Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee… and honor the great Muhammad Ali with your ink. Born Cassius Clay in Kentucky in 1942, Ali overcame near-insurmountable challenges to become one of the greatest boxing champions of all time.
He made a public stand against the Vietnam War and participated in the Civil Rights movement.
Ali is probably one of the most celebrated athletes in the world. Muhammad Ali signifies a masculine, take-no-prisoners attitude with an air of cocky confidence.
Other great sportsmen have ink of Muhammad Ali, including Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell and Mike Evans, receiver for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Ali was one of the greatest sportsmen of our time, and leaves a lasting legacy for men to emulate everywhere. His spirituality and dedication to various causes also showed he was a man of principles in addition to his fighting talents.
There are many options for a Muhammad Ali tattoo. Photorealism is very popular, chronicling the more famous moments in Ali’s career. Some choices are based on photographs of fights, such as his bout with Sonny Liston in 1964.
Others are forced-perspective of Ali’s fist punching outwards at the onlooker, showing the wearer is serious about athleticism and excellence. However, some men prefer to honor the legacy of Ali with more symbolic tattoos, such as butterflies or boxing gloves.
These are often the tattoos of choice for men who are dedicated to their sport and want to honor the memory of one of the greatest boxers of our time.