“It’s a funny place to get your second tattoos on your neck, (but) that is just (about) my family heritage, so it means a lot to me,” Martin
“Obviously my dad (Shane) is from New Zealand. They (the tattoos) are bloodlines from my dad’s great grandmother’s tribe and the other side is like a family gathering place.”
1. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a huge angel tattoo on Dustin’s right leg.
Meaning: An angel with wings is the symbol of good luck and blessings. Also, people get it done as a tool of guidance and guardianship when they seek motherly love and a guide and yearn for the same in their life.
2. Right Bicep Tattoo
3. Crowned Crying Lady Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a portrait of crowned crying lady inked.
Meaning: The portrait is of the crying, Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary’s tattoos are symbolic of the unconditional love that the person is looking for, more like the mother’s love. Also, a piece of peace during difficult times.
4. Dollar Tattoo
Tattoo: There are multiple dollar symbols inked on Dustin’s right upper arm.
5. ‘Ace of Cards’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Ace of cards is inked on Dustin’s lower right leg.
Meaning: Ace of cards is believed to symbolize good luck and good fortune.
6. Laughing Dragon Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right knee cap there is a huge laughing face inked. The mask has been given the look of a dragon’s face.
Meaning: Dragon is another token of good luck and strength.
7. ‘Smile Now Cry Later’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left arm, we can see the words, inked as, ‘Smile Now Cry Later.’
8. ‘Skull and Roses’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Dustin’s left shoulder is bicep is covered with a huge skull tattoo. There are words inked as, ‘See No Evil, Talk No Evil, and Hear No Evil’. Also, we can see pair of roses tattooed alongside.
Meaning: Skull is the symbol of death and evil however, it also symbolizes the strength and courageousness to handle difficult phases of life with ease. Roses on the other side are the symbol of love and romance. Hereby, skulls and roses altogether are the symbols of a fresh start and new beginnings.
9. Portrait on Bicep
Tattoo: A portrait of a young boy is tattooed on the inner side of his left arm.
10. Portraits on leg
10. Flying Dove Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a flying dove inked on the left mid-arm of the artist.
Meaning: Flying dove symbolizes victory, love, and peace.
11. ‘Leg’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his leg, there is a rose, few tools, and the word, ‘Addict’ inked.
12. Leg Tattoos
Tattoo: On his leg, Dustin has got creepy tattoos done which included differennt skull inks and creepy clown tattoos.
13. Hand Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘LIVE LIFE’ tattooed across Dustin’s fingers.
Meaning: The idea behind getting these words have been clearly represented by the tattoo designs of money all around his both hands. Dustin is said to be money-minded and wishes to earn huge sums because he says only then, he can live his life freely. Work harder, earn four times extra and live happily and freely.
This tattoo reminds me to live freely!!
14. ‘Live Free Die Free’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Live Free Die Free’ scripted on the left side of Dustin’s stomach.
Meaning: This tattoo contains the words as said by his father. According to him, it is the saying that his father shared with him and he got it inked at the mere age of 16. However, it is not only him even his father got the same words inked.
“Me and Dad got it and it is just kind of a saying that we came up with together,” Martin said.
“He’s been a great support, as has all my family. They have been a big part of getting me here.”
“I think I got one on my stomach when I was about 16. Yeah so that was a while ago.”
15. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his neck, Dustin wears a Maori writing ink that can be read as ‘Ngati Maru’.
Meaning: Dustin claims this Maori writing to be a tribute and expression of love for his extended family. The tattoos are a reference to his extended family in the North Island tribe. It is a famous tribe of Hauraki, New Zealand.
[neck tattoo] was actually my second one… I thought it would look cool at the time, so I just went and got it done.”
16. Portrait on Thigh
Tattoo: Crying lady is tattooed on Dustin’s right thigh.
17. Portrait of a Man Tattoo
18. Joker Tattoo
Tattoo: Laughing joker tattoo is inspired by the skull tattoo. It is inked on his arm.
19. Joker on hand
Tattoo: Dustin’s left hand is inked with the face of another joker.
20. Right bicep Tattoo
21. Skulls on Right Leg
Tattoo: There are multiple skulls tattooed on Dustin’s right leg.
Meaning: Skulls are the symbol of death and evil however, they also symbolize the strength, courage, and calmness to handle difficult phases of life.
22. Angel with wings Tattoo
Tattoo: Another angle tattoo can be spotted on Dustin’s body.
23. Right Shoulder Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a skull with wings inked on Dustin’s right shoulder.
Meaning: This tattoo is a symbol of art and culture that relates to the history of olden times. It symbolizes the Latin saying “Memento Mori,” which means, ‘remembrance of our own death’ when translated into English. It also means a sense of character growth.
24. ‘Rolling Dice’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A pair of rolling dice is tattooed on the upper left arm of Dustin.
Meaning: Rolling dice is another symbol for good luck and good
25. ‘Roman Numerals’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Roman numbers inked as ‘XXVIVIXCI’ on Dustin’s left inner forearm.
Meaning: The roman numerals here represent Dustin’s birthdate as, ’26 June 1991′.
26. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another big rose inked exactly on the center of Martin’s right mid-arm.
27. ‘Phrase’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the top and the bottom of his skull tattoo, there are words tattooed as, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil‘.
28. Left-hand Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of both his hands, Dustin has got a skull tattoo followed by the piles of money alongside.
Meaning: Skull is the symbol of bad and evil however, it also stands for courage and strength needed to face difficulties of life. On the flip side, money symbolizes dedication towards a good future.
“A lot of cheeky clowns…I just pick out the stuff that I thought looked cool.”
29. ‘Star Emoji’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a smiling faced star tattooed on the corner of Dustin’s left forearm.
30. Portrait on Thigh
Tattoo: Another creepy looking clown is tattooed on Dustin’s left thigh.
31. ‘Matai Whetu’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Matai Whetu’ inked on the left side of Dustin’s neck.
Meaning: “Matai Whetu” is the name of a place in New Zealand. Dustin got the tattoos on his neck as a tribute to his extended relatives in New Zealand and this, tattoo represents the namce of their ancerstral meeting place.
32. ‘Friend’s’ Name
Tattoo: Dustin admitted to have got his friend cum former Magpies player Dane Swan’s name tatooed on his private part.
33. ‘Hand holding cards’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Dustin has got tattoo of a hand which is holding the playing cards.
Meaning: The tattoo symbolises the person’s love for playing cards.