Mixed Martial Arts fighters perhaps have some of the most colorful and unique tattoos of any sports profession. Their one-of-a-kid ink usually goes along with their one-of-a-kind personality and Shane Kirkwood is no different.
The Irish fighter is a virtuoso of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been training in MMA since he was 19.
Kirkwood's tattoos have heavy religious influences. He has a pair of praying hands on his left arm and a depiction of the Virgin Mary on his right. The words "Have The Courage To Live Anyone Can Die" sprawl across his chest and the words "Stay True" on his knuckles.
Through these tattoos, you can tell Kirkwood is a man who holds himself to a high standard of discipline and ethics. Which goes hand-in-hand with the love he shares for the sport, and his love for his son Kingsley.
That's right, when Kirkwood isn't out kicking ass and bloodying people up, he's at home with his adorable little boy who was named after Kingsley Shacklebolt from the Harry Potter series. YEA! HE LIKES HARRY POTTER TOO! DEAL WITH IT!
Kirkwood is known to bring his baby boy with him to the MMA gym and let him play on the mats. I see being a vicious super-fighter in Kingsley's future, so everyone should try to be friends with him now before he becomes a KILLER.
In addition to being a dude who beats people up for a living, Kirkwood works as a model. Holy shit, is there anything this dude doesn't crush in his life? An ass-kicker, a dope father, AND A MODEL? Come on. Give the rest of us a chance, damn.
You can follow Shane on Instagram for updates on his MMA career and pics of that sweet son of his.