Most NBA players either have a ton of tattoos, or none at all. For Cavaliers forward, Tristan Thompson, he’s smack in the middle with just three in total, on his chest, back and hand, respectively.
Here, we delve into his three tattoos and study the meaning behind each of them. In addition, we also take a look into the whole “Khloe” tattoo speculation that took place in 2016, just for fun, as well.
1. Chest tattoo
On his chest, Tristan Thompson sports a large tattoo that reads, “My Brother’s Keeper” over a pair of wings. This symbolizes his youngest brother, Amari Thompson, who has epilepsy. The tattoo serves as a reminder for Thompson’s duties off the basketball court with regards to taking care of his family.
2. Back Tattoo
While Thompson doesn’t favor having multiple tattoos, he does seem to prefer having a few larger ones instead. On his entire back, he has a tattoo of an angel kissing a lady on the forehead with the words,”Who God has Blessed no Man can curse.”
3. Hand Tattoo
His last and smallest tattoo is one on his hand. The outer side of Thompon’s left hand shows a tattoo of some sort of Viking symbol.
Bonus: “Khloe” tattoo
In 2016, there was a ton of speculation on social media when a photo of “Khloe” tattooed on the back of someone presumed to be Thompson made the rounds. This was when Thompson and Khloe Kardashian were dating. To be honest, it did look legit.
— DJ Green Villain (@DJGreenVillain) November 2, 2016
The Twitter world wasn’t so kind, too, as the jokes and criticism quickly piled up.
Tristan Thompson officially took the biggest L of 2016. pic.twitter.com/HbxxgUTDxw
— 🇵🇪 Groovy Tony 🇵🇪 (@tony__bruhhh) November 2, 2016
TRISTAN THOMPSON GOT KHLOE NAME TATTED LMAOOOOOOOOO😂cavs not winning the finals this year pic.twitter.com/NBoZP10LMd
— G (@freshprincepapi) November 2, 2016
Tristan Noooooooo pic.twitter.com/Qz5Hn0aGou
— Destinee (@ImHER) November 2, 2016
However, it was later on confirmed that it was fake. Whew.
Tristan Thompson did not get a back tattoo of Khloe Kardashian's name (left real, right fake). People just keep on making stuff up for RTs. pic.twitter.com/kOMdpZAB2E
— Grant Afseth (@GrantAfseth) November 2, 2016
The photo below actually belongs to LSU football star Andraez “Greedy” Williams and it’s not for Khloe Kardashian. It was a tribute to his daughter.
It's my baby girl name🤗👶🏽!!! pic.twitter.com/PAPeXP9mLS
— Greedy Williams ™️ (@Greedy) November 2, 2016
Moreover, it was discovered that Thompson had his real ink on his back since 2013.
Friends don't let friends post fake Tristan Thompson pictures….
THIS is TT's back tattoo, from his IG in July 2013. pic.twitter.com/Xc6nLuSWvz
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) November 2, 2016