Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will take the sector Sunday night in opposition to the New York Giants with a model new leg tattoo that took 11 hours to finish.
Andres Ortega, a 32-year-old Phoenix-based tattoo artist, traveled to Prescott’s dwelling in Prosper in March with three artists to start the process on the quarterback’s proper leg. Ortega mentioned that the crew began the method around midday and didn’t finish until midnight.
Prescott was put to sleep with the tattoo taking so long to finish. However, he was awake towards the top of the method.
“He handled it real well,” Ortega said. “He was good. He’s a strong man.”
Prescott designed the tattoo that consists of the Dallas skyline, a Pegasus; a tribute to his late mother Peggy; a moose; an honor to his brother Jace, who died in 2020; Daffy Duck; and an indication of Pine Greek Estates, the trailer park he grew up in Louisiana. The tattoo starts on the top of the thigh and goes to only below the calf.
“Sometimes we do it in six hours,” Ortega said. “He’s big. He’s got big legs. He looks skinny, but he’s got big legs.”
Ortega mentioned he’d created tattoos for Cowboys players CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard, Jayron Kearse, Trevon Diggs and Prescott.
It was Lamb who discovered Ortega after he made a tattoo for Cleveland wide receiver Elijah Moore. Lamb started following Ortega on Instagram to check his work before deciding on getting a tattoo.
From there, several Cowboys gamers adopted go well, making Ortega, a baseball fan, right into a Cowboys fan. He mentioned he didn’t know much about the NFL and is watching YouTube videos to learn the rules of the game.
And when the Cowboys go to the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 24, Ortega will likely be in attendance.
“I’m excited,” he said. “I don’t know much about football, but it will be my first time watching a football game in the stadium. I’ve never seen it before. Never. I’ve been seeing only baseball but basketball and NFL, nothing.”
Getting an elaborate tattoo is nothing new for athletes and celebrities. However, some individuals were shocked regarding the size of time Prescott went under anesthesia.
“Everything has been a blessing, man,” Ortega said. “I don’t know how big [some clients] are, so I’ve been blessed.”