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In the tattoo chair: Lewis Hamilton

In the tattoo chair: Lewis Hamilton

WITH THE WORDS “POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE” ACROSS HIS CHEST, IT’S SAFE TO SAY LEWIS HAMILTON IS UNAFRAID TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN INK. HE TALKS US THROUGH HIS BODY OF ART.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST TATTOO?
“I got the crucifix on my back done in 2010.”

HOW MANY TATTOOS HAVE YOU GOT?
“I’ve got 11 now.”

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE?
“The Eagle on my neck. My friends call me Eagle eye because I always see the smallest details.”

WHAT DOES THE EAGLE REPRESENT TO YOU?
“My Eagle represents a visionary. I’m a seeker and I’m willing to push the limits of self-discovery and personal freedom. The eagle is a born leader and may become impatient with those who cannot fly as high or as fast.”

IN THE PHOTO OF YOU HAVING YOUR EAGLE FINISHED – YOU COULD BE HAVING A MASSAGE – ARE YOU AS RELAXED AS YOU LOOK?
“You know I’ve been in the tattoo chair a few times now. I have 11 tattoos but they’re not all completed in one, so I guess I’m used to it. And when I know I’m in good hands, the artist is a genius, that helps me to really relax and actually enjoy the painpleasure of it.”

WITH THE WORDS “POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE” ACROSS HIS CHEST, IT’S SAFE TO SAY LEWIS HAMILTON IS UNAFRAID TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN INK. HE TALKS US THROUGH HIS BODY OF ART. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR TATTOO ARTIST?
“I always go by recommendation – and you know the greatest recommendation is seeing a design you love on someone you know. I saw Bang Bang’s designs on a few different people which is how I first went to him.”

ARE YOU ALREADY PLANNING THE NEXT TATTOO?
“Always. Every tattoo means something different. The music notes because music is important to me, the compass because it’s about finding your way. I’ve got ‘Family’ because Family is everything. So yeah I’m already thinking about the next one, and the message it’s going to send.”

HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM?
“I’m loving the new Men Expert tattoo body lotion. It’s definitly brightening and moisturizing the ink on my skin. And it smells pretty fine.

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