Dorell Lawrence Wright, the famous American former professional basketball player was drafted in the 2004 NBA draft by the Miami Heat. It was the luckiest to have been selected directly out of high school. Dorell has played for teams including The Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Portland Trail Blazers. Dorell has got a huge number of tattoos that adorn his body especially his arms. Let us explore all of his tattoos and their meanings that they have for him.
They all mean something. I have some family names on there, brother and sister, my nephew, first nephew, the California logo, some other ones. They hurt a lot, but they’re a little addictive. You want to keep fillin’ up.”
1. R.I.P Tattoo
Tattoo: R.I.P KB3 inked on Dorell’s right wrist. KB3 represents the initials of Dorell’s young friend cum Basketball player who died at the mere age of 16 years.
2. Philippines 4:13 Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right bicep, Dorell has got the lines inked from Philippines 4:13 from the Holy Bible which says, ‘“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’.
Dorell’s deep faith in Jesus for all the decisions of his life, for all the choices of his life, this tattoo is his representation of his strong love and faith in God.
3. Three Skeleton Faces Tattoo
Tattoo: There are three skeletons inked on the inner side of Dorell’s right bicep. The first one is seen closing his ear, the second one has hands covering his eyes, and the third one covers his mouth.
Meaning: The tattoo of three skulls here, represents the real fact of our life, that, we should not hear evil, see evil, and speak evil.
4. Sword Tattoo
Tattoo: Sword, the symbol of power, confidence, protection, and strength is inked on Dorell’s right mid-arm.
5. Basketball Tattoo
6. Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: Skull, the symbol of death and evil is inked on Dorell’s left forearm.
7. ‘105 with angel wings’ Tattoo
8. ‘Rosary Beads and Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Rosary Beads and a cross pendant is inked on the inner side of his right bicep.
Meaning: Rosary beads and a cross tattoo symbolizes that the wearer (Dorell) is a Christian and more specifically, a Catholic.
9. Roman Numerals Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘XI-XXIX’ inked on his left wrist. The roman numbers can be deciphered as 11-29.
10. R.I.P MIA Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘R.I.P MIA’ inked on the gravestone on Dorell’s left forearm. Mia is the name of Dorell’s wife.
11. Right Shoulder Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘RIP’ tattooed on his right shoulder along with a huge fallen angel with wings. Right below the angel there are cherubs and cross inked. The tattoo is Dorell’s tribute to someone close to his heart who is no more. The names alongside the angel say, ‘CHICO and KB3’. KB3 represents the initials of Khelcey Barrs III, a young friend of Dorell who was 16 years old when he died on the floor of the Los Angeles Southwest College gymnasium in the year 2014. Just below the tribute tattoo, there are a pair of eyes inked along with the word, ‘PUSH’ on its left.
12. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Apart from the one on his chest, Dorell has got another pair of praying hands tattooed on his right arm.
13. Mother’s Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: Portrait of Dorell’s mother, Stacy Wright tattooed on his left arm.
14. Pair of Sparrows Tattoo
Tattoo: Pair of sparrows inked on his inner right forearm.
Meaning: Pair of sparrows are the symbol of love, loyalty, and commitment. However, as per the Egyptian belief sparrows are often believed to bring back the souls who are on the verge of passing away.
15. Neck Tattoo
16. Names on Wrist
Tattoo: Dorell has got two names inked on his left wrist.
Meaning: The names can be read as ‘Dorell and Danae’ which are actually Dorell’s and his real sisters’ first names, respectively.
17. ‘Mom’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mom and a heart tattooed alongside Dorell’s left forearm.
18. Mask Tattoo
Tattoo: Crying Mask tattooed on his left hand’s wrist.
Meaning: Crying Mask is the part of Smile Now Cry Later masks which mean that we should focus on living the present and current happy times rather than worrying about the future consequences.
19. Right Forearm Tattoo
20. Love Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Love’ inked on Dorell’s right shoulder.
21. ‘LOST ANGEL’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘LOST ANGEL’ inked vertically on Dorell’s right forearm.
22. Left Leg Tattoo
23. Left Shoulder Tattoo
Tattoo: ’80’s Baby tattooed on his left shoulder. We also see some batch figure with the number 105.
24. ‘Hoop Family’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Some alphabets inked on his left hand’s fingers’ knuckles and the word, ‘Hoop Family’.
25. Arm Tattoos
26. ‘L.A. Dodgers logo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘LA’ inked on his inner right bicep.
Meaning: LA logo here in the tattoo is actually the logo of The Los Angeles Dodgers, an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California.
27. ‘Crying Jesus Christ’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Portrait of Weeping Jesus Christ is tattooed on Dorell’s right forearm.
Meaning: The tattoo of Jesus on Dorell’s body tells us about his religious beliefs and faith. Dorell has always talked about his devotion to God and how he believes in his blessings.
28. ‘HEART’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Dorell has got the word, ‘HEART’ inked on the outer side of his left forearm.
29. Hand Tattoo
30. ‘ God’s First’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘God First’ inked on Dorell’s right arm.
31. Foot Prints Tattoo
Tattoo: Footprints inked on Dorell’s inner left bicep.
Meaning: The footprints tattooed on Dorell’s arm are of his daughter.
32. ‘D WRIGHT WAY’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘D WRIGHT WAY’ tattooed on the inner side of Dorell’s left bicep.
Meaning: D Wright Way is the name of the foundation which is run by Dorell Wright and helps the inner-city communities and underserved youth and runs multiple programs as per the need of current need.
33. ‘City of Angels’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Outline of the city along with the words, ‘City of Angels’ tattooed on Wright’s left shoulder.
Meaning: Dorell was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California, United States. The tattoo is a tribute to his birthplace as ‘Los Angeles is popularly known as the City of Angels.
34. Cherubs Tattoo
Tattoo: Baby Cherubs tattooed on Dorell’s right bicep.
Meaning: Cherubs symbolize protection and strength. People get cherubs inked as a symbol of memorizing someone young who is no more in this world. As per the Holy Bible, cherubs are the protectors of God’s Glory and thus, people have linked them with God’s love and sense of purity.
35. ‘CARPE DIEM’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘CARPE DIEM’ inked on Wright’s left elbow.
Meaning: Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase that means ‘Pluck the day’ or ‘Seize the Moment’. More deeply, it stands for the fact that we should focus on living each bit of the present without worrying about the future or future consequences. It represents the positivity and fearlessness in the wearer.
36. ‘BLESSED’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘BLESSED; tattooed on Dorell’s right leg.
“I am truly blessed to have been born in such a loving and supportive family.”
37. ‘Priest Loyality’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Dorell has a barcode tattooed along with the word ‘Finest Loyalty‘. On the top, there is a basketball inked which contains the number ‘D3’.
38. ‘One Life One Chance’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘One Life One Chance’ tattooed on the left side of his abdomen.
39. Love-Hate Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: Wright’s right shoulder is tattooed with the Love-hate skull which he got tattooed in the year 2009.
40. ‘G.H.O.S.T’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘GHOST’ inked on his left shoulder.left shoulder, which reads “G.H.O.S.T.”
“It’s something me and one of my closest friends thought of, Go Hard Or Stop Trying.”
41. Praying Hands Tattoo
Tattoo: Praying hands inked on Dorell’s right pec.
Meaning: Praying Hands is the most common praying gesture and, an important symbol in the Christians which stands for thankfulness, gratitude, and to seek Jesus’ blessings.
42. Tongue Tattoo
Tattoo: Rolling Stones Tongue tattoo inked on the center of Dorell’s stomach.
43. ‘EST 1985’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘EST 1985’ tattooed on the center of Dorell’s stomach.
Meaning: The tattoo defines Dorell’s birthyear as he was born on 2 December 1985.
44. ‘Loving Life’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Loving Life inked across his neckline.
“I am happy the way my life is leading me!”
45. ‘MOM DAD’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Dorell has got the names of his parents as ‘Stacy Wright and Ray Wright‘ inked along with ‘MOM DAD’ on his left pec.