New Zealand based, Rugby union footballer, Heavyweight boxer, and former Rugby league footballer, Sonny Bill Williams, is a dual; international, and national and international champion in multi-sports. He first signed with New Zealand rugby in 2010 before entering into boxing. He won two rugby world cup medals in 2011 and 2015. He was a great fan of the Islamic religion that he converted himself into Muslim in 2009. The handsome rugby player has some traditional design tattoos inscribed on his skin. Though body art is considered sacrilegious in Islam, he said that he would never have more tattoos on him. So, let’s explore his traditional body art.
1. “Polynesian Design” on his Right Sleeve
Tattoo: “Polynesian Design”
Meaning: Williams got Polynesian design inscribed on his right arm. Its delicate design is based on different meanings associated with Polynesian culture. Though he converted his religion into Muslim, where body art is prohibited so, he decided not to get more tattoos but is also apprehensive about laser removal treatment.
2. “Polynesian Design” on his Right Calf
3. “WILLIAMS” on his Back
4. “Bulldogs Premier 2004” on his Left Triceps
Tattoo: “Bulldogs Premier 2004”
Meaning: Williams was 19 years old when he made his NRL debut with Bulldogs against Parramatta Eels in 2004. He experienced the premiership in his debut season and became the youngest person to play for Bulldogs in the grand final. He capped the successful debut season and received the “International Newcomer of the Year award.” After giving an outstanding performance for Bulldogs, he was selected to make his debut in The Kiwis, as a youngest ever test player against Australia.