Ezekiel Elliott’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ezekiel Elijah Elliott is an American professional football player. He plays as a running back for Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. He first played football at the college level in Ohio and was picked by the Cowboys in the fourth overall 2016 NFL Draft. Ezekiel has some interesting inks on his body inspired by his career, his family and a few animals. Let us take a look at his inks and the meanings behind them.

Ezekiel Elliott

1. ‘O and Number’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left shoulder of the athlete contains a giant letter, “O” tattooed on it in red ink. There is also a Buckeye leaf, along with a nut tattooed right next to the O. The side of his upper left arm also contains a tattoo of the number, “15”

Meaning: The tattoo represents his college football days as a tribute to where he started his career. The tattoo of the “O” with the buckeye leaf represents his team, Ohio State Buckeyes and the number 15 is the jersey number that he used to wear when he played for them.

2.  ‘Portrait’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his upper left arm contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman’s face on it.

Meaning: The tattoo was done to cover up an old tattoo that he had of a city view along with an archway.

3. ‘Trophy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper left arm of the footballer also contains a tattoo of two hands holding a trophy.

Meaning: The trophy in his tattoo is the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy that he won along with his college football team, Ohio State Buckeyes.

4. Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: Ezekiel’s left bicep contains the words, “God Strengthens” tattooed on it.

Meaning: Ezekiel’s faith is what gives him motivation and power so he has this tattoo to motivate him all the time, knowing that God is with him through everything. There is another tattoo similar to this one on his other arm too as you will read further.

5. ‘Beasts’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo inspired from the theme of the jungle with large trees and a thick forest area tattooed on it. There are several big wild cats and beasts tattooed on it too.

Meaning: Ezekiel is an animal lover and is completely mesmerised by wild animals which led him to get this tattoo covering his forearm. There are a lot of other animals tattooed on his body too.

6. Woman Tattoo

Tattoo: The outer side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman tattooed on it.

Meaning: The woman in the portrait is Ezekiel’s mother, Dawn Elliott, whom he adores very much.

7. ‘Cheetah’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Ezekiel’s right upper arm and shoulder contain a large tattoo of the face of a cheetah on it.

Meaning: The cheetah is known for his speed and is a symbol of agility. Ezekiel also shows that quality and got the tattoo of the beast as he has similarities to it.

8. Skull Tattoo

Tattoo: The right bicep of the footballer contains a large tattoo of a skull on it with a dark inked background.

Meaning: The skull tattoo is a bold and simple choice which many people get. Ezekiel got the tattoo of the skull because he has an affection towards skulls, zombies and similar culture. There is a very interesting tattoo of a zombie on his leg too which will soon show you how much he likes the supernatural.

9. ‘Dog’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a large tattoo of a rottweiler dog on it.

Meaning: Ezekiel got this tattoo as a token of love that he has for one of his dogs, Ace, that he adopted.

10. ‘God-Given’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The backside of his right upper arm contains the words, “GOD GIVEN” tattooed on it vertically.

Meaning: This is another one of his tattoos that shows his faith in God and how much he appreciates the almighty for everything that he has achieved in life.

11. Roses Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his chest and collar bone is covered in a large tattoo design of rose flowers.

12. Face Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his chest contains the face of a boy tattooed on it.

Meaning: The face on the right side of his chest is a portrait tattoo of his own face from when he was a child.

13. ‘Wolf’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of Ezekiel’s upper back contains a large tattoo of the face of a howling wolf, along with the moon behind its head and large trees, just below it.

Meaning: The wolf is a symbol of strength and confidence. But a wolf is known to contact with its pack in the night by howling. This is how the tattoo serves a dual purpose of being done as a symbol of strength and to show his love for his family.

14. ‘Zombie’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his right lower leg contains a tattoo of his own face, wearing a band on the forehead. But the twist to the tattoo is that his eyes are pale and he is done to represent a zombified Ezekiel. There is also a crown over its head.

Meaning: Ezekiel has a love for the supernatural that led him to get a skull tattooed on his bicep. The latest addition to his inks is this zombie version of himself that represents that same love.

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