Mark Richard Hunt is a mixed martial artist in New Zealand and a former kickboxer of Samoan descent. Hunt is the competitor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (U F C) and also won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix. He is famous by the name of “King of Walk-Offs” because of his special technique of walking away and stopping attacks before the referee officially ends the match. He is also known by the name of Super Samoan. Mark has got some interesting inks on his body which hold great relevance for him. Let us explore his tattoos and their meanings.
1. Samurai Chest Tattoo
Tattoo: Mark got a huge Samurai Skull tattoo inked across his chest. This huge masterpiece cost him three days for getting it completely done.
Meaning: Mark claims to have a great affinity for Japan and thus the Japanese Culture. He believes that he has Samurai Spirit and this tattoo is his dedication to his Samurai Spirit which is called “Fallen Samurai”. The ink represents his strength and courage which the Samurai possess as their recognizable traits. The tattoo was done by Chris Mata’afa of Monarch Tat Supplies and Studio in Sydney, Australia.
2. Words on fingers
Tattoo: On the ring finger of his left hand, Mark has a tattoo that contains the letters “gH “, which are the cover-up to his previous ink which contained the letter “gp”.
3. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: Towards the left side of his neck, lies a tattoo of some symbols which seem to be two opposite C’s.
Meaning: The symbols are the Hebrew languages’ symbols which are the way of representing something Beautiful. Mark claims to have received this as a way of showing respect for his son.
4. ‘Devil Face’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front part of Mark’s left leg is covered with the face of a devil with curved horns.
5. ‘A’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of his right leg, there lies a tattoo of the letter A shaded from inside and inked in a cursive font.
6. Tattoo on Left Leg
Tattoo: There is a round symbol inked on the inner side of Mark’s right leg.
7. ‘Super Samoan’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Right below Mark’s chest’s extension tattoo which goes on the top of his back, there lie the words, “Super Samoan” tattooed.
Meaning: Super Samoan is the name by which Mark Hunt is known among all. The name has been derived from the fact that Mark Hunt is Samoan.
LEFT ARM TATTOOS
8. Samoan Writing
Tattoo: On the inner side of Mark’s left forearm, there lies an ink which reads the words in Samoan along with their English translation. The tattoo can be read as, “oceania super fighter“.
Meaning: This tattoo is another representation of Mark’s popularity as the Samoan Super Fighter and his connection being the player and constant winner of the Oceania team.
9. ‘Left Arm Band’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There lies a black band right on the center of his left bicep and surrounding it all-around along with Polynesian design inside the band.
10. ‘Devil rising from Fire’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another devil tattoo inked on Mark’s left bicep. Devil with the thorns is seen rising from the fire which is shown in red.
RIGHT ARM TATTOOS
11. ‘Polynesian’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The whole of Mark’s right arm is covered in an intricate design in the form of band and lines in black ink. The tattoo was earlier covering the upper portion of his arm, however, he later got it extended till his wrist.
Meaning: The design is referred to as the Polynesian ink. Mark wears this ink as a tribute to his Polynesian background.
12. Samoan Arm Writing
Tattoo: Across his both forearms, Mark has Samoan writing inked which can be read as, “Sili Ai Lou Oti Nai……” which goes on from his right to the left arm. The wordings can be converted into English, which stands for, “You better die than live and enjoy alone“.