Posted on December 1, 2017

Trayvon Martin’s Father Honors His Son’s Legacy by Getting an Egyptian Pharaoh-Inspired Tattoo

Mary Kekatos, Daily Mail, December 1, 2017

Trayvon Martin’s father decided to honor his son’s legacy by getting a tattoo in commemoration of him.

Seen on Tuesday’s episode of VH1’s Black Ink Chicago, Martin stopped by Chicago tattoo shop 9 Mag to talk to artist Van Johnson.

The 17-year-old was shot and killed in 2012 by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was infamously acquitted of murder charges in 2013.


‘I thought it would be fitting to take it back to Ancient Egyot. Like the sphinx is one of the wonders of the world. Trayvon was my wonder of the world.’


The killing of Trayvon Martin gripped the nation. bringing the issues of police brutality and unjust actions against people of color to light