Derrick Deshaun Watson, a famous American professional football player, plays on the quarterback position. He began playing football during his college days and his first team was Clemson Tigers. Deshaun has got multiple tattoos on his body and many of them reflect his deep faith in God. Let us explore his tattoos.
1. ‘Ambitious’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of Deshaun’s left bicep, he has got the word, ‘Ambitious’ inked. The word is tattooed inside the banner which also carries a pair of dove birds, one on either side.
Meaning: Deshaun is known to have suffered a lot during his childhood as well as the time when he struggled through tongue cancer. However, this all never stopped him from being ambitious and motivated towards a positive future. Dove is the symbol of victory, love, and peace. However, the pair of dove birds are the symbol of fresh beginnings that will lead you towards your goal.
“At times it was tough, especially when you first start it,” Watson said. “People on the outside may think it’s easy, but it’s really not. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears you put into it. After a while, you try to get that trust back in your knee and you want to just go out on the field and actually do work.”
2. ‘Clock’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Clock tattoo on his left forearm.
Meaning: The clock on Deshaun’s arm shows the time of 8:15. The clock symbolizes the circle of life and death. Hereby, a time shown on the clock is the clear symbol that Deshaun got it inked to make certain moment/memory of his life, special and forever by getting it inked. There are few lines inked underneath the clock tattoo.
3. ‘Portrait of Lion and Proverb 30:30’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Deshaun has got a magnificent portrait of a Lion inked on his left bicep. Just below the portrait, there are lines inked from Proverbs 30:30.
Meaning: Lion symbolizes power, confidence, and the ability to face every situation with courage. The lines inked below says, ‘The lion which is mightiest among beasts and turneth not away for any.’ He got this tattoo to show himself and his personality which is strong enough to fight against any evil or enemy.
4. ‘Cross, and Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Deshaun’s right bicep, he has got a huge cross inked which is overlapped by a pair of praying hands. The tattoo is surrounded by dark cloud patterns followed by a few diamonds. Also, on the side we can see the word, ‘Deann‘ inked. Towards the bottom, there is another tattoo that can be read as, ‘Philippians 4:13‘.
Meaning: Cross is the religious symbol of Christians. Deann is the first name of Deshaun’s mother. He is very close to his mother as she has always been supportive and loved him in what he opted for in his life. Recently, he gifted his mother with a home because during their childhood days they had to live in a government apartment and had very difficult days.
Philippines 4:13 says ‘I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me‘. This shows Deshaun’s dedication towards Jesus Christ and how he wishes to be blessed with all the good’.
“I believe in him and his support gives me all the strength.”
5. ‘Son of God’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right inner bicep. Deshaun has another beautiful tattoo that is actually another banner that carries a dove bird on either side along with the words inked inside that says, ‘Son of God‘.
Meaning: Deshaun has always talked about his deep love and devotion towards Jesus and how he wishes to seek his blessings. This tattoo is another instance of the fact that Deshaun is highly dedicated and a spiritual person.
“His blessings lead me and I consider myself too lucky to have always been blessed by him.””
““Just the strength she has,“It drew me closer to faith. (My faith) is very big. It gets me through life. The good times and the bad.””
6. ‘Star’ Tattoo
7. ‘Wish me well by any means’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Wish me well by all means and limits’.
8. ‘John 3:16’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘John 3:16’ inked along with a pair of flying doves on Deshaun’s right upper arm.
Meaning: John 3:16 is the most common and favorable verse of the Holy Book of Christians which says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
9. ‘Football’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Football tattoo on his right forearm.
Meaning: Football with rolling dice over it represents Deshaun’s urge to wish for good luck and blessings when he plays the game on the field as rolling dice is the symbol of good luck.
10. ‘Ace of cards’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Ace of cards tattooed on his inner right forearm. The tattoo contains the ace of all four types i.e. hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades, in sequence.
Meaning: Again, the ace of cards is also the symbol of power, victory, and good luck. Surprisingly, the card tattoo overlaps his football tattoo which shows how concerned and dedicated he is towards his game.
11. ‘Glory to God’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Glory to God inked on his inner right bicep.
‘I am thankful to him for who I am today and where I am!’
12. ‘Rolling Dice’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A couple of rolling dice inked on the inner side of his right forearm.
Meaning: Rolling dice is the most common symbol of good luck and strength.
13. Chip Tattoo
Time for Deshaun Watson to get on the phone with Anthony Brown's tattoo guy. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/6rr9H5K4Yp
— Todd Brommelkamp (@ToddBrommelkamp) April 28, 2017
14. ‘815’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Deshaun has got the number 15 inked on his body.
Meaning: During his childhood, Deshaun used to live along with his two siblings and mother at 815 Harrison Square in Gainesville, Georgia. In the early eleven years of his life, he lived here until his mother decided to move out of government-owned departments. He got this tattoo as he reminded himself of the weird times he had when he lived there as he was totally in the company of drug dealers and the base was really bad.