Carey Mecole Hardman is an American professional football player. He plays in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs as a return specialist and a wide receiver and used to play college football at the University of Georgia and was picked in round 2 of the 2019 NFL draft. Mecole has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and explore the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the player is covered in a large tattoo of the face of a tiger.
Meaning: The tattoo of the tiger on his shoulder is a symbol of power as well as a free spirit.
2. ‘Numerals’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm of the player contains roman numerals tattooed on it that are, “VIII” and “XXVII”
Meaning: The numbers on his upper arm represent the number 8 and 27.
3. ‘Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mecole’s right arm also contains the number, “706” tattooed on it with the “6” tattooed sideways.
4. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the athlete contains a quote tattooed on it from the bible. The quote reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “Philippians 4:13” just below it.
Meaning: The tattoo is tied to the player’s faith and is a quote from the bible verse, “Philippians 4:13 “. The tattoo represents how he believes in the power of Christ and is strengthened through the power of belief.
5. ‘Gamble’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a series of tattoos all related to gambling. The tattoo design contains a gambling wheel, a few dices, playing cards, and the number 777 displayed on a slot machine. The word, “Life” is also tattooed near his elbow, just above the gambling wheel.
Meaning: The tattoo of the word along with the gambling machines represents the idea that life is a gamble and if you want to win big, then you have to take big risks.
6. ‘Patience’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Mecole’s right forearm contains a quote tattooed on it that reads, “Patience is a Virtue”
7. ‘Rose and Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left upper arm of the player contains a tattoo of two rose flowers tattooed on it. There are also vines full of thorns connecting the roses and running up and down the rest of his arm. There is also a little cross tattooed near his left elbow.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross represents the religious views of the player, symbolic of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity.
8. ‘God and Family’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the athlete contains the words, “fear GOD” tattooed on it along with the word, “Family” tattooed below it, vertically.
Meaning: The tattoo of the words on his bicep is also tied to his faith and is often said to represent fear of God as a specific sense of respect and submission to God. The word, “Family” represents how much importance they have in his life and how much he loves them.
9. ‘Skulls’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of three skulls on the inner side of his left forearm, one emerging from the other.
Meaning: The tattoo design is a classic representation. If you look closely then you will see that each of the skulls have their hands covering its eyes, ears, and mouth. The tattoo represents the idea to hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil.
10. ‘Snitch’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of the Harry Potter snitch ball on it. The snitch is a ball with its wings spread across his forearm.
Meaning: Hardman is a huge fan of the Harry Potter universe that led him to get the tattoo of the iconic snitch on his body.
11. ‘GVO’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his neck, behind his ear, contains the letters, “GVO” tattooed on it vertically right next to three little birds. There is also a tiny heart tattooed below them.
Meaning: The letters, “GVO” is an acronym for Good Vibes Only that represents a positive attitude and approach. Mecole often uses the same in many of his hashtags and posts on Instagram.
12. ‘Kiss Marks’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Hardman’s stomach contains a tattoo of four kiss marks on it in red ink.
13. ‘Skulls’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mecole’s right thigh contains another design of a few skulls tattooed on it.
14. ‘Faith’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his right lower leg contains a tattoo of the words, “WALK BY FAITH” on it.
Meaning: This is another one of the many tattoos on his body that represents his faith. It represents another quote from the bible that says, “Walk By Faith and Not By Sight” and urges one to endure whatever life throws at you as it is all a part of God’s plan.
There is another tattoo piece on the player’s back which has not been revealed by him in any of his photos but can be seen in some of his Instagram workout sessions.