Tatted: When a Bible verse becomes cliche


This is Tatted, a podcast telling the stories behind people’s ink.
Graphic by Kat Owens


In high school Zach Shepard played football. His first tattoo was Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This verse has been adopted by popular professional athletes such as former professional NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, even appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the verse on his eye black stickers. Or how NBA Golden State  Warrior Steph Curry writes the verse on every pair of his sneakers. 

Shepard shares how he came to know the true meaning of the verse.

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