Todd Jerome Gurley II is an American professional football player who plays in the NFL as a running back for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Georgia and was picked in the 2015 NFL Draft and was named as the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in his rookie season. Todd has some pretty interesting inks on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left shoulder of the footballer contains a tattoo of a skull on it that is filled with a vine that covers the rest of his shoulder.
Meaning: The tattoo is associated with the passage of time and how we all die in the end. The tattoo goes along with the next tattoo that he has, of a banner below it to convey its idea.
2. ‘Banner and Loyalty’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a banner below the skull tattoo on his left upper arm with the same vines in the background. There is a quote tattooed on the banner that reads, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst”. The word “Loyalty” is also tattooed on the backside of his left upper arm vertically.
Meaning: The quote on his arm is a motivational quote by William Penn that goes along with the skull to represent the idea to make the most of every moment in life as it is too short to waste.
3. ‘Trust’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Todd’s right bicep contains a line tattooed on it that reads, “Who can I trust” along with swirly line below it. There are also two doves tattooed above the line.
Meaning: The tattoo goes along with the tattoo on his other bicep as you will read further. The left bicep contains a tattoo that answers the question he has on his right one.
4. ‘Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left upper arm of the athlete contains a tattoo of praying hands on it along with rose flowers tattooed above and below them.
Meaning: The tattoo of the hands is tied to Todd’s faith and represents protection by God through prayer.
5. Quote Tattoo
Tattoo: The left bicep of the footballer contains the quote, “$In God I Trust$” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo is right next to one of the praying hands and is also tied to his faith. The tattoo also goes with the one on his other bicep and answers the question about trust asked there.
6. Family, Peace, and Lucky Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his right upper arm contains a tattoo of the peace symbol on it. Above the peace symbol is a tattoo of a lucky four-leafed clover with each leaf containing a word tattooed on it. There are a few tattoos of dollars signs too on his upper arm and a large bag of money. The backside of his arm also contains the word, “family” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the peace sign represents what he believes in and the four-leafed clover is a symbol of luck. The word, “family” represents the importance of his loved ones in his life.
7. ‘Beast’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm and shoulder of the running back contain a tattoo of the face of an African golden cat on it, growling with its mouth open. There is also a crown upon the beast’s head.
8. ‘252’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The number, “252” is also tattooed on his right upper arm.
Meaning: The 252 on his arm represents and area code in the state of North Carolina. The area code represents the area of Tarboro, which is the birthplace of the player.
9. ‘Cross and Date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of Todd’s chest contains a tattoo of a large cross on it. There is a star tattooed above it, with wings that cover his collar bones. The words, “Est. 1994” are tattoo along with the cross that covers his chest. The left side of the words contain the letter, “T” tattooed there and the right side contains the letter, “G”
Meaning: The tattoo of the star along with wings marks the passing of a loved one overseas. The cross on his chest represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity and is a holy symbol. The letters, “T” and “G” represent his own name, Todd Gurley and the year represents his year of birth. Todd was born on 3 August 1994.
10. ‘Birthdate’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower part of the player’s stomach contains the Roman numeral, “VIII – III – XCIV” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The Roman numerals stand for August 3rd, 94′ which again, represents the date of birth of the player.
11. Bunny Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his stomach contains a tattoo of a cartoon bunny holding a slingshot and there is another character tattooed on the right side of his body with a pattern of little figures, hung on a line that covers the area in between them.
12. ‘Angel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Todd’s body contains a tattoo of an angel on it. There is also a word tattooed on his left ribcage that has never been properly revealed.
Meaning: The tattoo of the angel on his side represents his guardian angel who looks over him and is a symbol of protection and guidance.
13. ‘Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Todd’s right lower leg also contains a little paragraph tattooed on it. This tattoo has also not been clearly seen but judging by his character, it might be another motivational quote for him or one that ties to his faith and love for God.