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David Raum Lightning Bolt Neck Tattoo Means Victory


David Raum has a lightning bolt tattoo on his neck, behind his left ear which symbolizes for victory.
David Raum has a lightning bolt tattoo on his neck, behind his left ear which symbolizes for victory.( Source : instagram )

David Raum has a small lightning bolt neck tattoo behind his left ear. Raum has many tattoos but his lightning tattoo means victory.

Among many tattoos the German left back has inked on his body, the one that got the most attention is his lightning bolt tattoo. Now, the symbol has different meanings.

However, being a German, many speculated that Raum incorporated 'Nazi propaganda' and used the symbol for supremacy as used by Adolf Hilter. But it is not true, and his tattoo has nothing to do with Hitler's political party; instead is meant to be the Schutzstaffel symbol (styled as SS) which denotes victory in German.

In addition, the 24-year-old player also has a cheering "Living the Dream" phrase inked on his chest. Raum could be a key player for Germany in the do-or-die game against Costa Rica in the final group stage game of this World Cup. If they lose, the world cup is gone for good for this German side.

David Raum Lightning Tattoo Is A Symbol Of Triumph

David Raum has a lightning bolt tattoo on his neck that has a symbolic meaning of victory.

The lightning bolt tattoo has many interpretations throughout history, but the real meaning is they are the Schutzstaffel symbols. The Schutzstaffel symbols are two S, "SS," written like lightning bolts, representing the two initial 'S' of the word itself.

German defender David Raum puts picture of his neck tattoo after a victory and end his caption with lightning bolt emoji relating to his game.
German defender David Raum puts picture of his neck tattoo after a victory and end his caption with lightning bolt emoji relating to his game. ( Source : instagram )

They are not lightning bolts at all but they look like one. Schutzstaffel's symbol has two "S," but Raum has only one lightning bolt tattoo on the side of his left year, implying he only means the victory part of the symbol.

The German left-back frequently uses the lightning emoji along with images of his tattoo and uploads it on social media to spark victory. He always posts his neck tattoo when he is victorious or has achieved in his games. Sometimes, the pictures are uploaded with a caption to focus so he can be victorious next time. 

Raum ends his caption with the emoji ⚡️ when his team wins a game or when he has to flaunt his triumphs. Like when he left Hoffenheim for Leipzig this summer, he posted a lengthy article thanking his former team, teammates, and fans. And at the end of the caption, he added the lightning emoji.

David Raum lightning bolt tattoo on his neck is similar to the Flash logo from DC Comics.
David Raum lightning bolt tattoo on his neck is similar to the Flash logo from DC Comics. ( Source : pinterest )

Moreover, the lightning symbol is similar to that of the comic book character Flash from DC comics. Barry Allen uses the identical logo as his trademark for the lightning power he generates every time he travels at the speed of light.

In the modern world, the lightning bolt symbol is mainly used as a logo for many different reasons, such as a protest in politics and pop culture, and sometimes they are used by commercial brands in their trademark logo.

David Raum Lightning Bolt Tattoo And Connection to Hitler

Fans of David Raum do not think he should have a lightning bolt tattoo on his neck as he is German.

In the past, the lightning bolt symbol was heavily connected to Hitler and Nazism. However, he got inked on his neck to symbolize victory and power.

The two "SS" in the Schutzstaffel symbol was initially meant to symbolize victory and triumph before Hitler stole it and used it as his party Nazis prominent symbol alongside the Swastika.

After that, people started associating the lightning bolt emblem with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, and anytime they saw something resembling it, they instinctively thought of him. 

Some people are triggered by David Raum lightning bolt tattoo as it symbolizes with Hitler and N*zis propaganda of war and supremacy.
Some people are triggered by David Raum lightning bolt tattoo as it symbolizes with Hitler and N*zis propaganda of war and supremacy. ( Source : instagram )

However, it does not deny that humans used the symbol hundreds of years before Hitler. And someone who uses the symbol does not necessarily mean they are making a statement regarding the war or 'white supremacy'.

The lightning bolt emblem is a Sigel character that has been used for centuries. In terms of phonetics, it denoted the S sound. In a symbolic sense, it represented a snake, viper, or dragon.

David Raum Other Symbolic Tattoos

David Raum has many different tattoos besides his neck tattoo on his body and each tattoo has a unique symbolic meaning.

The young RB Leipzig full-back has a lion tattoo on his upper right arm, and a rose down to his right hand. In addition, he also has tattoos on both his fists and one on his right thigh. 

David Raum has tattoos all over his body from his neck to his both legs. He has a tattoo of an archangel on his right neck that is said to protect him.
David Raum has tattoos all over his body from his neck to his both legs. He has a tattoo of an archangel on his right neck that is said to protect him. ( Source : instagram )

Moreover, another incredibly designed ink Raum has is on his right neck to his shoulder. He has a tattoo of an archangel which he believes he inked so that it gives him protection from all sorts of nasty things, like a guardian angel.

The phrase "Living the Dream" is inked on his chest, arguably his most meaningful tattoo. He got that tattoo at the end of 2021. 

When Raum scored against Augsburg in the first game back from the winter break the last season, he celebrated the goal by pulling his shirt neck down, displaying the tattoo on his chest.

RB Leipzig leftback David Raum tattoo on his chest has a beautiful meaning to it. According to him the phrase
RB Leipzig leftback David Raum tattoo on his chest has a beautiful meaning to it. According to him the phrase "Living the Dream'" is for every young football fan from Germany. ( Source : instagram )

The 24-year-old explained the symbolic meaning behind the tattoo, and it was beautiful. "I live the dream of every little football boy in Germany, and that's why the slogan fits very well."