Kyle Alexander Kuzma is an American professional basketball player who plays in the (NBA) National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers. He started at the college level, playing for the Utah Utes and joined the lakers in 2017. After his debut season, he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Kyle has many splendid tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at the ones he has and the meanings they hold.
1. ‘Lion and Rose’ Tattoos
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Tattoo: The left shoulder of the NBA star contains a tattoo of the face of a lion. His right shoulder contains a tattoo of a rose flower.
Meaning: The lion is the first tattoo that Kyle got at the age of 18. The lion is the symbol of Leo which is the sun sign of the athlete. The backside of the lion’s head is made out of a basketball which represents his love for the sport.
2. Flint Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of the word, “Flint” tattooed on it in red, white, and black inks.
Meaning: Kyle got Flint tattooed on his arm to pay his tribute to his city, Flint where he grew up in Michigan.
3. Hands Tattoo
Tattoo: The left upper arm of the player, just above his elbow contains a tattoo of two hands joined in prayer with light rays emitting from them. The name, “GINNY” is tattooed below the hands.
Meaning: Kyle got the hands praying for his grandmother, Ginny who sadly passed away when he was still in High School.
4. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left wrist contains a tattoo of a heart, wrapped in chains with fire coming out of its top.
Meaning: The heart is actually a tattoo of the sacred heart of Jesus which is the symbol of, “God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind” This is another one of Kyle’s religious tattoos.
5. ‘Dove’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm, above the Sacred Heart of Jesus, contains a tattoo of doves flying between the clouds.
Meaning: The doves on his forearm represent the new phase of his life.
6. Eye Tattoo
Tattoo: Kyle’s left elbow contains a tattoo of an eye that is green in color.
Meaning: Kyle’s mom has really pretty, green-colored eyes so he got this tattoo to show his love for his mother.
7. Eye and Verse Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of an eye along with a sword below it. There are rays emitting from the eye too. There is a bible verse tattooed right below the eye tattoo. It says, “PROVERBS 16:20” with the verse, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he” tattooed below this.
Meaning: The eye along with the sword represents his religious views along with the verse too. Kyle is a very religious man and believes in Christianity.
8. ‘Flag’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Kyle’s left bicep contains a tattoo of the American flag but with black and white stripes. The space for the stars is covered by the letters, “TMC”
Meaning: TMC stands for, “The Marathon Continues”. This tattoo was inspired by Nipsey Hussle, who adorns the same tattoo on his body and is one of Kyle’s idols.
9. Stars and Tree Tattoos
Tattoo: The right bicep of the NBA star contains tattoos of stars. There is a tattoo of a tree on the side of his right wrist.
Meaning: Kyle got this tattoo for motivation as he believes the sky is the limit and he wants to just keep getting better and better at the game.
10. Snake Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm, below the elbow, contains a tattoo of a large snake hissing with its tongue and fangs out.
Meaning: This tattoo has no special meaning in Kyle’s life as there was little space left on his forearm and the snake fitted there perfectly to complete his sleeve tattoos so he decided to get it.
11. Gorilla Tattoo
Tattoo: Below the snake, on the inner side of his right forearm is a tattoo of a Gorilla with its hand banging against its chest. Below the Gorilla are the words, “HUMBLE BEAST” tattooed.
Meaning: The words Humble Beast represent Kyle’s personality as he is a humble person but is a beast in the court and does his best in the game.
12. Cartoon Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm is covered in a tattoo of a cartoon old man with a large mustache, holding a bag of money with a hat over his head.
Meaning: The cartoon is actually a tattoo of the popular board game, Monopoly’s old man which is Kyle’s favorite game.
13. ‘City and Baby’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper part of his right arm contains a tattoo of various billboards, road signs, logo, scenery, Ford Logo, and a large letter M on it. His elbow also contains a tattoo of a small baby playing the harp with rays of light tattooed in his background.
Meaning: These are all specialties and special sites of the state of Michigan where he grew up and to show his love for the place, he decided to get all the best things together. The little baby playing the harp is a tribute tattoo that he got for his grandfather when he passed away.
14. Rose Tattoo
Tattoo: His right shoulder contains another tattoo of a rose flower on it. The name, “JOE” is also tattooed below the flower, on the backside of his arm. There are also little red stars tattooed beside the name to complete his upper arm.
15. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: Kyle’s right shoulder contains the name, “Karri” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Karri is the name of his mother, whom he adores very much.
16. Staircase Tattoo
Tattoo: The stomach of the NBA star contains a tattoo of a staircase leading upwards to a cloud with light rays done in the background. The words, “Loyalty” and “Family” are inked on either side of the staircase.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the staircase to heaven. The words loyalty and family are where his beliefs lie as Kyle is a big family man and loyal too.
17. Jesus and Verse Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his stomach contains a tattoo of the face of Jesus Christ. The right side of his body contains a tattoo of another bible verse that is Matthew 7:13 which reads, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it”
Meaning: Kyle is a very religious man and these are also the tattoos that represent his religious views.
18. ‘Kuzmania, Words, 100, and Girl’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the NBA star contains the word, “KUZMANIA” tattooed on it with clouds below it. The left shoulder contains the words, “BE DIFFERENT” tattooed on it. The 100 streak emoji is also tattooed on his left shoulder. His left pec contains a tattoo of a girl with a finger on her lips.
Meaning: Kuzmania is his word which is also a design for his clothing brand. The words on his left shoulder motivate him to do things differently. The girl’s tattoo he got because he believes in actions more than words. That is why the girl has her finger on her lips.
19. Cards, Cross, Crown, and Words Tattoos
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of five playing cards on the right pec of the basketballer along with a pair of dice below it. The middle of his chest contains a tattoo of a cross with light emitting from behind it. The upper side of his right pec contains a tattoo of a crown. The left pec, near the cross, contains the words, “Keep the peace” tattooed on it. His chest is complete by grey waves done on the lower part of his chest which then merge with his stomach tattoos.
Meaning: The cross represents the religious views of the NBA star and the Crown he got because he wants to be at the top and wants to become the king. Peace is also one of the things he believes in so he got the words tattooed on his chest.
20. Space Jam Tattoo
Tattoo: Kyle’s left thigh contains a tattoo of the villains from the movie, Space Jam.
Meaning: Kyle got this tattoo as this was his favorite movie when he was a child and it featured his idol, Michael Jordan.
21. Kyle’s Secret Stuff Tattoo
Tattoo: The right thigh of the basketballer contains the can that Michael Jordan gives to the looney tunes in the movie, being held by Bugs Bunny but instead it has the words, “Kyle’s Secret Stuff” written on it as he did not want to get Michael Jordan’s name on his body.
Meaning: This tattoo complements his space jam tattoo and is yet incomplete. When it is done, it is going to feature the heroes team ie the looney tunes characters on it.
22. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left calf contains a tattoo of a few words tattooed on it. The tattoo has not been clearly seen in any of his pics but judging him, it might be another bible verse as he has got a few of them on his body.
23. Monkeys Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right calf contains a tattoo of three monkeys on it. There are also two words tattooed below the monkeys. There is also a tattoo of a closed fist above the tattoo of the three monkeys. If you look closely, the first monkey has covered his ears, the second one has covered his eyes and the third one has covered his mouth.
Meaning: The monkeys together represent the idea to Hear no Evil, See no Evil, and Speak no Evil. The words tattooed below the monkeys are the same which read the quote.
24. Peace Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his lower right leg contains a tattoo of the peace symbol on it.
Meaning: Kyle believes in peace and this is his second tattoo about peace, the first one being the words on his chest that read, “Keep the peace”