Kaizer Chiefs marksman Khama Billiat explains the meaning behind his tattoos
Professional football players around the world are known not to hold back when expressing themselves. Be it in fashion, expensive cars, fancy hairstyles and body art — they always go hard.
In recent years tattoos have moved from being taboo to a new phenomenon in the modern game, with footballers embracing the trend by sporting some fine artwork on their bodies.
Footballers covered in tattoos is now a common sight in the modern game. Among the many Zimbabwean footballers plying their trade locally, on the continent and overseas, Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat is, without doubt, one of the most heavily inked players.
The Warriors star has made no secret of his passion for tattoos, regularly adding to his growing list of body art. The meanings of the different tattoos he has have, however, remained a mystery, but in a rare candid interview last week the Mufakose-born star finally opened up about his collection and revealed the meaning behind a number of his tattoos.
Billiat revealed how he caught the tattoo bug after accompanying a friend to a tattoo parlour. By his own admission, he has now lost count of the number of tattoos he has had on his body since then and has not ruled out having many more in the near future.
“I don’t know how to count them; maybe I’ll have to count the little ones as well. But in total I’ve had eight sessions, but the tattoos are more than eight,” he said during an exclusive interview with the Kaizer Chiefs TV channel on YouTube channel last week.
“Obviously as you know, tattoos are addictive, as soon as you do one, you want to do more as soon as you see people having them because you know the feeling [pain] is not as much as they say so you wanna do more….I’ve stopped having them a little bit [recently], but it’s just for now and I’m going for more,” he said.
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