Ángel Fabián Di María is an Argentine professional football player who represents Paris Saint-Germain for French Ligue 1 as well as the Argentina National Team. Angel plays as a winger and has represented several big clubs throughout his career, such as Real Madrid, Benfica, and Manchester United. Angel has many interesting tattoos on his body, all of which hold a special meaning for his family and his career. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ’22 and Clock’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The number, “XXII” is tattooed on his left shoulder along with a large tattoo of a clock.
Meaning: The number is 22 which is the jersey number he used to wear for Real Madrid and the clock along with the number represents his time with the Spanish giants which is one of his career’s best stints.
2. ‘7’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper left arm, just above Angel’s elbow contains the number 7 tattooed on it. There is also a halo ring over the 7 and wings behind the number.
Meaning: The 7 represents the jersey number which he adorned when he played for Manchester United. He got this tattoo to celebrate his signing and his loyalty to the club.
3. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a large tattoo of a rose flower on the inner side of his left arm, right where his elbow folds.
4. ‘Characters’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains three Japanese characters tattooed on it.
5. ‘Stars and Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The entire upper side of his left forearm is covered in various tattoos of stars and a large tattoo of a cross.
Meaning: The cross on his forearm is a Celtic/Irish cross that represents both Christian faith and background of Celtic or Irish identity.
6. ‘Quote’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his left forearm contains a large scroll tattooed on it with waves below it. There is a rose tattooed on either side of the scroll and a quote inside it that reads, “NACER EN LA PERDRIEL FUE Y SERA LO NEJOR QUE ME PASO EN LA VIDA”
Meaning: The quote is in Spanish and translates to, “being born in Perdriel was and will be the best thing that happened to me in life” and represents how much he is thankful for being brought up in Perdriel and for his family that helped him work hard and achieve all that he has today.
7. ‘Scroll’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm also contains a tattoo of a scroll with a few words written inside it.
8. ‘Miguel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his body contains the name, “MIGUEL” tattooed on it vertically.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the name of his father, Miguel di Maria whom he adores very much. There are a lot of tattoos on his body that show his love for his family members as you’ll read further.
9. Letters Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his body, near his waistline, contains a tattoo of the letters, “M, A, P, and J” with a little heart in the middle. There is a line of 5 stars tattooed right next to the letters too.
Meaning: This is another one of his tattoos that shows how much he loves his family. The letters represent his own name, Angel, his wife, Jorgelina, and his two daughters, Mia and Pia.
10. Name Tattoos
Tattoo: The left thigh of the footballer contains the name, “PIA” tattooed on it and his right one contains the name, “MIA” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoos represent the names of his daughters, Mia di Maria and Pia di Maria.
11. Sun Tattoo
Tattoo: The left calf of the footballer contains a tattoo of the sun on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the sun on his body is symbolic of life as well as strength. It also represents light and overcoming darkness in life.
12. Heart Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another tattoo of a heart on his left calf that is adorned with intricate designs and contains the name, “Mia” tattooed inside it.
Meaning: Angel got this tattoo for his daughter, Mia di Maria when she was born. Then he had another child and named her Pia which led him to get both his daughters’ names tattooed on his thighs later on.
13. Football Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right lower leg is covered in a large tattoo design inspired by football. The letter, “A” is tattooed along with a diamond near his ankle. Above the grill on the field is a tattoo of the sun on stripes of blue and white ink. There is also a tree and a building and a large football along with stars on the lower part of the tattoo.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his love for the game as well as for his country. The “A” represents his own name, Angel and the sun along with the stripes represents the national flag of the country of Argentina.
14. ‘Jesus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his lower left leg contains a tattoo of the face of Jesus Christ tattooed on it. There is a pointy crown on his head with blood dripping on his forehead. Below the tattoo of Christ are the words, “Jesus Confio en ti” tattooed.
Meaning: The words are in Spanish and translate to, “Jesus, I trust you” and the tattoo represents his trust and devotion to his faith.