The life span of a NFL player is notoriously unpredictable but Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon figures he’s committed enough of his life to dedicate ink to his entire body to cause.
After spending time on the bench at the beginning of the 2013 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy (he was suspended at Baylor for testing positive for marijuana; it was weed dammit), Gordon eventually bounced back to make the Pro Bowl in what was just his second season.
The 22-year-old has taken his cockiness and confidence to the next level (and to the local tattoo parlor) and gotten himself a full back portrait complete with his #12 jersey number. The same number he sported in college.
“We just goin keep going til I run outta space,” the Houston native said on his Instagram account before giving Florida tattot outlet Inked.The.F**k.Up a much deserved shoutout. The extensive piece features Gordon’s last name sprawled across the top portion of his back overtop a mural with an assortment of geisha art, faces and color wildlife intertwined throughout.
Like nearly every Black athlete in America, Gordon also appears to be a stout Hip-Hop fan as he’s posted his playlists on his IG including music from Rick Ross and Nipsey Hussle. He even pledged his allegiance to YG’s new album My Krazy Life and all the gangsta sentiments it portrays saying, “Is u bangin or ballin Brodee put on for the set. #boop #ifudidntknow #albumonrepeat.”
Peep the gallery to see Gordon’s back work in full. Here’s to wishing he’ll never get traded to a team where all the #12’s are already taken.