What's the story behind San Jose defender Guram Kashia's tattoos?

Guram Kashia was never really a fan of tattoos until he arrived in Holland with Vitesse in 2010. 

There, the San Jose Earthquakes defender began to appreciate the art and meaning behind tattoos and decide to start getting a few himself. Now, he's got a bunch and describes why he got each one that he did. 

"I'm just expressing myself with tattoos," Kashia told the Quakes official site. 

"In our lives there's happiness and that's the most important thing you can achieve, happiness," Kashia added. "That's why just all the ink I have it just reminds me everyday that I have to enjoy the present time right now."

For more on Kashia's extensive ink, check out the video above.