Earl Winty Thomas III is an American football player who plays as a free safety. He played college football at Texas and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2010 NFL draft. He was an important part of the Super Bowl XLVIII winning squad against the Denver Broncos. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019 and is currently a free agent. Earl has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Debbie’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the player contains a tattoo of a heart with wings, flying in the clouds with the name, “Debbie” tattooed inside it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his love for the most important woman in his life, his mother, Debbie Thomas, whom he adores very much.
2. Football Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm of the NFL star contains a tattoo of a football on it. The football also has the Nike logo on it and has the words, “Blood In…” and “Blood Out” tattooed above and below it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents Earl’s love for the sport and how he has worked hard all his life to achieve everything.
3. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: Earl’s right bicep contains the name, “Dora” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name represents the name of his child, Dora. Earl and his wife, Nina have three lovely children, Kaleigh, Dora, and Jeanette.
4. ‘Lock’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right forearm contains a large lock tattooed on it along with the word, “Lockdown” tattooed right next to it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the lock represents a secret locked away. The word, Lockdown shows how the tattoo is on lockdown and cannot be opened. Lock tattoos are generally accompanied by a tattoo of a key but there is no key tattooed on his body.
5. ‘Hourglass’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm has an hourglass tattooed on it. The words. “It’s my time!!” are also tattooed below his elbow on the inner side, beside the hourglass.
Meaning: The Hourglass represents flowing time and accompanied by the quote, the tattoo represents how his time is going on and how he considers himself at his best now.
6. ‘Music’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The area around his right wrist is covered in tattoos of lines along with musical symbols and a clef.
7. ’60h’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm has the words, “60h” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo might represent his house number where he grew up. Earl was born and raised in Orange, Texas.
8. ‘King’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a crown right in the middle of Earl’s chest. The words, “Son of a King” are also tattooed across his chest.
Meaning: The tattoo on his chest represents his love for his father, Earl Thomas Jr. He considers his father a role model and a king which is why he got this tribute tattoo for him on his body.
9. ‘Bible Verse’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left pec of the player contains a bible verse tattooed on it. It reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, PHILIPPIANS 4:13”
Meaning: The quote is from Phillipians 4:13 and represents how deep Earl’s faith goes. Earl got this quote tattooed on his body as it guides him and gives him the strength to do everything as he believes that the lord helps him along the way and grants him strength.
10. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the player has the name, “Jeanette” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name represents his love for his other daughter, Jeanette. Earl is father to three lovely children, Kaleigh, Jeanette, and Dora.
11. Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the player has a large cross tattooed on it. The cross also has a banner wrapped around it with the words, “LORD WATCH OVER ME” written on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross represents the religious views of the player. The cross represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity. The quote along with the cross is a prayer and the tattoo design is a symbol of God’s protection.
12. Scroll Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his stomach has a scroll tattooed on it along with three words tattooed inside it. The tattoo has rarely been seen which makes it hard to make out the words inside.