Israel Adesanya’s 7 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional Mixed Martial Artist, a kickboxer, and a boxer. In kickboxing, he is the former Glory middleweight contender winner. Israel Adesanya has a bunch of different cartoon tattoos including the Deadpool!! — and, together, they make up an interesting collection. Let us take a close look at each of them and explore out their meanings.

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Israel Adesanya Chest Tattoo

Tattoo: At the age of twenty-two Israel Adesanya got his first tattoo on the upper side of his chest that reads, ‘BROKEN NATIVE‘ inked on bold capital letters.

Meaning: The ink that is permanently sticking to Israel Adesanya’s upper chest is there to remind him of the life he had and the life he has now.

Israel Adesanya explained:

“For me, I’ve always been the underdog in everything , It’s kind of like my whole life story.”

“I was told by many I’ll never amount to anything and I have relished that role of people doubting me.”

2. ‘African Piece’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The center of the Israel’s chest is itched with a tattoo of the map of Africa and inside its delicate outline Lagos in Nigeria is highlighted.

Meaning: Israel Adesanya’s birthplace is Lagos, Nigeria.

3. ‘Naruto And Avatar’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: On April 5, 2017,  Adesanya got an insane stomach tattoo inspired by his favorite shows. He got the two characters (Naruto and Avtar) of his favorite series.

Meaning: UFC star Israel Adesanya is known to be a huge lover of animated series, Adesanya whose nickname “The Style Bender” comes from the popular Nickelodeon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Thus, this ink says all about his obsession for such characters.

4. ‘Dead pool’ Tattoo

Tattoo: To the left side of Adesanya’s ribcage exists a huge tattoo of famous fictitious character, Deadpool that has appeared several times in the ‘American Comic Book’ published by Marvel Comics, the Deadpool.

Right Arm Tattoos

5. ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Tattoo

Israel Adesanya Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Israel Adesanya’s right bicep carries the tattoo from anime daily comic strip created by American cartoonist Bill Watterson. Calvin and Hobbes are sitting inside a box wearing goggles. The ink was doen by the Stained Skin tattoo artist.

6. ‘Warewolf’ Tattoo

Tattoo: On the inner side of right arm Israel Adesanya got a huge tattoo of a werewolf on November 26, 2016, from his favorite tattoo artist, the Stained Skin Artist.

Meaning: Whether inked to portray the good or evil, wolf inks are the symbol of loyalty and perseverance. Some also believe it to be the symbol of guiding them in life.

7. ‘Blind Bandit’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of Israel’s arm has a tattoo of ninja fighter who is a women actually and sitting while her legs are crossed and termed as theblindbandit by the fighter.

7. Portrait Of His Dog 

Israel Adesanya Neck Tattoo

Tattoo: Muay thigh fighter has a tattoo of his dog (Millionaire aka Milli’s) face etched to the right side of his neck.

Meaning: Inking of his dog’s face on his neck shows his deep love for his beloved pet.

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