Travis Kuualiialoha Browne is an American Mixed Martial Artist who last competed as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has some of the best and meaningful tattoos in the UFC. These include the traditional Hawaiian tattoos covering his chest, back, and leg. Let us take a close look at all of them and study their meanings.
1. ‘Father’s Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of Travis Browne’s right bicep is inked with band of fern leaves in green color and the name of his father who was the Native Hawaiian father is inked above the green band which can be read as, ‘LEIALOHA‘.
Meaning: Travis claims to share a close relationship with his father, who was a drug mafia and had died when Travis was only ten years old.
2. Hawaiian Flag On His Shoulder
Tattoo: The upper part of Travis Browne’s right arm contains the tattoo of different floral and feline designs inked on it.
Meaning: The patterns and floral designs are actually the representation of the Hawaiian Culture. The reason behind getting this ink was Travis’s close connection with Hawaiian Culture and his birthplace being Hawaii (United States).
3. ‘Four-Leaf Clover’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Travis Browne’s right bicep is covered with a purple four-leaf clover flower.
Meaning: The four-leaf clover tattoo is the symbol of good luck whereas the four-leaf strings symbolize Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck.
4. ‘Tribal Fish’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across the right pec of the Travis Browne’s chest exists a tattoo of a fish with the patters in the form of tiny islands inked inside it. The tattoo is inked in such a way that it gives it a look of a tribal tattoo.
Meaning: This is another dedication of Travis for his connection with Hawaii and Hawaiian Culture. The tattoo represents the Large Fish along with few islands inked inside it which are the way of showing the State of Hawaii which is the only state in the Pacific Ocean which consists totally of Islands, thus, to show ultimately his love for his birthplace i.e Hawaii.
5. Handprints On His Ribcage
Tattoo: The left side of Travis Browne’s rib cage is inked with the two prints of palms.
Meaning: The handprints found on Travis ribcage are of his two sons, Keawe Browne and Kaleo Browne.
6. Tribal Ink on Left Leg
Tattoo: The upper part of Travis Browne’s left leg, beginning from his upper thigh, is covered with various floral designs and multiple geometrical shaped patterns making it all a perfect tribal tattoo.
Meaning: Travis is known to be a complete family man and also believes in all aspects of good luck and the betterment of his life. Travis claims to have received this ink as his way of bringing good luck and protection for himself and his family.
Browne explains,’The one on my leg is for protection of my family and a story of new beginnings, which is for me and my boys. And also in fighting: That’s my lead leg forward so that’s protection in my battles as well.”