Malik Jackson’s 21 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Malik Barron Jackson is an American football player who plays in the NFL as a defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has also represented the Denver Broncos who drafted him in 2012, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at the University of Tennessee. Malik is a huge lover of inks and believes that his skin is a canvas. He has a lot of interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at the ones he has and the meanings behind them.

Malik Jackson

1. ‘Dog’ Tattoo

 

Tattoo: The left shoulder and upper arm of the player contains a tattoo of a dog on it that has a weight bar hanging from its neck with a chain. The word, “Willing” is also tattooed above the dog.

Meaning: The tattoo represents his hard work and shows how one should be willing to do what it takes to achieve one’s goals.

2. ‘NFL’  Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of the NFL shield on his left arm, near his elbow.

Meaning: Malik got the tattoo when he was drafted and finally came to the NFL which was one of his dreams.

3. ‘Monopoly’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The words, “137 PAPERS” are tattooed on the upper side of his left forearm, and below the words is a tattoo of the old man from the popular game, monopoly.

Meaning: The tattoo represents when he was drafted by the NFL. He was picked in the 2012 NFL draft in the 5th round and was the 137th overall pick which the number in the tattoo represents.

4. Gears Tattoo

Tattoo: The left hand of the player is covered in a tattoo of gears and mechanical parts that make it seem like that his hand is a machine.

5. Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: The left bicep of the athlete contains a tattoo of 5 stars on it along with the words, “Creme d la creme” tattooed right below it.

Meaning: The 5 stars represent the 5th round of the 2012 NFL draft, the year that he was picked. The “Creme de la creme” is a French idiom the means, Cream of the cream. The words here represent how Malik thinks of himself and how he feels he is special.

6. Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm, just below his elbow contains a motivational quote tattooed on it.

7. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

 

Tattoo: The right upper arm of the player contains a tattoo of a wooden cross on it along with wings. There is also a pair of hands right below the cross that is holding it. The word, “God” is tattooed on his right shoulder too.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cross represents the religious views of the player. But the cross along with the wings is a unique design that represents that the bearer is a proud follower of the Christian faith and at the same time believes that getting tattoos does not make one a bad person.

8. ‘T’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The letter, “T” is tattooed on his right arm, near his elbow.

Meaning: The “T” on his right arm is a tribute tattoo that represents the logo of the University of Tennessee, where Malik played college football.

9. ‘Keeper’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Malik’s right bicep contains the words, “I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER & My Sister’s Protector” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo represents how much he loves his siblings and how he feels responsible for their well being.

10. ‘Flower’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a flower on it. There are also random letters tattooed around his forearm.

11. Name Tattoos

Tattoo: The inner side of the player’s right forearm contains the names of his family members tattooed on it. Each name also has a flower tattooed next to it. The names are Jodie, Amy, and Robin.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the love that he has for his family members and how he wants them by his side all the time.

12. ‘Footprints’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The right hand of the player contains a tattoo of a baby’s footprints on it.

Meaning: The footprints tattoo on his hand is a tattoo of his daughter, Nahla A. Jackson.

13. Jackson Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his right forearm contains the name, “Jackson” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo represents his family name, Jackson.

14. ‘818’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The stomach of the player contains the number, 818 tattooed on it. There are also little designs that accompany the number tattoo that cover his stomach.

Meaning: The 818 refers to the area code of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles where Malik was born and grew up.

15. ‘Faith’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The word, “Faith” is tattooed right in the middle of his chest. There are also wings tattooed across his chest but there are not many photos of the tattoo available.

16. ‘Face’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of the face of a man on it.

Meaning: The man in the portrait is his father, Jodie Jackson, whom he adores very much.

17. ‘Woman’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his left leg also contains a tattoo of the face of a woman on it, near the ankle.

Meaning: The woman in the tattoo is another one of his family members, who is his beloved mother, Robin Jackson.

18. Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his left lower leg contains a portrait of a child tattooed on it.

Meaning: The portrait tattoo on his leg is a tattoo of his brother, Marquis Jackson, from when he was a child.

19. ‘Boy’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The left side of his left thigh contains a tattoo of a boy on it that is in full football kit.

Meaning: The tattoo on his thigh is one of himself, from his college days when he started playing football. It has been one of his dreams to play in the NFL and still is connected to his roots and has not forgotten how hard he worked to get here and the tattoo helps him continue to work harder still.

20. ‘Lines’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The front of his right leg contains a tattoo of lines that form tally marks.

Meaning: This is a tattoo that keeps on changing for Malik. Each line in the tally marks represents a sack that Malik made in the NFL.

21. Leg Tattoo

Tattoo: The backside of his right lower leg is covered in various little tattoo designs that he has not fully revealed yet.

There is a quote tattooed on the upper back of the player as well that can be seen in some of his Instagram stories. The player really loves getting tattoos and plans to keep on getting more.

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