Lionel Messi and crew ink up after World Cup

Last update: February 29, 2024

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In the wake of Argentina's victory at the 2022 World Cup, several players on the team have chosen to celebrate their win uniquely and permanently: with tattoos. Among those players is Nicolas Otamendi, who recently unveiled a large tattoo featuring Lionel Messi touching the World Cup, along with the words "Enthusiasm, Conviction, and Ambition." Otamendi shared a video of the tattoo being completed on social media, where it quickly garnered attention from fans.

But Otamendi isn't the only player on the team to get inked in honor of the World Cup win. Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Tagliafico, Alejandro Gomez, and Emiliano Martinez have all added tattoos to their collections that feature various symbols and images related to the tournament. For example, Di Maria got a tattoo of the World Cup on his knee, along with three stars representing Argentina's three World Cup victories.

The trend of soccer players getting tattoos to commemorate their successes is not a new one, but it's always interesting to see how individual players choose to celebrate their accomplishments. For some, like Otamendi and Di Maria, getting a tattoo of the World Cup itself is a clear and straightforward way to pay tribute to their team's win. For others, like Tagliafico, the decision to get a tattoo of themselves lifting the trophy is a more personal and unique way to remember the experience.

Regardless of the design, it's clear that these players are proud of their achievement and want to commemorate it in a lasting way. And for fans, these tattoos serve as a reminder of the excitement and passion that the World Cup can inspire in people worldwide.


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