Nathaniel Edwin Clyne is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back. He loved playing football since his childhood. In an interview, he claimed about his childhood memories where he used to play with football sticks. Just like other sportsmen, Nathaniel is also known to be a tattoo lover. His body speaks of his style beliefs and his religion. Let us see what inks he has on his body and how special they are to him.
1. ‘Angel Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his chest, Nathaniel has got a pair of angel wings inked.
Meaning: Angel and angel wings are considered to be the symbol of good luck and prosperity. Nathaniel’s reason to get angel wings is to depict and show his love and relation with God and his continuous dependence upon his blessings in his life. Angel wings are the symbol of freedom, freedom to take decisions of life but, with grace and blessings of God and his direction.
2. Tattoo on the right arm
Tattoo: On the backside of Nathaniel’s body, there is a huge tribal flower inked. Though the tattoo has never been revealed by him, it has been said that he has a mandala tribal flower inked on the center of his back.
Meaning: Mandala tribal flower is made of different shapes and sizes and, is considered to, maintain balance and prosperity in the person’s life. It is also considered to be a symbol of love, hope, and development.
The tattoo can be clearly seen in the above shared Instagram video.
3. ‘Baller from Birth’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right hand’s wrist, Nathaniel has got the words inked as ‘Baller from Birth’.
Meaning: This tattoo is his dedication towards the fact that he began playing football from the very young age of three years. He has been die-hard fan and a compassionate football player. When he was just three, he used to play around with football sticks. His love for the game has been penned down in the form of this tattoo.
4. ‘Big Ben’ and ‘London Phone Box’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Nathaniel’s left bicep there is a huge tattoo of Big Ben and London Phone Box inked.
Meaning: Nathaniel was born in Stockholm, London. The tattoo on his left bicep is London’s Big Ben which is actually an iconic clock that has always been regarded as the European landmark. It is considered to be the symbol of reminding us of the fact that our life is beautiful and we should continue to cherish things all around us.
4. ‘NCalyne’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a banner wrapped around Nathaniel’s left bicep that carries his own name as, ‘NCalyne’ which stands for Nathaniel Clyne.
5. ‘Cross with Angel wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the center of his neck there is a huge cross tattoo. On its top side, there is a pair of angel wings tattooed.
Meaning: Cross with angel wings represents the religious beliefs of the individual i.e. Christianity. Also, cross with angel wings used as the symbol to pay tribute to a loved one who is no more.
6. ‘Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: there is a tiny crown inked on the outer side of his right hand’s wrist.
Meaning: Crown is the symbol of victory and triumph
7. ‘Diamond’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a diamond tattooed on his left upper arm.
Meaning: Diamond is the basic means of showing a person’s wealth. However, diamond is also used to reflect the faithfulness and beauty of the person’s personality i.e. his inner soul.
8. ‘Dollar Bills’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his forearm, there are a huge number of dollar bills inked.
Meaning: Dollar bill tattoo reflects the person’s huge to become rich and wealthy.
9. ‘Globe’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Nathaniel has got miniature earth inked on his right inner forearm.
Meaning: Earth symbolizes peace, harmony, and serenity.
10. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his inner right forearm we can see a red heart tattoo.
Meaning: Heart has multiple meanings and they totally depend upon the wearer’s choice and purpose of getting the tattoo on his body. Here, Nathaniel’s tattoo of the red heart is the sacred symbol of Christians i.e. Sacred Heart. Thus, the sacred heart represents Nathaniel’s close relationship with Jesus Christ and his devotion to seeking Jesus’ blessings in his life.
11. Portrait of Lady Tattoo
12. ‘London Landmarks’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Nathaniel’s love for his birth city is clear from the multiple body tattoos which relate to London city. This is another one on his left bicep which shows us some building and a bridge across a river probably the famous London Bridge.
“I’m from the Studley Estate in Stockwell and I used to travel on the tube to football from there with my mum Ann, so I had that tattoo done, too.”
13. Left leg Tattoo
Tattoo: His front left leg is inked with two tattoos. The Egyptian figure one of whom is Sarcophagus.
Meaning: The love for ancient history and royalty is the reason people get this tattoo inked. However, people also get this tattoo as a tribute to dead ones.
14. Leg Tattoo
15. Self Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Nathaniel has got his own portrait inked from his childhood days relating to the time when he was only three years old. He can be seen holding a football in his left hand. He got it done after his first session at Crystal Palace. Clyne’s deep love for football since childhood which led him to choose it professionally is the reason he got this tattoo inked.
“There’s a picture at my mum’s house of me holding a ball when I was three and I had a tattoo done of it after my first season at Crystal Palace.
16. ‘Football is just a sport’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left forearm there is writing that says, ‘Football is just a sport’.
17. ‘Dollar Bill’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Nathaniel’s left bicep there is a dollar bill tattooed. It shows his desire to become a successful man and live a leisure life.
18. Bicep Writing Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right bicep there is a big note with some wordings inked inside the banner.
There are multiple rose tattoos inked on Nathaniel’s body. Be it his chest, arms, knee, or elbows they can be seen everywhere. Some of them have been inked in red while others are black. Roses as we know, are the symbol of love and romance. Let us see the number of rose tattoos on Nathaniel’s body.
19. ‘Rose’ Tattoo on the right elbow
20. ‘Rose’ on the right knee
21. Red Rose on the left elbow
22. Rose on the left hand
23. Roses on chest
24. Writing on abdomen
25. Tribal Skull Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right side of his neck there is a tribal sugar skull inked.
Meaning: Skull is the symbol of evil and death. However, people may also get a skull tattoo to symbolize their strength and ability to overcome all the obstacles and difficulties in their life independently.
26. Symbols on fingers
27. ‘Health is Wealth’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm we can see a small quote which says, ‘health is Wealth’.
Meaning: This tattoo shows his strong belief about his way of living which needs to be healthy because if we are healthy then only we can manage our wealth.
28. ‘Carpe Diem’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his thighs, we can see the tattoo of the phrase, ‘Carpe Diem’.
Meaning: Carpe Diem means that we should live in the present, live every moment fully and in joy without thinking about the future and repercussions.
29. Lion’s face Tattoo
Tattoo: His right hand is inked with the lion’s face.
Meaning: The lion is the symbol of courage, strength, and determination to survive against all odds in this difficult life.
30. Palm Trees, Birds, and Clouds Tattoo
Tattoo: Clyne’s right bicep is inked with palm trees, birds, and clouds.
Meaning: Palm trees are considered to represent the Garden of Paradise. They are the symbol of goodness, wisdom, and also religious belief in God. Whereas, birds represent the freedom and right to live independently. However, the clouds are the symbol of transition from the darker phase of life into new phase.
31. Tattoo on the right arm
32. Clock on Stomach
Tattoo: On his stomach, there is a watch that is stopped at 3 o’clock. There are some lines inked on either side of the clock. The tattoo relates to some important time of his life.
33. Quote on the left wrist
34. Latin Writing
35. Stars on shoulder
Tattoo: On his left shoulder and chest there are few stars inked.
Meaning: Stars are the symbol of great devotion and the need to be closest to God. Also, stars are considered to be guiding lights.