Fantine Lesaffre is a famous French Swimmer. She is an outstanding athlete owing to her victories. She has been entitled with the title of European Champion at 2018 Glasgow in a Women’s 400-meter individual medley. She has participated in Olympics in the year 2016 and Olympics 2020. She learned swimming at a very young age. Fantine recently revealed that her father was a lifeguard and he threw her into the water, thus she learned it quickly. Besides her swimming talent, Fantine never fails to grab the limelight due to her body tattoos. Let us explore them.
“That comes from my mother who has tattoos and piercings from head to toes. During my childhood I was with her in tattoo shops and I got hooked into this world. While I was in the waiting room I would look at all the photographs. I was always impressed and just wanted to have one since I was 10 years old.” She got her first tattoo, a lizard, on one of her feet.
1. ‘Flowers and Petals Design’ Tattoo
2. ‘Roses and Heart’ Tattoo
3. ‘Tribal Lotus’ Tattoo
4. Right Arm Tattoo
5. Phoenix Tattoo
“The phoenix represents my childhood and my biological mother.
6. Wrist Tattoo
7. ‘Olympic Rings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Near her left elbow, Fantine has got the precious tattoo of Olympic Rings.
Meaning: Olympic Rings tattoo signifies the wearer connection to the event or to mark the victory which she might have been empowered with during her participation. So is the case with lantine. She revealed that she had been too much interested after watching s Chinese Swimmer, Ye Shiwen in 2012 Olpypics and hereby decided to participate. The tattoo shows the participation/union of five continents reflect via five rings.
“I came to competitive swimming late, at age 14. I really became interested after watching the 2012 Olympics in London where a Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, smashed the world record in the 400m individual medley. That inspired me to try the event.”
8. Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: On her left hand, Fantine has got a tiny rose with a petal tattoo.
Meaning: The traditional red rose tattoo is the symbol of friendship, love, passion, and romance. It is also used to reflect loyalty, gratitude, and enchantment.
9. ‘Valkyrie’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On her upper left thigh, Fantine has got the tattoo of a Valkyrie.
Meaning: Valkyrie is a famous mythological Norse character. The name itself means “Chooser of the slain.” Valkyrie is the symbol of woman’s power and feminism. It is used as the ultimate symbol of wisdom, justice, warrior spirit, and justice. The tattoo represents that the person wearing is extraordinary.
“The valkyrie represents femininity and women’s power. Everybody says that once you get your first tattoo that it becomes an addiction and we cannot stop, and that’s exactly what happened. I have ideas for all of my body and I don’t know when I will stop.”
10. Flower Design Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a flower design covering her inner forearm. A flower tattoo can mean different to different persons. It can stand for hope, love, fresh beginnings, growth, and, freshness.
11. ‘Lizard’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a lizard tattooed on her right foot.
Meaning: The lizard is observed as the symbol of good luck and fortune. Fantine got it as her first body tattoo. She said that she always wanted to get tattoos since the age of 10 and ended up getting lizard as her first ink.