West Coast prized midfielder Tim Kelly has shared photos of his brand new tattoos, with a special meaning behind them.
It’s not the 26-year-old’s first rodeo, with his arms already heavily tattooed, but the fresh sketches on his stomach pay tribute to his children.
Kelly previously had ‘Caitlin’ and ‘Tykeem’ across his stomach, in reference to his fiance Caitlin Miller and first-born son Tykeem.
However as of yesterday, he’s added ‘Tariq’ and ‘Trey’ to run along his rib cage, for his twin boys who were born just weeks before he was drafted to Geelong in 2017.
“Thanks to my bro @johnny_caponeink and the crew @caponeinkperth @agus_virgo for the work today, 💯” Kelly wrote on Instagram.
“Anyone around Perth keen on getting tatted make sure you hit them up.”
It’s been a big week for the household, with Tykeem starting ‘big boy’ school.
“Your first day of primary school as a big boy T, I hope you have the best day baby boy,” Miller wrote on Instagram.
“This is your year to spread your wings and fly, Mumma is so excited for all the achievements to come.”
Kelly’s well-publicised trade home to WA came after he openly spoke of the challenges he and Miller face, after two of their three boys were diagnosed with non-verbal autism.
“My oldest boy, as soon as we got to Geelong he was basically diagnosed,” Kelly said at the time of his mega-trade.
“He’s non-verbal so … there’s weekly speech therapy sessions, there’s weekly occupational therapy session with him.
“Earlier this year we discovered that one of my twin boys is also going to be going down the same path where he’s going to need the exact same treatment.
“I’m being a full-time athlete and giving Geelong footy club my all, and all my time, Caitlin doesn’t have anyone around to really assist with that and it’s pretty tough.”