Captain Munnerlyn, an American football cornerback free agent is known to be a big tattoo lover. Captain began playing football during his High School at Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama. He has played for the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills. Munnerlyn has got his name ‘Captain’ from his great grandfather as it was chosen by his mother. Let us explore his body tattoos and their secret meanings.
1. ‘Mama’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm, Captain has got his mother’s portrait tattooed along with the words, ‘Know Love’ below it.
Meaning: Captain, shares a very lovable bond with his mother. Evelyn Munnerlyn. He got this tattoo at the age of 18 years and did not show it to her including other inks till the time his sister revealed it to their mother and it happened when Captain was almost 20 years old.
“It’s the one of my mom. I got it when I was 18 years old. I kind of snuck and got it. My mom is a preacher so she didn’t know I had tattoos. I never had any below my elbows. I used to hide it when I was in high school. I had my initials on the back of my arm and my mom never knew—even though I played football and ran track. I’m sitting there like I know she sees them, but she never said anything to me. One day my sister told on me. I had come home from college and had just gotten some on my leg and my sister saw it and she said, ‘Momma you need to tell Captain to stop getting all these tattoos.’ She said, TATTOOS?! By that time I probably had 20. I had to take off my clothes and show my mom my tattoos. She saw the one of herself and said, ‘Oh my God that looks just like me!'”
2. ‘Praying Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner right forearm there are some dark clouds inked along with a female figure with folded hands shaped into the form of praying hands and facing towards the sky.
Meaning: The praying figure inked on his body is actually a praying angel as it also has wings. A praying angel symbolizes the person’s need and urges to be closest to God for blessings, direction, and guidance in every step of his life.
3. ‘Angel Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Captain has got a pair of angel wings tattooed on his left bicep. Inside the angel wings, we can see a name tattooed as,’Evelyn’
Meaning: Angel wings are the symbol of hope, protection, rebirth, and also the symbol of good luck. The name Evelyn represents Captain’s mother’s first name (Evelyn Munnerlyn).
4. Right Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right bicep there are sunrays inked along with the word, ‘BEAM’.
5. ‘AP’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘AP’ inked on Captain’s left bicep in red.
6. Back Tattoo
7. ‘BEAT’ Tattoo
8. Bible Writing Tattoo
9. Black Swirls Tattoo
10. ‘Chosen One’ Tattoo
11. ‘Dedication’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm there is a very faded ink that contains the word, ‘Dedication’.
Meaning: Representing his own hard work and dedicated nature, Captain got this ink. Munnerlyn said that he is way too dedicated towards his game and the work and this tattoo acts as his source of self-encouragement.
12. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a very light shaded portrait of Jesus Christ inked on Captain’s right forearm.
Meaning: This tattoo tells us about Captain’s religious faith and beliefs i.e. ‘Christianity’. Secondly, Captain is a religious person who seeks God’s direction and blessings in each action of his life. He himself said that many of his tattoos are religious tattoos as he has deep faith in Jesus and his blessings.
13. City Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a scroll inked on Captain’s left inner forearm which contains the line, ‘put on For My City’. The tattoo is Captain’s way of showing love for his home-city, Mobile, Alabama, United States.
14. Right Bicep Tattoo
15. ‘R.I.P’ Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a cross inked on his right bicep. On the center of the cross we can see, ‘R.I.P’ tattooed.
Meaning: Cross tattoo shows that the person is a Christian and his religious beliefs are directed towards Christianity. The Cross is the holy symbol of Christians and reflects their faith in Jesus Christ and his blessings.
16. ‘Sacrifice’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Munnerlyn’s right forearm there is a tattoo of the word, ‘Sacrifice’. Just above this word, Captain got Jesus Christ’s portrait added later on.
17. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right shoulder blade, there are few stars.
Meaning: Stars are the source of guidance and direction. They are also considered as the pathway of creating one’s life’s direction and path towards achieving goals of life.
18. ‘EAST’ Tattoo
19. Names on left Bicep
Tattoo: There are few names inked on his left elbow which can be read as, ‘Timothy Moore’, his brother’s name, ‘Gregory Moore’, his other sibling, and ‘Larry Crear’, his father.
20. Bible writing on leg
Tattoo: Captian’s left leg is inked with lines that can be read as “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. The lines have been taken from the Holy Book, The Bible from Joshua 1:9 NIV.
Meaning: The lines focus to tell the individuals to have faith in God and his blessings and also to remember that, God is with all of us, and he goes with us everywhere so, we need not worry and should stay strong always.
21. Tattoo on the left leg
22. ‘I got my city in Lock’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There are two liners inked on Captain’s leg. The one on the says, ‘I got my 100 dollars‘ and the one on the bottom says, ‘I got my city on the lock‘.
23. Chest and Abdomen Tattoo