Michael Lynn Evans III is an American professional football player who plays in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was picked in the 2014 NFL draft and plays as a wide receiver. Mike contains many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Boi’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the athlete contains a brick wall tattooed on it in the shape of a triangle with the word, “BOI” tattooed below it.
Meaning: Boi is a phrase used to signify a really good bond with a friend or a brother. Mike is often seen using the phrase in his Twitter and Instagram post captions.
2. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: Below the tattoo of the word is a tattoo that covers both of his upper and lower left arms. There is a portrait of a football player in full gear and helmet tattooed near his elbow, with the number, 13 on his jersey. There is also a note with the dollar sign tattooed over the athlete’s head.
Meaning: The tattoo represents Mike himself and the player is wearing the number 13 which is the jersey number that Mike wears. Many of his tattoos themselves serve as an inspiration for him to work harder. He has his name tattooed on his body too as you will read further.
3. ‘Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his left forearm is covered in a large tattoo of a lion’s head with the word, Leo tattooed near his left wrist.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the sun sign, Leo along with the Lion which is associated with it. Mike got this tattoo as he was born on 21 August 1993 and his sun sign is Leo.
4. ‘Mackenzie’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains the name, “Mackenzie” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name belongs to Mike’s daughter, Mackenzie Evans, whom he adores very much.
5. ‘Galveston’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left wrist contains a strip tattooed on it along with the word, “Galveston” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The word and the tattoo represent his days at Ball High School in Galveston, Texas where he spent his childhood and played basketball and football.
6. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There are six stars tattooed on Mike’s left bicep, three of which are little and three that are large with alternate black and red ink.
Meaning: The black and red-inked three stars on his bicep represent a journey taken in life. Mike got this tattoo for his career as he is very passionate about football. Not many people know that he used to play basketball and made the transition towards football afterward. He even got an NFL tattoo to celebrate as you’ll read further.
7. ‘Logo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the athlete also contains the name, “MIKE” tattooed on it where the “I” is replaced by “1” and the E is mirrored.
Meaning: The name design on his bicep is the logo of his brand and himself. The “1” represents that he is at the top.
8. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his left upper arm contains the name, “MIKE” tattooed on it vertically. The backside of his right one contains, “EVANS” tattooed on it similarly.
Meaning: The tattoo showcases his full name, Mike Evans, and serves as his identity and inspiration.
9. ‘RIP’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right upper arm and shoulder of the footballer contain a large tattoo of the sun, shining through the clouds along with a crucified man tattooed over a big dark pit. The words, “RIP” are tattooed above the man and the dates ’10/29/73′ are tattooed on the right side of the man, and another number to his left side.
10. ‘NFL’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm contains a large tattoo of the NFL shield with the word, “NFL” written on it and the stars above it along with a football. The word, “2014 1st RD. 7th PICK” is tattooed below the NFL shield.
Meaning: Mike got this tattoo to celebrate when he was selected in 2014. The words represent his picking as he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
11. ‘Mickey’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of Mickey Mouse on it.
Meaning: Mike got the tattoo of the famous character as it is one of his favorites since childhood.
12. ‘Deathly Hallows’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his forearm, just below his right elbow contains the sign of the deathly hallows tattooed on it.
Meaning: Mike got this tattoo as he is a huge fan of the Harry Potter universe, from where the design is taken. The Deathly Hallows are the Invisibility Cloak, The Elder Wand, and The Resurrection Stone, all of which come together to form the design.
13. ‘Boxer’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a man wearing boxing gloves and shorts tattooed on it. This boxer was a world-renowned American professional boxer, Muhammad Ali.
14. ‘Bible Verse’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of Evans contains the word, “PSALM 23” tattooed on it along with a quote from the psalm. The tattoo reads, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil”.
Meaning: Mike got this tattoo of the bible verse that represents his faith and his courageous nature to face everything in life.
15. ‘Date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of Mike’s right wrist contains the date, “7-13-16” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The date on his upper arm represents the day that he married his long-time love, Ashli Dotson.
16. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Mike’s left pec contains a tattoo of a rose flower on it along with the name, “Heather” tattooed above it. The letters, “ATM” are also tattooed next to the name.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the love that he has for his family. Heather Kilgore is the name of his mother and the A and M on his pec represent the names of his wife, Ashli Dotson, and his father, Mike Evans Jr. The “T” in the middle represents the state of Texas where he grew up playing basketball, football and running track. According to the sources, the tattoo also represents the logo of the college Texas A & M where he went for studies.
17. Buccaneers Helmet Tattoo
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Tattoo: ‘Buccaneers Helmet’ tattoo on his chest.
Meaning: This tattoo represents his Super Bowl Win. He has got several other tattoos like Lombardi Trophy and LV on his chest.