Paul George’s 12 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul is a 6-time NBA All-Star. Paul started playing in High School and played college ball for Fresno State, and was drafted in the 10th overall pick in the NBA 2010 Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He also won an Olympic Gold medal in 2016 and also represented Oklahoma City Thunder, before joining the Clippers in 2019.

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Paul has many interesting inks on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.

1. ‘Angel’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The upper right arm and shoulder of the player have a large tattoo of an angel on it that has wings as large as its body. The words, “My Guardian Angel” are also tattooed above the angel’s head.

Meaning: The tattoo of the guardian angel on his arm represents his guardian angel who protects and watches over him and his family.

2. Number Tattoo

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Tattoo: The numbers, “05, 02, and 90” are tattooed on his right elbow. There is also a design consisting of a triangular design with large horns tattooed beside the number.

Meaning: The numbers on his arm represent his date of birth, “2 May 1990”. The design next to the date looks like the head of a bull that represents the player’s zodiac sign, Taurus.

3. ‘City’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The upper side of the player’s right forearm is covered in a large tattoo of roadway surrounded by different street signs. The words, “City of Dreams” are also tattooed on his forearm.

Meaning: The tattoo of the street signs and the words represent the city of Los Angeles where he grew up and plays for currently. Paul was born in Palmdale, California. In an interview, he said, “In a way it’s like, I want to come here, I want to play for the home team and put a Laker jersey on. That’s always gonna be something that I want to fulfill”

4. ‘661’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: Paul’s right wrist has the number, “661” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The number 661 is another tribute tattoo to his hometown of Palmdale. It is the area code for the place he was born in.

5. ‘Mama, Keyhole, and Ball’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The inside of his right forearm has a tattoo of a lock with a keyhole on it. The word, “Mama” is tattooed above the lock and there is a basketball tattooed below the lock.

Meaning: The tattoo of a lock represents a strong bond and feelings locked and kept safe. The word, “Mama” goes along with the tattoo of the lock and represents his love and his bond with his mother, Paulette Ann George. The tattoo of the basketball represents his love, passion, and respect for the sport he plays.

6. ‘Stone’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The inside of his right forearm also has a stone tattooed on it with the number, “14” on it.

Meaning: This is another tattoo that represents his love for Los Angeles. The number and the stone represent the US Route 14 that runs from California.

7. ‘Beasts’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The player’s hands both have the faces of beasts tattooed on them. His right hand has the face of a lion tattooed on it and his left one has the face of a tiger on it.

Meaning: The tattoos on his hand represent his love for his favorite animals and his personality when he is on the court. While explaining his tattoos, he said, “I got two tattoos: one of a lion on one hand, and one of a tiger on the other hand. They are my favorite animals, and they represent who I feel I am on the court. They are silent, but they are beasts.”

8. ‘Knight’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The left shoulder of the NBA all-star has a tattoo of the face of a knight on it. The knight is seen wearing an old greek, Spartan helmet and has stairs in his background with other warriors standing on the stairs.

Meaning: The tattoo represents the great Spartan warriors, known for their courage, strength, and authority which are qualities that Paul himself prizes.

9. ‘Chess and King Tattoo’ Meaning

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Tattoo: The upper side of his left forearm is covered in a tattoo design of chess pieces coming in, merged with the checkered board. There is a large chess piece of the King right in the middle with the words, “Crown me” tattooed above it. There is also a tiny crown tattooed above the word, “me”

Meaning: The tattoo design represents the words, “Crown Me King” and shows the ambition of the player on how he wants to dominate the sport and become the next King of Basketball.

10. ‘Pack Gang’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The left wrist of the player has the words, “PACK GANG” tattooed on it.

11. ‘Walk in Faith’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The inside of his left forearm has the words, “Walk in Faith” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoo of the words on his forearm represents his belief and how he lives his life by the will of God.

12. Leg Tattoo

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Tattoo: The side of his right leg also has a tattoo on it but the design is faded and is seen rarely.

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