There are plenty of things we are yet to discover about Michael Jordan and while we get to know more details about the GOAT, he always comes up with something new. After his 10-part docuseries ‘The Last Dance’ premiered, we’ve discovered more and more about Jordan every week, not only from his playing career but personal life, as well.
One of the details plenty of fans didn’t know about His Airness is the fact that he has a branding design in his skin. Some years ago, MJ appeared on the cover of Bob Greene’s Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan. That cover showed the symbol on MJ’s left chest. The piece is an omega horseshoe, which symbolizes his commitment to the black fraternity Omega Psi Phi. He joined the fraternity during his time with the University of North Carolina.
This was an unknown fact by plenty of fans. Some even didn’t believe Jordan was the type of guy to get a tattoo, but he is, at least he has one that represents a lifetime commitment. Last year, the NBA published an article and included this.
“Little known is he has a tattoo, an omega horseshoe above his left breast that he always was a bit sensitive about,” Sam Smith wrote.
MJ is good at keeping secrets, now we’ve learned that. He’s had that branding design on his body for many years and just now a lot of fans are realizing he has it in his skin.
Thanks to Twitter community we realized MJ didn’t have a tattoo on his chest, but a branding design.
“Human branding or stigmatizing is the process by which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person, with the intention that the resulting scar makes it permanent. This is performed using a hot or very cold branding iron,” says the definition of this practice on Wikipedia.