Luka Dončić is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Luka came into the limelight when he won the title of The Rookie of the Year for the 2018–19 season and was selected randomly to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Luka has got few interesting tattoos on his body. Let us explore their meanings.
1. ‘Eagle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Luka has got a fierce-looking majestic eagle tattooed on his left forearm.
Meaning: Eagle is the symbol of victory, freedom, wisdom, power, confidence, and spirituality. Also, as per ancient beliefs, the eagle symbolizes masculine strength and royalty.
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2. ‘All-Seeing Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The All-Seeing Eye is tattooed on the front side of his left forearm.
Meaning: The All-Seeing Eye, also known as the Eye of Providence, is a common symbol of the fact that Luka is a Christian and hints at his religious and moral beliefs. This association of the eye with a triangle is found in Christianity. In fact, in the late Renaissance, the exact symbol was an explicit reference to the Holy Trinity.
3. ‘EuroBasket 2017’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the right side of his body, Luka has got a tattoo of Eurobasket along with the date inked in roman numerals.
Meaning: This tattoo is Luka’s dedication and tribute to the year when he and his team (Slovenia) won the God EuroBasket in the year 2017. Roman numerals mention the date i.e. ‘XVII IX MMXVII‘ which stands for 27:9:2017 i.e. the day when Luka won the title.
4. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: Luka has got a pirate-themed tattoo on the top right side of his back.
Meaning: The tattoo includes the pirate skull head along with the small pirate ships on both sides of the skull. A pirate tattoo symbolizes freedom. Also, it can mean courage, loyalty, unity, and wanderlust.
5. Forearm Design
Tattoo: The outer side of Doncic’s left forearm is covered with the number 7, palm leaves, and moon tattoo design.
Meaning: 7 is the number that Luka wore for Real Madrid. He is so connected with the number as he had the number (77) during both the times when he was a member of Dallas and also when he became the team member for the Slovenian National Team.
6. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The portrait of a tiger tattooed on the inner side of Luka’s left forearm.
Meaning: Tiger symbolizes pride, freedom, and independence.
“I just like tigers,” “I said if I go to U.S., I will buy a tiger — like Mike Tyson.”
7. Latin Phrase Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a Latin phrase tattooed on the inner side of Doncic’s left wrist that says, ‘Non-desistas/Non-exieris‘ which stands for “Never give up/Never surrender” when translated into English.
“It keeps me motivated and in high spirits!!”