“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
Modern-day footballers show their personality by having a tattoo, although we saw 1980s athletes leading attitude by having perms and mustaches.
Some 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.
While 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
Messi Mother’s Tattoo (Location: Left Side of the Back)
“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)
The tattoos on Messi’s left leg are a picture of his son Thiago’s hands along with the first-born child’s name on his calf, as well as the number 10 – which he wears for both club and country – and 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 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 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)
Antonella Eye’ Tattoo – Another gesture towards his beloved wife.
Messi King’s Crown Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)
Messi Number 10 Tattoo (Location: Left Leg)
Messi Birthdates Tattoo (Location: Both Legs)
And 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)
Messi Mateo’s Tattoo (Location: Right Arm)
Messi Giant Clock Tattoo (Location: Right Forearm)
Messi Clock Cogs Tattoo(Location: Right Forearm)
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 Forearm)
Messi South America and Europe Maps Tattoo
Meaning: No clear piece of information regarding this Tattoo is available.
They 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)
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
surroundings. The football superstar was trolled many times on social media for this Tattoo. Due to all this, he got covered with tattoos on his left leg. Now, only his son’s name, along with the handprints, number 10, and football tattoo, is visible.
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