Nick Kyrgios inks himself with an enormous anime-themed tattoo adding it to his ever-growing collection

Kyrgios inked his back recently with a sprawling Pokémon-themed tattoo.

Nick Kyrgios inks himself with an enormous anime-themed tattoo adding it to his ever-growing collection

Nick Kyrgios (Image via @k1ngkyrg1os/Instagram)

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has made headlines once again. This time, it’s not for his controversial remarks or fiery on-court antics, but for a unique and eye-catching addition to his body art collection. Kyrgios recently unveiled a sprawling tattoo on his entire back, featuring iconic characters from the popular Nintendo game and TV series, Pokemon.

He shared the exciting news on his Instagram account, giving his fans a glimpse of the tattoo. The tattoo has been designed by Melbourne-based tattoo artist Alexi Bouras, a friend of Kyrgios.

The tennis star documented his tattoo journey on Instagram, sharing photos of the process and expressing his excitement about getting his back completely covered. The images show not just one, but five tattoo artists working simultaneously on the design. “5 artists at one of the best studios in the world. Wish me luck, back is getting completely covered,” Kyrgios wrote in a post on Instagram.

Kyrgios’ Pokemon-themed back tattoo is just the latest addition to his ever-growing collection of body art. The tennis star is already adorned with various tattoos, each with its own significance and story. One of his more recent tattoos is a quote by the character ‘The Joker’ from the movie The Dark Knight: “Give a man a mask and he will become his true self.”

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A turbulent year for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios (Credits: Tennis Majors)

Kyrgios has had a turbulent 2023 season. He has been largely unable to continue his good vein of form from 2022 owing to numerous injuries which have kept the mercurial tennis star on the sidelines.

At the beginning of the year, Kyrgios faced legal trouble after pleading guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Chiara Passari. Additionally, Kyrgios opened up about his mental health struggles following his early exit from the 2019 Wimbledon and his recent injury struggles.

During what has so far been a challenging period for Kyrgios, he has made mention of his current girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, who he said has been his constant support. “She (Costeen Hatzi) is always present, and supports me no matter the situation,” Kyrgios wrote during a Q & A session on Instagram. Hatzi is a regular feature in the stands at his matches.

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