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Lionel Messi Gives Wholesome Explanation for Barcelona Logo Tattoo
- Argentine veteran Lionel Messi's body is full of tattoos
- This year, he added a tattoo of the Barcelona logo to his left leg
- The Inter Miami superstar has explained why he did this
Lionel Messi is widely considered the greatest footballer of all time, and he has been lighting up the Major League Soccer (MLS) with Inter Miami.
The Argentine superstar's left foot has ended careers and broken many hearts over the years, but it also features an abundance of art.
When you think of players with tattoos, you think of Messi and all of his tattoos vary in meaning. The most striking tattoos are on his left leg.
He has a tattoo of his son, Thiago's hands along with the name of his firstborn child, the number 10 - which he wears for both club and country, and a football.
Messi also added a logo of Barcelona to his leg sleeve this year, per Goal.
The 2022 World Cup winner also has some tattoos on his right leg, including the names and birth dates of all three of his sons: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
Messi explains Barcelona tattoo
The Inter Miami star recently said the Barcelona tattoo was to pay homage to the football club that shaped him and made him who he is.
"My Barça tattoo? Look, I got this tattoo to show my love for the club that made me who I am," he said via Barca Universal.
The 36-year-old joined Barcelona's famed La Masia academy at 13 in 2000 from Argentina's Newell's Old Boys and made his senior debut at 16 in 2004.
He went on to make 778 appearances for La Blaugrana, scoring 672 goals, including 474 in La Liga, which made him the all-time top scorer. Messi also won six Ballon d'Or awards while at the club, per Transfermarkt.
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Sports Brief previously reported on Tata Martino explaining Messi's injury against Toronto and downplaying fears the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner suffered a muscle injury.
The veteran was spotted holding his hamstring in the warm-ups but the coach claimed it was a scar from a previous injury - the same that kept him out of action against Bolivia.