Quentin L. Richardson is an American retired professional basketball player. Richardson was drafted in 2000 by the Los Angeles Clippers to the NBA. He played for 13 seasons and has also played for New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and Phoenix Suns. He is also the 2005 NBA Three-Point Contest Champion.
Quentin has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at the ones he has and explore their meanings.
1. ‘Player’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of an athlete, holding a basketball tattooed on his right upper arm. The athlete is also surrounded by flames and has a banner with words tattooed below it.
2. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a cross tattooed on Quentin’s right bicep. The cross also has a small tribal design tattooed below it that covers the rest of his bicep.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross on his arm represents his religious views and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity.
3. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: Quentin’s right forearm has a portrait of a man on it. The words, “My Brother’s Keeper” are also tattooed above the portrait.
Meaning: The tattoo of the portrait on his arm is a tribute tattoo for his brother, who has passed away. There are a few more tribute tattoos on Quentin’s body for the loved ones he has lost.
4. ‘Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside of his right forearm has an eye tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the eye represents protection, intuition, and vision.
5. Forearm Tattoos
Tattoo: The player’s right forearm is covered in tattoo designs, words, and a flaming pattern near his wrist.
6. ‘Coffin’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a coffin tattooed on the player’s left upper arm with a cross on it and a heart below it with a banner that reads, “RIP”. There is also a quote tattooed around the coffin about pain.
Meaning: The tattoo of the coffin on his left arm is a tribute tattoo for his other brother. Quentin had three brothers, two of whom are dead.
7. ‘Demon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There are two demon faces tattooed on each of his shoulders. The words, “Estd. 1980 CHI CITY” are also tattooed in the middle of his collar bones.
Meaning: The tattoo of the two demon faces on his shoulders represents the process of transformation from evil faults in the past, the present to become better. The tattoo of the words represents his year of birth and his hometown. Quentin was born on 13 April 1980, in Chicago, Illinois.
8. ‘Lion and Q-Dogg’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of the player’s chest has a lion’s face tattooed on it. The right side of his chest has a portrait of a dog’s face on it with the word, “Q-DOGG” tattooed below it. There is a gravestone tattooed on the left side of his chest with the sun shining on it from above, with the words, “Walk By Faith, Not By Sight” tattooed next to it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the lion’s head on his chest represents his strength and leadership. The gravestone is another tribute tattoo for one of his loved ones.
9. ‘Eagle and Chicago’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Quentin’s stomach has a tattoo of an eagle, holding a basketball in its talons. There is also a tattoo of Chicago city’s skyline on his stomach with the words, “Chicago’s Own” tattooed below it. The right side of his body has another tattoo of a man holding a basketball.
Meaning: The tattoo of the eagle holding the basketball represents the American spirit and Quentin’s love and respect for the sport. The tattoo of the skyline of Chicago City is another tribute to the place he was born in.
10. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: Quentin’s entire back is covered in a large tattoo design. There is a tattoo of two hands joined in prayer, holding a rosemary bead necklace along with a giant cross in the middle of his back. The right part of his back has another cross on it and a tattoo of a flying angel below it. The left part of his back has a sculpture of ‘The Thinker‘ and another flying angel below it. There are the gates of heaven tattooed on his lower back along with the name, “RICHARDSON“, a dove bird, and a basketball.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross on his back represents his religious views and the praying hands represent his belief in the power of prayer. The tattoo of the soaring angels on his back is a symbol of rebirth and resurrection. The basketball shows his love for the sport and the statue of The Thinker represents the creativity of the mind. The tattoo of the dove on his back is also connected to his religion as it represents the holy spirit. His family name is tattooed near his waistline to represent his love and the bond of family.