In our #TattooTuesday series we scour fandom to highlight the most-impressive tattoos celebrating a particular team from one of the big-five sports — soccer, baseball, basketball, football and hockey.
Few acts show one’s commitment to a particular sports teams as getting a tattoo of their logo or one of the franchise’s star players. This week we head to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to look at the best-of-the-best Barcelona FC fans’ ink from sunny Spain and beyond.
BARCELONA FC TATTOOS
In the video above, a Barca fan has the rare treat of having his idol, Lionel Messi, sign his nearly life-size Messi back tattoo. What follows are some of best tattoos proving each recipient’s diehard allegiance to their beloved Barca.
BARCELONA LOGO TATS
This Barcelona logo tattoo is embellished with the UEFA Champions League trophy, of which the club has won a few.
Ripped-skin tattoos — like this one executed by Hungarian artist Elod Korbai — are a popular selection no matter where you travel in the world.
Thiago may have only played parts of four seasons with Barca, but he made enough of an impression to earn a permanent place in this fan’s tattoo.
Sketch-style FCB logo? Yeah, we got one of those too…
LIONEL MESSI INK
With longtime Barcelona mainstay Messi widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, it’s no surprise that a slew of fans have tattoos of his likeness.
For Hungarian Barca fans wanting Messi’s full-color smiling visage on their arm, Tattoo by Exmen in Bekescsaba can get the job done right.
Messi holds every record in the Barcelona books, so one can forgive him for raising his jersey high.
Is Messi really an alien in disguise? Only time will tell…
…but tattoo artists are pretty much agreed on the matter already.
MINIONS LOVE BARCA
Barca’s fame extends into the realm of cartoon characters, as this minion tattoo illustrates.
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There’s no telling what evil this little bugger would be willing to bring to bear on Real Madrid when provoked.