Brandon Brooks is an American football who used to play college football at Miami (Ohio). He is a football guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). Brooks has quite a good number of tattoos on his body most of which are religious in nature. He has claimed his deep faith in God multiple times and also, its relation with his body inks. Let us explore his body tattoos and their meanings.
1. ‘Bible Verse’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Brandon has got a Bible verse tattooed on his right bicep. There is a scroll inked within which we can see the verse written. It is Psalm 23:4 which says “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. The tattoo on Brooks’ arm is the new version of the same that says, ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.’
Meaning: Brandon got this tattoo inked during his college days. He is known to be a very religious person since his childhood. He even used to attend Baptist services when he was younger. This tattoo shows his deep faith and dependency upon God, his will, and support which keeps Brandon going ahead in life.
2. ‘Lion Head’ Tattoo
Tattoo: We can see a faded tattoo on the inner upper arm of Bradon which is actually, a Lion Head.
Meaning: Lion or lion head tattoo is the symbol of strength, courage, and confidence. Brandon’s decision to get this tattoo is clear that his personality calls him to be strong enough to fight against wrong and work for right.
3. ‘ROBERT’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner left bicep there is a word tattooed which can be read as, ‘ROBERT’.
Meaning: Robert is the first name of his father, ‘Robert Brooks’. Brandon has always shared a very close bond with his father, Robert considering the fact that he always has been his support system through his professional career too.
4. “M” Tattoo
Tattoo: Brandon’s left bicep is tattooed with the letter ‘M’ in capitals.
Meaning: M tattoo here has been a source of symbolizing Brandon’s birth city i.e. “Milwaukee”. Brandon was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
5. “Through Faith, I’m Saved” Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his shoulder blade, we can see a quote that says, ‘Through Faith, I’m Saved”. The words have been taken from Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works so that no one can boast.”
Meaning: Brooks’ deep-rooted faith in Jesus Christ and his blessings is evident from this tattoo. He seeks Jesus’ continuous support to help him live his life. The above tattoo signifies that be it any individual, he/she claims to be safe enough in this world just because he/she has strong faith in God and God’s blessings and thus, so is the case with Brandon.
6. ‘Quote and Angel wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his chest, we can see another quote inked. It says, “There is no progress without much struggle.” The tattoo wording is surrounded by angel wings that cover a major portion of his chest. Brooks got it inked when he was 20/21 years old. The quote is from the famous Abolitionist Leader and writer named, Frederick Douglass.
“That was my first tattoo,” Brooks said. “I got it when I was 20 or 21. It’s a quote from (abolitionist leader) Frederick Douglass. To me, it means that nothing worthwhile comes without going through some tough times, some bad times. It really resonated with me.”
7. ‘DOROTHY’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right bicep, Brandon has another word tattoo,’DOROTHY’.
Meaning: Dorothy is the first name of Brandon Brooks’ mother, ‘Dorothy Brooks’.
8. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left shoulder there is an angel tattoo inked.
Meaning: Getting an angel inked shows our deep connection trust, and faith in God because, angels are considered to be the symbol of good luck and also, messengers of God.
9. ‘Cross and Rosary Beads’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Brandon has another religious tattoo inked on his body that exists on his inner right bicep. It is a rosary beads tattoo along with a cross.
Meaning: This tattoo specifically, tells us about Brandon’s’ religious beliefs i.e. Christianity. Whereas, rosary beads represent the Virgin Mary, an important figure in the Catholic faith. Altogether, cross with rosary beads tells us that the person is Catholic and holds a great connection with Jesus and Mary and their blessings.
10. ‘Bird’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner left bicep there is a flying dove inked. We can also see some dark clouds inked in their background.
Meaning: Again, the dove bird is the symbol of God’s will, faith, and peace in life.
11. Tattoo on Left Arm
12. Bible Verse Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another bible verse liked on the inner side of his right bicep.