Ben Stokes is an English International Cricketer and the vice-captain of the England Test team. He was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. His real name is Benjamin Andrew Stoke. He is well known for his multiple inks and magnificent back tattoo.
In this article, you will learn about his tattoos and their meanings.
1. ‘Lion Family’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his back. It represents a Lion Family. The tattoo represents his own family. The Lion, Lioness, and two cubs symbolize Ben, his wife Clare Ratcliffe, and their two children. The tattoo was Styled by the very famous tattoo artist Mel Blyth.
2. ‘Kirihuti Maori’ Design:- He made this tattoo on his left bicep. This tattoo signifies his heritage. He is part of Maori ancestry. Maoris are the people who belong to New Zealand. This tattoo on his body symbolizes Social Status, Power, and Prestige.
3. Phrase:- He made this tattoo on his left bicep. It represents a phrase that says, ‘Being the best you can be is only possible if you desire to be a champion and your fear of failure is non-existent.’To keep him motivated for any failure, he faces either in his personal or career; he made this tattoo.
4. Silver Fern Symbol:- He made this tattoo on his left shoulder. It represents a symbol of the Silver Fern. It refers to New Zealand’s nationality.
5. ‘Maori Goddess’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his right bicep. It represents the goddess of Maori. It is the symbolism of his connection with Maori Culture.
6. ‘Rose’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on the outer side of his right upper arm. It represents a rose along with two leaves. Rose is the national flower of England.
7. ‘Cricket Test Series No’s’ Tattoos:- He made this tattoo on his arm. It represents numbers over there.
8. Quote By Drake Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his right arm. It represents a quote whose lines are taken from Drake’s famous song, ‘Shot For Me…’.These words always motivate him and never let him down. The tattoo says, ‘May people respect you, Trouble neglect you, Angels protect you, Heaven accepts you.’
9. ‘Layton’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his right bicep. It is a name permanently inked in a banner, i.e., Layton. Layton is the name of his son.
10. ‘Phoenix rising from Ashes’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his right forearm. It represents a phoenix rising from ashes. The tattoo symbolizes the strength a person gains immediately as he faces failure.
11. Unknown Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his left bicep. He never shared the exact meaning behind this tattoo.
12. ‘Feathers’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on his right hand’s wrist. It represents two light-shaded feathers.
13. ‘Leaves and Stars’ Tattoo:- He made this tattoo on the inner side of his right arm. It represents leaves and stars.