The San Francisco 49ers will have a super soldier on their roster this season -- 'cause tight end George Kittle just got a HUGE tat of legendary video game character Master Chief!!
The 26-year-old is an avid gamer when he's not catching TDs ... and one of his all-time favorites is the mega-successful "Halo" video game series.
So, Kittle decided to put his love for the game on permanent display -- getting Halo's lead character yatted on his right forearm ... and the finished product is AWESOME!!
Kittle -- sporting a COVID mask for safety! -- hit up Neon Dragon tattoo studio in Iowa ... and got the work done just in time for the season.
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"If you ever doubted my love of 🎮 and @Halo you won't do so now," Kittle said.
"I've got Master Chief with me always."
It's not a random time to get the ink -- the next installment of the series, "Halo Infinite" is due out in December ... and we got a hunch Kittle's gonna check it out.