Here’s a recent video interview with Ohio State’s, Taylor Decker. In the video, he sheds light on his opinion about tattoos and animal science. In a recent newspaper interview, Decker was also quoted as saying, “I don’t think I’ll ever get a tattoo just because it looks cool. When people ask me what they mean, there’s gonna be a  story behind it.”

Those were definitely wise words that some people should consider before getting any tattoo. Then again, most everyone’s got a reason behind their tattoos but Decker’s stories and explanations are pretty outstanding. Here’s a few of the meanings behind his tattoos:


– Decker is the captain of the ship on the inside of his right arm, the steward of a vessel desperately trying to avoid taking on water.



– He’s the owl on his on his left arm, and a man trying to do something meaningful before the sand in the hour glass on his right arm runs out.


– The Gorilla: Some may see the gorilla as a violent animal, and it can be, but it can also be docile and loyal. It’s about control: Headstrong and aggressive when you have to be, but also caring and gentle