Trey Burke’s 14 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Alfonso Clark “Trey” Burke III is an American professional basketball player. He plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Philadelphia 76ers. He has also played for Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. He earned the National Player of the Year award in 2012-2013 when he played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. Trey Burke has multiple inks on his body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings they hold.

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1. Portrait on Right Bicep

Tattoo: Trey’s right shoulder contains a tattoo of a portrait of the face of a child.

Meaning: Trey got the tattoo done to show his love for his son, TJ Burke.

2. Chest Tattoo

Tattoo: Trey’s chest is covered is a large tattoo of Jesus Christ, crucified on a cross with clouds and plains in the background. Encased in between two wings on his collar bone are the words, “Jesus Gave Me The Strength To Spread My Wings”

Meaning: Trey Burke believes in God and this is one of the tattoos that show his religious views.

3. ‘Columbus’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower part of Trey’s right forearm is covered in a large tattoo of the word, Columbus. The C is made especially bolder than the other letters and there is a little sailboat inside the letter C to signify how Columbus sailed and discovered America. Above the word, Columbus is a tattoo of different iconic buildings to complete his sleeve tattoo.

4. ‘M96 and Map’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper right arm of the basketball player contains a tattoo of the letter M tattooed over the number 96. Just below his portrait tattoo is a tattoo of a map.

Meaning: Trey got this tattoo to show his respect for his team which was the 96th Team in Michigan history.

5. ‘Rose and Name’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm contains a large tattoo of a Rose along with the name, Ronda tattooed on it. His family name, Burke is also tattooed on the upper side of his right wrist.

Meaning: This was Trey’s first tattoo which he got for his mother, Ronda Burke.

6. Shoulder Tattoo

Tattoo: The left shoulder of the basketball player has a tattoo of an owl, flying. Below the owl is a tattoo of two hands cupped together, carrying water. Above the owl are the words, “Proverbs 3:13” tattooed.

Meaning: This is another one of his religious tattoos. The Proverbs 3:13 says, “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding”

7. Forearm Tattoo

Tattoo: The upper part of his left forearm contains a tattoo of two hands joined together, holding a flower.

8. Date Tattoo

Tattoo: Just below his son’s portrait on his right shoulder, is a tattoo of Roman Numerals.

Meaning: The Roman Numerals represent his son, TJ Burke’s date of birth.

9. Quote 

Tattoo: Trey’s right bicep contains the quote, “Your past success is the enemy of your God-given potential”

10. ‘Woman’ Tattoo

Tattoo: Just to the right of his son’s portrait tattoo is another tattoo of a portrait of a woman.

11. Arm Tattoos

Tattoo: Trey’s left arm, just above his elbow contains a dark tattoo design. His forearm, just below the tattoo of the hands holding a rose contains the name, ‘James’ tattooed on it. His left hand also contains a tattoo of a Rose flower.

12. ‘Angel’ Tattoo

Tattoo: The NBA star’s right bicep contains a tattoo of an angel holding a light in her hand and the word, WORLD tattooed a little above her.

13. ‘Child and Writing’ Tattoos

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a child sitting on his knees and praying. Above him, just below Trey’s right elbow is a tattoo of a cloud with a few words tattoed inside it.

14. Neck and Stomach Tattoos

Tattoo: The right side of his neck contains a name tattooed on it. His stomach also contains a tattoo of a crown on the head of a child which might be a tattoo of a portrait of his daughter since he has got a portrait tattoo of his son.

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