Matthew Ryan Kemp popularly known as Matt Kemp is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He began his professional career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2003 and played with the Dodgers from 2006 until 2014. He has won two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Apart from his career detailing he has some fascinating artwork on his body featuring a portrait of his grandparents on his chest and a quote on his chest. Let us take a keen look at all of them and study their meanings.
“I have an affinity for tattoos. Not just any tatts, I appreciate the ones where thought was put into the design. When it’s treated like a work of art.”
1. ‘Ancient Greek Warrior with Sword’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner arm of Matt Kemp contains a depiction of Archangel Michael inked on his arm.
Meaning: The tattoo depicts the Archangel Michael, the angel mentioned in the bible. It is considered to be the field commander for the army of God, and whenever, and whoever threatens the throne, it’s this Angel General who comes to handle. The angel seems to be in the position of taking an action as soon as it sees any evil approaching. Thus, Matt got this ink as the representation of his strong belief in Angels and Gods and this tattoo is source of protection and confidence for him.
2. ‘Judy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left-arm’s wrist of Matt Kemp has a tattoo of the word “Judy”. The word is a feminine name derived from the Hebrew name Yehudit, meaning “woman of Judea”.
3. ‘Celtic Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his Matt’s left arm sleeve has a tattoo of a Celtic cross with a banner on it which reads the word Tyler inked though it.
Meaning: The Celtic Cross and a banner with name Tyler is a tribute to his brother who was born prematurely and died at age one. Matt was only 13 years old when his brother passed away.
4. ‘Dove’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the bicep of Matt Kemp’s left arm there is a tattoo of the bird sitting on the twigs of a tree and ready to take a flight.
5. Banner On His Shoulder
Tattoo: Matt Kemp has a tattoo of a banner on his left arm’s shoulder that reads , “Ive Made It”.
6. ‘Greek Sculpture’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner arm of Matt Kemp has a depiction of Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu inked on it.
Meaning: Egyptian pharaoh Khufu famous as Cheops among the Greeks was an ancient Egyptian monarch who was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, in the first half of the Old Kingdom period (26th century BC).
7. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left arm of American professional baseball outfielder carries a tattoo of a blossomed rose.
8. ‘Infant Brother’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left forearm of Matt Kemp has a tattoo of his premature brother Tyler (who died at the age of 1 year) in a walker with a casket of roses.
9. Grandparent’s Portrait On Chest
Tattoo: Matt Kemp’s left side of the chest is featured with the large black and grey tattoo of his grandparents from Los Angeles. The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist Jun Cha. This tattoo is a clear symbol of the love he has for his grandparents.
10. Bible Verse
Tattoo: The right side of Matt Kemp’s chest contains verses from the Holy bible cross-references to Joshua 1:9 inked on it.
Meaning: The quote reads as, “Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” The verse motivates that no matter whatever you do or wherever you go, you should be confident as your God is always beside you.
11. Quote On His Back
Tattoo: Across the back of Matt Kemp’s body there is a tattoo of a phrase that reads, “Living for the Moment” inked in a beautiful font.