The Rock’s iconic Brahma Bull tattoo is no more.
At least, not as we know it.
The Rock shared a video to Instagram explaining that while the tattoo has “become a symbol of strength, resilience, heart, power, and defiance to so many people around the world,” it’s also a tattoo that he got when he was “just a kid.” Therefore, The Rock writes, the Brahma Bull needs to be updated in order “to reflect me as a man.”
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Evolution of the bull begins w/ @nikkohurtado. I've engrained this bull in my DNA for two decades. My core. Humbly, it's also become a symbol of strength, resilience, heart, power and defiance to so many people around the world. I got this tattoo when I was just a kid. Now I need it to reflect me as a man. All my ink is a rite of passage and spiritual and the MANA (power and spirit) has to be right before we begin. Mana is strong with world renowned Nikko. We talked for hours about the man I am today, compared to who I once was. And who I'll always be. We all desire to grow and evolve. The mana is right.. let the blood and pain begin. #EvolutionOfTheBull #WheresMyVicodin
That actually makes a lot of sense. I just hope The Rock doesn’t make the tattoo completely unrecognizable – it’s arguably the most iconic wrestler tattoo ever. I even have a blue Brahma Bull plush that I ordered by phone (okay, my dad ordered it) from WWE Magazine back in the day.
Here is the Rock’s “new” Brahma Bull Tatoo. What do you think? We have mixed feelings.
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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
What do you think of The Rock’s decision to update his tattoo? Do you think it’s the most iconic wrestler tattoo of them all? Sound off below!