A lot has been made about the ink on Kaepernicks arm but exactly what are they and what is the meaning behind them?
Many of Kaepernick’s tattoos feature motivational sayings, most from the Bible. He looks to draw inspiration from his body art.
Fifty years ago, most people with tattoos were ex-servicemen, bikers, circus folk or convicts, and some tattoos were the result of a drunken night of shore leave. Today, Americans spend $1.65 billion a year on tattoos, according to Statisticbrain.com.
Former prostitutes have struggled with this for decades — how to build a new life with a glaring, constant reminder of a low, shameful time — but tattoo removal is not always an easy option. It can be time-consuming and expensive — and typically survivors are more focused on emotional and mental healing.
But days after Campbell’s sentencing and Gettleman’s sharp remarks on the branding were publicized, Nicole was contacted by Baker, a Christian minister with an unusual calling. Also an Oswego tattoo artist, Baker has created a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the removal of gang and trafficking tattoos. He offered a free removal to any of Campbell’s victims.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez (Pictured) can’t seem to shake the stigma surrounding the “Brown Pride” tat he has plastered across his chest.
Some have taken offense to Velasquez’s tattoo by claiming that it’s racist. The argument is that if a Caucasian-American was sporting a “White Pride” chest stamp, he’d be crucified at the stake.
Chris Baker, founder of INK 180, provides free cover-up tattoos to sex trafficking victims and old gang members