As Karolina Pliskova is set to play in the women’s final at Wimbledon on Saturday (10 July), some are curious to know more about the tennis player’s tattoos. We explore Karolina Pliskova’s tattoos and the meanings behind them.
How many tattoo’s does Karolina Pliskova have?
Karolina Pliskova has three tattoo‘s although her most notable inkings can be seen on her left arm and leg. The tennis player got her first tattoo which is placed on her left arm above her elbow when she was 15.
Talking to Outside The Ball, Pliskova admitted her mother was not sure about the idea of getting a tattoo at first. She explained: “[My] mom she was not really happy with that, but she got over it somehow.”
Pliskova went on to reveal her mother later got a tattoo of her own which features the same design as her own inking on her left leg.
Discussing her leg tattoo, she continued: “We all have it in the family, so it is something that we all like, and even my mom, my father and my sister we have the same one .”
The tennis star also has a third tattoo, an M on the right side of her hip. Although Pliskova has not shared many photos of it on social media.
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Do Karolina Pliskova’s tattoos have meanings?
Pliskova’s leg tattoo which she shares with her parents and sister Kristyna Pliskova is said to have been influenced by the traditional inkings of the Māori people of New Zealand.
The M tattoo on her right hip is also believed to represent the initial of her husband Michal Hrdlička’s name, according to Essentially Sports.
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Twitter shares appreciation for Pliskova’s inkings
During her time at Wimbledon 2021, many have taken to social media to appreciate Karolina Pliskova’s tattoos: