Michael B. Gillislee Jr. is a former American football player. He played college football as a running back for the University of Florida and got drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 Draft. He has also represented several big teams such as the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and the New Orleans Saints. Mike has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his chest and collar bones contain the words, “Love”, “Trust”, and “Hope” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The words on his chest represent the qualities and feelings that he values most in his life. There is another word tattooed on his chest which is the most important one to him, as you’ll read further.
2. ‘Faith’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The chest of the player contains the word, “FAITH” tattooed across it.
Meaning: The word, Faith on his chest is very meaningful to him as it represents complete trust and faith in the almighty.
3. ‘Florida’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The word, “Florida” is tattooed across the player’s stomach.
Meaning: The tattoo is very important to Mike as it represents the place where he was born and where he started his career. Mike was born in 1990 in DeLand, Florida, and also played football for the University of Florida.
4. ‘Money’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder and upper arm of the player contains a large tattoo design on it. The word, “Money” is also tattooed in between the design.
5. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the footballer contains the name, “MOE” tattooed on it. The “O” in the name is replaced by a large bag of money with a dollar sign on it.
6. ‘Laugh’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upp1er side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a laughing tiki face on it. The word, “Laugh” is tattooed above the tiki face.
Meaning: The laughing tiki on his forearm is a representation of happiness, spreading the same idea to everyone who sees it.
7. ‘God’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains the word, “GOD” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo is an incomplete one. The inner side of his left forearm too contained a tattoo that completed this one. The tattoo has been covered up with dark clouds and an owl. Still, the single word on his arm represents his faith in God.
8. ‘Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the footballer is also covered in various little designs tattooed on it. There is also a tattoo of two hands, joined together holding a football on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the hands holding the ball represents the love that he has for football.
9. Chosen Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the footballer contains a tattoo of the word, “CHOSEN” tattooed on it along with the number, 1 tattooed right in the middle of the word. The whole design has rays of light emerging from behind it, covering the rest of his bicep.
Meaning: The tattoo together spells out, Chosen 1 which is how he thinks of himself. The tattoo gives the player confidence on as well as off the field.
10. ‘Owl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of an Owl on it. The background of the owl contains dark clouds.
Meaning: The owl tattoo on his body is a symbol of wisdom and transition. The background of the tattoo covers up a word he used to have tattooed there and also the number 100.
11. ‘Feather’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm contains a large feather tattooed on it.
Meaning: The feather tattoo is a symbol of courage and freedom. It represents a free spirit and offers spiritual protection to the bearer too.
12. Face Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm contains another tiki mask face tattooed on it.
13. Sacrifice Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the player contains a large tattoo of the word, “SACRIFICE” tattooed on his upper back. His back contains a large tattoo of a demon on it on the left side. There is a knight in armor, holding a sword on the right side. There is a scene of demons fighting knights on his back too along with fires burning here and there.
Meaning: The whole theme of his back contains a tattoo of the depiction of the battle of good over evil. The knight represents the good in humanity and the demons represent evil. The word, “SACRIFICE” represents how victory and many things in life are achieved by sacrifice.