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That face you’re making? That’s pretty much the same response I had to this story from the UK’s Now Magazine.
Russell Brand has reportedly become so hooked on the Brazilian non-contact martial art capoeira that he’s planning to get a tattoo of a castrated rooster on his back.
The Portuguese word capoeira derives from capon, which means a castrated rooster.
So Russ, 32, hopes the design will show the world his dedication to the sport.
He wouldn’t want to get a berimbau or something actually capoeira related??
Incidentally, to mestres of old the idea of getting a capoeira tattoo is totally contrary to what capoeira stands for, i.e., you weren’t supposed to announce to the world that you were a capoeirista. (Update: I now know where I read about this; it was over at Mandingueira!).
There is no agreement that the word “capoeira” comes from the Portuguese word for chicken. The chicken idea is only one of many theories.
I’ve never even heard of Russell Brand before in my life, but this was too good to pass up, really. Apparently he’s a comedian. Do I have any British readers who can share some insight about this guy?
This is Russell Brand (image from The Sun)
While we’re on the subject…
Do any of you have capoeira tattoos? If so, let us know in the comments. Or, better yet, if you have pictures on Flickr or other photo-sharing sights, either post a link or send me an email. I’d love to do a post showcasing cool capoeira tattoos!
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