Stipe Micic is titled as “THE GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT MIXED ARTIST OF ALL TIME”. Apart from his service as a fireman and a firefighter, he has been supporting various charity houses and NGOs which are focused on helping animals or children. Besides, he has got very few inks on his body. Let us explore his body tattoos and their meanings
1. ‘Vertical Asian Letters’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the 3-time UFC champion has a tattoo on the center of his back which shows some design followed by writing in Chinese letters which means “spirit of the white horse”.
Meaning: As already been titled the best champion of Martial Artists, Stipe got this tattoo to signify that he is strong and well spirited just like the white horse. Moreover, white horses are also considered to be a symbol of passion and wisdom.
When asked about the meaning of this tattoo, Stipe said,
“Strongstyle fight family,” and “Passion.”
2. ‘Croatian Coat of Arms’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of Stipe Miocic’s right foot is tattooed with Croatian GRB (coat of arms). The tattoo was done by the artist, Ajmoo Hrvatska on January 20, 2016.
Meaning: Stipe is born in Ohio, United States and in order to honor the Croatian Heritage he got this tattoo done. The coat of arms belongs to the Republic of Croatia (a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea) and Croatia consists of one main shield and five smaller shields that form into a crown over the main shield. The main coat consists of 13 red and 12 silver (white) fields whereas Stipe’s tattoo shows these in the form of the dark and light-colored portion. Croatian relates to the people who came to reside
3. ‘Family Crest’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of the Stipe Miocic’s right leg has a tattoo of his family crest which was revealed by him on August 15, 2014, through his facebook page. The tattoo comprises of a shield with a dragon scripted on it with a crest topped on it and a dragon upon all of them.
Meaning: Family Crest tattoo symbolizes love for near and dear ones especially the ones who have passed away.
“I am proud that I have Croatian roots,” Stipe said.