Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays in the NBA for Memphis Grizzlies. He played college basketball for Murray State Racers and was picked by the Grizzlies in the 2019 NBA draft. He was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year 2020.
Morant has many amazing tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Waterfall’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the player has a tattoo of different streams of waterfalls tattooed on it with gaps in between them. Tiny silhouettes of flying birds are also tattooed in the gaps.
2. ‘Flowers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep and upper arm of the player has a tattoo of two flowers tattooed on it.
3. ‘Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the flowers, his right upper arm has the number, “803” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo is special for Morant as it is a tribute tattoo to the place he was born in. The number 803 represents the area code for Sumter, South Carolina, his place of birth.
4. ‘M’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his right upper arm also has the letter, “M” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The “M” on the back of his arm stands for Murray State University, where he started his career as a basketball player, with the Racers.
5. ‘NLMB’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm has the letters, “N, L, M, and B” tattooed on it. The letters also contain the rest of the letters right next to them to form the complete meaning of his tattoo. The words are, “Never Leave My Brother”
Meaning: The tattoo is a popular design that shows the love, care, and bond between brothers. The tattoo here represents his love for his teammates who are like brothers.
6. ‘Train To Go’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the player has the words, “Train to go” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo is a motivational ink that represents the idea of training hard so that one can face even the toughest situation. Ja Morant trains hard and is never intimidated on the field.
7. ‘Lifeline’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm has a tattoo of a lifeline on it that turns into the shape of a heart and then continues normally. The heart is orange and has the pattern of a basketball on it. The rest of his arm has clouds tattooed on it to fill the empty spaces and match his left arm.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his love for the sport he plays. Ja Morant always wanted to play basketball and the tattoo shows how the sport is his lifeline and what makes his heartbeat.
8. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of his right wrist has a word tattooed on it but the tattoo has not been fully revealed yet.
9. ‘Footprints and Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the player has a tattoo of a baby’s footprints on it. The name, “KJon” is tattooed between the two prints, and a date is also tattooed below them. The whole design is tattooed surrounded by clouds and lights from heaven shining on the footprints.
10. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Morant’s left upper arm has a cross tattooed on it surrounded by the same pattern of clouds as the rest of his arm.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross on his arm represents his religious views and faith in the almighty. The cross represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity.
11. ‘Beneath No One’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the player has another quote tattooed on it. The quote reads, “Beneath No One”. The rest of his bicep is also covered in tattoos of clouds.
Meaning: Morant got the words tattooed on his bicep as it is something his mother tells him that makes him feel stronger.
12. ‘Clouds’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm is entirely covered in tattoos of clouds.
13. ‘K’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The letter, “K” is tattooed on Morant’s left hand.
Meaning: The tattoo of the letter on his left-hand stands for the name of his beloved daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant.
14. ‘Morant’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of his left forearm has the name, “Morant” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name represents the family name of the player and shows how proud and happy he is to be a part of them.
15. ‘LLJ and OJF’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The letters, “LLJ” are tattooed on the right side of his chest and the letters “OJF” are tattooed on the left side of his chest.
16. ‘Quote and Hand’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right pec of the player has a bible verse tattooed on it. The verse reads, “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” The psalm is tattooed right below the verse, “Psalm 118:14“. Morant’s left pec has a tattoo of a basketball on it with a hand reaching up and grabbing it that is tattooed in the middle of his chest.
Meaning: The tattoo of the bible verse on his right pec represents his religious views and his faith. It shows how he trusts the almighty completely and considers his faith, the source of his strength, his protection, and his salvation. The tattoo of the hand grabbing the basketball on his left pec is another tattoo that shows his love and respect for the sport he plays and how lucky he feels on the court.
17. ‘Letters’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The stomach of the player has the letters, “M, B, N, and O” tattooed on them in red ink.
Meaning: The tattoo on his stomach stands for the words, “My Brothers No Others” and it represents the name of Ja’s clothing line with the same name. He is often seen wearing t-shirts with the same letters tattooed on the spine and also uses the letters as a hashtag on Instagram a lot.
Ja Morant’s back also has a couple of tattoos on it but he has not revealed any of his back tattoos in any photos. The letters, “GA” and “SC” are also tattooed on his back as a tribute to his hometown, Sumter County and Augusta, Georgia where he spent a part of his childhood.