TATTOOS was the first connection between Cukui and Humble Beginnings Tattoo owner/artist Orly Locquiao and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. What began as a collaboration, led to a coincidental success for both the brand and the athlete. After an eventful football season Colin decided to get tattooed before he leaves to start training in Atlanta.
Talks about getting new ink were in the works prior to his recent rise in popularity. When Colin asked Orly to tattoo him, he wanted to work on a piece around his existing chest tattoo that incorporates his journey and obstacles. What makes Orly’s tattoo style unique, is his ability to create freehand designs using contemporary South Pacific Polynesian patterns. Orly took Colin’s story and created a piece designed for him that represents his life; from family, inner strength, spiritual growth and humility.
It has been an honor and privilege for us at Cukui/Humble Beginnings to be a memorable part of Bay Area history.
(Kaepernick x Cukui t-shirts are available here)