DeShawn Stevenson, the former American Professional basketball player, is well-known for the fact that he played for six teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) during his 13-year career. His qualities of defense and athleticism made him outstanding during his tenure. Besides his professional credibility, he is famous for his multiple body tattoos which include important names and religious inks. Let us explore his inks and the meanings that they hold to him.
DeShawn has got three children named, DeShawn Stevenson Jr., London Taylor Stevenson, Skye Christian Stevenson. He has got three portraits on his body and each of the portraits represents each of his child, as inked on his arms and biceps.
1. ‘2 Dj Sky’ Tattoo
2. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: Deshawn has got the number 92 inked along with the word, ‘Family’.
Meaning: 92 is DeShawn’s number for Atlanta Shawks. Also, he became the first player to wear the number 92. He decided to have a ‘92‘ tattoo because he says it is the combo of two numbers close to his heart. 9 which is the one he wore for Orlando and 2 represents his time with Utah and Washington.
3. ‘333’ Tattoo
Tattoo: 333 inked on the inner side of his right arm.
4. Magic Spelling Skull Tattoo
5. ‘Killer Instinct’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right bicep, DeShawn has got a Basketball inked along with a dagger striking it hard thus producing blood all over. There are words inked surrounding the ball that says, ‘Killer Instinct’.
”You need to have the killer instinct in order to win the game, no killer instinct no winning”
6. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a cross inked on his left arm.
Meaning: Cross is the symbol of one’s faith and religious beliefs i.e. Christianity.
7. ‘Two crosses and Dollar Bill’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Another pair of crosses is tattooed on Stevenson’s body which can be seen on the inner side of his right bicep. Also, we can see a dollar bill tattoo.
Meaning: Cross, is the holy symbol of Christians and represents their faith in Jesus and his blessings.
8. ‘LONDYN’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his face DeShawn has got the word tattoo that says, ‘LONDYN‘.
Meaning: LONDYN is the first name of DeShawn’s son’s name (Londyn Taylor Stevenson).
9. Finger Tattoo
10. Skulls Tattoo
Tattoo: There are multiple skulls tattooed on DeShawn’s right forearm.
11. Head Tattoo
12. ‘HOLY BIBLE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm, DeShawn has got the tattoo of the ‘The Holy Bible’ which also carries the words inscribed on its top as, ‘HOLY BIBLE‘.
Meaning: The tattoo itself is the symbol of the fact that DeShawn is Christian and holds religious beliefs that are directed towards Christianity. This is not the first tattoo on his body that tells us about his religious beliefs.
13. Arm Writing Tattoo
14. ‘Abe Lincoln’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his neck, Stevenson wears a tattoo of the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. On either side 5 is inked.
Meaning: Lincoln’s portrait along with two 5’s, one on either side of the portrait and the tattoo has been designed as per the fact that Abraham Lincoln’s face is featured on the five American Dollar bill.
“I was going to get Martin Luther King and I told Gilbert Arenas. You should never tell anybody your idea. That summer, he came back and got it. So I didn’t know who to get. I got Abraham Lincoln because he freed the slaves. I just had Abraham Lincoln and, from a distance, everybody kept saying, ‘Who is that?’ So I put the five-dollar bill so everybody would stop asking me.”
15. ‘My Love My Life’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, DeShawn has got the portrait of a boy inked along with the words as, ‘My Love My Life‘.
Meaning: The portrait is one of DeShawn’s son.
16. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right wrist, DeShawn has a tattoo inked that says. Genice Taylor.
Meaning: The name in the tattoo represents DeShawn’s love for his mother as it is the name of his mother, ‘Genice Taylor‘.
17. Number Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘0006759‘ tattooed on his left bicep.
18. Portrait on Arm
Tattoo: Another portrait is tattooed on the inner side of DeShawn’s right bicep. This represents one of his son’s portrait.
19. Portrait on Left Arm
Tattoo: Portrait of the third son inked on the inner side of his left upper arm.
20. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: DeShawn has got the tattoo of praying hands inked on his right forearm.
Meaning: PRAYING HANDS symbolize the wearer’s urge to seek God’s blessings and another Christian symbol of remembering Jesus Christ and his sacrifice. Praying Hands reflect your faith in God and dedication towards self, family, courage, sacrifice, and respect.
21. ‘Mushroom’ Tattoo
22. Right Arm Tattoo
23. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a portrait of a girl whose tongue is shown out as if to mock, inked on his right shoulder.
24. Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: 92 inked along with burning flames on his right hand.
25. Rolling Dice on Right Shoulder Tattoo
Rolling Dice is the symbol of good luck, strength, and peace. DeShawn has got them inked on the top of both shoulders.
26. Rolling Dice on Left Shoulder Tattoo
27. BACK Tattoo
Tattoo: On Stevenson’s back there is a huge tattoo of number ‘2’ such that its base has been made in the skin pattern of snake along with flames at few places. Additionally, the ‘STEVENSON‘ tattoo on the top of his back.
28. ‘TAYLOR MADE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his biceps, DeShawn has got the words, ‘TAYLOR MADE’ inked inside the right and left bicep, respectively.
Taylor made is the phrase that has been used by DeShawn as a way to represent his family name and represent his upbringing.
29. ‘Inverted P’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘P’ inked on the left side of his face.
Meaning: DeShawn got this P as the symbol of Pittsburgh Pirate’s ‘P’, an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
30. Lines Tattoo
31. Bible Writing Tattoo
32. Brother’s Name on Wrist
Tattoo: DeShawn has got the name of his brother, ‘Tyler Popps‘ inked on his right hand’s wrist.
33. ‘Crack on Forehead’ Tattoo
“I don’t crack. I feel like people always try to break me, but I don’t crack. So, I put that there.”
34. ’92’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his hands, DeShawn has got the number 92 inked.
Meaning: 92 is Deshawn’s jersey number for Atlanta Hawks as when he played as a Shooting guard.