Dwayne Johnson Reveals Details About His New and Improved Bull Tattoo

Published 06/12/2021, 9:36 AM EDT


Dwayne Johnson is one of the most popular personalities in the world and has amassed a fortune on his abilities in the ring as a WWE Superstar. along with an acting career that continues to land major blockbusters. While tattoos may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Johnson enjoys decorating his body with art of deep significance. 

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While he already has a very intricately detailed tattoo across his left pectoral region and shoulder, he has decided to go in on a huge hyper-realistic tattoo on his right arm. The tattoo will be etched over his iconic ‘Brahma Bull’ one to depict the huge skull of a bull. The artwork is called ‘Evolution of the Bull’.

In a recent post on Instagram, Dwayne Johnson shared a picture of the progress of the tattoo that he claims is almost done. The entire process, when the picture was posted, was already 25 hours in. Famous tattoo artist Yomico is in charge of the ink. 

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“We’ve spent many months (almost a year through Covid) collaborating on details and story that the tattoo will represent,” Johnson said.

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Dwayne Johnson had the original tattoo done years earlier

The tattoo was originally done in August 2017 by artist Nick Hurtado. “Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history,” Johnson said on Instagram. “From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons, I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles–I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned.”

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“To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress. The core and anchor of this image are in the eye. Look closely and you’ll find the life, energy, power and you’ll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe. Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy’s subtle and sometimes it’s glaring,” he explained.

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The hyper-realistic feature will make the tattoo even more prominent and tell the stories even more in detail. The months-long project is expected to end in yet another mesmerizing tattoo for ‘The Brahman Bull’.

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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