Colin Kaepernick Added Tattoos (Video), Subtracted a Girlfriend in 2013
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has several tattoos, and the star player for the 49ers added to his total during the off season.
He may have dropped a girlfriend, too - a report from last week had Kaepernick answering a question about dating soccer beauty Sydney Leroux and Colin plainly sates she is not his girlfriend.
Both posed for the 2013 ESPN Body Issue, but that may be as far as it goes for Sydney being Colin's girlfriend, at least for now.
On his tattoos, Colin seems to always be answering questions about his body art.
Watch the video below where he discusses his tattoos, his family and lots of other issues that surround the starting signal caller of the San Francisco 49ers.
At a recent visit to his old high school in California, Pitman High in Turlock, Colin talked to some of the officers there about his new tattoos.
"Kaepernick tells them about his post-Super Bowl tattoos. He had massive Polynesian tribal symbols done on both pecs, so that his upper torso is covered in a rubric inscrutable to most of us. “They represent family, inner strength, humility and spiritual growth,” Kaepernick says of the images. He had the work done in San Jose three nights after the Super Bowl, sitting for six hours until it was finished at 2:30 a.m."
He also talks about how many people associate tattoos with gang activity.
The interest in NFL players' ink really increased after the Aaron Hernandez arrest for murder in Massachusetts.
“It blows my mind that people still think tattoos are just gang-related, or have negative connotations,” he says.
“So many people have tattoos because their family’s been through something—you heard that police officer tonight—or it’s a situation they’ve been through that’s made them stronger, and they want to make sure they remember it forever. I don’t think people fully understand how deeply people believe in their tattoos.”
More here on everything Colin from SI.Com
Kaepernick leads his team against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night Sept. 15, 2013 on NBC.
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