Trae Young is one of the few young stars among the ranks of Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, and Ja Morant, who have made headlines all over the world because of their explosive plays. He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft — and then traded to the Atlanta Hawks. There, the 6-foot-2 point guard made his mark with his spectacular display of dribbling and passing prowess.
Like many, he wanted to celebrate by getting inked.
Last September 2019, Trae celebrated his 21st birthday by flaunting his six-pack and tattoo of a Bible quote:
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”
Two arrows on right bicep
Trae Young has long been matched to the greatness of Steph Curry. Standing at only an inch smaller than the Warriors point guard, Young was seen as the next-in-line at being named as one of the elite guards in the league. Both are small in build but are able to perfectly execute mesmerizing ball handling skills and heart-stopping passes to their teammates.
Another similarity between them is the positioning of their tattoos. While Curry had his tat done way before the Atlanta Hawks star did, it is quite interesting why Young chose to put up a similar one the same position
For Young and Curry, the resemblances never seem to stop. If it’s not obvious enough with Young’s other tattoo, both players are God-fearing Christians. While Curry delivers more sensational shots from the arc, another similarity worth noting is that both are second-generation basketball players. Trae Young’s father Raymond Young played for Texas Tech in his collegiate years while Dell Curry played for the NBA.
Blessed on left forearm
This tattoo is one of Young’s lesser known tattoos with no individual post on his social media accounts and barely enough exposure on-screen because of his black arm band. Regardless, this tattoo is still a salute to the young NBA star’s Christian heritage.
Heaven’s Gate on left leg
Young recently went last April in downtown OKC to Big Homie Joe’s tattoo parlor, Ink Plug Tattoo Co.
New Ink💉🙏🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/2ZNh7UjbjX
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 26, 2020
In an article in 2paragraphs.com, Big Homie Joe shares: “Trae’s tattoo is a staircase leading to Heaven’s Gates with a couple of doves and clouds. He sent me an idea of something he kind of wanted so I put a design together and he loved it.”
Turns out, Young’s tattoo was a big help for Big Homie Joe’s business. While he already inked up some prominent athletes in the likes of Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson and Oklahoma Sooners receiver Jadon Haselwood, the Atlanta Hawks guard was his highest-profile client yet.
Always Remember on right forearm
Perhaps the sweetest and most touching tattoo is the one dedicated to his grandfather. It was the elder Young who introduced the player to the sport, and now NBA star will forever honor his memory with this tattoo.
Trae Young posted this tattoo on his social media accounts with the caption:
“Always Remember what they said. Always Remember the people who have been there from the beginning. Always Remember the people who pushed me to be the Man, Player, and Family man I am. Always Remember my Grandfather❤️”
The rising Atlanta Hawks superstar has recently joined LeBron James at Klutch Sports. The young star shot up to fame as he averaged 29.6 points, 9.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds for the Hawks in the last season.
He also shot an astounding 36.1 percent field goal from beyond the arc, a stellar performance that earned him his first All-Star selection last season. With or without tattoos, Young is definitely a basketball star to look out for.