Shaquil Barrett paid tribute to his late daughter in a touching way this week … getting the 2-year-old’s face tattooed on his forearm — just three months after she tragically died in a drowning accident.
The NFL star turned to Tattoo Red to get the piece of little Arrayah done … and the homage came out perfectly.
The ink features an image of the little girl from her second birthday party … as well as some stars and a ray of light shining through clouds.
Tattoo Red — who’s been inking athletes and musicians for 14 years — tells TMZ Sports … it all took about five hours to put down. The artist also said Barrett’s wife, Jordanna, got a tattoo on her wrist in honor of Arrayah too.
“Knowing what an emotional piece this was for the family made me feel honored,” Tattoo Red said. “I wanted to give them the best piece I could.”
Jordanna — who also has three other kids with Barrett — recently announced they are expecting another baby … saying in the big reveal, “Arrayah had a special hand in picking this sweet girl to add to our family!”
“We miss our Arrayah every second of every day,” she added, “but I rest in knowing she’s going to be the best big sister angel to little miss Allanah.”