Gilbert Burns whose full name is Gilbert Alexander Pontes Burns is a famous Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist. He is also a submission grappler. Gilbert has various victories and titles in his cap. He is a three-time World Champion and also a gold medalist in the World Cup as a grappler. There is a not-so-famous story that points to the time when Gilbert and his brother were young. Their father had agreed to fix his customer’s car in return for the training classes for his sons for the span of three months. This is how they were trained in Jui-Jitsu. Gilbert is the older brother of Herbert Burns, his fellow UFC fighter. Gilbert is also known to be a tattoo lover. His body speaks it all. Let us explore them.
1. ‘Bruna’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right bicep, Gilbert has got the tattoo of the name, ‘Bruna’ inked.
Meaning: Bruna is the first name of Gilbert’s wife, Bruna Burns. She is also known to be a Jiu-Jitsu expert and they are believed to have met in one of the Jiu-Jitsu sessions. She was his long-time girlfriend until they tied the knot on August 10, 2012.
2. Chinese Writing
Tattoo: There are some Chinese letters inked across his left upper arm. There are speculations that it is another religious writing about which Gilbert has never talked ever.
3. ‘Filipenses 4:13’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the outer right forearm, we can see the words, ‘Filipenses 4:13’ tattooed.
Meaning: Filipenses is a Spanish word that actually stands for Philippians. It is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Holy Christian Bible. The lines quoted under Philippians 4:13 go like this:
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me“.
The tattoo reflects the religious side of Gilbert. He is quite a strong believer in Jesus Christ and his blessings and wishes to lead his life by his continuous support. The lines under 4:13 encourage a person to be courageous enough to bear all the risks of life (doing the right things in life) without worrying about the consequences. You can do everything if you believe in Jesus and consider yourself smart to lead life independently.
4. ‘Japanese Themed Flowers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Gilbert has got his right forearm completely covered with Japanese Lotus and other flowers.
Meaning: Japanese-themed lotus flower is the symbol of purity, truth, faith, harmony, and spiritual awakening. The Japanese-themed arm is a very common tattoo among tattoo lovers especially when it is the purest symbol of enlightenment!!
Also, some people get it done to reflect their respect towards the Japanese culture, religion, and rich heritage.
5. ‘Joshua’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left pec, Gilbert has got the tattoo of the name, ‘Joshua’ along with the date ‘19.08.14’.
Meaning: The name tattoo is his dedication of love for his son, Joshua Burns and the date is the representation of the day when his son came into this world. i.e. 19th August 2014.
6. ‘Crowned Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right shoulder, Gilbert has got a magnificent portrait of a crowned lion inked.
Meaning: The crowned lion is the symbol of power and prestige. It reflects a strong, courageous, and outgoing personality. It is a way to remember that no matter what life throws at you, you should be brave enough to tackle it all. So now we know how brave a person Gilbert is!
7. Logo on Arm
8. Tattoo on Right Pec
Tattoo: Gilbert has got another writing inked on his body. It shows the name, Pedro Beniah, and the date under it that can be read as, ’25:02:13′.
Meaning: This is his dedication to his elder son, Pedro Benaiah Burns. The date represents his birth date ie. 25th February 2013. Gilbert’s tattoo dedication for his children is clear proof that he is very attached to them.