Ik Ogbonna’s tattoos
Tattoos may just be drawing and works of art to some people, but to Nollywood actor IK Ogbonna, they are much more than that.
Ogbonna, who recently welcomed a son with Colombian wife Sonia Morales, spoke to Punch about how each of his tattoos have a meaning.
“Every tattoo on my body has a meaning,” he said. “There is one which means a ‘star was born.’ I believe I was born to be a star. I did not have a great voice but I knew I was going to be a star. I had this many years before I started acting. Another is the face of Jesus, he means everything to me.”
“He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. There is one on Psalm 23 and Psalm 121 and there is also a rose which means peace.”
He added that female fans loved his tattoos, saying that he didn’t have more because they’d limit his career.
“They love my tattoos. If I was not an actor, I would probably have more because when I started acting I realised that tattoos will hinder me. There are certain roles you can’t play and that would restrict you.”