28 years old, water polo athlete, Joel Swift, started playing at the age of 10. He made his Olympic debut with Australian Sharks in Rio Olympics 2016. He is a four-time National Water Polo League Titleholder with Perth based team, the Fremantle Mariners. He has many exclusive tattoos inked on his athletic body, which distinguish him from other players while in water. Let’s explore his unique inscriptions.
1. “Black Swan” on his Left Forearm
Tattoo: “Black Swan”
Meaning: Joel got a huge tattoo of black swan inked on his left forearm, while he was on holiday in Malmo, Sweden. The tattoo artist, Jacob Wiman, inked this massive piece, in May 2015.
2. “Tyrannosaurus Rex” on his Left Forearm
Tattoo: “Tyrannosaurus Rex”
Meaning: Joel got Tyrannosaurus Rex inked on his left forearm. This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Xam, in August 2015. On his Instagram account, he captioned the image with a dialogue of Dr Robert Doback from the film, Step Brother 2005,
When I was a kid, when I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a dinosaur, I wanted to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than anything in the world, I made my arms short and I roamed the back yard, I chased the neighborhood cats, I growled and I roared, everybody knew me and was afraid of me, and one day my dad said “Bobby you are 17, it’s time to throw childish things aside” and I said “OK Pop”, but he didn’t really say that he said that “Stop being a fucking dinosaur and get a job”. Cheers.”
3. “Shark” on his Right Upper Arm
4. “Pirate Skull” on his Left Upper Arm
Tattoo: “Pirate Skull”
Meaning: Joel got a large tattoo of a pirate skull in the inner side of his left upper arm. The tattoo artist, Aaron Ashworth, had inked it in June 2014.