Christian Wood’s 3 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Christian Marquise Wood is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays in the NBA for the Houston Rockets. He was drafted in 2015 and has played for a number of teams including the Philadelphia 76ers,  Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, and Detroit Pistons.

Wood has some interesting inks covering his right arm. Let us take a look at what these are and the meanings behind them.

1. ‘Quote and Rose’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a quote tattooed on the player’s right shoulder. There is also a small dove bird above the quote and a rose flower below it.

Meaning: The quote on his arm represents the bible verse, Philippians 4:13. The verse says, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”. The tattoo represents his religious views and also how his God grants him strength.

2. ‘Skulls’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm has a tattoo of three skulls on it. The first one has its hand covering its eye sockets, the second one has its hands covering its ears, and the third one has a hand over its mouth.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the theme of hearing no evil, seeing no evil, and speaking no evil tattoo. The original idea comes from a Japanese principle of three wise monkeys. This tattoo represents how the player feels about evil and how we should avoid spreading it.

3. ‘California’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The word, “California” is tattooed on the side of Christian’s right forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo of the city’s name on his arm is a tribute tattoo to the place he was born in. Wood was born on September 27, 1995, in Long Beach, California.

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