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The Rock’s Brahma Bull tattoo has become iconic over the years, but the tattoo has truly reached the end of an era, because the Brahma Bull that we’ve known and loved for years is gone.

Rock recently shared a video on Instagram explaining that he was updating the tattoo, and to say that he made a big change to the ink would be a dramatic understatement. For a fan who’s been with The Rock since the beginning, the drastic change is kind of a shock, but of course it makes a little more sense when the former WWE World Champion explains why he made the change.

Dwayne Johnson is a man who’s always evolving, and he explained the evolution of his tattoo in a way that only he can when he posted the following:

“After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story’s almost done.. Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history.”

“From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned.”

“To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress.”

“The core and anchor of this image is in the eye. Look closely and you’ll find the life, energy, power and you’ll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of a disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe.”

“Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy’s subtle and sometimes it’s glaring. But it’s always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all things I love with intense passion and gratitude.”

“Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe.”

Evolution of the bull. After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story’s almost done.. Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history. From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life’s hard lessons I’ve learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles – I’m so grateful to have ’em because they’re earned. To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress. The core and anchor of this image is in the eye. Look closely and you’ll find the life, energy, power and you’ll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of a disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe. Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy’s subtle and sometimes it’s glaring. But it’s always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all things I love with intense passion and gratitude. Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe. #EvolutionOfTheBull #TheDisrupter #TheMana #NowLetsBreakOutTheTequila

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  • Kanyon Madrox

    Where’s the bull?