— Redskins Facts (@redskinsfacts) October 20, 2014
Santana Moss got a new tattoo on his leg. It’s kind of large. And pretty evocative.
“S/o to my Boi @tattzbyd for coming up to bless me wth this Cherokee mural representing my ancestors,” Moss wrote on Instagram.
Chad Dukes asked Moss for further details this week on his 106.7 The Fan program.
“I’ve been wanting to do another tattoo for like the last 10 years,” Moss explained, mentioning his Miami-based tattoo artist, tattzbyd. “He does great work. So I’ve been like ‘I want him to do something for me, i just don’t know what.’
“And one day it just clicked,” Moss went on. “You know, I’ve heard so much about my mom’s side — she [has] a lot of Cherokee Indians in the family, starting back with my grandmother and her mom and their mom — so I just wanted to do something honoring them. And it came about, and I told him what I wanted — look up some chiefs, look up this and that. And he just put a little mural together for me and he went to work on my leg.”
I heard about Moss’s tattoo because @RedskinsFacts — the team-funded name-defense organization — tweeted about it approvingly. And that will obviously have some people wondering if Moss’s tattoo relates to the NFL franchise. Dukes asked Moss if he was worried about people making that connection.
“Don’t bother me; I won’t bother you,” Moss said.