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Jordan Clarkson explains how he uses his tattoos to tell his personal story

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Jordan Clarkson carries a quiet demeanor, but the Cleveland Cavaliers guard has found another way to tell his story, through his tattoos.

The 27-year-old went from having no ink, to adorning the blank canvas of his body with homages to those who mean the most to him, undergoing the bulk of his transformation during the 2018 off-season.

"I mean I always wanted to get tattoos, that's why I got them kind of fast," Clarkson said in an interview with CloseUp360. "Because I already knew what I wanted and kind of where I wanted to put everything at, just had to wait for the right time."

Clarkson's upper body is now nearly covered with tattoos honouring his parents, his daughter and his close childhood friend who passed away. His tattoos serve as a constant reminder of those who have been there for him in not only his basketball career, but his personal journey as a man.

Watch the full interview here, via: CloseUp360.

"If something is going on with me, we all come together as a team and help me make the decisions," Clarkson said of his strong family base.

"Just having them around has been great for me, it was a great support system for me and something I can always fall back on and know that they was behind me and they had my back."

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