Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers had unfinished business to take care of in the offseason, and he wasted little time before getting it done.
The second-year quarterback, whose tattoos were the subject of some controversy this season, returned to a tattoo parlor to get his chest art finished just days after his 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.
Kaepernick tweeted a photo of the finished work, which is a tribal design around his lower neck and upper chest area.
Here's Kaepernick before this week:
And here he is again with the added art:
The 49ers quarterback went to Humble Beginnings Tattoo in San Jose, where he got tattooed by Orly Locquiao. On the Humble Beginnings Facebook page, Locquiao wrote that Kaepernick's new tattoo represents, "family, inner strength, spiritual growth, and humility."
Kaepernick has collaborated with Orly and his brother Jason's clothing store, Cukui, on a series of T-shirts and sweatshirts inspired by Kaepernick's tattoos. The brothers recently said that since they started working with Kaepernick on the clothing, business has been up "200-300 percent."
After the criticism levied at his tattoos by David Whitley of the Sporting News, Kaepernick developed a signature touchdown celebration where he kisses his biceps as a way of displaying his affection for his body art.
“That kind of came about from that article," Kaepernick said in an interview before the Super Bowl. "Just kind of showing that I love my tattoos regardless of what people think."
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)
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