Stevan Ridley’s 8 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Stevan Todd Ridley is a former professional American football player. He played as a running back and started playing football at Louisiana State University. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2011 NFL draft and played for many big teams such as New York Jets, Atalanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 2019. Stevan has many interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at his inks and the meanings behind them.

Stevan Ridley

1. Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: The right shoulder of the former star contains a tattoo of the quote, “SKY is the LIMIT” tattooed on it along with a view of the top of buildings done inside a geometrical shape.

Meaning: The quote is a motivational one that helps him to push forward and work hard at every point of his life.

2. ‘Geometrical’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The rest of his right upper arm as well as his forearm is covered in geometrical patterns and lines to fill out the spaces between the patterns too. All the designs are done inside symmetrical shapes that contain different designs and tribal lines.

3. ‘Logo’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm contains two logos on it done in between the geometric patterns. The first on is the face of a man with a star above it and the other one is a football on a stand with the letters, “XLIX” tattooed below it vertically.

Meaning: The tattoo of the logo on his arm is a very special one. The ball and the letters represent the Super Bowl XLIX, The super bowl of 2015 where the New England Patriots beat the Seatle Seahawks, securing the title. The other logo on his arm of the man is the logo of the New England Patriots which is the team Ridley played for then. The tattoo represents his win with the Patriots, securing the Super Bowl.

4. ‘Jets’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The word, “JETS” is tattooed on the side of Ridley’s right forearm along with lines around the word to add to the design.

Meaning: Stevan got this tattoo after he was signed by the New York Jets in 2015, right after his Super Bowl win.

5. ‘Rose and Cross’ Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a rose flower tattooed on Ridley’s left shoulder and a large cross tattooed on his left bicep.

Meaning: The tattoo of the cross represents the religious views of the player, and is associated with Christianity to represent the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity.

6. ‘Shoes, Gun, and Ball’  Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper left arm of the running back contains a tattoo of a football on it. There is also a pair of sneakers tattooed on his upper arm and a toy gun near the sneakers.

Meaning: The sneakers on his arm represents one of his favorite pairs of vans shoes that he has had for a long time.

7. ‘Diamond and Bone’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The backside of his left upper arm contains a tattoo of a diamond on it. There is also a bone just below the diamond.

8. ‘Names and Flowers’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper and lower side of his left forearm is covered in a large design of different kinds of flowers tattooed on it. There are many names tattooed in between the flowers too. Some of the names are Carolyn, Jasmine, Alicia, Dev, Leon, and a few more.

Meaning: The name Carolyn represents the name of his beloved mother, Carolyn Ridely and Leon represents the name of his father, Leon Ridley III. The names of his parents on his represents his love for them and the rest of the names on his arm might be of his other friends and family members but he has never mentioned any information on the tattoo.

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