KEY POINTS

  • Dwayne Johnson promised to share the final design later this week
  • He is currently filming the superhero movie "Black Adam"
  • The movie is slated to release on July 29 next year

If there's something more noticeable about wrestling icon Dwayne Johnson than his muscle-bound action-hero physique, that would be his iconic tattoos. While most of his tattoos celebrate his cultural roots, family, struggle and warrior spirit, his latest would be for his upcoming movie, "Black Adam."

The 48-year-old retired professional wrestler took to Instagram on Monday to share a set of photos that showed his tattoo artist Yomico Moreno engraving a new tattoo on him. The actor says he had some "painful" moments while getting the new "symbolic" tattoo on his body

"Our mana & energy is very strong as my tattoo artist @yomicoart goes needle to skin," he captioned. "For almost an entire year we collaborated closely to land the right design, that told the right story — and created a real emotion."

"Yomico is a supremely talented hyper-realistic tattoo artist and it's been a pleasure exploring the mysteries of life, death and infinite energy & power thru our tattooing," he continued. "Everyone's tattoo has meaning and purpose ~ I have over 100 hours of tattooing on my body and I'm grateful for every (painful;) second of symbolic storytelling."

The actor further wrote that he will reveal the final design later this week. "Look forward to sharing the final design with you all later this week," he concluded. "Do not go gentle, into that good night."

Johnson is currently filming his upcoming superhero movie, "Black Adam," which is slated to release on July 29, 2022. He is vigorously training for the movie and has been keeping his fans updated through social media.

Besides "Black Adam," the actor is also promoting the "Young Rock" sitcom, which is based on his real-life events. He shared a video clip from the sitcom Monday on Instagram and wrote, "Life was tough at THE U but man I learned some life lessons."

"Now my brother @warrensapp will tell you that I had zero chance at ever beating him out for starting defensive tackle..," he added. "And he was RIGHT!!" The actor explained that he always wanted to earn the "top spot."

"My parents and grandmother would drive from Tampa to Miami to watch me play in the Orange Bowl EVERY home game. Even if it was for just one play," he recalled. "They never missed a game. Always had my back."

The actor will also work in the "Fast and Furious 10" movie, which is scheduled to release on April 2 next year.

Dwayne_TheRockJohnson Actor Dwayne Johnson is pictured. Photo: AFP/Chris Delmas