Messi Tattoos & Their Meanings

Messi Tattoos & Their Meanings

“A happy family is
but an earlier heaven.”

Barca captain, Lionel Messi Showing importance of family
built-up his tattoo collection through his tremendous career.
footballers show their personality by having a tattoo, although we saw 1980s
athletes leading attitude by having perms and mustaches.
of the best footballers globally (David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Sergio
Ramos) have allowed their bodies to become the canvas for ink artists,
including five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo is tattoo-free – reportedly because he
regularly donates blood – the Barcelona and Argentina star has his fair share
of inkwork, and they are situated all over his body.


Lionel Messi’s
Tattoos Explanation

Mother’s Tattoo
 (Location: Left Side of the Back)

Messi Mother's Tattoo

Messi Mother's Tattoo

“A mother is she
who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can
take.” – Cardinal Mermillod.

The Tattoo of his mother, Celia, on his back was Messi’s very
first Tattoo. He’s a kind of family person whose priority is family. To show
the importance of his mother, he got the portrait of his mother inked on his
back. It’s Showing Messi has a very close relationship with his mother.

Messi leg’s tattoos
 (Location: Left Calf)




“-A small boy becomes a
big man through influence of a big man who cares about the small boy.”

The tattoos on Messi’s left leg are a picture of
his son Thiago’s hands
with the first-born child’s 
name on his calf, as well as the number 10 – which he wears for both club and country –
a football on his shin. Some People thought that it
represents ‘Maradona’s Hand of God’ goal. Then, add his son’s name to the
handprints tattoo.

Messi Jesus’ Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)

Messi Jesus' Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)

Like the first two previous
tattoos, this Lionel Messi’s Tattoo’s meaning is also clear: his dedication to
Christianity and Jesus Christ. Messi also has several tattoos on his right arm
and has cultivated a sleeve over the years. A picture of Jesus Christ wearing a
crown of thorns hangs from the shoulder at the top, presumably inspired by his
religious beliefs.

Messi Football‘ Tattoo (Location: Left

Messi Football' Tattoo (Location: Left Leg)

This Tattoo also clearly
shows his passion for football. Messi had this passion from early childhood; he
always played football with his brothers and cousins when he was a child. Messi
developed a love for football from a young age by regularly playing with his
brothers and cousins in the streets of Argentina. Today, Messi is known as the
best football player in the World. He almost won everything in football except
the international trophy, and He has achieved all this through his dedication
and continuedly hard work towards his goals. To show his love and respect for
the game, he got inked the football on his leg.

Messi Lotus‘ Tattoo(Location: Right Arm)

Messi Lotus' Tattoo(Location: Right Arm)

Messi has a Lotus
tattoo on his right arm. Messi’s Tattoo shows the clear meaning, but Lotus
symbolizes rebirth, fresh start, purity, and enlightenment. It also has some
spiritual implications.

Messi has grown from a poor Rosario boy to a worldwide
superstar, so it’s no surprise that he has the sign of rebirth, new beginnings,
purity, and enlightenment tattooed on him.

Messi Rose Window‘ Tattoo (Right Elbow)

Messi Rose Window' Tattoo (Right Elbow)

Messi Rose Window' Tattoo (Right Elbow)

Another religious tattoo,
Messi’s body, The ‘rose window’ Tattoo, a prominent feature of his body, is
inspired by the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona.

windows are circular windows usually found in Gothic churches and cathedrals,
although today’s term “rose window” is a general term used for any
circular windows.

Antonella Eye’ Tattoo – Another gesture towards his
beloved wife.

Antonella Eye' Tattoo - Another gesture towards his beloved wife.

This Tattoo’s meaning is quite clear; it’s showing Messi’s love
for his wife. Messi and Antonella know each other since their childhood, and
they have been in a relationship since 2008. In 2017 this beautiful couple got
married, and they have three children: the first son of Messi Thiago, born in
2012, the second name is Mateo, who was born in 2015; and Ciro Messi third
child, born in 2018. And what more about the eye? As soon as one looks at it,
he/she can recognize that it’s a woman’s eye. Also, consider that the watch is
near Jesus Christ, Lotus, and rose window tattoos. It seems that Messi loves
his wife as much as he loves his religion. 

 Messi King’s Crown Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)

Messi King's Crown Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)

Messi King's Crown Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)

A crown tattoo can be seen
just below the Jesus Christ tattoo on Messi’s right arm if you look closely.
They say he got this Tattoo just for his wife, Antonella because she also has a
queen tattoo on her right arm. So, the king and the queen! We don’t care about
Messi’s wife, but 
 is the king of
football, in fact, in terms of the number of clubs and individual honors and
rewards he has won. Don’t forget that no other footballer in the history of
football – even football legends – has not won Ballon d’Or six times as Messi
has done, so that crown may be there to remind you that he’s the king of

Messi Number
10 Tattoo (Location: Left Leg)

Messi Number 10 Tattoo (Location: Left Leg)

It’s showing the Messi shirt
number; the Barcelona legend is known as the best number 10 in football
history, so there no surprise he had has number 10 tattoo on his leg. Messi
previously wore a dagger with wings and roses motif on his entire sleeve, which
he later removed. On his left shoulder, he now has handprints, the number 10,
and football tattoos.

Messi Birthdates Tattoo (Location:
Both Legs)

Messi Birthdates Tattoo (Location: Both Legs)

Messi Birthdates Tattoo (Location: Both Legs)

On both Messi’s legs, two
Birthdate tattoos are almost the same. These ​birthdates of his sons and his
wife. The difference between them is that the birthdates on Messi’s left leg
are nothing more than dates, while their respective person’s name accompanies
the ones on his right leg.

why such a difference? Because his right leg had more space for the names to be
tattooed, while on his left leg, the dates are tattooed inside the child’s
hands – there was no more space for words. The birthdate of Thiago is November
2, 2012, Mateo’s is September 11, 2015, Ciro’s is March 10, 2018, and wife
Anonella’s is February 26, 1988. Messi had the names of his three sons and his
partner, Antonella, tattooed on his right thigh, along with their birthdates.

Kissing Lips (Location:
Below the Waistline)

Kissing Lips (Location: Below the Waistline)

The kissing lips tattoo is
the Tattoo of his wife Antonella’s lips, showing love for his wife and her importance.
The couple was dating since 2008 and married in 2017, after almost ten years of

Messi Mateo’s Tattoo (Location: Right

Mateo (Location: Right Arm)

This Messi tattoo doesn’t
need much explanation. It’s a name of his second son’s name. In most of the
tattoos, Messi is dedicated to his family members, showing love and concern for

Messi Giant Clock Tattoo (Location: Right

Think how precious the
time you have to spend, whether it’s work or with your family. Every minute
should be enjoyed and savored. What is this Lionel Messi’s tattoo meaning? A
giant clock? That big clock there may mean Messi cares for a time as the most
valuable asset any person has in his/her own life. This proves that time is the
most precious commodity a person can possess during his lifetime. 

Messi Clock
Cogs Tattoo(Location: Right Forearm)

Messi Clock Cogs Tattoo(Location: Right Forearm)

The space
between Messi’s wrist and the massive clock on his forearm is filled with cogs.
Two of them look like part of them is behind the clock, which has improved the
scene’s realism, not to mention the overall set
also looks three-dimensional. As we already said, the clock on Messi’s forearm
connotes the importance of time. And cogs? They are inseparable parts of a
watch that make a clockwork, so the whole collection – we mean the clock and
its cogs – refer to the same thing the giant
clock itself relates to time is important Timepiece Cogs’ Tattoo on his right

The timepiece cogs tattoos also are considered the
reminder of passing the time, often reflecting
the wish to live in the present moment rather than looking
past or worrying about the future.

Messi Rosary Tattoo(Location: Right

Messi Rosary Tattoo(Location: Right Forearm)

Rosary forms the outline of
Messi’s hometown, Rosario, and the rosary tattooed onto the Barcelona star’s
forearm also refers to that rosary. Beautiful or what? Whatever it is, it at
least refers to something – we mean it is not meaningless. The artist who
Messi, Roberto Lopez, once said about this rosary tattoo that
Messi’s intention concerning the rosary tattoo has been creating a scene 
depicted different stages of his life. It seems that has not been possible, 
that has not happened; what is happened is that orange flowers have 
the rosary scene on Messi’s forearm. A clock and a part of the 
of Cronos, God of time. According to Japanese culture, the flower of 
means that no matter where you come from, when you least expect it, on e
you will bloom. The cocoon of that flower represents the son.”

Messi South America and Europe Maps Tattoo

Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this Tattoo
is available.

say Messi has also had the map of South America and Europe Maps tattooed onto
his right arm, but the exact location is not known, and There isn’t even a
screenshot to prove it. Messi is unlikely to get such a tattoo.

Dagger with Wings (Location: Left Leg)

Dagger with Wings (Location: Left Leg)

A dagger with wings is a
symbol of protection from the guardian angel. The power to rise beyond the risk
telling the Messi Tattoo Messi conveys the message that his guardian angel has
been protecting him and maybe helped him be such a successful footballer? You
tell us! If flames surrounded the dagger or there were flames on it, that would
be the symbol of Christianity or purity. And if you look closely at Messi’s
dagger tattoo, there are no flames, indicating that he is not religious, at
least not in this case. 
Tattoo: ‘Dagger with Wings’ Tattoo on his left leg. Earlier, Messi
had a dagger with wings tattoo covered with a roses pattern in its

The football superstar was trolled many times on social media for
Tattoo. Due to all this, he got covered with tattoos on his left leg. Now, 
his son’s name, along with the handprints, number 10, and football tattoo, 

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