Levine Joseph Toilolo is an American football player who plays as a tight end in the NFL for the New York Giants. He started his career at Stanford and was drafted by the Falcons in the 2013 NFL draft. He has also represented Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers before joining the Ney York Giants in 2020.
1. ‘Tribal’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder and arm of the player is covered in a large tribal tattoo design that contains various designs and also incorporates a cross.
Meaning: The tattoo on his arm is a tribute to his Polynesian descent and is a mixture of the culture, his family, and their beliefs.
While explaining his tattoo, he said, “For me, it was kind of something that me, my brother, some of my cousins all did to represent our family. We have some of our grandparents’ names. Obviously, it represents our culture, family, and our beliefs and religion. That was something big for us in our culture. They (grandparents) are from Samoa. I was born in California… There are different symbols, and whether it’s shark teeth or spearheads–it represents strength and ferocity and a warrior spirit, which is obviously big in our culture. When you think of Polynesia culture, you think bigger, and that warrior spirit has been around from our ancestors. And any Polynesian takes pride in that.”