Cory Ephram Joseph is a Canadian professional basketball player. He was drafted in 2011 by the San Antonio Spurs. He currently plays in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons but has also represented the Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, and Sacramento Kings. He is also the captain of the Canadian National Team.
Cory has a few inks on his body limited to his left arm. But all of them are special for him and have deep meanings. He said, describing his left arm tattoos, “This is all to do with my birth, where I’m from, what time I was born, Leo, obviously, everything, my mom’s eye, it all has meaning.” Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Compass and Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a compass tattooed on the athlete’s left shoulder. Below it is a tattoo of a face of a lion and a portion of a clock showing a quarter past 4.
Meaning: The tattoo of the time represents the time that he was born. He was born on 20 August 1991. The tattoo of the lion on his arm represents his zodiac sign, Leo.
2. ‘Foe’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Cody’s left bicep has a tattoo of the word, “F.O.E” on it.
3. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His bicep also has a tattoo of two hands, joined in prayer on it. There is also a design of the letter “CJ” tattooed over the hands.
Meaning: The tattoo of the praying hands is a popular Christian symbol representing the power of prayer. The letters over the hands represent his initials, Cody Joseph.
4. ‘Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the hands, there is a tattoo of an eye on his left bicep.
Meaning: The eye on his arm is a tattoo of his mother, Connie Joseph’s eye, whom he adores very much.