Brent Matthew Hayden is a Canadian professional swimmer. Hayden is regarded as the fastest Canadian swimmer of all time and has been com[eting since the last decade. He has won several awards and medals throughout his career and has also represented Canada in many international competitions. He made his comeback to swimming in 2019 after a 7-year retirement and is in great shape, still proving to be a tough contender. Brent has a few interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Scenery’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper left arm and shoulder of the swimmer is covered in a tattoo of a scenery containing a dense area of trees, along with mountains above them surrounded by clouds. There are also blue lines surrounding the whole design to represent a stream. The tattoo also continues to his bicep.
2. ‘Superman’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Brent’s left pec contains a tattoo of the superman logo on it.
Meaning: Brent got the tattoo of the logo as he is a huge fan of the character. The tattoo even earned him the nickname, “Supes” and “Supe” which is the short slang used to address superman.
3. Side Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of the swimmer’s body contains a large tattoo of swirly clouds on it along with three red stars.
Meaning: The tattoo of the 3 stars is a very common design and represents the achievements that the Canadian has achieved and the goals he has reached in his life.
4. Chinese Tattoo
Tattoo: Hayden’s right bicep contains four Chinese characters tattooed on it.
Meaning: The characters on his bicep translate to, “Friend Forever” and is a tattoo that he got with his friend who survived a fatal motorcycle accident.
5. Leaf and Rings Tattoo
Tattoo: The mid part of his upper back contains a tattoo of a maple leaf on it. There are also five interjoined rings tattooed below the leaf.
Meaning: The Maple Leaf on his back is a tribute tattoo to his country, Canada. The leaf is the recognized symbol of Canada and also represents unity and peace. The five rings on his back are the logo of the Olympics. Hayden got this tattoo to celebrate winning an Olympic Bronze medal in the 100-meter at the 2012 Summer Olympics, making him the first Canadian swimmer to do so.