Dan Hooker Tattoo: Why did Israel Adesanya’s teammate go blonde and get inked?

Discover the bold transformation of Dan Hooker as he ventures beyond tattoos and dyes his hair blonde for the first time.


Dan Hooker Tattoo: Why did Israel Adesanya’s teammate go blonde and get inked?

Dan Hooker (Image Courtesy: Instagram)

Dan Hooker is one of the most popular lightweight superstars on the UFC roster. Dan has a reputation for being a tough competitor who never gives up. Hooker joined UFC back in 2015 and has been part of some action-packed fights. 

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Hooker never backs out of a challenge and has fought fighters such as Yair Rodríguez, Gilbert Burns, Al Iaquinta, Paul Felder, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, etc. The Kiwi is well known for his determination and commitment to give amazing fights. However, something that Hooker is not known for is having tattoos. But the fighter changed that scenario by getting two tattoos this year. 

Hooker wanted to do more than just get new tattoos, so he decided to change his hair as well. He dyed it blonde for the first time ever, and it really suits him. Hooker clearly enjoys his tattoos a lot, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get more in the future. Hopefully, this new version of Hooker will bring something different to the octagon and climb up the lightweight rankings like he did before.

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Dan Hooker’s Back Samurai tattoo

Dan Hooker back (Image Courtesy: Twitter)
Dan Hooker back (Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Hooker didn’t have any tattoos before, but earlier this year he surprised a lot of fans by going all out when he got inked for the first time. In an Instagram post, ‘The Hangman’ proudly revealed his massive back tattoo to the world. Sharing his excitement about finally getting inked, Hooker wrote: “I’m not a virgin anymore… Tattoo Talks podcast ep inbound.” 

The UFC fighter appears to be having a tattoo of an ancient samurai helmet with a lion crest on the forehead. A samurai helmet tattoo is pretty common in combat sports with lots of athletes getting those as it resembles being a warrior. Hooker’s tattoo is quite big and spans throughout his upper back and has great details. The fighter must be very pleased with how it turned out.

Dan Hookers’s Leg tattoo

Dan Hooker leg (Image Courtesy: MMA Junkie)
Dan Hooker leg (Image Courtesy: MMA Junkie)

The giant back samurai tattoo wasn’t enough for Dan Hooker as the fighter recently went on to add another piece to his body. This time Hooker chose to get a traditional civilization-themed tattoo for his legs. These tattoos start from his feet and rise all the way to the knee and look absolutely amazing.

Hooker seems to enjoy these tattoos a lot and it won’t be surprising to see the fighter more in the future. Hopefully, this new Hooker will bring something else inside the octagon and rise in the lightweight rankings like before.

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