George Krieger Kittle, an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) is better known by the name George Kittle. George had committed to playing college football for the University of Iowa. Kittle played at Iowa from 2012 to 2016 under head coach Kirk Ferentz. George’s father is a former football coach and thus, his love for the game is quite evident. George has got a few tattoos done on his body which relate to his family and ideas of living his life. Let us see what these tattoos are.
1. ‘Family Crest’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right bicep, there is a bear paw tattooed.
Meaning: This bear paw is George’s family crest. According to him, all the members have this bear paw inked on their bodies somewhere. It is meant to showcase their family values and rituals. The bear paw is considered to be the symbol of good luck apart from being used as the symbol of courage, strength, and gentle spiritedness.
The bear paw is my family crest,” Kittle explained. “Everyone in my family has a bear paw tattoo of some sort.”
2. Joker’s Portrait
Tattoo: George has got a tattoo of the portrait of the character ‘Joker’ from the movie Dark Kight on his left forearm. Kittle got this tattoo in April 2019, on the night before he got married.
My wife was not happy,” Kittle said. “She’s OK now.”
He has always been a huge fan of Joker so much so that he also has Joker-inspired Jordans.
3. ‘BELIEVE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Kittle has got the word, ‘BELIEVE’ tattooed vertically on his right upper arm.
Meaning: Kittle said that this tattoo is a push-up for him. This is his family’s visualization of life. His father, Bruce has always taught him to be confident and believe in his actions and goals. He says this tattoo is a continuous reminder to him about this philosophy, which helps him to believe that he is strong enough to fight all and thus, he can enter the field with a belief that he will win the game. George got this tattoo inked at the age of 18 years.
“I fully believe that every game I go into — I have since I was a little kid — that I’m going to win the game,” Kittle said. “I don’t care who I’m playing. Next week we’re playing Michigan. I fully believe that I’m going to win that game and we will. It’s hard for me, it’s hard for this team, just to not show up like this. I don’t really have the words to explain it.”
4. ‘Master Chief’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his forearm, George has got a tattoo of ‘Master Chief’, a fictional character from the Halo video shooter games. He revealed this tattoo in his Instagram post with some lines which talk about his love for video games and how happy he is to get his favorite character with him forever.
5. Bicep Tattoo
George has a simple bicep tattoo which seems to be the outline of a mountain. However, the tattoo and the meaning behind it are not yet officially revealed by the player yet.