Argentinians Queue To Acquire Tattoos Of World Cup Winner, Lionel Messi



Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi served as the captain of Argentinian national team that emerged victorious at the recently concluded World Cup tournament in Qatar.

Fans of the Argentine team that claimed football’s ultimate prize in Qatar this month are lining up in Buenos Aires for tattoos of victorious captain Lionel Messi and the World Cup trophy.

For the next two weeks, I have (appointments) exclusively related to the World Cup,” tattoo artist Esteban Vucinovich told AFP in the capital.

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Some had already made an appointment for tattoos of snakes or skulls, but they are changing it to Messi or the Cup. I have two or three appointments a day,” he said.

The most requested skin art is of the trophy, said Vucinovich, followed by Messi and then goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez who was crucial in the victory of the Albiceleste in the final against France.

Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team

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Many fans are inspired by the body art of Argentine players such as Angel Di Maria, who has since recently sported a World Cup tattoo on his right leg.

I got a tattoo of Messi as a gesture of thanks,” civil servant Nicolas Rechanik told AFP.

This represents not only what Messi is but also the team that brought us a third World Cup and all the years of effort to reach this goal.

Before getting the image of Messi in the team’s blue-and-white striped jersey and kissing the trophy indelibly attached to his left leg, Rechanik already sported the likeness of another Argentine football icon, Diego Maradona.

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