The Buffalo Bills player’s tattoo follows a year after he collapsed on field during a game in Cincinnati.
"Tonight was everything for me," the Buffalo Bills safety said.
Hamlin is preparing to take the next step in his recovery from a near-death experience during a regular-season game in January.
The Buffalo Bills safety told the James family he was there for them “just like you have been for me my entire process.”
The Buffalo Bills safety said in April that he planned to make a "comeback to the NFL." He suffered a cardiac arrest on the field three months prior.
The Buffalo Bills player's diagnosis revelation stirred more controversy from vaccine skeptics.
"He’s here, and he’s in a great headspace to come back and make his return,” Brandon Beane said of the player who almost died.
The Access to AEDs Act will improve access to automated external defibrillators and training programs in schools.
The Buffalo Bills safety, who suffered a cardiac arrest in January, thanked his supporters for their birthday wishes on Friday.
The Buffalo Bills safety, who went into cardiac arrest at a game last month, said his "journey will continue" as he spoke before first responders who'd aided him.