Although Tatum is no stranger to elaborate tattoos, he unveiled an addition to his already extensive back tattoo in August.
What does Tatum's 'Life' tattoo mean?
His latest ink, however, is a quick jaunt through all of the movies that the star Celtic admires.
In the movie John Q, actor Denzel Washington portrayed the character of John Quincy Archibald, represented by the letter 'L'. Actor Will Smith, shown in the allergic reaction scene from Hitch, is symbolized by the letter 'I'. The letter 'F' represents actor Wesley Snipes in his role from White Men Can't Jump. Lastly, the character of Dash from the Disney film The Incredibles is seen in the letter 'E'.
Will Smith reacts to the tattoo:
Will Smith, who portrayed Hitch in the movie, had a hilarious reaction to the image that Tatum chose for his new tattoo displayed in letter 'I'.
Tatum's signature shoe tattoo:
Tatum has been a Jordan Brand athlete since 2019, but the Tatum 1s is his first signature shoe released. Tatum stated to Nike that he focused on a lightweight design that gives support to be a reliable basketball shoe.
Tatum told Nike that as a child, he would frequently visit shoe stores to search for his favorite players' signature sneakers. He stated that once his own shoe was produced and he wore it, he accomplished his objective of enabling his fans to connect with him and closing the distance between himself and his supporters.
Jayson Tatum got his Jordans tatted by Steve Wiebe pic.twitter.com/lvJTGEx0Co
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) August 19, 2023
Tatum also created an easy-to-wear version of his signature shoe for young basketball fans. The design is tailored for kids, allowing them to step into the shoe and slide their foot all the way in. This design locks the heel in place, ensuring that the child's foot remains secure without the need for shoelaces.
The Tatum 1s were released in April 2023 in a range of sizes. The adult sizes retail for $120, while the kid sizes retail for $75.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Will Smith has thoughts on Jayson Tatum's wild, new 'LIFE' tattoo