The Hidden Meaning Behind Brock Lesnar’s Chest Tattoo

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman

The tattoo on the chest of Brock Lesnar, which some members of the WWE Universe have described as a giant phallus, has a rather interesting story behind it.

In his 2012 autobiography, Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival, “The Beast Incarnate” revealed that he got the tattoo, which is actually shaped as a sword, because he was feeling very stressed about his life in 2005.

“I felt like life was holding a sword right up against my throat, so I went under the ink gun because I never wanted to forget exactly how I felt at that time. The tattoo on my chest has so much meaning to me. In some ways, it’s funny, because the period of my life that I’m talking about is a time I so want to forget, but I know I can use this memory as motivation.”