Lionel Messi, PSG’s icon and football legend, has been going under the needle for quite some time to cover various portions of his body with ink.
Messi was inspired by his teammate Dani Alves, who is well-known for his full-body tattoos. Messi was apparently terrified of the discomfort at first, so he let his wife Antonella get a tattoo first, and then when he got his first tat, there was no stopping him. The actor now has some very stᴜnning tattoos on his back, arm, and legs. Each of his tattoos has a special meaning for him. Let’s look at Lionel Messi’s tattoos and what they symbolize.
Mother’s Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo of ‘Mother’s Portrait’ on the left side of his back.
Our favorite footballer undoubtedly is a mama’s boy. On his back, he has his first tattoo, a depiction of his mother, Celia. Messi has always been close to his mother and regards her as his lucky charm for assisting him in achieving his goals. He’s the type of family man who puts his family first. He had a photo of his mother inked on his back to show his love and respect for her. His mother Celia and brother Matias run his philanthropic trust, the ‘Leo Messi Foundation,’ which was established in 2007 to assist youngsters in need.
Messi underwent another procedure to express his fatherly love and affection for his newborn son, Thiago. Initially, Messi had his son’s handprints inscribed within a lovely heart shading tattoo. Previously, there were theories that the hands signified ‘Maradona’s Hand of God’ objective, but he dispelled such rᴜmors by having his son’s name ‘Thiago’ etched within the handprints tattoo.
Messi got the handprints of his newborn baby son ‘Thiago’ tattooed on his leg when he became a father for the first time on November 2, 2012. He even skipped training at the time in order to be with Antonella during the birth of their baby. He announced Thiago’s birth on his Facebook page, stating:
“Today I am the happiest man on the planet, my son was born and thanks to God for this blessing! Thanks to my family for the support! Everyone gets a hug.”
Messi developed a love of football at a young age by frequently playing with his brothers and cousins. Messi is now regarded as the best football player in the world and one of the greatest of all time. He has accomplished all of this only through his dedication to his aims. He got the football tattooed on his calf to show his appreciation and feelings for his solitary interest.
We all know Messi is from Rosaria, a little town in Argentina. He is the epitome of the rags to riches story, as evidenced by the Lotus tattoo on his arm. It is part of Messi’s whole sleeve tattoo and represents the fact that talent may blossom anywhere. The lotus tattoo also has spiritual significance. It generally represents rebirth, new beginnings, purity, and enlightenment.
On this football legend’s right arm is a tattoo of Jesus’ visage with a crown of thrones. This tat declares Messi’s religious beliefs while also paying homage to them.
Rose Window Tattoo
The ‘rose window’ tattoo, which is a key element of this football star’s sleeve tattoo, is inspired by Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church.
King Crown Tattoo
Messi got the tattoo for his wife Antonella Roccuzzo, who has a matching one on her right arm. As a result, the couple has king and queen crown tattoos on their respective bodies.
Giant Clock Tattoo
Messi received timepiece cogs in addition to a massive clock that adorns his entire right forearm. This actually describes time as the most important item a person may spend in his or her entire life.
‘Antonella Eye’ Tattoo
Messi got a tattoo of his wife Antonella’s eye on his arm. Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella since 2008, and he has known her since he was five years old. The couple welcomed their first son, Thiago, in 2012, and their second son, Mateo, in 2015. The couple married on June 30, 2017, and their third son was born in March 2018.
Timepiece Cogs Tattoo
Tattoos of clock cogs are thought to be a reminder of the passage of time, often symbolizing the desire to live in the present moment rather than looking back or worrying about the future.
Lionel Messi’s shirt number for ‘FC Barcelona’ and the ‘Argentina National Football’ team is 10. Previously, Messi had a dagger with wings and roses on his sleeve, which he eventually covered. On his left leg, he now just has handprints, the number 10, and football tattoos.
“Dagger with Wings” Tattoo
Previously, Messi had a dagger with wings tattoo that was surrounded by a rose motif. The football star was repeatedly mocked on social media over his tattoo. As a result of all of this, he had his tattoos on his left leg hidden. Only his son’s name, handprints, number 10, and football tattoo are visible now.
Messi inscribed the birthdates of his three sons and his wife Antonella on his left calf, inside the handprints tattoo of his eldest son Thiago. Thiago was born on November 2, 2012, Mateo on September 11, 2015, Ciro on March 10, 2018, and Anonella on February 26, 1988. Messi got the names of his three sons and his wife Antonella tattooed on his right thigh, along with their birthdates.
Messi has the name of his second son, Mateo, inscribed on his arm on September 11, 2015. Mateo’s parents (Messi and Antonella) married on June 30, 2017, shortly after his birth. Messi’s tattoos are mostly dedicated to his family members, demonstrating his love and concern for each of them