What do Messi's 10 tattoos mean? - Oh My Goal
What do Messi's tattoos mean? We disassemble each
Messi is perhaps the greatest footballer in action. He is recognized not only by his signature goals, but also by his tattoos. And there are more of them than it might seem at first glance.
Until 2010, the Argentinean did not have a single picture on his body. It is known that Messi consulted with Dani Alves about tattoos - he asked how painful it was to do them. Ten years ago, the attacker decided to fill the first one and since then has regularly applied something new to the body. And absolutely all of Messi's tattoos were done by one master - Roberto Lopez.
Messi and Lopez are friends. The footballer even tattooed Lopez with the number 10 (Messi's game number) and invited the master to his wedding.
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And Lopez posted a notice in his salon: If you don't want to hurt when getting a tattoo, then don't say bad things about Messi.
But let's move on to Messi's tattoo guide:
This was the first tattoo of an Argentinean. In 2010, he filled his back with a portrait of his mother, whose name is Celia. The striker has said many times that she played a crucial role in his career. By the way, at the Championship a large article was published about Messi's parents.
Photo: from Lionel Messi's personal archive
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The hands of Thiago, the first son, who was born in 2012, are depicted on the calf muscle of the left leg. Below is a heart with the name Thiago.
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By the way, he recently scored his debut goal for the Barcelona kids team.
Dagger, rose, wings
All on the same left leg earlier you could see a dagger, a rose and wings. They were on the shins (on the other side of Thiago's hands). These three images are often seen on tattoos, and Messi has been trolled on social media for these drawings.
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Ball and number
In 2016 Lionel painted this part of the leg black (it looks like a gaiter). The attacker explained this by his reluctance to show his son the symbols of violence. As a result, only the classicsoccer ball and number 10. This is the number Messi has played for Barcelona and the national team since the 2008/2009 season.
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Dates of birth
Four dates can be seen on his left leg over his son's hand:
24-06-87 - Messi's birthday
02-26-88 - Antonella's (Messi's wife) birthday
02-11-12 - Thiago's (first son's) birthday
09-09-15 - Mateo's (second son's) birthday
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Messi's right foot shows the same dates, but with names ... And also with the date of birth of his third son - Chiro.
Messi rarely talks about religion. If this does happen, then it makes it clear that he believes in God. The image of Jesus on the forearm is the largest tattoo on the body of a football player.
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Stained glass window of the temple
On the right hand of Messi there is another photograph associated with religion. The elbow shows the stained glass window of the Sagrada Familla, the symbol of Barcelona.
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A lotus is stuffed to the side of the stained-glass window. This flower is known to appear even in muddy swamp water. In the spirit world, it symbolizes rebirth and purity.
Here, next to the continuation of the theme - a map of the city of Rosario depicting a grid of intersecting avenues and boulevards. On top of the card are beads. The Catholic rosary is called Razarius. From this word, by the way, came the name of Messi's hometown.
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Clock and gears
An old clock and gears are depicted on the right wrist. In this composition, the clock symbolizes the need to live in the present. The gears remind you that time cannot be turned back.
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Messi's date of birth is indicated on both legs of his wife, but there are four more tattoos that are addressed to his wife. First of all, we are talking about the crown (it's funny that this is the symbol of Real Madrid). Antonella has a similar tattoo on his arm.
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Another pair tattoo is on the fingers. Roman numerals XXX-VI-XVII mean the date of the wedding - 06/30/17. These symbols Messi and Antonella were stuffed right after the wedding.
Photo: from the personal archive of Lionel Messi
On the forearm of Messi's right hand, you can find Antonella's large eye. Messi knows herfrom the age of five, so there are so many references to his wife on the player's body.
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In 2017, Messi mentioned a new tattoo. Soon there were photographs showing something red at the thigh. And after Messi scored three goals against Espanyol, he bared his torso so much that the tattoo was completely visible. It turned out to be his wife's lips.
The Championship was also published an article, which contains the most unusual tattoos of athletes: