Brock Lesnar tattoos: What do the WWE legend’s sword on chest pointing to neck and demon on back ink REALLY mean? – The Sun
BROCK LESNAR is one of the biggest superstars to ever grace the WWE – both in size and his legendary status.
The Beast Incarnate is a hugely divisive character, with fans mixed on whether they love or hate the bulking Universal Champion.
In the ring, he's a colossus, a hulk who throws his opponents around like a rag doll before finishing them with a brutal F5.
But outside, he's a quiet family man, married with children and living a secluded lifestyle away from the bustle of city life in the woods.
One of the most prominent features about Lesnar is his tattoos, which he is smothered in from his neck to legs.
Here SunSport will take you through what they are, what they mean and what the man himself has had to say about them.
The 42-year-old has a huge sword on his chest, going from his stomach all the way to his neck.
In his 2011 autobiography titled Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival, he explained what he meant.
He wrote: "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 tattoo on my chest has so much meaning to me.
"In some ways, it’s funny, because the period of my life that I’m talking about is a time I so want to forget.
"But I know I can use this memory as motivation."
Lesnar was referring to the period when he was in a bitter legal dispute with the WWE.
He had left Vince McMahon's company in the mid-2000s, but was banned from competing for rivals New Japan Pro Wrestling because of a Non-Compete clause in his deal.
It is understood he felt the wrestling chief was figuratively holding a sword to his throat, and on a drunken night out, started to get the tattoo.
BACK: DEMON AND LETTERING
The WWE champ has a large demonic skull plastered on his back, along with fists holding pointed objects.
He has never revealed the true meaning behind the tat, but it is assumed it is a nod to himself and his own personality.
His character can been demonic, powerful and borderline sadistic. He's been known for this inside the wrestling ring and UFC Octagon.
Lesnar also has lettering on his lower back, which is covered by his trunks, so not often seen by spectators.
It has the message 'Kill 'Em All' – which could be a nod to the man himself again, but others have a different theory.
Metallica's hit 'Enter Sandman' was his UFC entrance music, and the band's first album in 1983 had the same title.
ARMS: YAUTJA AND SKULL
On his left shoulder, Lesnar has an image of Yautja from the blockbuster movie Predator.
He is a huge fan of the hit flick, about a fictional species who hunts down aliens on Earth and in space.
The WWE icon also has a skull inking on his right, upper arm, and it has been there for a number of years.
Generally, the tattoo symbolises powers, protection, strength and overcoming death.
It could also be a nod to what happens to his opponents in the wrestling ring and MMA Octagon.
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