Inked Mag Staff
August 31st, 2020
Dwyane Wade Gets a Martin Luther King Portrait Tattoo
The retired Miami Heat star got the tattoo on the 57th anniversary of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
It’s been 57 years since Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King’s words still resonate today, as does his dream of a better America. On Friday, the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Dwyane Wade had a portrait of King delivering the speech tattooed onto his arm.
Wade shared the tattoo on his Instagram page over the weekend. “Thank you @nessaurelia for capturing this moment for me,” Wade said in the post. “57 years ago to the date Martin Luther King Jr stood before a quarter of a million people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke the words ‘I have a dream.'”
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that Wade started getting tattooed, but, like so many of us, once he got that first one a second followed not too much later. In addition to his newest work, Wade has his daughter’s name tattooed on his shoulders, the logo of his clothing brand on his knee and a motivational tattoo paying homage to his roots on his thigh.
Vanessa Aurelia, the tattooer, has become one of the go-to artists for celebrities. Earlier this year, she tattooed Kobe tributes on both LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Aurelia has tattooed Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, Kehlani (who is on the cover of the latest issue of this humble magazine), TV personality Don Benjamin and many other famous clients.
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