Jameer Nelson’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Jameer Lamar Nelson is an American professional basketball player. He is also the assistant general manager to the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He was drafted in 2004 and spent a decade of his career with Orlando Magic. He has also played for Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Detroit Pistons. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2009.

Jameer Nelson

Jameer has many interesting inks covering his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.

1. ‘Eyes on Me’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson eyes on me tattoo

Tattoo: The upper back of the player has the words, “ALL EYES ON ME” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The words on his back are a tribute tattoo to rapper 2 Pac, and a nod to his song, “All Eyez On Me”.

2. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: Jameer’s right arm has a tattoo of two hands joined in prayer on it, with a rosemary bead necklace. The words, “In Loving Memory of Dora J Holland” are also tattooed along with the hands. There is also a Chinese symbol tattooed on his right shoulder.

Meaning: The tattoo of the praying hands represents the power of prayer, in this case for the tribute tattoo to Dora J Holland on his arm.

3. ‘N14’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The number, “N14” is tattooed on his right shoulder as well.

Meaning: The tattoo of the words represents his name, Nelson, and his jersey number, 14.

4. Symbols Tattoo

Jameer Nelson symbols tattoo

Tattoo: There are four more Chinese symbols tattooed on his right upper arm.

5. ‘Crown’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson crown tattoo

Tattoo: Jameer’s right forearm has a tattoo of a crown on it surrounded by the words, “King of My Kingdom”. The tattoo also has a chain with three dog tags with the names of his family members tattooed on the side of his forearm.

6. ‘Jayce’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The name, Jayce is also tattooed on the inside of his right forearm.

7. ‘Imani’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson imani tattoo

Tattoo: The back of his right upper arm has the name, “IMANI” tattooed on it.

Meaning: Imani is the name of his beloved wife, Imani Tillery. The couple also has a son, Jameer Nelson Jr.

8. ‘Mask’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The right bicep of the player has a mask tattooed on it with a happy expression with the word, “LOVE” tattooed below it. His left bicep has a similar tattoo of another mask but with the word, “HATE” tattooed below it.

Meaning: The tattoos of the masks portraying love and hate represent the eternal struggle between good and evil.

9. ‘Dagger’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson dagger tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of his right forearm has a tattoo of a dagger on it surrounded by banners with words written on them.

10. ‘Christ’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: Jameer’s left shoulder and upper arm have a tattoo of Jesus Christ on it nailed to a cross. The words, “Only God Can Judge Me Now” are also tattooed with the cross. There are rays of light shining behind Christ’s head and the rest of his upper arm has clouds to complete the tattoo design.

Meaning: The tattoo of Christ represents his religious views and the sacrifice of Jesus to save humanity. It goes well with the words tattooed on his shoulder which are also from 2Pac’s song, “Only God Can Judge Me” which showed 2Pac’s refusal to live according to the expectations of others and have faith in God.

11. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson cross tattoo

Tattoo: There is a cross tattooed on the inside of his left elbow with the letters, “FPN” along with it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cross with the letters on his arm is a tribute tattoo to his father, Floyd “Pete” Nelson.

12. ‘Fearless’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson fearless tattoo

Tattoo: Jameer’s left forearm has a scroll tattooed on the inside with a poem titled, “Fearless“. The poem starts with, “I am Fearless because I know that my God is with me.”

Meaning: The poem goes on and represents his faith in his God that grants him the strength to be fearless on the court and in life.

13. ‘FAMILY’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson family tattoo

Tattoo: The back of the player’s left upper arm has the word, “FAMILY” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The word represents his family’s importance in his life and how much he adores them.

14. ‘Heart and Tribute’ Tattoo

Jameer Nelson heart tribute tattoo

Tattoo: There is a red heart tattooed on the left side of his chest along with a few words. The left side of Jameer’s body has a large paragraph tattooed on it with a halo ring and wings encasing them. The words, “In Loving Memory” are also tattooed below the writing.

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