The former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is a fan of the ink. The flyweight contender has a total of 35 tattoos inked o his body, and the reason is quite simple, he thought it was the norm in the family. In a media interaction, Garbrandt revealed how everybody in his family had tattoos, and it looked to him like it was something even he had to have as well. No wonder, by the time he was 18 years old, Garbrandt already had 15 tattoos inked.
“My uncle had these sketchbooks that he would constantly be drawing in, He tattooed my grandfather, my biological father, and my other uncle. They were all tattooed so I thought it was the norm.” Garbrandt revealed.
While Garbrandt has a wide variety of interesting tattoos inked all over his body, the one in particular that never fails to grab the attention of fight fans is the neck tattoo. Garbrandt’s neck tattoo is a piece of wonder!
Cody Garbrandt reveals the meaning of his neck tattoo
Cody Garbrandt’s neck tattoo shows a diamond in a blue shade right at the center, surrounded by wings on either side. Right under the diamond, there is a small ribbon in red and yellow, and on it are the words “Self Made” engraved.
“It has a couple different meanings. The “Self Made” logo reminds me that I’m responsible for what I am today. The diamond, well, diamonds are made under pressure, and I’ve conquered adversity. The wings, those were put on because the sky’s the limit. I like all of that, and I’ve always wanted a neckpiece. Most people just see it as a neck tattoo, but it has meaning to it.”
“self-made, that was for made self, but you know, I am stitched with good intentions. the wings are showing that there are no labels, the sky is the limit, don’t set your standards low, rise above that, so I got it tattooed on my neck, so I thought it was a great idea. My mom was about to kill me for my neck tat.”
Garbrandt reveals that his mother was not a huge fan of his neck tattoo, joking how she was “about to kill” him for getting it done. Needless to say, there’s no denying Garbrandt’s love for tattoos, and we won’t be surprised if he takes the tally of 35 tattoos up a notch in the near future.
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) July 28, 2020
Cody Garbrandt is set to take on Kai Kara-France in his flyweight debut. After a lackluster performance against Rob Font, that saw him drop a unanimous decision loss, Garbrandt will be moving to the 125-pound division to solidify his legacy in the new division.