For years, we were so used to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Brahma Bull” tattoo on his right arm. It was simple but it was also a classic trademark from a fan favorite wrestler turned actor. About four months ago, The Rock revealed he was changing up the tattoo on his right arm in a big way.
But even though it was a stark change, it was a work in progress and we hadn’t seen the finished product…until now.
The Rock unveiled the finished tattoo which took four sessions and 30 hours to complete. I, like many others, am deathly terrified of needles so there’s no way in hell you’re going to see me get a tattoo. But I can appreciate great looking tattoos and this is awesome.
After approximately 30 hours of tattooing (4 sessions) with my good bud and iconic artist @nikkohurtado, the story of my skull is complete. Flow of positive energy is constant thru the breathe of life. Horns always positioned forward. Not up, but forward – representing forward progress and always at the ready to dig in and dig deep. Eye is the mana – the spirit and the power. It’s everything. It’s where I draw my strength from all things I love and protect. As with my Polynesian tattoo on the left side of body, the symbolic mana lays over my heart. We all have mana. Our strength. You just have to find it. #BullDNA #Energy #Progress #Mana
If you were looking for a comparison from The Rock’s old tattoo to his new one, he posted a pic on Instagram from August after his third of four sessions. It really is a huge difference.
Evolution of the bull. Blood, sweat & years. After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story’s almost done.. Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. 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. 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 is 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 a 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. But it’s always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all things I love with intense passion and gratitude. Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe. #EvolutionOfTheBull #TheDisrupter #TheMana #NowLetsBreakOutTheTequila