattoo of a bull, a man, a dragon and a bird, all standing on a stone holding the flag of the colors of Iceland.
Meaning: The tattoo is actually called, “skjaldamerkið” which is the Coat of Arms of Iceland. It is a silver-edged red cross done on a blue shield. The shield is resting on a stone. And behind the shield is a Rock Giant (Bergrisi), a Bull (Griðungur), a Griffin (Gammur), and a Dragon (Dreki).
3. ‘Scenery’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right forearm of the footballer contains a tattoo of the scenery of an old castle overlooking a stream flowing with a small bridge and rocks at the river banks.
4. ‘607’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The footballer’s right hand contains the numbers, “607” tattooed on it. Just below the numbers, is the letter A inked.
Meaning: The “A” tattoo represents his love for his son, Aron Gunnarsson Jr.
5. ‘Jesus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Aron’s left forearm, just below his elbow contains the tattoo of Jesus Christ wearing a Rosemary bead necklace with a cross pendant. The sun has been depicted over his head with rays of shine emitting from it and merging with his other tattoo. Just below this tattoo, is a tattoo of a large flower ending near his wrist and completing his sleeve.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his religious views.
6. ‘Numbers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains the tattoos of initials, followed by a number. The tattoos are I-52, AG-17, KG-87, and AG-89.
Meaning: The AG stands for his own name, Aron Gunnarsson and KG stand for his wife, Kris Gunnarsson. AG-17 represents the Jersey number which he wears, 17. KG-87 represents the year of birth of his wife. And AG-89 represents his own year of birth.
7. Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: The footballer’s right hand contains the word, “Malmquist” tattooed on it.
8. ‘Lady’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The footballers left upper arm and shoulder contain a large tattoo of a lady who is praying. There is a man with wings standing behind the lady holding a shield made of scales. Both the characters are done with a dark cloudy sky behind them. The cloudy skies behind them extend to his bicep and tricep and cover most of his upper arm.
9. ‘Numbers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Just like his right one, his left forearm also contains the tattoo of a few numbers. The numbers are 56, 76, 78, 83.
10. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the footballer contains a tattoo of two hands joined in prayer, with a necklace wrapped around them and hanging down with a cross as a pendant. Above the hands are the tattoos of a few stars.
Meaning: This is another one of his tattoos that represents his religious views.