The Rock Just Covered Up His Brahma Bull Tattoo With a Way More Badass Tat

This is a seriously stunning ink upgrade.


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Say goodbye to that bull on The Rock‘s right bicep.

Our man Dwanye Johnson just covered up his signature “brahma bull” tattoo with an even bigger, badder tattoo—a fractured bull skull from tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado.

It was well worth the three sessions and 22 total hours of seething pain: his new tat is a marked upgrade in both detail and artistry.

Like anyone who’s just gotten inked, The Rock proceeded to bloviate about its deeply personal meaning on Instagram with a decidedly long-winded essay on spiritual growth.

Here we go, you might wanna pack a sandwich…

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

Just kinda looks like a demonic bull skull to us, but congrats Rock!