Tyler Herro is one of the best young guards in the NBA. Couple his blazing scoring ability with his vivacious style and he makes for a paragon of this generation’s fan appeal. However, one aspect of his character that doesn’t seem to resonate with people is his taste in tattoos. Check out Herro’s polarizing ink below and learn the meaning behind them.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year got his first salient tattoo in 2020. Across the upper portion of his chest, Herro got the words “No Work,” and “No Check” tattooed. Furthermore, it was inked in red and written in a Joker-esque style.
The reviews were mixed but for the most part, they were innocuous.
The tattoo itself is self-explanatory. Without putting in the work, regardless of one’s vocation, money will be scarce. Herro is espousing his penchant for earning his wealth, indelibly etching the importance of hard work on his body.
Herro adds to his first tattoo
In 2022, the former Wildcat decided to add to his “No Work-No Check” tattoo. However, this time around, fans were quick to disparage his choice of body art.
Herro used what looks like a lion’s face as his backdrop, focusing on its eyes. Then, in the center of his chest, he inked a cross. Finally, to tie the piece together, the 23-year-old wrote “2000” on the baseline of the tattoo, surrounded by an Ancient Greek crown. ‘2000’ is the year Herro was born.
Social media was quick to inundate Herro with their thoughts on his completed chest tattoo. Unlike his first set, though, he received a cascade of negative reviews.
Herro pays homage to his home
While his chest tattoo was perplexing and frustratingly pensive, his ankle art is endearing.
Herro is from Greenfield, Wisconsin. Not shy about where he comes from, the fourth-year guard got “MKE” tattooed on his right ankle. ‘MKE’ represents the city of Milwaukee.
Alongside his salute to his home, Herro has a tattoo of a smiley face with ‘Xs’ for eyes, a butterfly, and the number “444.”
He would tattoo Jimmy Butler’s face
Miami Heat culture is synonymous with doing whatever it takes to win. Well, Herro upped the ante when asked if he would get a tattoo of Butler’s face if it meant winning a championship.
The Wisconsin native said, “for us to win a championship, of course.” Additionally, he stated that he would get it “wherever you can’t see it, but I would still get it … I’ma get it on the bottom of my foot.”
As opposed to last year, Herro is a full-time starter. He is averaging 20.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.
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