Derek Anthony Barnett is an American professional football player who plays in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was picked from the University of Tennessee in 2017. Derek has many interesting tattoos on his body for his faith and inspiration. Let us take a look at them and explore the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The player’s right shoulder contains a tattoo of two hands, with a white dove hovering over them in front of a cloud. The background also has rays of shine that spread across his shoulder.
Meaning: The tattoo of the hands protecting the dove’s flight is a symbol of hope and protection. Also, it is the most common symbol of innocence.
2. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of the face of Jesus Christ on his upper right arm.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the religious belief of the player i.e. Christianity besides the fact, that he is a staunch believer of Jesus Christ and his blessings.
3. ‘Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his upper right arm contains a tattoo of the face of a lion on it.
Meaning: The lion is a symbol of strength and dominance which is how Derek sees himself to be that led him to get the beast tattooed on his body.
4. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a rose flower on his right forearm, just where his elbow folds. The words, “Psalm 118:6” are also tattooed on his upper arm.
Meaning: Rose is the symbol of love, romance, and affection. The Psalm 118:6 states, “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?” that shows Derek’s devotion to his faith and his trust in the Lord.
5. ‘Wing’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of an intricate wing, tattooed on the inner side of his right forearm.
6. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is also an angel tattooed on the inner side of his right forearm with a cross tattooed above the angel. The angel is kneeling down and praying.
Meaning: The praying angel tattoo represents a guardian angel. Derek’s angel tattoo is a symbol of guidance and protection.
7. ‘Knight’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Derek’s right forearm contains a tattoo of a knight on it. The knight is also holding a long sword.
Meaning: The tattoo of the knight on his body is a symbol of honor, courage, and loyalty.
8. Design on Left Arm
Tattoo: There is another tattoo that covers up most of his left upper arm that contains clouds as well as a quote tattooed below it.
9. ’96 and Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains the number, 96 tattooed on it along with a crown near it.
Meaning: The number 96 represents Derek Barnett’s jersey number that he wears for the Philadelphia Eagles.
10. ‘Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains the word, “Laugh” tattooed on it along with a tattoo of a mask with a large grin.
11. ‘Circle and Letters’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his left upper arm contains a tattoo of a circle along with three stars tattooed inside it. Below the circle is another tattoo of the letters, “P and X”.
Meaning: The stars inside the circle are a symbol of growth. The stars represent his achievements and the design is an inspirational tattoo for him to work harder to achieve his goals.
There is another tattoo on Derek’s body that has never been showcased by him. While talking about the most inspirational tattoo that he had on his body, he revealed that he had a tattoo for his mother on his back, the details about which he wants to keep to himself.