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My meaningful tattoos – Simphiwe Matanzima

Bulls prop SIMPHIWE MATANZIMA explains the significance of the tattoos on his left arm.

I have two tattoos which I got following the passing of my little brother and my father.

Somila, my little brother's name, was the first tattoo I got because he passed away in 2004. My dad, Mfundo, passed on five years later. I was very young when they departed from this earth.

I've always wanted to get a tattoo and I knew it had to mean something. I didn't want to get a random tattoo, it had to be special.

Both tattoos are very important to me and really close to my heart. They symbolise the love I have for my little brother and father even though they are no longer with me.

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