Jay Bothroyd is an English professional footballer. Currently, he plays for J1 League club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo as a striker. He has spent three years with Sky Blues and ended up being the club’s top scorer during the 2002-03 season by making 11 goals. Keeping up with the trend, Jay has also got some tattoos on his body. Let us look at his tattoo designs and their meanings.
1. Bicep Tattoo
2. ‘Pocket Watch’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the upper side of his left pec, there is a pocket watch inked.
Meaning: The tattoo has never been revealed by Jay though, this is a mere glimpse we got from one of his Instagram pictures. A pocket watch is simply the token of learning and remembering the importance of time in your life however, some people also get it to mark an important time of their life relating to someone close who is no more alive. It also reflects the value of living in the moment without worrying about what is supposed to happen next!
3. Writing Letters Tattoo
Tattoo: There are some letters inked in Chinese on Jay’s right bicep. The letters are printed on a banner that is seen being held by an angel inked on Jay’s shoulder.
4. Forearm Tattoo
Tattoo: A Japanese samurai-like figure is inked on Jay’s left forearm.
Meaning: Japanese Samurai is the common design among the lovers of heritage and culture. The tattoo signifies the traits of the samurai: strength, courage, honesty, duty, commitment, and responsibility. Fighting with a samurai is believed to be a unique and different experience.
5. ‘Portrait of Baby’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left bicep, Jay has got a portrait of a baby tattooed. The portrait is of his son, Mace Bothroyd. Right under the portrait, he has also got his name and date of birth inked as ‘Mace XXXI-XII-MMII’
6. ‘LOVE’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the left side of his body, Jay has got the letter ‘LOVE’ inked. But, what’s so different about it?
He has been in the limelight and also, criticized for the way the letters are combined. As you can see LOVE has been shaped by a handgun, a grenade, a pocket knife, and a machine gun.
Jay had revealed this tattoo via his Instagram handle on 20 April 2013 along with the message, “you have to fight for love…. More than anything it’s artistic.” However, the picture was deleted later by him.
7. ‘Mace’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his upper left arm, Jay has got a tattoo that includes the name ‘Mace XXXI-XII-MMII’.
Meaning: The name in the tattoo is the first name of Jay’s son, Mace Bothroyd. The roman numerals represent his birthdate i.e. ‘ 31-12-2002. Jay is married to Stella Pozzi-Bothroyd, however, Mace was born to his ex-Nicki.
8. ‘N’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a big italicized letter ‘N’ tattooed on the inner side of Jay’s right bicep.
Meaning: The letter N actually represents the initial of his ex-girlfriend, Nicki.
9. ‘Clouds and Flowers’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Covering his right forearm are multiple light-shaded cloud patterns and orange-colored flower petals.
Meaning: Clouds are the symbol of change, transformation, and the transition from the bad to a good time. Flowers are another way of symbolizing freshness, good times, hope, and love.
10. Writing on the arm
Tattoo: On his right forearm, Jay has got the first names of his now-wife, Stella Pozzi, his sons, Mace and Zar. Jay got married to Stella in 2008 with whom he has a son named, Zar Bothroyd. Mace was born to Jay and Nicki, his ex-girlfriend.
11. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Jay’s right shoulder, there is a tattoo of a girl hiding behind a banner that has some letters inked on it. The girl is actually an angel with wings. There are shining rays of some spreading all over from behind the angel’s head.
Meaning: Angel tattoos are the symbol of guidance, protection, and ‘messengers of god’. Angel also represents earthly sentiments, like love, romantic love, and doubt. They are often associated with goodness, positivity, hope, innocence, and good luck. The sun and sunrays are symbolic of fresh beginnings, freshness, and the spread of light and positivity.
12. ‘Rosary Beads’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, there is a rosary beads tattoo.
Meaning: The rosary beads tattoo is considered to be the symbol of protection. People often believe rosary to keep the evil and bad away from them and feel guarded by Jesus Christ and Mary. The rosary itself represents the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Rosary Beads are used for aesthetic purposes.
13. ‘Roses’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Jay has got some roses inked on his elbow and the surrounding area.
Meaning: Roses are the symbol of love, friendship, romance, affection, passion, and hope.
14. ‘Stella’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Under the banner with Chinese letters, Jay has got the name of his wife inked as, ‘Stella’. They got married in 2008 and also have a son together, named, Zar.
15. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right writs, Jay has got some letter tattooed in Spanish. They stand for It doesn’t hurt when translated into English.
16. ‘Crucifixion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a big that is inked covering the major portion of Jay’s back. It shows Jesus Christ on the Crucifixion tattoo.
Meaning: Cross is the symbol of Jay’s religious faith and beliefs towards Christianity. The cross is the Holy Symbol of Christians and represents Jesus Christ. The crucifixion tattoo is symbolic of sacrifice and unconditional love signifying the sacrifice that Jesus Christ underwent for the sake of humanity.
17. ‘Puzzle Piece’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm, Jay has got a puzzle piece inked with the number ‘7‘ inside it.
Meaning: Puzzle piece is used as the representative symbol of autism. It is actually the universal symbol of autism and this tattoo on Jay’s body shows his tribute and love for someone close to him who is suffering from the same or his support for the cause in general.
18. ‘Football on Chest’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a football tattooed on Jay’s right pec. The tattoo is the symbolism of his love for his profession and career i.e. Football.