Craig Douglas Bellamy is a famous former Welsh professional footballer. He used to play as a forward. Craig has been part of various charities and also owns one such organization. During his career, he has been involved in high-profile controversies and incidents. Currently, he is known to manage the under-21 team of Belgian side Anderlecht. His organization is named ‘The Craig Bellamy Foundation.’ It works to provide for disadvantaged children and provides them with schooling and football coaching. Craig has got few tattoos inked on his body. Let us explore their meanings.
“I just thought, having read so much about him, that I wanted something depicting my big Welsh idol on my arm. It will surprise a lot of people to know what the tattoo actually is, but it’s the Battle of Pilleth.”
1. Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner right forearm, Craig has got a huge cross inked.
Meaning: Cross is the symbol of religious faith and belief. It is the holy symbol of Christians. It is actually the place where Jesus Christ died saving humanity. It also means unconditional love and faith.
2. ‘CAMERON’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, we can see the word ‘CAMERON’ inked.
Meaning: Cameron is the name of Craig’s son.
3. ‘The Battle of Pilleth’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Covering his right arm, Craig has got the battle of Pilleth inked on it. He got this tattoo since he is a Welshman and wanted something to depict the history of Wales. His arm also includes the portrait of Owain Glyndwr who was his idol.
‘It’s Owain Glyndwr. I’ve studied my Welsh history and he’s my hero, what he stood for, and who he was. So I’ve had the Battle of Pilleth depicted on my arm. It’s my own design, but the artist came up with his ideas, too. We sort of bounced them off each other. The Battle of Pilleth was fought in 1402 and won by the Welsh, but the English triumphed in the return leg”
“I’m a proud Welshman who is big on Welsh history and Owain Glyndwr was a huge idol for me,” said Bellamy.