Julius Randle’s 5 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Julius Deion Randle is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has also represented Kentucky Wildcats, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Julius always loved tattoos but never knew which one to get. That all changed with his first one. After that he just kept on adding more and more. Let us look at his tattoos and the meanings they hold.

Julius Randle

1. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo

Julius Randle portrait tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a portrait of the face of a little boy.

Meaning: The portrait tattoo on his forearm is a portrait of his son, Kyden Randle whom he adores very much. This was also his first tattoo. While talking about it, he said, “I was seeing a lot of Instagrams, always had really liked tattoos, never found time to get one.
I was seeing really good face portraits. I wanted my son tattooed on me. It’s my favorite tattoo for sure.”

2. ‘Texas’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a signboard with the words, “INTERSTATE TEXAS 30” written inside it. There is also a silhouette of the buildings from the city of Dallas below it with a large “D” tattooed below the silhouette covering his left inner wrist.

Meaning: Number 30 represents the Jersey number that he wears. The “Texas” tattoo has a special meaning for him. Julius is the son of Carolyn Kyles, who used to play basketball in Texas. Randle also had the opportunity to play there but opted for Kentucky instead. Randle was also born in the city of Dallas, Texas, which is why there is a D tattooed on his arm.

3. ‘Kentucky 30’ Tattoo

Julius Randle kentucky 30 tattoo

Tattoo: The outer side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of a portrait of the face of a woman on it. The words, “KENTUCKY 30” are also tattooed below the portrait, near his wrist.

Meaning: The portrait of the lade is a portrait of his wife, Kendra Shaw. After getting the portrait of his son, Randle thought it would be a good idea to get one of his wives too since he adores her just as much. They got married in 2007. The number, “30” represents the jersey number that he wears.

4. ‘Cross and Quote’ Tattoo

Julius Randle cross quote tattoo

Tattoo: The athlete’s left bicep contains a tattoo of a cross on it, surrounded by clouds. There is also a quote tattooed above the cross.

Meaning: This is one of the tattoos that represent his religious views. Julius is a devout Christian who used to visit the team chapel before every home game to pray while he was in college.

5. ‘Ali’ Tattoo

Julius Randle ali tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left lower leg contains a little portrait of a man on it, wearing boxing gloves and shorts, and fighting.

Meaning: Julius got this tattoo of Muhammad Ali on his leg as he is one of his idols. Ali remained as inspiration for him as a child and Julius wanted to get this tattoo as he adores Ali’s attitude and fighting spirit.

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