Once upon a time tattoos were only sported by sailors and soldiers. Kids of 90’s loved ‘Poppye the sailor’ with an anchor printed on his massively powerful arm. Now snap back to 2014. The prints on the skin shine between the goalposts on tough arms, necks, pleasing the eyes of female viewers. Tattoos enhance the power-play, adding to the aesthetic appeal of the game.
Neymar the Brazilian forward is the pivotal wonder of the home town. At only 22, he is a national hero, and we can’t take his eyes off him in anticipation when he’s on the field. Neither from the tattoo that he gloriously rocks on his olive skin. He’s already been compared to the soccer icon Pele. Christiano Ronaldo’s flame is the forte of Portugal team. Thankfully, he often takes his Jersey off to let us explore his tattoos. This Real Madrid champion never fails to charm his viewers. He has been dubbed as the most Marketable soccer player on the world with his sculpture of a physique and deadly control aver the ball. Talking about eye-candies, can’t miss the tattooed chest of James Troisi, Australian midfielder.
Some of their glowing patriotism is unveiled by the tattoos. Argentina’s Angel di Maria has a Spanish phrase printed under his arm which roughly translates to, ““to be born in El Perdriel was and will be the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life”. Players in USA team have unwavering passion for their nation as flashed by their tattoos, from the National Flag to the State outlines. It loudly proclaims that they take pleasure in playing for USA no matter where their ancestors were from.
Funny Side Up
Yes. They’re only footballers. Not linguists. So, they should have been careful before doing a permanent ink in foreign language. Some Japanese fans over Twitter chuckled over an error of Greece’s Theofanis Gekas, who seemingly had inked ‘Cold Blooded Killer’ on his right arm. There is slight literal mistake that the player has inscription not of ‘cold’ as cruel, but ‘cold’ as cold weather. So what was supposed to mean “Cold Blooded Killer” is now, “cold Climate murder demon”!
SUMMARY: Display of tattoos on taught muscles as grand symbols of faith. From former champions to the younglings exploding with energy in today’s football pitch, World Cup 2014 is a thrill to behold!