The Most Outrageous Tattoos Of The 2014 World Cup

Tattoos, like memories, last forever.

1. Some have been inspired by famous incidents.

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2. Like the Suarez bite.

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3. Yes, that infamous incident.

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4. Regardless of spelling.

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5. We will always be reminded of his presence.

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6. Some have been overly optimistic — “hexa” is a prefix for six in Portuguese — in anticipation of Brazil’s sixth title.


— divα (@barbiesemken)
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7. If only it were true.

This is the saddest thing ever. Poor old Brazil #bra

— Tom Warren (@tomwarren)
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8. Some are likenesses of the players, like Clint Dempsey.

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9. And this dead-on Neymar piece.

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10. Players have interesting tattoos as well, like Theofanis Gekas of Greece’s forearm piece “寒冷殺人魔” which is Japanese for “cold murder demon.”

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11. Or Chile’s Mauricio Pinilla who immortalized his heartbreak…

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12. … By getting this tattoo on his back.

@enrikeitor se lo tatuó!

— Marcelo Amigo S (@conejosanchez23)
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13. Along with two on his face.

La sesión de hoy del gran @pinigol51

— TATTOO ROCKERS (@tattoorockers)
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14. Others like Italy’s Mario Balotelli use tattoos as inked inspiration.

— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario)
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15. He is the “punishment of God.”

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16. Italian teammate Daniele de Rossi’s ink provides a warning…

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17. … Beware of slide tackles.


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18. The Netherlands Wesley Sneijder’s body art has spawned Michael Jackson rumors.

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19. Whether it’s intentional or otherwise there is at least a slight resemblance.

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20. So smile!

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21. Thanks to superstars like Neymar, we are all truly “blessed” to have seen these unique works of art.

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