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Dwayne Johnson Spends 30 Hours Getting Huge Bull Tattoo

Dwayne Johnson Spends 30 Hours Getting Huge Bull Tattoo

The former WWE star has had his bicep bull tattoo enhanced with almost 30 hours of gruelling work

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Dwayne Johnson has spent a whopping 30 hours in the tattooist's chair having his bull tattoo covered up with a... bull tattoo. You can see him talk about the significant of the bull symbol here:

The 49-year-old had already had work done to improve the original design, but has since gone on to have a complete cover-up.

Johnson took to Instagram to show off the work of tattooist Yomico and revealed he spent 'almost 30 hours' being tattooed.

Sharing a snap of himself watching over the tattooist while he gets to work on his bicep, Johnson wrote: "Evolution of the Bull tattoo is almost complete.

"Day 2 and inking over 25 hours so far with my brother and hyper-realistic specialist @yomicoart in my basement.


"Yomico's masterful in his skill and we've spent many months (almost a year thru Covid) collaborating on details and story that the tattoo will represent.

"Almost done and almost time to break out the tequila."

The next day the former WWE-star spent an additional five hours getting inked.

Sharing more photos on his Instagram, he added: "Close to 30 hrs of tattooing (pretty challenging as my whole upper arm and shoulder wasn't a blank canvas but rather enhancing and adding to what was already there so the level of detail, precision and specific colour for my skin takes a lot of time) with my brother @yomicoart."


Posting the same photos to his own Instagram, tattooist Yomico wrote: "Three days in a row of this journey filled with positive energy, stories and a very beautiful connection that only art can achieve.

"Super grateful for the trust you have placed in me with this commitment brother @therock.

"Cheers and almost close to opening the bottle of Teremana."

Johnson got his first bull design back in his pro-wrestling days and decided to enhance it in 2017.

Writing at the time about why he chose a bull, he said: "I've engrained this bull in my DNA for two decades. My core.

The original bull design.

"Humbly, it's also become a symbol of strength, resilience, heart, power and defiance to so many people around the world.

"I got this tattoo when I was just a kid. Now I need it to reflect me as a man."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@therock

Topics: Celebrity, Dwayne Johnson, Tattoo