Brock Lesnar is not only a fantastic wrestler, but also a rare breed of an athlete. The South Dakota native, who boasts of a distinguished career in wrestling, also excels in mixed martial arts as well as football, with NFL side Minnesota Vikings even drafting Lesnar into their practice team, only to be cut before the 2004 season commenced.The five-time world champion also boasts of a successful MMA career, with five wins in eight matches. Lesnar’s amazing talents have seen him travel the world, with the wrestler signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling for a period of two years. However, Lesnar’s exceptional talent isn’t the only distinctive feature about him, with his impressive tattoos also creating a unique aura about him. The 38-year-old boasts of some rather creative body art, which makes a look at Brock Lesnar’s tattoo collection rather worthwhile.
The first of Lesnar’s three tattoos is the distinctive sword that’s etched across his chest. If opponents don’t fear his massive 6’3 frame, then his chest tattoo is sure to give them the heebie-jeebies.
Now, mind you, the sword tattoo isn’t just an ordinary piece of art, but a symbol of something very close to the wrestler’s heart.
As we all know, fame combined with a glittering career has its fair share of boons, but quite often has its larger share of banes, which can drive even the best of people to the edge.
Brock, in spite of all his strength and achievements, is still only human at the end of the day, and became addicted to painkillers and alcohol as a result of his numerous injuries suffered on his first stint at WWE.
Lesnar spoke more in depth about the problems he faced and stated that during his rough patch he used to consume at least one bottle of Vodka per day along with various painkillers, with dosages running up to over a hundred tablets per month.
The addiction, caused mainly by an accident he suffered on WrestleMania 19, took such a toll on his body that Lesnar stated that two years of his time in WWE were completely wiped from his memory.
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However, everyone hits the ground at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to stay there. Sometimes, you got to pick yourself up, dust yourself over and come back stronger than ever, which is exactly what Brock Lesnar did.
His sword tattoo is a symbol of that. The wrestler commented on the tattoo, saying: ““I felt like life was holding a sword right up against my throat, so I went under the ink gun because I never wanted to forget exactly how I felt at that time.”
The second tattoo is a little less symbolic and rests on his upper back in the form of a huge demonic skull. Lesnar hasn’t revealed the meaning of this giant, but it can be safe to assume that it’s a tribute to his on-stage persona. When Brock is in form nothing is safe, with human beings to even cars bearing the brunt of his fury.
So perhaps the tattoo also acts as a warning sign to his opponents, cautioning them that when he’s in the ring the demon comes out.
The third tattoo, which sits on his lower back, has a pretty simple, straightforward message, i.e – ‘Kill Em All’. No explanation from the wrestler is needed for this one. When he steps in the ring, Lesnar has one, and only one objective – complete annihilation of anything that stands in his way.
So if the huge demonic skull wasn’t big enough a warning, the Kill Em All tattoo should surely make the message hit home.
Now in WWE every second wrestler boasts of some body art or the other, but what sets Brock’s apart from all the rest is the symbolism his tattoo radiate, each time he takes to the stage. One thing’s for certain – the mark Lesnar has left on WWE is as permanent as his body ink.Published 20 Nov 2015, 01:18 IST