The offseason is a time for players to relax and enjoy whatever is that takes their mind off of football. San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis is doing some traveling in southeast Asia, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to get another tattoo.
I say "tattoo" but this really is a work of art. I don't have any tattoos, but I can still appreciate something as impressive as this. The tattoo work was done by Carlos Torres. You can check out more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram pages.
First up, here are two shots of the tattoo. It apparently is not quite finished yet:
Here are a couple pictures from late June when the work was being done:
Naturally there was some chatter on Twitter about the tattoos. When Kap posted a photo of the tattoo on Instagram, he included the following caption:
Money is the root of all evil! Amazing work by@carlostorresart #WhatWouldYouDoForSomePaper #WhatAreYouReallyAbout
Kap's is a religious person, and his tattoos reflect a lot of that. There was some discussion about that on Twitter, and the timing of this with his recent new contract. He tweeted this out a little later:
Yall perspective is so narrow you don't realize what's really being said? I know what Tim 6:10 says but love is not the only factor!— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 7, 2014
Tim 6:10 says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
I'm not an overly religious person, so I'm not really going to wade into this too much. Kap has his own reasons for getting the tattoo, and as an outsider, all I can say is that it's a nice looking tattoo. Plenty of people want to infer their own meaning onto his tattoo, but tattoos are about the individual getting them. We know that Kap is a good guy. We know Kap took a contract that leaves room now and in the future for extending some of the big name talent on the team. I think that's what matters most in all this. People will use anything they can to attack him, and it's just a waste of oxygen to be overly concerned with it. It's a great tattoo, that's all I need to know.
Speaking of tattoos, I asked people on Facebook to post pictures of their 49ers tattoos. We got some great submissions. I'll work on a post of this for later this week. If you have any 49ers tattoos, feel free drop them in the comments.