Quincy Anton Promes is a Dutch professional football player who plays as an attacker for Ajax FC and the Netherlands National Team. He started his career playing for FC Twente and then joined Spartak Moscow scoring 66 goals for them in the Russian Premier League. He has represented Sevilla in La Liga, before joining Ajax in 2019. Quincy is a fan of getting tattoos on his body and has many covering both his arms, his back, and his chest. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Pinup Girl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a pinup girl on his right shoulder that is striking a pose. What’s different about the girl is that she has wings on her back to give her the role of an angel. There are also little stars tattooed behind the girl to cover up the rest of his shoulder.
Meaning: The tattoo on his right shoulder is a representation of how he sees his spouse, Jamie. The couple went through some tough times together and now have three children together.
2. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a heart along with wings on his upper right arm.
Meaning: The tattoo of the heart along with wings goes along with the tattoo of the angel on his shoulder. The heart with wings is a symbol of freedom, both in love and life. Quincy is known as a rebel and fought to play football as a kid even when his mother did not want him to.
3. ‘Crown and Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a star tattooed on the player’s right bicep, each of whose tips is divided into a dark and a white side. There is also a crown tattooed below the star. There is an old compass tattooed on his bicep and has the name, “Jamie” tattooed above it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the star represents a nautical star to show direction for sailors and the compass is a device used to find the way. The crown is for his wife, Jamie whose name is also tattooed above the compass. All the tattoos together show his love for his spouse, conveying the idea of how he will always find his way back to her.
4. ‘Alaney’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right forearm contains the name, “Alaney” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name on his arm belongs to one of his daughters whom he adores very much. Quincy is the proud father of three children, two girls, and a boy, Noakin.
5. ‘Cross and Peace’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a large cross tattooed on it. The cross also has a banner wrapped around it with words written on it. There is also a peace symbol tattooed on the inner side of his wrist. Both the tattoos contain clouds in the background to fill out the empty spaces and complete his sleeve.
Meaning: The tattoo of the cross on his arm is a symbol of his faith. It represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity. There are a lot more crosses tattooed all over his body too. The peace symbol is a symbol widely used for many purposes and campaigns but the central idea is the same, to promote individual as well as global peace.
6. ‘Design and Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right hand of the player contains a tattoo design on it that looks like a compass. It is hard to tell as the tattoo is faded but it goes with the one on his other hand as you will soon find out. The upper side of his right wrist contains the words, “I never give up” tattooed on it. There is also a number tattooed just above the quote.
Meaning: The words on his forearm are motivational words that show how he fights for what he wants and never gives up. The number above it might be one of his jersey numbers as there are many that he has adorned.
7. Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right hand contains another cross tattooed on it.
Meaning: The cross on his hand also represents his religious views and the sacrifice of Christ to save humanity.
8. ‘Woman’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the player contains the face of a woman tattooed on it.
9. ‘Angel and Football’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his left arm contains a tattoo of a baby angel on it along with little wings, that has his hands raised, playing with a football in the sky. The tattoo design has the same clouds as its background as the rest of his arm.
Meaning: The tattoo of the angel along with the football tattoo represents his lifelong dream of playing football. Ever since he was a kid, he wanted to play football and consider Ronaldinho and later Neymar Jr. as his idols. His mother never wanted him to play football professionally but he did it anyway and now he has achieved a lot and is thankful for everything but still has not forgotten how much he loves and respects the sport of his dreams.
10. ‘Bird’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper arm of the player also contains a flying dove bird tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the dove on his arm represents God’s will and love that led him to play football. The tattoo goes along with the angel playing football.
11. ‘Rose and Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his left forearm contains the name, “Promes” tattooed on it. There is a large rose flower tattooed below the name and a rosemary bead chain surrounding both the tattoos that end on the upper side of his wrist with a cross pendant.
Meaning: The rosemary beaded chain along with the necklace is a religious tattoo that represents the power of prayer and the player’s beliefs. The name on his arm represents his family name, “Promes”
12. Clouds Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his left forearm contains a pattern of clouds that cover it fully to cover up all the empty spaces and complete his sleeve tattoos.
13. Clock Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his left hand contains a tattoo of a clock on it whose mechanical parts are visible and has the number, 92 instead of 12 on the dial.
Meaning: The clock tattoo represents the time of his life that has passed and the number 92 represents his year of birth. Quincy was born on 4 January 1992.
14. Girl Tattoo
Tattoo: Quincy’s neck contains the face of a girl tattooed on it right on his throat.
15. ‘Mummy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the player is covered in a large tattoo of the upper part of a mummy’s sarcophagus. There are also two warriors on either side of his upper back, guarding the mummy. The back of the neck of the player contains a mask tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the sarcophagus on his back gives the idea of how life is fleeting and we have to do whatever we want to in this one before we die. The warriors on either side of the mummy are a representation of the God Anubis from Egyptian Mythology who is the God of death and the afterlife. The mask on the back of Quincy’s neck is a logo that represents his own brand. It is inspired by a warriors helmet.
16. Name, Wings, and Date Tattoo
Tattoo: The name, “Mariette” is tattooed right in the middle of Quincy’s chest and contains wings surrounding it. The dates, “XX-II-MMXIV” and “III-I-MMXIII” are tattooed on his chest too, just below his collar bones. There is another set of wings tattooed on his neck that has two glowing eyes in the middle too.
Meaning: The name in the middle of his chest might be the name of his other daughter or his mother. It is hard to know as he is very secretive about his private life. The dates on his chest represent the dates, “22.09.2014” and “03.01.2013” are the dates of birth of his two lovely daughters.
17. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his stomach contains a paragraph tattooed on it in English. The right side of his stomach contains the Russian words, “Я верю в Бога” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The words on the right side of his stomach translate to, “I believe in God” and the tattoo represents his faith in God. He chose the Russian language as he played in the Russian Premier League for a major part of his career.
18. ‘Spartan Helmet’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Quincy’s body contains a tattoo of a spartan helmet on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the spartan helmet is from one of his favorite movies, 300. The helmet is the same one worn by King Leonidas and has the same scar over the right eye. Quincy got the tattoo as he believes in the strength and courage of warriors and the helmet also partly serves as the inspiration behind his logo of the mask.
19. Floral Tattoo
Tattoo: The area around the player’s right knee contains floral patterns tattooed on it. There is also a musical instrument tattooed right in the middle of the design. A few words along with a set of teeth can also be spotted on the inner side of his thigh.
20. ‘Cross and Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front part of his right lower leg contains a large cross tattooed on it along with wings.
Meaning: There are many crosses tattooed on the player’s body for his religious sentiments but this one represents the idea of religious freedom and shows that he is a strong believer of his faith and at the same time, does not believe that getting tattoos is a bad thing. The cross with wings is also symbolized as representing the death of a loved one.