When Lamar Jackson returns from his home state of Florida to Baltimore, whenever that will be, something on his body will look a little different.
The Ravens quarterback has added an enormous chest piece to his tattoo collection this offseason, a design that has multiple meanings in it.
The art was inked on Jackson's chest a few weeks ago, but a photo of the tattoo did not surface until this past weekend when his tattoo artist posted it on Instagram. The design was done at the Ace of Spades Tattoo Studio in Florida. Jackson has yet to post the design on any of his personal social media accounts.
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Right before this quarantine I got the chance to link with the young south Florida legend himself @new_era8 mr MVP to get started on creating a monster piece we got a lot more in store for his story when it comes to the ink but we had to start it off with FAITH FAMILY AND FOOTBALL before anything else meeting this young man was definitely refreshing cause I can only name a handful of authentic ppl in the sports world and I’m happy most of my clients have been them like I said this piece was just the start and once this quarantine is over we getting right back in the lab but here’s your sneak peak #documentary coming soon but honestly I can see why jit might really be the new face of the nfl keep it up my boi 💪🏾 #nfl #explore #freehand #truss #truzz #zshit #bigz #954 #305 #561 #soflo #newera #coveruptheworldtour
"We got a lot more in store for his story when it comes to the ink but we had to start it off with faith, family and football before anything else," Jackson's tattoo artist wrote in the post.
The word "family" is scripted across his chest, with his mother's name, Felicia, on one side and "Lamar" written on the other. His mother has been a major influence on his life, and also doubles as his agent. A giant football is the centerpiece of the design, with Ravens purple-colored feathers surrounding it.
On the bottom, the word "Truzz" is inked. Jackson often used the phrase "Big Truss" during practices, and it became Baltimore's unofficial slogan during their incredible 2019 regular season. Running back Mark Ingram popularized the term during an amazing podium introduction following the Ravens Week 10 victory over the Bengals.
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