Martyn Ford is a well-known bodybuilder with a heavily tattooed body. His life story is quite inspirational as to how he shifted from being a professional cricketer to being the world’s most famous bodybuilder. After an injury in a training session, Martyn suffered from glandular fever which left him to rest for 12 months. It was during these twelve months that he decided to shift to the field of fitness and body-building. He has also been part of famous films like “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “Undisputed 4”. He says it was an outlet for his frustration build-up for not being able to uplift his professional sport which he dreamt of since childhood. Martyn’s body is hugely inked with tribal designs. Let us take a look.
“Apart from the scariest man on the planet, I am often addressed as the most humble and entertaining man as well. I enjoy the fame and name given to me’, says the actor.
1. Back Tattoos
Tattoo: There are four tiny symbol tattoos inked on Martyn’s upper and lower back. There is an eye of God tattoo on the right side of his back.
Meaning: The Eye of God is the symbol of the fact that God is above us all and is omnipresent. he keeps an eye upon each one of us and our every action. It is also believed to represent the ‘faith’, ‘spiritual awareness’, and ‘soul’ as per Christian belief.
2. Finger Tattoos
3. Forehead Tattoo
Tattoo: On the top left side of his bald head, Martyn has got a tribal design inked. Interestingly, Tribal design consists of few alphabets as we can see an ‘A’ on the top.
Meaning: Tribal designs are the most common means to represent one’s culture and heritage.
4. Qualities Star Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his stomach, Martyn has got a five-pointed star inked. Inside the star, there are huge personality qualities inked as, ‘LOVE, HAPPY, SUPPORT, FRIENDSHIP, COMMITMENT, etc.
5. Tribal Tattoo
Tattoo: Martyn’s lower back is covered with a big tribal design.
6. Family Members’ Name Initials Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a band wrapped around Martyn’s left bicep which includes some alphabets inked inside.
Meaning: The band is the tattoo that is closest to Martyn’s heart. The tattoo actually contains the initials of his family members tattooed in italicized fonts as ‘M S I W’. The letters represent his name, his partner Sacha Stacey, and his daughters’ names as Imogen & Wynter.
“I have a few very personal tattoos which I got for my family, my children, and my partner. This was initially supposed to be a few tattoos, but my obsession for ink soon got the better of me, and I ended up as you see me today.”
7. Birds Tattoo
Tattoo: Martyn’s right leg is inked with multiple black-colored birds.
Meaning: Birds are the symbol of freedom, independence, and new beginnings.
8. Forearm Tattoo
9. Globe Tattoo
10. Qualities Tattoo
Tattoo: There are some qualitative adjectives inked on the left side of his stomach. The words tend to represent Martyn’s quality traits. The tattoo includes, ‘Revenge, Loyalty, Respect, Honour, Pride’.
Martyn’s arm is covered with intricate tribal designs. Tribal tattoos symbolize one’s culture and heritage. They also symbolize power, strength, and courage.
11. Tribal Arm Tattoo
12. Tribal Design Arm Tattoo
Tattoo: In one of his interviews, Martyn said that the tribal design is a special one for him. He wanted to have one, but after one his craze kept on rising and thus, his body is now hugely inked. Also, the band on his wrist is inked with the word, ‘GOD’.
13. Left Pec Design
14. ‘Compass’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the upper left arm, Martyn has got the tattoo of a compass inked.
Meaning: Compass tattoo inked in tribal design is the symbol of protection. It is believed to the symbol of directing your life in the right direction and keeping you from diverting to wrong ways. Compass is also the token of motivation and good luck.
15. Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: Martyn’s neck is also covered in the tribal design along with the roses.
Meaning: Rose is the symbol of love and romance.
16. Bicep Writing Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner right bicep there is another writing tattoo that can be read as, ‘Power, Strength, Courage‘.
“It all gives me strength to keep going in life.”
17. Tribal Design on Right Bicep Tattoo
Another intricated tribal design covers the major portion of Martyn’s upper right arm.
18. ‘Quote’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right pec, Martyn has got a quote inked. The quotation is written by Winston Churchill, ‘Success is not final, failure isn’t fatal it’s the courage to continue that counts meaning.’
Meaning: This famous quote is a source of motivation for everyone. It means that whether the success or the failure, shall keep coming at every next stage of life, however, what matters is how you overcome each obstacle if you fail, with all the peace, comfort, power, and confidence.
19. Roses on Neck Tattoo
Tattoo: Martyn’s left side of the neck and the lower head is covered with a bunch of roses.
Meaning: Roses are the symbol of love. romance, and also freshness.
20. Stomach Tattoo
21. Leg Tattoos
Tattoo: Martyn’s right leg is covered with an immense number of tattoos. However, he has never really talked about them and their relevance. We can see a huge number of birds, a natural scene in form of mountains, and few more tattoos designs.
22. Thigh Tattoos
Tattoo: On his right thigh, there is a tattoo of a devil face, a portrait of a girl, followed by dragon wings on the right side and the word, ‘Faith.’
Meaning: Devil’s face tattoo is the symbol of evil, cruelty, and brutal behavior.
23. Writing Tattoo
24. Right Arm Tribal Tattoo