Jordan Clarkson’s 23 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Jordan Taylor Clarkson is a Filipino-American professional basketballer. He plays in the NBA for Utah Jazz. He was picked by the Washington Wizards in the second round of the 2014 draft. He has also played for Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jordan has a lot of amazing inks on his body. And he loves getting inked. He said, “Once I got my first tattoo I was like, this is what I want to do, I had the time. All I did this summer was a hoop, sit at my house and get tattooed, wake up and hoop again.” Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings behind them.

1. Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo: The front of his left shoulder has a portrait of a baby’s face on it. And the back of his left shoulder has a tattoo of Nipsey Hussle along with the letters, TMC  tattooed below it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the baby’s face on his shoulder is a tattoo of Callie Clarkson, his beloved daughter. He got the tattoo of Nipsey on his body as he is one of his favorites. There are a lot more faces tattooed on his body for his family members and friends as you will soon read.

2. ‘Superman and Aces’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left upper arm of the athlete has a tattoo of a child’s face on it with a miniature body wearing the superman suit. There are also two aces tattooed next to the body along with a pair of dice.

Meaning: The tattoo of the aces on his arm along with the dice represents good luck. The tattoo of the boy in the Superman costume is a portrait of his own face as a child.

3. ‘Trophy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of his left upper arm has a tattoo of a globe on it, similar to the one appearing on the NBA trophy.

4. ‘Cherubs’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There are two cherubs tattooed near his left elbow. The cherubs are surrounded by clouds and go with the praying hands tattooed on his left forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cherubs on his arm represents his faith and serves as a symbol of protection.

5. ‘Words’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his left forearm has a scroll on it with a huge paragraph written on it. There is also a dove bird tattooed on his left elbow.

Meaning: The tattoo of the dove on his arm represents love and the Holy Spirit.

6. ‘Hands’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm has a tattoo of a pair of hands joined in prayer. The words, “ROMANS 8:18” are also tattooed near his wrist. The whole design is surrounded by clouds.

Meaning: The tattoo of the praying hands on his arm represents his faith and the power of prayer. They represent a dedication to self and family. The words, ROMANS 8:18 represent the bible verse that says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”

7. Girl Tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of his left forearm has a girl’s face tattooed on it along with a few words tattooed below it. There is also a flower tattooed near his wrist.

Meaning: The tattoo on the inside of his arm is a tribute portrait of his mother, Annette Davis.

8. Finger Tattoo

Tattoo: There are letters tattooed on each of his left hand’s fingers. His left hand also has a portrait of the face of Malcolm X on it.

9. ‘Faith’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his left hand has the word, “FAITH” tattooed on it.

10. Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: Clarkson’s left bicep has a tattoo of the face of a man on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the man on his bicep is a tribute tattoo of his father, Mike Clarkson.

11. ‘Woman’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right shoulder of the athlete has a tattoo of a woman’s face on it.

12. ‘Horse’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Jordan’s right shoulder also has a horse’s face tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the horse on his arm represents freedom and strength.

13. ‘Car’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper right arm of the player also has a tattoo of a car along with buildings behind it. There are also two skulls tattooed near his right elbow.

14. ‘Memory’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of his right upper arm has another face tattooed on it. The words, “IN LOVING MEMORY” are tattooed above the portrait and the date of birth and death are tattooed below it.

Meaning: The tattoo on his arm is a tribute tattoo for his childhood friend who has passed away.

15. ‘Joker’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right bicep of the player has a tattoo of the face of Heath Ledger’s Joker on it. There is also a tattoo of an open mouth with its tongue out below the Joker’s face.

Meaning: The tattoo is a tribute tattoo to Heath Ledger who is considered the best Joker in filmography.

16. ‘Angel and Toy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of his right forearm has a tattoo of an angel on it. There is also a toy bear tattooed below the angel. There are a few words on the inside of his right wrist as well along with the roman numbers, “X.XV”

17. ‘Dog and Skull’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm has a tattoo of a cartoon bulldog on it. Below the tattoo is a design of a brick wall that completes his sleeve along with a quote and a skull with crossbones.

18. ‘Baby and Letters’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right hand of the player has a baby girl’s face tattooed on it with a butterfly near her forehead. There are also letters tattooed on each of his fingers.

19. ‘LA Fam’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his right forearm has a tattoo of a few stars on it along with letter blocks that read, “LA FAMILY”

Meaning: The tattoo represents his time with the Los Angeles Lakers where he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

20. ‘Rose and Angel’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his neck has a tattoo of a guardian angel on it. The right side of his neck has a large rose flower tattooed on it along with a face next to it.

21. ‘Peace’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The peace symbol is tattooed on Jordan’s right kneecap. There is also a tattoo design on his thigh.

22. Portraits Tattoo

Tattoo: The right lower leg of the player has a few portraits of different NBA players tattooed on it.

23. Leg Tattoo

Tattoo: Jordan’s left lower leg also has a few more portraits tattooed on it.

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