Deshawn Stevenson’s 34 Tattoos & Their Meanings

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 Stevenson

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

DeShawn 2 Tattoo

2. Neck Tattoo

DeShawn 92 Family 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

DeShawn 333 Tattoo

Tattoo: 333 inked on the inner side of his right arm.

4. Magic Spelling Skull Tattoo

DeShawn arm tattoo

5. ‘Killer Instinct’ Tattoo

DeShawn Basketball tattooDeShawn bicep 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

DeShawn 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

DeShawn dollar bill and cross 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

DeShawn face writing

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

DeShawn finger tattoos

10. Skulls Tattoo

DeShawn forearm tattoo

Tattoo: There are multiple skulls tattooed on DeShawn’s right forearm.

11. Head Tattoo

DeShawn head tattoo

12. ‘HOLY BIBLE’ Tattoo

DeShawn 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

DeShawn left arm writing tattoo

14. ‘Abe Lincoln’ Tattoo

DeShawn 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

DeShawn MY LOVE MY LIFE Tattoo

DeShawn MY LOVE 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

DeShawn name 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

DeShawn number on arm tattoo

Tattoo:0006759‘ tattooed on his left bicep.

18. Portrait on Arm 

DeShawn portrait on bicep

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

DeShawn portrait on shoulder tattoo

Tattoo: Portrait of the third son inked on the inner side of his left upper arm.

20. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo

DeShawn 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

DeShawn red mushroom tattoo

22. Right Arm Tattoo

DeShawn right arm tattoo

23. Portrait Tattoo

DeShawn right bicep 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

DeShawn right 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.

DeShawn rolling dice on right shoulder

26. Rolling Dice on Left Shoulder Tattoo

DeShawn rolling dice tattoo

27. BACK Tattoo

DeShawn SEVENSON 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

DeShawn TAYLOR MADE Tattoo

DeShawn T 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

DeShawn tattoo on face

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

DeShawn tattoo

31. Bible Writing Tattoo

DeShawn writing Bible writing tattoo

DeShawn writing on arm tattoo

32. Brother’s Name on Wrist

DeShawn writing tattoo

Tattoo: DeShawn has got the name of his brother, ‘Tyler Popps‘ inked on his right hand’s wrist.

33. ‘Crack on Forehead’ Tattoo

DeShawn 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

DeShawn 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.

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