Darren Till, the famous English professional Mixed Martial Artist, is also a former Muay Thai kickBoxer. Darren started training at the mere age of 12 years for Muay Thai. He is also a school dropout but with a lesser-known fact that he was so inclined towards the sport that he thought of giving up on his education. This led him to turn into a professional artist when he began his training in MMA at 17 years of age. Currently, he is signed with UFC. Darren shares a very close bond with his family, and to highlight it, he has also got a few body tattoos that are too close to his heart. Let us explore them.
1. ‘Hanuman Sak Yant’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his upper back, Darren has got the tattoo of Hanuman Sak Yant.
Meaning: Hanuman is the Monkey God as per Hindu mythology. His existence goes back to the time of Lord Rama. Hanuman is known for his high powers, which exceed the ability of humans, and as per the Thai culture, he is believed to lead the monkey army to rid the world of evil and negative spirits. He has been known for his bravery and humbleness. Hanuman Sak Yant is used as the symbol of bestowing the wearer of strength, courage, and protection against all the dangers and instilling in his positivity and self-confidence.
HANUMAN SAK YANT is believed to empower you with these six capabilities:
1. Others shall treat you with love, kindness, and compassion, further enhancing your popularity.
2. Protection of the wearer against accidents and injuries.
3. Strength and the ability to defeat the enemy.
4. Power and authority to deal with others.
5. Confidence and the strength to fight for your right and stay loyal and fight for what is right in the world.
6. Magical protection and strength.
2. Name with an angel wing Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his neck, Darren has gotta tiny angel wing inked along with a name, ‘Caitlin’
Meaning: The name on his neck is of his sister. The name has been inked horizontally inside the angel wing, showing that Darren is close to his sister. The angel wing tattoo is the symbol of protection, faith, and freedom. Most importantly, it is also symbolic of the guardian angel of your life. This points to the fact that Darren considers his sister the ‘guardian angel’ of his life.
3. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left upper arm, Darren has got a beautiful portrait of a lady tattooed. There were speculations that it was the portrait of VanZant. However, he broke the guess works in 2015 after his outstanding performance at UFC, revealing that it was the portrait of ‘his girl.’ The name under the picture reads, ‘Gisella.’
“No, it’s not. It’s my girl,” Till said when asked if his tattoo was of VanZant after his stunning UFC bow back in May 2015.
“It was a surprise for her birthday. I don’t know what I was thinking? I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to get a tattoo of her face.’.