It’s a brand new experience. Maybe Ivan Toney will have a new tattoo.
Brentford’s 26-year-old striker has been called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate For the Nations League match against Germany and Italy.
If he wins, he may just take off his shirt and show us his ink.
Toney is an adolescent. Real work of art many of his tattoos are personal and have meanings.
These are just a few examples of what each one means.
Photographs of family members
Family is more important than his football Toney.
His proudly painted abs display portraits of Elma, his grandmother, and Benjamin.
His son Ivan Jr. is next to them
Toney reached great heights by playing for clubs such as Scunthorpe United (Northampton Town), Scunthorpe United (Peterborough United) and Scunthorpe United.
That means that he has had to work hard To get there. His chest is engraved with the words, ‘Suffering the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.
He is motivated to do his very best.
There’s nothing for him to do about his favorite film character.
The portrait is however, displayed at the back of his right bicep. Heath Ledger’s The Joker From The Dark Knight.
Toney said once, “I’m confident. A winner. A joker. And someone who can help anyone.”
It clearly speaks to his carefree nature.
Toney is not afraid of anyone and he plays with his heart. Toney is an authentic lion. He wears a crown around his neck.
The lion is, of course, the king of the jungle, while the hotshot forward is the king of the Gtech Community Stadium
This motto was included in the tattoo.
Toney has a riddle on his forearm. It is a picture of a woman taking off a mask.
Although the mask is smiling, underneath it the woman has a frown.
It implies that people have two sides.
Toney, the Bees’ No17 is worn by Toney.
He also has his digits prominently displayed on the chest.
The number has been his since Peterborough.
Kitten and Tiger
Toney has a unique tattoo of a cat looking into a pool and seeing the reflections of a Tiger.
“It shows it doesn’t matter how others see you,” he explained to The Guardian About its significance last year.
“If you see yourself as a winner, you’re going to be a winner, you’re going to make sure you become a winner. If you see yourself as fearless, you’ll be fearless.
It’s a philosophy that I believe will go a long way, and not only in football, but also in all other areas. If you want to achieve something, it doesn’t matter what others think, you have got to make sure you achieve it.”
Ticking the timer
Fans may have seen a ticking clock etched in his right arm’s inner bicep.
Direction is more important that speed. You can read the entire article: “Some people go nowhere fast.”
Toney was patient in order to get his moment in the limelight, but he is finally reaping the benefits and moving in the right direction.
Toney’s tattoo of a Lion is exactly what he is.
The word, “Fearless”, is drawn on his side.
The Daily Mail once quoted him as saying, “I believe that one speaks for itself.”
Toney is fit for royalty.
A crown has been tattooed to the side of the neck by the Three Lions Call-up below his right ear.
Although he didn’t comment on the matter, it was most evident last season when Brentford entertained Chelsea.
As England’s new striker, we can only guess that this is a fitting response to his current situation.