Tim Duncan’s 4 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. Tim has a 19-year long career, playing for the San Antonio Spurs and is regarded as the best power forward in the sport. He is nicknamed, “The Big Fundamental”. He was also the NBA Rookie of the year in 1997 and is also the only player selected by All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons.

Tim Duncan

Tim has some amazing inks on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings they hold.

1. Joker Tattoo

Tim Duncan joker tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his upper back has a tattoo of the face of a skeletal joker on it. The joker has a menacing look with green eyes and a grin.

2. Back Tattoo

Tim Duncan back tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of his entire back has a large tattoo design of machine parts tattooed on it in a tribal pattern. A portion of his back is also shown opening up with machinery inside it. The Yin-Yang symbol can also be seen in the tattoo design, made up of a similar design of mechanical parts.

Meaning: The tattoo of the machine parts on his back represents that he is a machine and not human. The yin-yan symbol comes from Chinese philosophy and represents unity in opposites. It also represents how good exists within the bad and bad exists within the good.

3. Word Tattoo

Tim Duncan word tattoo

Tattoo: There is a word tattooed on the inside of his left wrist as well.

4. Merlin Tattoo

Tim Duncan merlin tattoo

Tattoo: The left pec of the former player has a tattoo of the wizard, Merlin tattooed on it.

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