Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was given anesthesia for 11 hours to get a giant foot tattoo, reports say.
The tattoo was unveiled in the spring, but news of him being sedated for it only came to light recently.
The piece, which takes up the majority of Prescott’s right leg, pays tribute to his brother Jess, who died by suicide in 2020, his mother Peggy who died of cancer in 2013, and sports legend Michael Jordan, Honors Muhammad Ali and the late Kobe Bryant. , The tattoo also depicts Daffy Duck celebrating Dack’s signature touchdown.
“People will think it’s crazy, and it is crazy,” Prescott said. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “I get it. But I’m crazy. My point is that I am. I know I am. I’m not afraid of anything.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was shocked to learn that the star player was sedated for more than 10 hours for the procedure.
“I certainly didn’t know he was going to be down for 10 hours,” Jones told the Star-Telegram. “Just so you clarify, I had no idea about tattoos. I better be updated about it. I didn’t know any tattoo required that kind of anesthesia. That’s what made me Also shows why I don’t have a tattoo.”
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy also told the Star-Telegram he was surprised, but felt better when Prescott explained that the sedation was monitored by medical professionals.
McCarthy learned about the tattoo during training camp when he saw the quarterback’s swollen foot in the locker room.
“I was like, ‘Hey, what happened to your leg,'” McCarthy said. “So he shows it to me. I’m like ‘Jesus Christ, how long did it take? You’ve been doing it all week.’ He’s like, no, I did it all in one time.’ He showed me a video of it and was like, ‘Oh my God.'”
Prescott said he planned to only tell his coaches after the procedure.
The tattoo artist behind this work, Andres Ortega, showed off ink on instagram,
Tattoo sedation is part of a trend in Hollywood. According to the Star-Telegram, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Offset, Moneybagg Yo and Odell Beckham Jr. have gotten tattoos under anesthesia.