LEWIS HAMILTON has posted a cryptic message on social media hinting at the meanings of the tattoos on his hands.
And before kicking off his Imola preparations – with the Grand Prix in Italy taking place next weekend – Hamilton shared a message to his 6.2m Twitter followers.
In it, the Mercedes racer appeared to hint at the meaning of his tattoos.
Hamilton captioned a pair of pictures: “Our Hands Tell A Story – each hand tells a different one.
“Some of age and wisdom, some of hard work, some of bravery and some of love.
“They all have a rhythm of their own.
“What do your hands say about you?”
It’s not the first time Hamilton has explained his inkings either, having opened up about his body-art in 2018.
In a video for GQ, Hamilton explained: “I got a big cross on my back, I mean, the idea originally came from Tupac who was my favourite rapper.
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“And I wanted to put angel wings around it. And then at the top it says, ‘Still I rise’.
“It took like, I think ten hours or something like that, just in one go, straightaway.
“And since then I’ve loved my back.”
On his tattoos, Hamilton explained: “Once you kinda get your first one, you kind of move on to, kind of, what next can I get?
“What else can I kind of connect with. What else resonates with me?”
Hamilton later revealed the compass marked onto his chest holds religious connotations.
He claimed: “I’ll leave church on a Sunday thinking, wow I’ve really gained my direction where to go.
“So church is really my compass, so that’s why I got the compass.”
Hamilton also has the words ‘family’ and ‘faith’ on his shoulders because as he is ‘very, very close’ to his family.