Jermain Defoe Has Got A Tattoo Of Bradley Lowery's Name
Jermain Defoe has honoured the late Bradley Lowery by having his name tattooed on his arm.
The Bournemouth striker formed a special bond with Bradley during his time at Sunderland, with Defoe going well out of his way to spend time with him.
He walked out with him for an England friendly at Wembley, visited Bradley in hospital as he underwent treatment and also attended his birthday party with then-Sunderland teammate Vito Mannone.
Bradley had a huge impact on Defoe and thanks to his new piece of ink, he will continue to remember the brave and special young boy from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool.
A permanent reminder of a special friendship. :heart:@IAmJermainDefoe // @Bradleysfight pic.twitter.com/aOy2uDgUIH
- AFC Bournemouth :cherries: (@afcbournemouth) October 18, 2018
The 36-year old has many tattoos that mean a lot to him, such as a picture of his Nan, but now has 'Brad' engraved in his skin to further underline what a wonderful friendship they had.
"This is an important piece that I've been thinking of getting for a while," Defoe says in the video of him in the tattoo studio.
"It just means a lot to me. No matter what happens, I can look at this and it can pick me up a little bit."
Defoe revealed he will also will be adding some stars and clouds around the tattoo to complete the piece of art.