Quarterback Colin Kaepernick's tattoos were a controversial topic of conversation throughout the regular season. Love them or hate them, Kaepernick showed his merit as he led the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII to within 5 yards of the championship. The Wednesday evening following the loss, Kaepernick went back under the needle and added ink to the large, script words "Against All Odds" already inked on his upper chest.
Tribal tattoo design
Kaepernick tattoo artist, Orly Locquiao, added a tribal design that incorporated Kaepernick's pectorals and trapezius. The artist says the new ink represents "family, inner strength, spiritual growth, and humility." It took hours to ink that large bit of canvas. He finished the piece around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. At that point, he posted pictures to the Humble Beginnings Tattoo page on Facebook, and Kaepernick tweeted, shared photos on Facebook, and on Instagram for all his fans to see.
Time for a new tattoo
According to regulations, Kaepernick couldn't get tattooed once the season started. That included training camp. In all that added up to about 6 months of no new ink. Tattoos tell a story, and the new ink is sure to continue the controversy of this tattooed quarterback. Would he have gotten the same tattoo if he'd led his team to a championship win? Only Kaepernick can answer that question. The one thing that's clear, whether he wins or loses, Colin Kaepernick gets tattooed and he wears the ink well.